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Florida Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Florida Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated as of 2/12/2020 - "Muzzleloading guns firing single bullets must be at least .30-caliber or larger. Muzzleloading guns firing two or more balls must be 20-gauge or larger."

"Muzzleloading gun season — Only muzzleloaders fired by wheel lock, flintlock, percussion cap or centerfire primer (including 209 primers) and crossbows and bows may be used. Firearms that can be loaded from the breech are not legal during muzzleloading gun season."

FLORIDA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS

 

Muzzleloader Deer Season 

Zone Season Dates Restrictions Bag Limit Notes
A Sept 7th - Sept 20th Antlered Deer - Must have at least one antler 5 inches or more in length Daily: 2 - Possession: 4 - Annual: 5  
B Nov 23rd - Dec 6th Antlered Deer - Must have at least one antler 5 inches or more in length Daily: 2 - Possession: 4 - Annual: 5  
C Oct 19th - Nov 1st Antlered Deer - Must have at least one antler 5 inches or more in length Daily: 2 - Possession: 4 - Annual: 5  
D Dec 7th - Dec 13th & Feb 24th - March 1st Antlered Deer - Must have at least one antler 5 inches or more in length Daily: 2 - Possession: 4 - Annual: 5  
C Oct 19th - Oct 20th Antlerless Deer - Any antlerless deer expect spotted fawns or a deer with antlers less than 5 inches in length Daily: 2 - Possession: 4 - Annual: 5 DMU C5
D Dec 7th - Dec 8th Antlerless Deer - Any antlerless deer expect spotted fawns or a deer with antlers less than 5 inches in length Daily: 2 - Possession: 4 - Annual: 5 DMU D2 

 

Muzzleloader Turkey Season

Zone Season Dates Restrictions Bag Limit Notes
A Sept 7th - Sept 20th Gobblers & bearded turkeys only Daily: 2 - Fall Season Possession: 2  
B Nov 23rd - Dec 6th Gobblers & bearded turkeys only Daily: 2 - Fall Season Possession: 2  
C Oct 19th - Nov 1st Gobblers & bearded turkeys only Daily: 2 - Fall Season Possession: 2  
D Dec 7th - Dec 13th Gobblers & bearded turkeys only Daily: 2 - Fall Season Possession: 2  

 

Muzzleloader Quail Season

Zone Season Dates Restrictions Bag Limit Notes
Statewide Nov 9th - March 1st N/A Daily: 12 - Possession: 24  

 

Muzzleloader Bobcat & Otter Season

Zone Season Dates Restrictions Bag Limit Notes
Statewide Dec 1st - March 31st N/A No Limit  


FLORIDA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS 

  • Muzzleloaders must be .30 caliber or larger firing a single projectile
  • Muzzleloaders must be 20-gauge or larger firing two or more projectiles
  • Muzzleloaders must load from the muzzle
  • Sabots are legal
  • Telescopic sights are legal
  • Pelletized powders are legal 

 

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

 
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