Hunting License Information

Purchasing A Hunting License

Licenses may be purchased at any Tax Collector Office; Wal-Mart; some sporting goods outlets; or from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission at 888-486-8356, or Personal identification is required.

A lost or destroyed license may be replaced at any of our offices. Personal identification is required.

Florida residents may purchase a Sportsman's License which includes all licenses and permits required for freshwater fishing and hunting except for the Federal Duck Stamp.

Florida residents may purchase a Gold Sportsman's License which includes hunting, fresh/saltwater fishing, management area permit, archery, muzzleloading, turkey, waterfowl, snook and crawfish.

Florida residents may also purchase Combination Licenses which includes freshwater/saltwater fishing or freshwater/saltwater fishing and hunting.

Lifetime or Five-Year Hunting and Fishing License Applications are available at Tax Collector offices, online at, or by phone at 1-888-486-8356 to Florida residents who are age 16 or older and who have a valid Florida Driver license, issued at least 6 months. For persons who do not meet this criteria, Hunting and Fishing License Applications are available only at Tax Collector's offices


For a list of persons exempt from possessing a valid hunting license visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's website at:

Federal Duck Stamps

Federal Duck Stamps may be purchased in most U.S. Post Offices. For more information about the Federal Duck Stamp Program visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service web site.

New Deer Permit

A new deer permit was required during the 2010-2011 hunting season.

Those with a Sportsman's License, Gold Sportsman's License, 64 or Older Sportsman's License, Military Gold Sportsman's License, Lifetime Hunting License or Lifetime Sportsman's License will not need to purchase the new deer permit because it has already been included in each of these licenses, even if they were purchased before July 1.

However, the deer permit is not included with a hunting license, combination hunting/freshwater fishing license, combination hunting/freshwater/saltwater license or a five- year hunting license. Anyone hunting deer with either of these licenses must also buy the deer permit to hunt deer legally.

Hunting License Fees

For a list of hunting license fees visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's website at: