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Florida - 2016-17 Season

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SeasonDatesNotes
September Canada GooseSep 3 - Sep 25
September Teal & Wood DuckSep 17 - Sep 21
September Teal onlySep 22 - Sep 25
Regular WaterfowlNov 19 - Nov 27
Dec 10 - Jan 29
Includes ducks, coots, mergansers and light geese (Snow, Blue, Ross's)
Regular Canada GooseNov 19 - Nov 27
Dec 1 - Jan 30
Limited hunting daysIn Leon County and on Lake Miccosukee, waterfowl hunting is permitted only on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the Regular Duck Season and on Nov. 24 and 25, Dec. 26, and Jan. 2 and 16.
However, Lake Talquin and the Ochlockonee River are open to hunting every day during the Regular Duck Season.
During open seasons, hunting ducks, geese and coots is permitted only on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the state waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Hernando County north of Raccoon Point and east of Saddle Key as designated by posted signs.
YouthFeb 4 - Feb 5Ducks, light geese, Canada geese, mergansers, coots and common moorhens open to hunters ages 15 and younger while supervised by a non-hunting adult (18+).

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks6, including no more than:
  • 1 black duck
  • 1 mottled duck
  • 1 fulvous whistling-duck
  • 2 canvasbacks
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 redheads
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 scaup
  • 4 scoters
  • 4 eiders
  • 4 long-tailed ducks
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
The taking of harlequin ducks is prohibited
Coots15
Mergansers5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Light Geese
(Snow, Blue, Ross's)
15, no possession limit
Canada Geese
Both seasons
5
September Teal & Wood Ducks6, including no more than 2 wood ducks
September Teal only6
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoWeapon typeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells. Shot must be non-toxic.
ArcheryLong and compound bows & arrows
FalconryPermitted
DogsPermitted