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Florida Deer Hunting Season To Kick Off in Zone C

Are You Ready for the Zone C General Gun Season Opener?

On Saturday, Nov. 7, Florida’s Zone C general gun deer season begins on lands outside of the wildlife management area system. Zone C is Florida’s largest hunting zone, encompassing the central and northern part of the state. The general gun season in that zone runs through Jan. 24. Please see the checklist below to make sure you’re ready!

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  • Make a plan to log and report harvested deer. If you’re going to use the Fish|Hunt FL app download it from Apple App Store or Google Play before you head afield. If you’re going to log and report at, bookmark the link now so you can quickly navigate to the webpage. And if you’re using a paper harvest log, print extra copies to take with you and also make sure you have this number on speed dial to report your harvested deer: 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (888-486-8356).
  • Check to make sure your license and permits haven’t expired. You’ll need a current Florida hunting license and a deer permit. In addition, if you’re planning to hunt on a wildlife management area, you’ll will need a management area permit. Get more information about Florida hunting licenses and permits, hunting season dates, and information about deer management units.
  • Brush up on bag limits. The annual statewide bag limit is 5 deer per hunter of which no more than 2 deer can be antlerless (any deer, except a spotted fawn, without antlers or whose antlers are less than five inches in length). The annual statewide bag limit for deer applies to all hunters, including those exempt from hunting license/permit requirements. Visit our deer hunting rules FAQs to learn more.
  • Review antler regulations and boundaries for each deer management unit in Zone C.
  • If you’re planning to hunt a wildlife management area, always check the WMA’s open/closed status before you go.

For more deer hunting resources, visit Have a fun and safe hunt.

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