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When Is Duck Season In Florida?

The 2023-2024 General Duck season in Florida begins November 18th through November 26th and then resumes again from December 9th through January 28th.

Special Duck Seasons

  • Teal & Wood Duck Only: September 16-20th
  • Teal Only: September 21-24th
  • Youth Waterfowl Days: November 11th & February 10th
  • Veterans and Active Military Waterfowl Days: February 3-4th
Lake Seminole Duck Hunt

Daily Bag Limits

Teal & Wood Duck Only

During Teal and Wood Duck only, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks (of which only 2 can be wood ducks)

Teal Only

During Teal Only, the daily bag limit is 6 teal ducks.

General Duck Season

During General Duck season, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (of which only 2 can be female), 4 sea ducks (of which no more than 3 may be scoters, long-tailed ducks, or eiders and no more than 1 may be a female eider), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 black ducks, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck (Florida duck) and 1 fulvous whistling-duck.

From November 18-26th and December 9th-January 8th, 1 scaup. This increases to 2 scaup from Jan. 9-28 and during Youth and Veteran/Military waterfowl hunt days.

Florida Duck Possession Limit

The possession limit for ducks in Florida is 3 times the daily bag limit.

Important Duck Hunting Information

For those looking to hunt waterfowl in Florida, all hunters must obtain the $5 Florida waterfowl permit and $28.50 Federal duck stamp in addition to hunting license and migratory bird permit.

For more information about waterfowl hunting in Florida, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.

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