To replace a missing license or permit contact your county tax collector.
For the purpose of hunting in Florida, a person is a resident if he or she has lived in Florida for 6 continuous months prior to applying to licenses and who has an intent to continue to reside in Florida and claim Florida as their primary residence. Active duty military personnel stationed in Florida, including their spouses and dependent children residing in the household, are considered residents when purchasing hunting licenses and permits, regardless of how long they have lived in the state.
Florida Sportsman's License, Hunting License, Trapping License, and Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, Wildlife Management Area, Migratory Bird, and Florida Waterfowl permits may be obtained from county tax collectors and their subagents, or by phone at 1 (888) HUNT FLORIDA (1-888-486-8356). Federal waterfowl stamps may be purchased from the U.S. Postal Service.
Purchase of any license or permit constitutes acceptance of all provisions of such license or permit.
Except as noted under "Persons Exempt from License and Permit Requirements" the following are required:
General Hunting: A valid Hunting, Sportsman's, Lifetime Sportsman's, Lifetime Hunting, or Five-Year Hunting License is required of anyone taking or attempting to take game or furbearing animals.
Trapping: A valid Trapping License is required of anyone trapping or attempting to trap furbearing mammals or taking furbearing mammals for commercial purposes by trap or gun.
Archery: An Archery Permit is required, in addition to a Hunting License, for participating in any archery or archery and muzzleloading gun season. An Archery Permit is not required for Lifetime Sportsman's, Lifetime Hunting, or Sportsman's License holders.
Muzzleloading Gun: A Muzzleloading Gun Permit is required, in addition to a Hunting License, for participating in any muzzleloading gun or archery and muzzleloading gun season. A Muzzleloading Gun Permit is not required for Lifetime Sportsman's, Lifetime Hunting, or Sportsman's License holders.
Turkey: A Turkey Permit, in addition to a Hunting License, is required to take or attempt to take, turkeys. A Turkey Permit is not required for Lifetime Sportsman's, Lifetime Hunting, or Sportsman's License holders. Collectors and sportsmen may purchase the pictorial State Turkey Stamp from any tax collector or any subagent.
Waterfowl: A federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (federal "Duck Stamp"), a Florida Waterfowl Permit, and a free Migratory Bird Permit, in addition to a Hunting License, are required to take, or attempt to take, ducks. A Florida Waterfowl Permit is not required for Lifetime Sportsman's, Lifetime Hunting, or Sportsman's License holders, but the Migratory Bird Permit and the federal duck stamp are required. Collectors and sportsmen may purchase the pictorial State Waterfowl Stamp from any tax collector or subagent.
Migratory Birds: A free Migratory Bird Permit, in addition to a Hunting License, is required to take or attempt to take any species of ducks, geese, brant, coots, gallinules, common moorhens, rails, snipe, woodcock, mourning doves and white-winged doves. All migratory bird hunters must complete the migratory bird harvest information on the permit to hunt migratory birds. Lifetime and Five-year license holders must annually obtain a free migratory bird permit from a subagent or tax collector's office to take or attempt to take migratory game birds.
Wildlife Management Areas: A Wildlife Management Area Permit, in addition to a hunting license, is required to take or attempt to take wildlife on any Type I wildlife management area and some wildlife and environmental areas. A Wildlife Management Area Permit is not required for Lifetime Sportsman's, Lifetime Hunting, or Sportsman's License holders, Recreational Use Permit holders, or Special-Opportunity Permit holders, when hunting during a special opportunity hunt.
Recreational Use Permit: A Recreational Use Permit, in addition to a Hunting License, is required by the FWC for those wildlife management areas enrolled in the recreational use program. The permit the holder and his or her spouse or dependent children (under the age of 16) to engage in recreational activities, except hunting, on the designated wildlife management area. A Recreational Use Permit allows the permit holder and one dependent child (under the age of 16) to hunt on the specific wildlifee management area. The recreational use permit may also be used as a wildlife line management area stamp when hunting wildlife management areas not under the\line recreational use program. (See Wildlife Management Areas page 7).
License & Permit Fees
|Resident Hunting Licenses||Prices|
|Gold Sportsman's License (includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits)||$100.00|
|Sportsman's License (includes Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Type I Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits).||$80.50|
|Senior 64 License (includes all licenses and permits included in the Sportsman's License)||$13.50|
|5-year Hunting (no permits included)||$79.00|
|Annual Hunting/Fishing Combination||32.50|
|Resident Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate- 65 and older||Free|
|Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificate||Free|
|Nonresident Hunting Licenses|
|10 Day Hunting||$46.50|
|Turkey Permit (Nonresident)||$100.00|
|Permits (Resident and Nonresident)|
|Wildlife Management Area Permit||$26.50|
|Muzzleloading Gun Permit||$5.00|
|Turkey Permit (Resident)||$5.00|
|Florida Waterfowl Permit||$3.00|
|Migratory Bird Permit||Free|
|Resident and Nonresident Trapping License||$26.50|
Collectors and sportsmen may purchase the pictorial Waterfowl Stamp and Turkey Stamp from any tax collector or any subagent.
The FWC issues Lifetime Licenses to Florida residents for hunting. freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing. Funds generated from the sale of these licenses will be invested, creating an endowment to support the long-term conservation of Florida's wildlife and fisheries resources.
For avid sportsmen who want the convenience of securing licensing, once and for all, for all your hunting, freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing activities, the Lifetime Sportsman's License is for you. Lifetime Licenses will remain valid for use in Florida even if you move out of state. For hunters and anglers who like a bargain, the cost of a Lifetime License is less than what would be spent on annual licenses, permits, and fees. The earlier the purchase is made, the bigger the savings. The Lifetime License is for parents, grandparents, and family friends who want to pass on the joys of outdoor recreation to young peope and he~p ensure that today's youth have the natural resources to share hunting, freshwater fishing, and saltwater fishing with their children.
The Lifetime License is for conservationists who want to contribute to the long-term management of Florida's natural resources. Only interest from the trust fund will be appropriated. The principal will be held in perpetuity to ensure future funding for fish and wildlife programs. This endowment will ensure that Florida's natural resources are conserved today for the future and that your children can pass on your family's hunting and fishing tradition to their children.
Lifetime Sportsman's License includes: Hunting, freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing licenses; and Type I wildlife management area, archery, muzzleloading gun, turkey, Florida waterfowl, snook, and crawfish permits
|4 years or younger||$401.50|
|13 years or older||$1,001.50|
Lifetime Hunting License includes: Hunting license; and Type I wildlife management area, archery, muzzleloading gun, turkey; and Florida waterfowl permits.
|4 years or younger||$201.50|
|13 years or older||$501.50|