Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Recreational licenses may be purchased online through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Many recreational licenses may also be purchased at area sporting goods stores, bait and tackle shops, and other retail outlets.
A valid hunting and fishing license must be carried on his or her person when participating in these activities unless a person is exempt. Annual licenses expire 12 months from the date of issuance.
2 Ways to Purchase a Hunting & Fishing License
The following individuals are exempt from recreational hunting, freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing license restrictions:
- Individuals under 16 years of age;
- Florida residents 65 years of age and older;
- Military personnel who are residents of Florida and are home on leave for a period of 30 days or less and have valid orders in their possession;
- Florida residents who are fishing in saltwater from land, a structure fixed to land, jettison or licensed fishing pier;
- Any individual fishing from a boat that has been issued a vessel saltwater fishing license;
- Individuals freshwater fishing in their home county with live or natural bait, using poles or hand lines that are not equipped with reel or other line retrieval mechanisms for noncommercial purposes (this does not apply in Fish Management Areas); and
- Persons hunting or fishing in their county of residence on their homestead or the homestead of their spouse or minor child, or any minor child hunting on the homestead of their parent.
Senior Citizen Hunting & Fishing License
Senior citizen hunting and fishing licenses are optional for non-commercial purposes and do not include the Federal Duck Stamp. Residents of the State of Florida age 65 or older may carry proof of their age and residency, such as a driver's license, voter registration card or Florida ID Card that is at least 6 months old in lieu of a sport license.
Persons with Disabilities
A disabled person who is a resident of the State of Florida may obtain an application for a resident disability hunting and fishing license online or from the Tax Collector’s office. A resident disability hunting and fishing license authorize the holder to take or attempt to take or possess freshwater fish, marine fish, and game consistent with State and Federal regulations.
Recreational License Fees*
|Resident Annual Hunting, Fresh & Saltwater Fishing||$48.00|
|Resident Annual Hunting||$17.00|
|Resident Annual Hunting and Freshwater Fishing||$32.50|
|Resident Gold Sportsman
(includes hunting, freshwater & saltwater fishing, fishing management area, turkey permit, Florida waterfowl, archery, muzzle loading, snook and crawfish permits)
(includes all except Saltwater fishing, Federal Duck Stamp and trapping migratory bird)
|Non-Resident Annual Hunting||$151.50|
|Non-Resident 10-day Hunting||$46.50|
|Annual Trapping License||$26.50|
|Resident Permanent Senior License, 64 and older
(includes muzzle loading gun, turkey permit, archery permit, and a Florida waterfowl permit, hunting, freshwater fishing and Type I wildlife Management Area)
* Note: Persons born on or after June 1, 1975 cannot purchase a hunting license unless they show proof of successful completion of a hunter education safety course. You may contact the local Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission office at (386) 758-0525 for class times.