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Hunting Licenses

Hunter Safety Requirements, Courses and Education

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, and 16 years or older, must pass a hunter safety course before purchasing a hunting license, unless using the Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemption and hunting under the supervision of a qualified hunter. Completion of a hunter safety course is required to hunt on military bases.

Hunter Safety courses are held in several areas around the state for kids and adults alike in addition to education for bow hunting. Many Wildlife Management areas allow youths, under adult supervision, to hunt during certain seasons.

To learn more about available courses and opportunities for youth and family hunting opportunities please visit Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Please click below for specific information:


Wildlife Management Areas

Regulations – Season Dates and Bag Limits