FWC: Hunting Opportunities Abound This Time of Year, See What Seasons Are Now Open

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See below what seasons are open and make plans today to go hunting

The holidays are a special time for friends and family to come together and enjoy beautiful outdoor Florida. Hunting opportunities abound this time of year. See below what seasons are open and make plans today to go hunting.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The holidays are a special time for friends and family to come together and enjoy beautiful outdoor Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that hunting opportunities abound this time of year.

See below what seasons are open and make plans today to go hunting.

Hunting Seasons Dates for Private Lands:

Zone A general gun and fall turkey seasons are open through Jan. 6

Zone B fall turkey season is open through Jan. 27 and Zone B general gun season is open through Feb. 17

Zone C general gun and fall turkey seasons are open through Jan. 20 and Dec. 30, respectively

Zone D general gun and fall turkey seasons are open through Feb. 17 and Jan. 13, respectively

Gray squirrel season statewide is open through March 3

Quail season statewide is open through March 3

Waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting season dates

  • Snipe season is open through Feb. 15
  • 3rd phase of dove (mourning and white-winged) season is open through Jan. 31
  • Last phase of Canada goose season is open through Jan. 30
  • Last phase of duck, coot, light geese (Snow, blue and Ross’) and merganser seasons are open through Jan. 27
  • Woodcock season is open through Jan. 31.
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The Youth Hunting Program offers safe, educational, mentored hunts for youth who may not otherwise have a chance to experience hunting.

Know a young person who wants to learn to hunt?

The Youth Hunting Program offers safe, educational, mentored hunts for youth who may not otherwise have a chance to experience hunting.

These organized hunts provide opportunities to learn about conservation and gain new outdoor skills. Hunts for deer, turkey, wild hogs, small game and more are available for youth between 12 and 17 years old who have passed a hunter safety course and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Volunteers provide places to hunt, meals and mentors at these family-oriented events.

Visit the Youth Hunting Program event calendar and sign up for a hunt today!

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