Florida Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

Florida Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

Florida has some of the fastest and most diverse hunting grounds in all of the US when it comes to the variety of animals and landscapes.

 In Florida, Bowhunters from within Florida and around the United States come to get their hands on rich harvests of Deer, Hogs and Turkey. Alligator hunting in the state of Florida is a role model for the rest of the states as it has magnificently balanced the natural diversity of the state.

There are 4 different hunting zones available in Florida for ambitious Bow Hunters. Most of the area below State Road 70 is designated as Zone A. North of Tampa, parts of Western Central Florida are called Zone B. Zone C stretches around Zone B till Zone A. Zone C is separated from Zone D by State Road 61 which lies between the two zones.

Florida Bowhunting season

Category Months
Deer July.31-Nov.24
Turkey July.31-Nov.24
Quail Nov.13-March.6
Bobcat Dec.1-March.31
Otter Dec.1-March.1
Wild hog Open season
Raccoon Open season

License Fee in Florida


Category License Type Fee
Archery Resident $100
Archery Non-Resident $151
Archery Senior $13.50
Archery Junior $100

Total Area and Regulations By State

The state of Florida has a whopping 5 million-acre area on which hunting of all types is legal. When it comes to Bowhunting, all kinds and types of mechanical bows are permitted to be used as long as they have a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting in Florida

Bowhunting in Florida is always going to be a joyful and rich experience as different archery, crossbow and muzzleloader seasons span the year and a huge land area means you’ve got choices when you’re out there. Bowhunting in Florida astonishingly accounts for about ten percent of the annual harvests!

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