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Hunting in Florida: 6 Animals To Hunt in the Summer

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 02:58 PM

Florida is divided into four wildlife management zones, controlled and regulated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Each zone has varied hunting seasons based upon the wildlife management goals of the region.

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If you are interested in hunting during the summer months in Florida, here’s a list of animals that are considered summer game:

1. Deer
In Zone A, which is comprised of Dade, Broward, Monroe, Collier, Glades, Lee and Hendry counties, deer may be hunted by archery or crossbow throughout the month of August. The remainder of deer season in the state begins in the fall months.

2. Turkey (Considered Fall Season)
Zone A permits hunters to take turkey by bow from August to early September. A bag limit of two turkeys applies to this season. Hunting is not permitted in zones B, C, or D during the summer months.

3. Rabbit
Rabbit is not a seasonal game animal in Florida and can be hunted year round in all zones in Florida. Statewide, all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols, may take rabbits at any time. There is a limit of 12 rabbit daily and a possession limit of 24 rabbit.

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4. Gray Squirrel
In Zones A and B, gray squirrel are legally a game animal during the month of August. They may be taken by bow only, with a daily bag limit of 12 squirrel and a possession limit of 24 squirrel.

5. Wild Hog
Wild hog is a hunted year-round game animal in Florida that has no bag limit. Hogs can be either trapped or shot without hunting license requirement. Hogs are not native to Florida and are considered an invasive species.

6. Small Game
Small game animals, such as raccoon, opossum, coyote, beaver, and skunk, are another part of Florida’s year round hunting season. Raccoons and opossum may be hunted at night with the use of .22-caliber rimfire rifles or single-shot .410 gauge shotguns. There is no limit on any of these small game species in the state of Florida.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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