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19 20 Lake Panasoffkee Florida Fish and Wildlife

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possess a Florida Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificate; residents in the U.S. Armed Forces, not stationed in Florida, while home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders; and children under 16 years of age. Children under 16 years of age are exempt from the federal duck stamp. Anyone born on or after June 1 ...



offices or MyFWC com Quota application periods occur throughout the year beginning
April 1 please refer to the hunting handbook or MyFWC com for specific dates
Worksheets will be available about 2 weeks prior to each application period
Guest hunters For each non transferable archery muzzleloading gun general gun wild
hog spring turkey and mobility impaired quota permit issued through
GoOutdoorsFlorida com a quota permit holder host may take a guest hunter by
obtaining a guest permit Guest hunters are not allowed during special opportunity hunts
A guest hunter must possess a completed guest permit while hunting except the following
persons may be a guest hunter without a guest permit a youth under 16 years of age a
youth supervisor a mentor license holder or a mentor license supervisor A host may only
bring 1 guest hunter at a time and may only use 1 guest permit per day The following
persons are not considered to be guest hunters other quota permit holders non hunters
and exempt hunters on areas and during seasons that allow exemptions The guest
hunter and host must enter and exit the area together and must share a street legal vehicle
while hunting on the area The guest hunter may hunt only while the host is on the area
Refer to the quota hunt worksheets for additional information
Youth and mentor license holders A supervisor is required to accompany a youth or
mentor license holder during any hunt A youth hunter less than 16 years of age must be
supervised by a person at least 18 years of age A mentor license holder must be
supervised by a licensed hunter at least 21 years of age Unless exempt only those
supervisors with proper licenses and permits may hunt If the supervisor is hunting during
any hunt not including special opportunity for which quota permits are issued at least 1
person in the party must be in possession of a quota permit During a hunt that allows
exemptions a non exempt supervisor of a youth must have a quota permit to hunt
Transfer of permits Special opportunity permits are transferable except permits issued
to persons exempt from paying permit fees are only transferable to another person
exempt from paying permit fees quota and guest permits are not transferable antlerless
deer permits are transferable A positive form of identification is required when using a
non transferable permit except for a youth under 16 years of age The sale or purchase of
any quota permit guest permit or antlerless deer permit is prohibited
General Area Regulations
All general laws and regulations relating to wildlife and fish shall apply unless
specifically exempted for this area Hunting or the taking of wildlife or fish on this area
shall be allowed only during the open seasons and in accordance with the following
regulations
1 Any person hunting deer or accompanying another person hunting deer shall wear at
least 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material as an outer garment
above the waistline These provisions are not required when hunting with a bow and
arrow during archery season
2 Taking of spotted fawn swimming deer or roosted turkey is prohibited
3 It is illegal to hunt over bait or place any bait or other food for wildlife on this area
4 Driving a metal object into any tree or hunting from a tree into which a metal object
has been driven is prohibited
5 No person shall cut damage or remove any natural man made or cultural resource
without written authorization of the landowner or primary land manager
6 Taking or attempting to take any game with the aid of live decoys recorded game
calls or sounds set guns artificial light net trap snare drug or poison is prohibited
Recorded calls and sounds can be used to hunt furbearers wild hog and crows
7 The wanton and willful waste of wildlife is prohibited
8 Hunting fishing or trapping is prohibited on any portion of the area posted as closed
to those activities
9 People dogs vehicles and other recreational equipment are prohibited in areas posted
as Closed to Public Access by FWC administrative action
10 Taking or herding wildlife from any motorized vehicle aircraft or boat which is under
