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Duck Hunting in Florida

Florida, Duck Hunting Nation State, Waterfowl Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting




Duck Statewide Harvest

not listed

Goose Statewide Harvest


No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually


Ducks Per Hunter


Geese Per Hunter


Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License

Annual $5; five-year $25

Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

Season $151.50; 10-day hunting $46.50

Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Non-Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

Migratory bird permit required (free).
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Photo by Jeff Caverly

The Sunshine State doesn't receive as much attention from waterfowl hunters as many Southern states. Maybe that's because Florida hunters shoot relatively few mallards or dislike the state's quota-permit, limited-entry lottery distribution of hunting opportunity at many public areas.

That aside, Florida offers some fantastic duck gunning during December and January, especially for divers and teal. The state also attracts lots of bluebills and redheads. Plus, Florida has great opportunities for mottled ducks and whistling ducks. Goose hunting is somewhat limited in Florida but is improving thanks to locally breeding Canadas.

Top areas include Leon and Jefferson counties, which have several large public lakes. Also, Guana River Wildlife Management Area, Hickory Mound Wildlife Management Area, T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area, Gulf Islands National Seashore, and other state, federal or publically accessible private properties offer limited-access waterfowl hunting.

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