Sunday, March 26, 2017

FISH & WILDLIFE

FISH & WILDLIFE

   
FISH AND WILDLIFE LICENSE/PERMIT SERVICES
The Tax Collector serves as an agent of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by being the primary source for the sale and issuance of a variety of hunting and fishing licenses. The Tax Collector may designate and authorize, at his discretion, various sub-agents; such as "bait and tackle" dealers, sporting goods stores and retail outlets to sell and issue these licenses, as well.

Hunting and fishing licenses may also be purchased or renewed by telephone for an additional fee:

Fishing 888-347-4356
Hunting 888-486-8356
The Tax Collector serves as an agent of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by being the primary source for the sale and issuance of a variety of hunting and fishing licenses. The Tax Collector may designate and authorize, at his discretion, various sub-agents; such as "bait and tackle" dealers, sporting goods stores and retail outlets to sell and issue these licenses, as well.

Hunting and fishing licenses may also be purchased or renewed by telephone for an additional fee:

Fishing 888-347-4356
Hunting 888-486-8356
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FISH

Fishing Licenses       

Fees:     
     Florida Resident Licenses:   
      Sportsman $ 80.50
      Gold Sportsman $ 100.00
      Hunting Freshwater & Saltwater Fishing $ 48.00
      Annual Fresh & Saltwater Fishing $ 32.50
      Annual Freshwater Fishing $ 17.00
      Annual Freshwater Fishing and Hunting $ 32.50
      Annual Saltwater Fishing $ 17.00
      Saltwater Shoreline Free
         
     Non-Resident Licenses: 
      Freshwater Annual Fishing $ 47.00
      Freshwater 7 Day Fishing $ 30.00
      Freshwater 3 Day Fishing $ 17.00
      Saltwater Annual Fishing $ 47.00
      Saltwater 7 Day Fishing $ 30.00
      Saltwater 3 Day Fishing $ 17.00
         
    Annual Permits:
      Snook permit $ 10.00
      Lobster permit $ 5.00

Annual Fishing Licenses and permits expire 12 months from the date of purchase.

Fishing Licenses       

Fees:     
     Florida Resident Licenses:   
      Sportsman $ 80.50
      Gold Sportsman $ 100.00
      Hunting Freshwater & Saltwater Fishing $ 48.00
      Annual Fresh & Saltwater Fishing $ 32.50
      Annual Freshwater Fishing $ 17.00
      Annual Freshwater Fishing and Hunting $ 32.50
      Annual Saltwater Fishing $ 17.00
      Saltwater Shoreline Free
         
     Non-Resident Licenses: 
      Freshwater Annual Fishing $ 47.00
      Freshwater 7 Day Fishing $ 30.00
      Freshwater 3 Day Fishing $ 17.00
      Saltwater Annual Fishing $ 47.00
      Saltwater 7 Day Fishing $ 30.00
      Saltwater 3 Day Fishing $ 17.00
         
    Annual Permits:
      Snook permit $ 10.00
      Lobster permit $ 5.00

Annual Fishing Licenses and permits expire 12 months from the date of purchase.

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WILDLIFE

Hunting Licenses       

Hunting Licenses are annual permits that expire 12 months from the start date: (non- residents can designate start date.) NOTE: Those 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. You may contact the local Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission office at 386-758-0525 for class times.

 Fees

  • Federal Duck Stamp $ 17.50
  • Resident Annual Hunting, Fresh & Saltwater Fishing $ 48.00
  • Resident Annual Hunting $ 17.00
  • Resident Annual Hunting and Freshwater Fishing $ 32.50
  • Resident Gold Sportsman $ 100.00 (Includes hunting, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, management area, turkey permit, Florida waterfowl, archery, muzzle loading, snook, and crawfish permits
  • Resident Military Gold Sportsman's License $ 20.00
  • Resident Sportsman $ 80.50 (Includes all except Saltwater Fishing, Federal Duck Stamp and Trapping migratory bird)
  • Non-Resident Annual Hunting $ 151.50
  • Non-Resident 10 day Hunting $ 46.50
  • Annual Trapping license $ 26.50
  • Management Area permit $ 26.50
  • Archery permit $ 5.00
  • Muzzle loading gun permit $ 5.00
  • Turkey permit $ 10.00
  • Non-Resident Turkey permit $ 125.00
  • State Waterfowl or Duck permit $ 3.00
  • Migratory Bird (Coot, Rails, Woodcock, Snipe, Gallinule, Ducks & Dove) FREE
  • Resident Permanent Senior License 64 and older (includes muzzle loading gun, turkey permit, archery permit, and a Florida waterfowl permits, hunting, freshwater fishing and type I wildlife management area for $13.50

A valid hunting and/or fishing license must be carried on his or her person when participating in these activities (unless exempt).