power is prohibited until power and movement from that power has ceased
11 Most game may be hunted from hour before sunrise until hour after sunset see
exceptions for each season
12 The release of any animal is prohibited except by permit from FWC or written
authorization from the landowner or primary land manager
13 The head and evidence of sex may not be removed from the carcass of any deer or
turkey on the area
14 The planting or introduction of any non native plant is prohibited without written
authorization of the landowner or primary land manager
15 Wild hog may not be transported alive
16 A hunting license is not required to hunt wild hog
17 Littering is prohibited
18 It is unlawful to set fire to any forest grass or woodlands
19 An FWC Law Enforcement Officer may search any camp vehicle or boat in
accordance with law
20 Falconers may hunt during the statewide falconry season anytime a management area
is open for public access Falconers are not exempt from quota or special opportunity
permits during hunts requiring them
Public Access and Vehicles
1 Open to public access year round except during special opportunity archery and
spring turkey seasons During non hunting periods motor vehicle access is allowed
only on Jones Creek Trail to the horse stable facility located near the campground
2 Individuals participating in a special opportunity archery or wild hog hunt are
allowed vehicle access to the area from 8 a m to 6 p m on the day before the hunt
and those participating in a special opportunity spring turkey hunt are allowed vehicle
access to the area from 1 hours before sunrise until 1 hours after sunset on the day
before the hunt
3 During periods open for hunting the operation of a vehicle is allowed only from 1
hours before sunrise until 1 hours after sunset unless camping at a designated hunter
campsite or by permit from the Southwest Florida Water Management District
4 Vehicles may be operated only on named roads
5 Vehicles must be parked within 25 feet of a named road
6 Parked vehicles may not obstruct a road gate or firelane
7 No motor vehicle shall be operated in areas designated as closed to vehicular traffic
8 The use of tracked vehicles all terrain vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered
motorcycles is prohibited
9 Horses are prohibited during wild hog dog hunts
10 Horses and bicycles may be ridden on named roads or designated trails only
Hunters Check Stations and Harvest Reporting
1 During special opportunity archery and spring turkey seasons an individual may
accompany a special opportunity permittee provided that while hunting or scouting
the individual shall not occupy a vehicle separate from the permittee shall not take
wildlife with archery equipment or a gun and shall be in the immediate vicinity 25
feet or less of the permittee
2 Hunting equipment may not be taken onto the WMA until after 8 a m the day before
each hunt and shall be removed the last day of each hunt except hunting equipment is
allowed beginning 1 hours before sunrise the day before each special opportunity
spring turkey hunt
3 Hunters must enter and exit the area at the designated entrance
4 Hunters must check in at the check station upon entering and check out upon leaving
the area and check all game harvested
5 All deer harvested must be reported to the harvest reporting system within 24
hours of harvest in addition to checking all game at the check station See
Florida Hunting Regulations handbook for deer harvest reporting instructions
6 No game shall be dismembered until checked at the check station Hunters are
requested to bring deer and turkey to the check station prior to any field dressing
7 Check station hours during hunts are 5 a m to 9 p m during Eastern Daylight Saving
Time and 5 a m to 8 p m during Eastern Standard Time except during the small
game season when hours are 6 a m to 7 p m and the special opportunity spring
turkey season when hours are 4 30 a m to 2 p m Check station hours the day prior to
special opportunity archery and wild hog hunts are from 8 a m until 6 p m and from
1 hours before sunrise until 1 hours after sunset the day prior to special
opportunity spring turkey hunts
1 Hunting at night with a gun is prohibited
2 Hunting wildlife other than migratory birds with air guns is allowed See Florida
Hunting Regulations handbook for details
3 Hunting turkey with air guns is prohibited except pre charged pneumatic PCP air
guns propelling a bolt or arrow are allowed
4 Children under the age of 16 hunting with a firearm or air gun must be in the presence
of a supervising adult
