Squirrel Hunting Season Has Begun, Offers an Opportunity to Get Involved in Hunting

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gray squirrel season opened October 12 and rabbits may be taken year-round

Squirrels and rabbits can provide a great opportunity to get involved in hunting. On lands outside of the WMA system, gray squirrel season opens October 12 and rabbits may be taken year-round. (FWC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Squirrels and rabbits can provide a great opportunity to get involved in hunting.

On lands outside of the Wildlife Management Area system, gray squirrel season opened October 12 and rabbits may be taken year-round.

Many of our wildlife management areas also offer opportunities to hunt rabbits and gray squirrels.

Wildlife Management Area season dates can vary, so check the regulations brochure before heading afield.

Gray squirrel and rabbit hunting usually requires less planning and gear than hunting other species. All you need is a little preparation, a place to go and a shotgun, .22-caliber rifle or airgun.

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You can find good places to hunt close by on small tracts of private and public land, many of which are convenient to major urban areas.

Florida’s public hunting system totals nearly 6 million acres with over 160 wildlife management areas (WMAs). Most of these WMAs offer a small-game hunting season where quota permits are not required.

All you need is a hunting license and management area permit.

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