Hunting Licenses       

Hunting Licenses are annual permits that expire 12 months from the start date: (non- residents can designate start date.) NOTE: Those 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. You may contact the local Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission office at 386-758-0525 for class times.

 Fees

  • Federal Duck Stamp $ 17.50
  • Resident Annual Hunting, Fresh & Saltwater Fishing $ 48.00
  • Resident Annual Hunting $ 17.00
  • Resident Annual Hunting and Freshwater Fishing $ 32.50
  • Resident Gold Sportsman $ 100.00 (Includes hunting, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, management area, turkey permit, Florida waterfowl, archery, muzzle loading, snook, and crawfish permits
  • Resident Military Gold Sportsman's License $ 20.00
  • Resident Sportsman $ 80.50 (Includes all except Saltwater Fishing, Federal Duck Stamp and Trapping migratory bird)
  • Non-Resident Annual Hunting $ 151.50
  • Non-Resident 10 day Hunting $ 46.50
  • Annual Trapping license $ 26.50
  • Management Area permit $ 26.50
  • Archery permit $ 5.00
  • Muzzle loading gun permit $ 5.00
  • Turkey permit $ 10.00
  • Non-Resident Turkey permit $ 125.00
  • State Waterfowl or Duck permit $ 3.00
  • Migratory Bird (Coot, Rails, Woodcock, Snipe, Gallinule, Ducks & Dove) FREE
  • Resident Permanent Senior License 64 and older (includes muzzle loading gun, turkey permit, archery permit, and a Florida waterfowl permits, hunting, freshwater fishing and type I wildlife management area for $13.50

A valid hunting and/or fishing license must be carried on his or her person when participating in these activities (unless exempt).

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Lifetime and 5 year Hunting and Fishing License

Lifetime and 5 year Hunting and Fishing licenses are available to Florida residents only. For children under 12 the parent must have the child's social security number, birth certificate, and parent's driver license or a copy to get a lifetime licenses.

5 YEAR PERMITS AVAILABLE

You can purchase these along with the 5 year license:

  • Snook Permit $ 50.00
  • Lobster Permit $ 25.00
  • Management Area Permit $ 126.50
  • Archery Permit $ 25.00
  • Muzzle Loading Permit $ 25.00
  • Water Fowl Permit $ 25.00
  • Turkey Permit $ 50.00
  • 5 year Freshwater Fishing for those 16 to 64 years of age $ 79.00
  • 5 year Saltwater Fishing for those 16 to 64 years of age and does not include snook, lobster or tarpon tags $ 79.00
  • 5 year Hunting for those 16 to 64 years of age and does not include management stamps, archery, muzzle loading gun, turkey and state waterfowl stamps or migratory birds $ 79.00

Lifetime Freshwater Fishing or Saltwater Fishing with Crawfish and Snook permits

  • 4 years old and younger $ 126.50
  • 5 years through 12 years of age $ 226.5013 years old and older $ 301.50

Lifetime Hunting with management area, muzzle loading gun, archery, turkey and state waterfowl permits

  • 4 years old and younger $ 201.50
  • 5 years through 12 years of age $ 351.50
  • 13 years old and older $ 501.50

Lifetime and 5 year Hunting and Fishing licenses are available to Florida residents only. For children under 12 the parent must have the child's social security number, birth certificate, and parent's driver license or a copy to get a lifetime licenses.

5 YEAR PERMITS AVAILABLE

You can purchase these along with the 5 year license:

  • Snook Permit $ 50.00
  • Lobster Permit $ 25.00
  • Management Area Permit $ 126.50
  • Archery Permit $ 25.00
  • Muzzle Loading Permit $ 25.00
  • Water Fowl Permit $ 25.00
  • Turkey Permit $ 50.00
  • 5 year Freshwater Fishing for those 16 to 64 years of age $ 79.00
  • 5 year Saltwater Fishing for those 16 to 64 years of age and does not include snook, lobster or tarpon tags $ 79.00
  • 5 year Hunting for those 16 to 64 years of age and does not include management stamps, archery, muzzle loading gun, turkey and state waterfowl stamps or migratory birds $ 79.00

Lifetime Freshwater Fishing or Saltwater Fishing with Crawfish and Snook permits

  • 4 years old and younger $ 126.50
  • 5 years through 12 years of age $ 226.5013 years old and older $ 301.50

Lifetime Hunting with management area, muzzle loading gun, archery, turkey and state waterfowl permits

  • 4 years old and younger $ 201.50
  • 5 years through 12 years of age $ 351.50
  • 13 years old and older $ 501.50
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Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons

Senior Citizens

Senior citizen hunting and fishing licenses are optional for non-commercial purposes and do not include the Federal Duck Stamp. Residents of the State of Florida age 65 or older may carry proof of their age and residency, such as a drivers license or voter registration card in lieu of a sport license.