5 No person shall discharge a firearm or have a loaded firearm in hand while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs
6 For hunting non migratory game only shotguns rifles pistols air guns bows
crossbows or falconry may be used
7 For hunting migratory game only shotguns bows crossbows or falconry may be
used Shotguns shall not be larger than 10 gauge and shall be incapable of holding
more than 3 shells in the magazine and chamber combined
8 Hunting with full automatic firearms centerfire semi automatic rifles having a
magazine capable of holding more than 5 rounds explosive or drug injecting devices
and set guns is prohibited
9 The discharge of a firearm outside of periods open to hunting or in areas closed to
hunting is prohibited per s 790 15 FS
1 Hunting deer with dogs is prohibited
2 Hunting with dogs is prohibited except bird dogs or dogs with a shoulder height of
15 inches or less are allowed during the small game season and no more than 3 free
running dogs per quota permit are allowed during the wild hog dog season
3 No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in
which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited
4 Dogs on leashes may be used for trailing wounded game
5 For purposes other than hunting dogs are allowed but must be kept under physical
restraint at all times
1 Camping is allowed only at designated sites Camping and camping equipment are
allowed on designated campsites no earlier than 8 a m the day before each hunt and
equipment shall be removed the last day of each hunt except camping equipment is
allowed no earlier than 8 a m the first day of each small game hunt
2 Unless contained in mobile campers kitchen stoves refrigerators and freezers are
prohibited Lumber sheet metal and other building materials are also prohibited
3 Tampering in any way with official markings of campsites is prohibited
4 Campers shall assure that their campsites are clean at all times
5 The name address and telephone number of the person responsible for each campsite
shall be visibly affixed to camping shelters
6 Only tents trailers or self propelled camping vehicles may be used for camping
7 Campground furniture and equipment such as picnic tables and fire rings should not
Bag and Possession Limits A guest hunter must share the host s bag limit except bag
limits specified as per person and the host is responsible for violations that exceed
the bag limit
1 Deer No person shall exceed statewide bag limits
A Area limits 1 antlered deer per special opportunity permit and 1 antlerless deer
per antlerless deer permit
B Statewide limits Annual limit 5 deer only 2 of which may be antlerless daily
limit 2 possession limit 4
2 Wild hog No size or bag limit
3 Turkey No person shall exceed statewide bag limits
A Area limits 1 per special opportunity spring turkey permit daily limit 1
B Statewide limits Spring season limit 2 daily limit 2 possession limit 2
4 Gray squirrel and rabbit Daily limit 12 per person possession limit 24 for each
5 Quail Daily limit 12 possession limit 24
6 Raccoon opossum armadillo beaver coyote skunk and nutria No bag limits
7 Bobcat and otter Possession limit 1 unless in possession of a trapping license
8 Migratory birds See Florida Hunting Regulations handbook
Special Opportunity Archery Season
September 19 22 October 1 4 10 13 22 25 October 31 through November 3
November 12 15 December 3 6 and 12 15
Permit Stamp and License Requirements Special opportunity permit hunting license
archery permit deer permit if hunting deer migratory bird permit if hunting
migratory birds and state waterfowl permit and federal duck stamp if hunting
Legal to Hunt Deer with at least 1 antler having 4 or more points each point 1 inch or
more in length antlerless deer by antlerless deer permit only each antlerless deer
permit allows the take of only 1 doe or 1 buck with antlers less than 5 inches in
length but not spotted fawn wild hog gray squirrel quail rabbit raccoon opossum
armadillo beaver coyote skunk nutria and migratory birds in season Bobcat and
otter beginning December 3
Regulations Unique to Special Opportunity Archery Season Hunting with guns or
crossbows except by disabled crossbow permit is prohibited
Wild Hog Still Season
January 10 12
Permit Stamp and License Requirements Quota permit and management area permit
Legal to Hunt Wild hog
Wild Hog Dog Season
January 24 26 and February 21 23
Permit Stamp and License Requirements Quota permit and management area permit
Legal to Hunt Wild hog
Regulations Unique to Wild Hog Dog Season
1 Each wild hog dog quota permit allows the quota permit holder a guest hunter and
one additional hunter
2 Hunting with more than 3 free running dogs per hunting group is prohibited
