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FWC announces 2012-13 hunting season dates

News Release

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Media contact: Tony Young, 850-488-7867

Please note: The statewide hunting season for gray squirrel on private lands has been extended. From now on, it will open the second Saturday in October and close the first Sunday in March. This season, the dates will be Oct. 13 – March 3.

(Seasons and dates do not apply to wildlife management areas)

Which zone am I in?

 

Season

Zone A

Zone B

Zone C

Zone D

Archery

July 28 – Aug. 26

Oct. 13 – Nov. 11

Sept. 15 – Oct. 14

Oct. 20 – Nov. 21

Deer-dog training

Aug. 11-30

Oct. 27 – Nov. 15

Sept. 29 – Oct. 18

Oct. 27 – Nov. 15

Crossbow

July 28 – Aug. 31

Oct. 13 – Nov. 16

Sept. 15 – Oct. 19

Oct. 20 – Nov. 21 and
Nov. 26-30

Muzzleloading gun

Sept. 1-14

Nov. 17-30

Oct. 20 – Nov. 2

Dec. 1-7 and
Feb. 18-24

General gun

Sept. 15 – Oct. 14 and
Nov. 17 – Jan. 6

Dec. 1 – Feb. 17

Nov. 3 – Jan. 20

Nov. 22-25 and
Dec. 8 – Feb. 17

Antlerless deer

Nov. 17-23

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

Nov. 17-23

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

Fall turkey

Oct. 8-14 and
Nov. 17 – Jan. 6

Dec. 1 – Jan. 27

Nov. 3 – Dec. 30

Nov. 22-25 and
Dec. 8 – Jan.
13 *

Gray squirrel

Oct. 13 – March 3

Oct. 13 – March 3

Oct. 13 – March 3

Oct. 13 – March 3

Quail

Nov. 10 – March 3

Nov. 10 – March 3 

Nov. 10 – March 3 

Nov. 10 – March 3 

Bobcat and otter

Dec. 1 – March 1

Dec. 1 – March 1

Dec. 1 – March 1

Dec. 1 – March 1

Youth spring turkey hunt **

Feb. 23-24

March 9-10

March 9-10

March 9-10

Spring turkey

March 2 – April 7

March 16 – April 21

March 16 – April 21

March 16 – April 21 ***

Wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, skunks, nutrias, beavers and coyotes may be taken year-round.

* Except for Holmes County, where there is no fall harvest of turkeys allowed.

** Only youths under 16 years old will be allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older.

*** In Holmes County, spring turkey season is limited to March 16-31.

Hunting Zones

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