All persons hunting in Florida must possess a valid hunting license, excluding those
entitled to the following exemptions:
- Any individual under 16 years of age, supervised and in the presence of an adult;
- Florida residents 65 years of age or older that can show proof of age and residency...
such as provided by a Florida Driver's License or Florida ID Card (issued after Jan.
1 2010), or a voter registration card;
- Persons hunting 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
- Florida residents who are totally and permanently disabled who have been issued
a temporary special permit.
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. Contact the local Game & Freshwater Fish Office, in Lakeland, for the
dates of Hunter Safety Classes. Their telephone number is (863) 648-3203.
Also Note: Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemption available to those
16 or over and born after May 31, 1975. This enables the hunter to hunt under the
supervision of a licensed hunter 21, or older for one year without having to complete
the state's hunter safety certification. After one year and before purchasing
another hunting license they must complete the Hunter Safety Course. The cost for
the license is $17.00.
Hunting licenses may be purchased from the Tax Collector's Office as follows:
- A Resident annual 64 or older hunting and fishing license (lifetime) is $13.50 -
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- A resident, annual hunting license is $17.00;
- A resident, annual hunting and freshwater fishing license is $32.50;
- A resident sportsman freshwater fishing only license is $80.50;
- A resident Gold sportsman freshwater and saltwater fishing license is $100.00;
- A non-resident, annual hunting license is $151.50;
- A non-resident, 10 day hunting license is $46.50;
- A non-resident turkey permit is $125.00;
- An annual trapping license is $26.50;
- A management area permit is $26.50;
- An archery permit is $5.00;
- An crossbow permit is $5.00;
- A muzzleloader permit is $5.00;
- A turkey permit is $10.00;
- A deer permit is $5.00;
- A State waterfowl or duck permit is $5.00; and,
- An Electronic Federal Duck Stamp is $17.00.
Note: To qualify for any resident hunting and fishing license proof
of residency is required. You must provide Date of Birth along with any one of the
following for proof of residency:
Also Note: Non-resident hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased
- Florida DL or ID Number (issued after Jan. 1, 2010 and valid for 6 or more months)
- Customer ID Number (number already in TLS system)
- Social Security Number & FL Homestead Exemption
- Social Security Number & FL Voter Registration
- Social Security Number & FL Landlord Certification
- Social Security Number & FL Military Orders
- Social Security Number & FL Student ID Card -18 or Under
- Social Security Number & Parents Proof of FL Residency
Hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased at at one of the Tax Collector's
These licenses are also available
online over the telephone.