Florida 2023-2024 Deer and Turkey Season Dates
Deer Zone B
Archery season: Oct. 14 – Nov. 12
Crossbow season: Oct. 14 – Nov. 17
Muzzleloading gun season: Nov. 18 – Dec. 1
Youth deer hunt weekend: Nov. 25-26 *
General gun season: Dec. 2 – Feb.18
Antlerless deer season on private lands in Zone B is Dec. 29–Dec 31.
(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 9-10, 2024 (3)
Spring turkey season: March 16 – April 21, 2024
(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
License information can be found here: https://gooutdoorsflorida.com/
Florida requires harvest reporting on both Deer and Turkey. Information can be found here: https://myfwc.com/hunting/deer/harvest-report/