Florida Turkey Hunting Season

Florida is home to the famed Osceola Turkey, a prized bird found primarily in Panhandle region of the state. Florida Turkey Season occurs twice a year in both the Fall and the Spring. In both seasons only the harvesting of gobblers and bearded turkeys is permitted. For information about the boundaries of the 4 hunting zones please visit the Florida Hunting Season information page.

Fall Turkey Season 2012
ZoneArchery CrossbowMuzzleloader GunGeneral Gun
Zone AJuly 28 - Aug. 26
by bow only
July 28 - Aug. 31
by crossbow or bow only
Sept. 1-14
by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only
Oct. 8-14 and Nov. 17 - Jan. 6
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols
Zone BOct. 13 - Nov. 11
by bow only
Oct. 13 - Nov. 16
by crossbow or bow only
Nov. 17 - 30
by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only
Dec. 1 - Jan. 27
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols
Zone CSept. 15 - Oct. 14
by bow only
Sept. 15 - Oct. 19
by crossbow or bow only
Oct. 20 - Nov. 2
by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only
Nov. 3 - Dec. 30
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols
Zone DOct. 20 - Nov. 21
by bow only
Oct. 20 - Nov. 21 and Nov. 26 - 30
by crossbow or bow only
Dec. 1-7
by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only
Nov. 22-25 and Dec. 8 - Jan. 13
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

 

Spring Turkey Season 2013
Zone Youth Turkey SeasonRegular Turkey Season
Zone AFeb. 23-24
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols
March 2 - April 7
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols
Zones B, C, D (except Holmes County)March 9-10
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols
March 16 - April 21
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols
Holmes CountyMarch 9-10
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols
March 16 - 31
by all legal rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Good luck planning your next hunting season. Hunt through the pages on the site to find all sorts of cool information like hunting gear reviewshunting tips and of course state specific hunting information.

-Happy Hunting!

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