Small Game Season
January 31 through February 2 February 7 9 and February 28 through March 1
Permit Stamp and License Requirements Daily quota permit hunting license
management area permit migratory bird permit if hunting migratory birds and state
waterfowl permit and federal duck stamp if hunting waterfowl
Legal to Hunt Gray squirrel quail rabbit raccoon opossum armadillo beaver coyote
skunk nutria and migratory birds in season Bobcat and otter through March 1
Regulations Unique to Small Game Season
1 Hunting with bird dogs or dogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or less is allowed
2 Hunting with centerfire rifles is prohibited
Trapping Prohibited
Special Opportunity Spring Turkey Season
March 26 29 April 7 10 and 23 26
Permit Stamp and License Requirements Special opportunity permit hunting license
and wild turkey permit
Legal to Hunt Bearded turkey or gobbler
Regulations Unique to Special Opportunity Spring Turkey Season
1 Legal shooting hours are hour before sunrise until 1 p m
2 Hunting other animals is prohibited
3 Only bows crossbows PCP air guns propelling a bolt or arrow and shotguns using a
2 or smaller shot size may be used for hunting
Migratory Bird Seasons
Rails common moorhen mourning dove white winged dove snipe ducks geese coot
woodcock and crows may be hunted during statewide migratory bird seasons that
coincide with the seasons where migratory birds are listed as legal to hunt in this
Permit Stamp and License Requirements Special opportunity or daily quota permit
hunting license management area permit migratory bird permit and state waterfowl
permit and federal duck stamp if hunting waterfowl
Legal to Hunt See Florida Hunting Regulations handbook
Regulations Unique to Migratory Bird Seasons All Migratory Bird Regulations shall
1 Hunting ducks geese and coot with lead shot is prohibited
2 Hunting with shotguns is prohibited during the special opportunity archery season
3 Shooting hours for mourning and white winged dove are noon until sunset
during Phase 1 and hour before sunrise until sunset during Phases 2 and 3
Fishing and Frogging
Allowed year round
Permit Stamp and License Requirements Fishing license if fishing or management
area permit if frogging
Legal to Take See Florida Freshwater Fishing Regulations Summary
Regulations Unique to Fishing and Frogging All General Freshwater Fishing
Regulations shall apply Shooting frogs is allowed only during the listed open hunting
seasons and only with the legal methods of take during each particular season
General Information
1 Information for persons with disabilities can be found at MyFWC com ADA
2 If you have any questions about this material please call the Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission at 386 758 0525 TDD 800 955 8771
3 The FWC and the District are not responsible for protection of personal property and
will not be liable for theft of or damage to personal property
4 Please report the location of any sick or extremely skinny deer to the Chronic
Wasting Disease hotline toll free at 866 293 9282
Southwest Florida WMD Rules and Information
1 Public use of District lands is regulated by Chapter 40D 9 of the Florida
Administrative Code in addition to the above listed FWC rules For detailed
information regarding public use rules and recreational opportunities on District
lands please visit WaterMatters org recreation or contact the District at 352 796
7211 800 492 7862 FL only ext 4470 or Recreation WaterMatters org
2 The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on this area
3 All persons using the area should become familiar with the status of control burning
areas on a daily basis These areas will be posted at the check station Please do not
park vehicles or leave any equipment in or adjacent to these areas
Cooperation Requested
If you see law violators or suspicious activities contact your nearest Commission
regional office or call 888 404 FWCC You may qualify for a cash reward from the
Wildlife Alert Reward Association
The U S Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race
color national origin age sex or disability If you believe that you have been
discriminated against in any program activity or facility as described above or if you
desire further information please write to The Office for Human Resources U S Fish
and Wildlife Service Department of the Interior Washington D C 20240 The project
described in this publication is part of a program funded by federal dollars under the
Wildlife Restoration Act Federal funds pay 20 percent of the cost of the program


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