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Hunting in Florida: 6 Things for Landowners to Know About Hunting on Private Property

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 01:24 PM

A vast amount of Florida’s land mass is private property. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that hunters often seek permission to hunt on private property.

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Landowners should be aware of these five things when they let hunters on their private property:

1. Eregulations.com states that in Florida, private property owners must be informed if the hunter they grant permission to intends to run dogs on the property. Hunters are required to register the dogs with the state and inform the state where the dogs will be run. In turn, the state notifies the property owner of the hunter’s intention. Dogs running on private property are also required to carry the hunter’s name and contact information in order to be in compliance with state regulations.

2. According to Hunting Heritage, a program that works in conjunction with states and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida landowners are exempt from liability when their property is used for recreational purposes.

The state statute reads, “An owner of land or water area leased to the state for outdoor recreational purposes owes no duty of care to keep that land or water area safe for entry or use by others, or to give warning to persons entering or going on that land or water of any hazardous conditions, structures, or activities thereon.”

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3. Hunters are required to follow state regulations even on private land. The main exception to this rule pertains to the hunting of feral wild hogs. Hogs may be hunted on private land without a state license. They may also be hunted at night on private land.

4. If you have not given someone permission to hunt on your land they can be charged with trespassing. Possession of a hunting license does not grant an individual access to private land.

5. On private land, hunters can take rabbit, raccoon, opossum, skunk, nutria, beaver, coyote, hog, fox, and bobcat throughout the year with free running dogs.

6. Using a tree stand to take wildlife is permitted, but in most cases baiting is illegal. Feeding stations are permitted, but hunters must maintain a distance from the stations.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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