FWC Announces 2008-09 Hunting Seasons

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
2008-09 hunting season dates

(Seasons and dates are not applicable to wildlife management areas)

Season Northwest Zone Central Zone South Zone
Archery Oct. 18 – Nov. 16, 2008 Sept. 20 – Oct. 19, 2008 Sept. 6 – Oct. 5, 2008
Deer-dog training Oct. 25 – Nov. 13, 2008 Oct. 4-23, 2008 Oct. 4-23, 2008
Crossbow Dec. 1-7, 2008 Oct. 20-24, 2008 Oct. 6-10, 2008
Muzzleloading gun Nov. 21-23, 2008 and
Feb. 19 – March 1, 2009
Oct. 25 – Nov. 2, 2008 Oct. 11-19, 2008
General gun Nov. 27-30, 2008 and
Dec. 13, 2008 – Feb. 18, 2009
Nov. 8, 2008 – Jan. 18, 2009 Oct. 25, 2008 – Jan. 4, 2009
Antlerless deer Dec. 20-26, 2008 Nov. 15-21, 2008 Nov. 1-7, 2008
Fall turkey* Nov. 27-30, 2008 and
Dec. 13, 2008 – Jan. 18, 2009
Nov. 8, 2008 – Jan. 4, 2009 Nov. 8, 2008 – Jan. 4, 2009
Quail and gray squirrel Nov. 8, 2008 – March 1, 2009 Nov. 8, 2008 – March 1, 2009 Nov. 8, 2008 – March 1, 2009
Bobcat and otter Dec. 1, 2008 – March 1, 2009 Dec. 1, 2008 – March 1, 2009 Dec. 1, 2008 – March 1, 2009
Spring turkey March 21 – April 26, 2009** March 21 – April 26, 2009 March 7 – April 12, 2009

Wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, skunks, nutrias, beavers and coyotes may be taken year-round.

* No fall harvest of turkeys allowed in Holmes County.

** Spring turkey season is limited to March 21 – April 5, 2009 in Holmes County.