Florida Youth and Family Hunting

Florida Youth and Family Hunting

Florida Youth Hunting Opportunities

Supervised Youth Quota Permit Deer Hunts

  • Locations: Camp Blanding WMA and Andrews WMA.
  • Eligibility: Youths (15 and under) with permits and their nonhunting adult supervisors.

Youth Deer Hunting Weekend

  • Age Requirement: Youth 15 years old and younger.
  • Timing: Coincides with each zone’s muzzleloading gun season.
  • Areas: Lands outside the WMA system.

Youth Waterfowl Days

  • Dates: November 11 and February 10.
  • Age Requirement: Hunters 15 years old and under, accompanied by an adult supervisor.
  • Locations: Ocklawaha Prairie, Guana River, stormwater treatment areas, A-1 FEB Impoundment, T.M. Goodwin, and Broadmoor Marsh Unit.

Youth Small-Game Hunts

  • Locations: Caravelle Ranch, Ross Prairie, and Jennings Forest WMAs.
  • Quota Permits: Not required for these specific hunts.

Family Quota Permit Hunts

  • Offered: On various WMAs.
  • Format: Permitted adult can hunt with up to two youths.

Youth Spring Turkey Hunts

  • Timing: Weekend before the start of the spring turkey season.
  • Eligibility: Youth 15 years old and under can harvest wild turkey, with adult supervision.

Additional Resources

  • New hunters and guardians should visit for information on getting started with hunting.

These programs provide safe, educational, and enjoyable hunting experiences for youths, encouraging the next generation of hunters and fostering a love for conservation and wildlife management.

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