Hunting Licenses


Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to go hunting and have never been before, what do I need to do?
Florida residents and visitors need a Florida hunting license unless they are a member of one of the groups which is exempt. A hunting license is required to attempt to take wildlife. Licenses and permits are required to help or assist in the take. Someone who is passively participating (ie. setting decoys or calling birds), whether actively hunting or not, must have a license. For a license checklist, you can visit the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's website.
If I am a Florida resident and 65 years or older am I required to obtain a Hunting license?
No, you are only required to carry your Florida driver license. 
Can I obtain a Lifetime or 5-Year License?
Yes, the only people eligible for these licenses are Florida residents. This license can be purchased at our office or online at .
Where can I find maps of wildlife management areas in Florida?
Maps can be found online at
Who is required to pass a hunters safety course?
Any person born on or after June 1, 1975 must have passed an approved hunter education course before he or she can purchase a hunting license. Call the Everglades Region Office at (561)625-5122 for the next classes.