Florida Gray Squirrel Hunting Season Dates and Limits

Statewide Season

  • Season Dates: October 14 – March 3

Bag and Possession Limits

  • Daily Bag Limit: 12 gray squirrels
  • Possession Limit: 24 gray squirrels

Florida's statewide hunting season for gray squirrels offers ample opportunities for hunters to enjoy this small game pursuit with generous daily and possession limits

Florida Quail Hunting Season Dates and Regulations

Statewide Season for Quail

  • Season Dates: November 11 – March 3

Daily and Possession Limits for Quail

  • Daily Bag Limit: 12 quail
  • Possession Limit: 24 quail

Legal Methods of Take for Quail

  • Rifles
  • Shotguns
  • Pistols
  • Muzzleloaders
  • Air guns
  • Crossbows
  • Bows

Additionally, gray squirrels and quail may be harvested during the archery, crossbow, and muzzleloading gun seasons using methods authorized for those specific seasons.

Florida Bobcat Hunting Season Dates

Statewide Season for Bobcat

  • Season Dates: December 1 – March 31

Hunters across Florida can participate in the bobcat hunting season within these specified dates, offering a focused period for tracking and harvesting this elusive species.

Florida Otter Hunting Season Dates and Regulations

Statewide Season for Otter

  • Season Dates: December 1 – March 1

Approved Methods of Take for Bobcats and Otters

  • Rifles
  • Shotguns
  • Pistols
  • Muzzleloaders
  • Air guns
  • Crossbows
  • Bows

Bag Limits for Bobcats and Otters

  • Bag Limits: There is no bag limit for harvesting bobcats or otters during their respective seasons.

The absence of a bag limit for these species provides hunters with a unique opportunity for hunting throughout the designated season, aligning with the state's wildlife management objectives.

Florida Other Game Species Hunting Regulations and Limits

General Year-Round Hunting

  • Species: Rabbits, wild hogs, raccoons, opossums, skunks, nutrias, beavers, and coyotes can be hunted year-round.
  • Methods of Take: Rifle, shotgun, pistol, muzzleloader, air gun, crossbow, bow.
  • Daily Bag Limits: 12 rabbits. There are no limits for the other listed species.
  • Possession Limits: 24 rabbits. No limits for the other listed species.
  • Harvest Reporting: Mandatory for deer and turkey hunters. Refer to "Deer and wild turkey harvest reporting requirements."

Season-Specific Methods of Take

  • Archery Season: Only bows are allowed.
  • Crossbow Season: Crossbows and bows are permitted.
  • Muzzleloading Gun Season: Only muzzleloaders, crossbows, and bows. Muzzleloaders must be designed for loading projectiles through the muzzle.
  • General Gun Season: Centerfire rifles, shotguns, centerfire pistols, muzzleloaders, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, crossbows, and bows are all permissible.

Youth Hunting Weekends

  • Youth Deer Hunt: For youths 15-year-old and younger, supervised by an adult. Any legal method is allowed for deer hunting, with a limit of 1 deer for the weekend.

Turkey Hunting Seasons

  • Fall and Spring Seasons: Shotguns, rifles, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, pistols, muzzleloaders, crossbows, or bows are permitted.
  • Youth Turkey Hunt: Youths 15 and under can harvest turkey under adult supervision. Supervising adults can assist but may not shoot or attempt to shoot any turkey.

For all hunting activities, hunters must adhere to the methods of take specified for each season and are responsible for understanding and following all bag and possession limits, as well as reporting requirements.

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