Hunting License

Persons born on or after June 1, 1975 may not be issued a license to hunt in Florida with the use of a firearm, gun (including a muzzle-loading gun), bow or crossbow without first having successfully completed a hunter safety course. Anyone who meets the above description must present a valid hunter safety certification card prior to being issued a hunting license (excluding lifetime licenses).

Individuals exempt from purchasing a hunting license but born on or after June 1, 1975 are exempted from the hunter safety requirement. Lifetime license holders born on or after June 1, 1975 whose licenses do not indicate that they have completed a hunter safety course must have the hunter safety certification card in their possession while hunting.

Anyone 16 years or older and born after May 31, 1975 may hunt under the supervision of a licensed hunter, 21 or older, without having to complete the state’s hunter safety certification. For more information see Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemption.

For hunter safety course information contact the Ocala FWC regional office at 352-625-2804.

Resident Hunting Fees

Federal Duck Stamp $17.50
Resident Annual Hunting, Fresh & Saltwater Fishing $49.00
Resident Annual Hunting $17.00
Resident Annual Hunting and Freshwater Fishing $33.50
Resident Gold Sportsman
(includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits)
$101.00
Resident Sportsman
(includes Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl permits)
$81.50
Military Gold Sportsman’s License
(includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits)
$21.00
Resident 64 or older Sportsman’s
(includes Freshwater Fishing and Hunting licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits)
$14.50
Migratory Bird Permit
the no cost permit must be requested prior to taking or attempting to take any migratory birds.
No Cost
Trapping License $26.50
Management Area permit $26.50
Archery permit $5.00
Muzzleloading gun permit $5.00
Turkey permit $10.00
State Waterfowl permit $5.00
Resident Permanent Senior License 65 and older
(includes muzzleloading gun, turkey permit, archery permit, waterfowl permits, hunting, freshwater fishing and type I wildlife management area permit for $ 14.50)
No Cost

Non-resident Hunting Fees

Nonresident 1 year Hunting $151.50
Nonresident 10 day Hunting $46.50
Nonresident Turkey permit $100.00
Nonresident 1 year Trapping $26.50
Nonresident Turkey Permit $125.00
Trapping license $26.50
Management Area permit $26.50
Archery permit $5.00
Muzzleloading gun permit $5.00
Turkey permit $10.00
State Waterfowl permit $5.00
Federal Duck Stamp $17.50
Migratory Bird Permit
the no cost permit must be requested prior to taking or attempting to take any migratory birds.
No Cost

*A Florida Resident Is…

For the purposes of hunting or fishing in Florida, a Resident is defined as:

Any person who has resided in Florida for 6 continuous months prior to the issuance of a license and who claims Florida as his/her primary residence; or
Any member of the United States Armed Forces who is stationed in Florida (includes spouse and dependent children residing in the household).

Acceptable Proofs of Florida Residency are:

Florida Driver License or ID Card
Proof of Homestead Exemption
Landlord Certification
Florida Voter Registration Card
Florida Military Orders

For children under the age of 18, there are two additional options for proving residency.

Student ID Card (from Florida school)
Parent’s Proof of Residency (child must be accompanied by the parent at the time of purchase.