Florida Hunting News

Special Opportunity Turkey Hunt Permits
Special-Opportunity Spring Turkey Hunts are custom-made for sportsmen yearning for an Osceola turkey. All hunt areas are in the Osceola turkey’s range. They are a highly prized subspecies of turkey, which occur only in peninsular Florida.These hunts pair up large areas of land loaded with turkeys with a low number of hunters.
Gator Hunters Get a Second Shot
Alligator hunters who had permits to hunt Sept. 1-8 and Sept. 8-15 didn’t get to participate because of the state of emergency caused by Hurricane Frances, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) had good news for them.
Gator Hunt Permits Still Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced today it still has more than a thousand permits available for this year’s statewide alligator hunt. The FWC’s Licensing and Permitting Section leader, Susan Weaver, said 36 counties and an additional 19 sites on public waterways still have available permits for the hunt.
Deer Dog Registration Applications Available
Applications are now available for the no-cost registration required for anyone using dogs to take deer on private property in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Northwest Region during the 2004-2005 hunting season.
FWC Okays New Deer-Dog Hunting Rules
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted an amended rule proposal Wednesday in an effort to ease friction between landowners and hunters who pursue deer with dogs. The rule will apply only in the Northwest Region, which includes all counties from Jefferson west to Escambia.
FWC will Consider New Deer-Dog Hunting Rules
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet in special session July 14-16, with the first day’s agenda focused on proposed deer-dog hunting rules for northwest Florida. Staff will present rule proposals to ease conflicts between landowners and hunters who use dogs to pursue deer.
FWC Shooting Ranges Earn EPA Awards for Lead Shot Cleanup
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently captured four awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for following environmental stewardship plans for shooting ranges. The FWC Hunter Safety section manages Florida’s seven state-run shooting ranges, and considers cleanup a vital component in the firearm safety process.
Gator Hunting Season Nears
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will start reserving permits for participating in this year’s statewide alligator harvest at 8 a.m., July 12. The FWC has replaced the former random drawing for permits with a first-come, first-served system.
Wildlife Foundation Awards $327,367 to FWC for Projects
The Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) awarded $327,367 from “Conserve Wildlife” license tag revenues to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for agency projects.
Meeting Focuses on Deer-Hunting Dog Rules
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a public meeting in Marianna to discuss changes to a proposal to resolve conflicts between hunters who use deer dogs and nearby landowners.