Disabled Persons

A disabled person who is a resident of the State of Florida may obtain an application for a resident disability hunting and fishing license from the Tax Collector's office. To qualify for a resident disability hunting and fishing license, a disabled person must present proof of residency which is either a Florida Drivers License (ID card is not acceptable), Florida Homestead Exemption, Statement from current landlord or Florida Voter's Registration AND Florida Motor Vehicle Registration.

When residency has been established, the applicant must provide certification of total and permanent disability. The criteria are:

5 Year Disability License

  • The United States Railroad Retirement Board.
  • U.S. Veterans Administration or any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  • State of Florida Department of Veteran's and Community Affairs-100% Service Connected Disabled Veteran Identification Card (must have the statement total and permanent disability).
  • Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Division of Workers Compensation (LES Form DWC-4).
  • An order from a Judge of Compensation claims.
  • Written confirmation by the carrier providing Workers' Compensation benefits.

2 Year Disability License

  • Documentation of current (within the last 12 months) eligibility for Disability Benefits from the Social Security Administration.

A resident disability hunting and fishing license authorizes the holder to take or attempt to take or possess freshwater fish, marine fish and game consistent with State and Federal regulations. Holders of a disability license are exempt from permit requirements, including the no-cost migratory bird permit and from making application for most quota hunt permits to hunt on a wildlife management area.

A disability license does not allow the holder those privileges found in the commercial fishing license, commercial or state trapping license, antlerless deer permits or the federal waterfowl stamp. A disabled person wishing to participate in these activities must also acquire the required permits for each of these activities.

All disability licenses (except when certification of disability is from Social Security Administration), including replacement licenses, issued after January 1, 1997, will expire five years (two years when certification of disability is from Social Security Administration) from the date of issuance and are no longer valid if the holder moves out of the State of Florida.

Exemptions

For Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing Exemption information, click on this link to the FWC's website:

myfwc.com/license/Recreational/do-i-need-a-license/

Senior Citizens

Senior citizen hunting and fishing licenses are optional for non-commercial purposes and do not include the Federal Duck Stamp. Residents of the State of Florida age 65 or older may carry proof of their age and residency, such as a drivers license or voter registration card in lieu of a sport license.

Disabled Persons

A disabled person who is a resident of the State of Florida may obtain an application for a resident disability hunting and fishing license from the Tax Collector's office. To qualify for a resident disability hunting and fishing license, a disabled person must present proof of residency which is either a Florida Drivers License (ID card is not acceptable), Florida Homestead Exemption, Statement from current landlord or Florida Voter's Registration AND Florida Motor Vehicle Registration.

When residency has been established, the applicant must provide certification of total and permanent disability. The criteria are:

5 Year Disability License

  • The United States Railroad Retirement Board.
  • U.S. Veterans Administration or any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  • State of Florida Department of Veteran's and Community Affairs-100% Service Connected Disabled Veteran Identification Card (must have the statement total and permanent disability).
  • Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Division of Workers Compensation (LES Form DWC-4).
  • An order from a Judge of Compensation claims.
  • Written confirmation by the carrier providing Workers' Compensation benefits.

2 Year Disability License

  • Documentation of current (within the last 12 months) eligibility for Disability Benefits from the Social Security Administration.

A resident disability hunting and fishing license authorizes the holder to take or attempt to take or possess freshwater fish, marine fish and game consistent with State and Federal regulations. Holders of a disability license are exempt from permit requirements, including the no-cost migratory bird permit and from making application for most quota hunt permits to hunt on a wildlife management area.

A disability license does not allow the holder those privileges found in the commercial fishing license, commercial or state trapping license, antlerless deer permits or the federal waterfowl stamp. A disabled person wishing to participate in these activities must also acquire the required permits for each of these activities.

All disability licenses (except when certification of disability is from Social Security Administration), including replacement licenses, issued after January 1, 1997, will expire five years (two years when certification of disability is from Social Security Administration) from the date of issuance and are no longer valid if the holder moves out of the State of Florida.

Exemptions

For Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing Exemption information, click on this link to the FWC's website:

myfwc.com/license/Recreational/do-i-need-a-license/

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