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Florida - 2015-16 Season

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Zone / SeasonWeapon/Zone | DatesNotes
Zone A / FallBow | Aug 1 - Aug 30
Crossbow | Aug 1 - Sep 4
Muzzleloader | Sep 5 - Sep 18
All | Oct 5 - Oct 18, Nov 21 - Jan 3
Area south of FL-70
Zone B / FallBow | Oct 17 - Nov 15
Crossbow | Oct 17 - Nov 20
Muzzleloader | Nov 21 - Dec 4
All | Dec 5 - Jan 31
Area bounded to the north by FL-50, to the south by FL-60, to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, and to the east by US-441
Zone C / FallBow | Sep 19 - Oct 18
Crossbow | Sep 19 - Oct 23
Muzzleloader | Oct 24 - Nov 6
All | Nov 7 - Jan 3
Remainder of the state
Zone D / FallBow | Oct 24 - Nov 25
Crossbow | Oct 24 - Nov 25, Nov 30 - Dec 4
Muzzleloader | Dec 5 - Dec 11
All | Nov 26 - Nov 29, Dec 12 - Jan 17
Area west of a line comprising US-27, FL-61, US-319, I-98, & Spring Creek Hwy
Youth SpringSouth of SR-70 | Feb 27 - Feb 28
North of SR-70 | Mar 12 - Mar 13
All legal methods of take permitted. Open to hunters age 15 and under while supervised by an adult (18+). Adult supervisors with a hunting license and turkey permit are allowed to “call in” the turkey and otherwise participate in the hunt, but they are not permitted to harvest one.
SpringSouth of SR-70 | Mar 5 - Apr 10
North of SR-70 (except Holmes Cty) | Mar 19 - Apr 24
Holmes Cty | Mar 19 - Apr 3
All legal methods of take permitted

Additional Information

Bag LimitSeasonLimit
StatewideGobblers & bearded turkeys only
Fall2 daily
2 for all fall seasons combined
Spring (except Holmes Cty)2 daily
2 for all fall seasons combined
Holmes Cty1 daily
1 per spring season
Hunting TimesSeasonTimes
Spring1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Fall1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour aftersunset
except on WMAs, where shooting ends at 1:00pm
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
ShotgunPermitted
MuzzleloaderIf firing single bullets, must be .40 caliber or larger
If firing 2+ balls, must be 20-gauge or larger
Rifles &
Pistols
Permitted
ArcheryLong, compound, recurve & crossbows permitted
Minimum draw weight: 35lbs
Hand-help releases are permitted.
ArrowsAt least 2 sharp edges with a minimum width of 7/8"
Rifles & handgunsPermitted
Birds of preyFalcons, hawks & great horned owls permitted