Welcome to Mississippi Fishing & Hunting


Home | Reports | SOLA TV | Classifieds | Weather | Tides | Pictures | Articles | News | Calendar | Astro Tables | GPS | Forum | Fish Identification | Advertise!
  Home | News | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionFriday, May 26, 2017  

Fishing Charters & Guides
Hunting Guides & Services
Fly Fishing
Marinas & Launches
Sportsmen's Lodging
Sportsmen's Vehicles
Boats & Motors
Boat & RV Storage
Trailers, Parts & Service
Vacations & Packages
Louisiana Food & Gifts
Outdoor Radio & TV
Outdoor Supplies & Equipment
Marine Electronics
Fishing Mall
Shows & Exhibitions
Outdoor Clubs & Affiliations
Outdoor Books & Magazines
Fish & Game Statistics
Government Agencies

Other State Sites
Texas RodnGun
Louisiana RodnReel
Alabama RodnGun
Florida RodnGun


Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days set for Feb. 2-3
Category: Hunting
Date: 1/23/2008
Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Franchesta Wilson

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days set for Feb. 2-3

“Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days” are quickly approaching. This opportunity provides a chance for experienced waterfowl hunters to take youths afield to teach them duck hunting techniques and ethics.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has established Feb. 2-3 as “Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days” to help pass on the duck hunting tradition.

This statewide, two-day season allows children younger than 16 years old to hunt, with adult supervision, waterfowl, coots and common moorhens. Supervisors (18 years or older) must be present and may assist but are prohibited from hunting. Licenses, permits and federal duck stamps are not required for youth hunters younger than 16 years of age.

The daily bag limit of ducks is six. The six-duck limit may consist of no more than one black duck, one mottled duck, one fulvous whistling-duck, one pintail, two canvasback, two redheads, two wood ducks, two scaup, four scoters and four mallards, of which only two can be female. Taking or attempting to take brant or harlequin ducks is illegal. All other species of ducks may be taken up to the six-bird limit.

The daily limit on coots and common moorhens is 15, and there is a five-bird limit on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded. Light geese may be hunted statewide. Light geese include snow, blue and Ross’ geese. There is a 15-bird daily bag limit on any combination of these geese.

Canada geese may be taken in the Florida waters of Lake Seminole, which is south of State Road 2, north of the Jim Woodruff Dam and east of County Road 271. The daily bag limit is five geese.

All other regulations for hunting waterfowl apply to this two-day season. Hunting regulations can be found online at MyFWC.com/hunting or in the FWC’s waterfowl and coot seasons brochure, available at county tax collectors’ offices.

Note: Three Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day events are scheduled, where young hunters will learn about waterfowl and waterfowl hunting from experts. The youths will have the opportunity to hunt with experienced mentors to put the skills they learn into practice at the following locations.

§ The South Brevard Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, in conjunction with United Waterfowlers of Florida, Delta Waterfowl and the FWC, will host its annual Camp Blackbelly waterfowl youth hunt on Friday, Feb. 1, at the T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area in Brevard County. Participants will be provided dinner and will camp out the Friday evening before the weekend event. Breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday. Attendees are required to provide sleeping bags, tents, shotguns and steel shot. Camping also is available on Saturday night for the Sunday hunt, but meals are not provided. The event is for children 15 years old or younger, and parents or guardians are required to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tony Rushing at 321-725-3246, Capt. Jeff Kraynik at 321-725-3456, or Jamie Feddersen at 321-726-2862.

§ The South Region members of United Waterfowlers of Florida will host its annual waterfowl youth hunt on Sunday, Feb. 3, at Stormwater Treatment Area 5 in Hendry County. Lunch and raffle items will be available beginning at 10 a.m. The event is for children 15 years old or younger, and parents or guardians are required to attend. For more information contact Alex Urquia at 786-251-8427.

§ On Saturday, Feb. 2, duck hunting will be available to about 30 youths between the ages of 12-15 at the Beau Turner Conservation Center in Jefferson County, approximately 20 miles east of Tallahassee. There will be places to hunt waterfowl and wildlife programs. Breakfast will be provided following the hunt. Families participating in the hunt are welcome to come to the center the afternoon or evening before the hunt so the kids can practice wing-shooting at a skeet range. They also may go fishing in the ponds and camp out on the property the evening of Friday, Feb. 1. For more information contact Lt. Kent Harvey at Kent.Harvey@MyFWC.com.

Send this to a friend

List All News
List by Single Source:

List by Single Category:

  Newsletter | Advertise | Testimonials Site Statistics | Contact Us |  
All content on this site is copyright 2017 by Rigs, Reefs, and Wrecks Inc.
Our high speed connection to the internet provided by Charter Business Services