Florida 2019-2020 Deer and Turkey Season Dates

Deer Zone B

Archery season: Oct. 19 – Nov. 17

Crossbow season: Oct. 19 – Nov. 22

Muzzleloading gun season: Nov. 23 – Dec. 6

Youth deer hunt weekend: Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 (1)

General gun season: Dec. 7 – Feb. 23

Antlerless deer season on private lands in Zone B is Dec. 27–29.

(1) Youth deer hunt weekend – Youth 15-years-old and younger can harvest any deer except spotted fawn, but youth must be supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. Youth may use any legal method of take (including dogs) for deer, with a limit of 1 deer for the weekend that counts towards the youth’s annual statewide bag limit. This weekend does not apply to wildlife management areas.

Spring Turkey Season

North of State Road 70

Youth turkey hunt weekend: March 14-15 (3)

Spring turkey season: March 21 – April 26, 2020

(3) Youth turkey hunt weekend – Youth 15-years-old and younger can harvest turkey, but youth must be supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. However, adult supervisors with a hunting license and turkey permit can “call in” the turkey and otherwise participate in the hunt, but they cannot shoot or shoot at turkey.

Florida Hunting Zones

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