Hunting License Laws

Florida Hunter Education Requirements

If a person who was born on or after June 1, 1975 wishes to purchase a Florida Hunting License he or she must first have passed a hunter safety course. The Hunter Safety Certification must be presented when purchasing or being issued a hunting license. Children under the age of 16 may hunt with adult supervision without taking a hunter safety course.

Florida Hunting License - Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemption

For those born after May 31, 1975 and who are 16 years of age or older, they may hunt without a valid hunter safety certificate if they are under the direct supervision of an adult - 21 or older - who holds a valid Florida hunting license. For more information on the mentoring exemption - consult the FWC Mentoring Page.

Florida Hunting License

Florida hunting licenses are available through the FWC and are available through the county tax collector's offices as well as various other vendors across the state. License fees vary depending on the animal hunted and whether the purchaser is a resident of the state or not. Licenses can also be purchased online through the FWC website at myfwc.com.

Hunter Orange Requirement

When hunting deer or accompanying a person who is hunting deer on public land, each person is required to wear a minimum of 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment, above the waistline and/or on the head. This rule is not applicable during the archery-only season.

Important Note

For a more complete listing of Florida's hunting license laws, hunting regulations, or hunter education requirements, please consult the Florida Hunting Regulations Handbook, available directly from the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission or on their website at myfwc.com.