Fishing is great in the bay, hunting good on Eglin Reservation
Bay: Lot of fish being caught in the bay. Abundance of speckled trout being caught with DOAs and MirrOdines. Some redfish and sheepshead being caught with fiddler crabs. Folks are doing great even with the disruption of the weather and it getting colder.
Fresh: Mostly crappie. Some hybrids being caught at the mouth of the river with live shrimp and crank baits.
Danny Copeland wants to remind folks that the resident shoreline license is free. Come on by!
Hunting: General gun season reopens Dec.11 – 25. Don’t forget you need a $5 deer license! Folks are saying that the deer kill on Eglin Reservation has been very good.
Zone D – Northwest Florida – Public lands
Crossbow Season: Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 Antlered deer only by crossbow or bow
Muzzleloading Gun Season: Dec. 4–10 and Feb. 21–27 – Antlered deer only by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow
General Gun Season: Dec. 11 – Feb. 20
Antlered deer entire season; antlerless deer may be taken Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 by all legal
center fire rifles and pistols, shot guns, muzzleloaders, crossbows and bows
Fall Turkey (gobblers and bearded only):
Zone D (except Holmes County)
Crossbow Season: Nov. 29 – Dec. 3
Muzzleloading Gun Season: by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only Dec. 4–10,
crossbow or bow only
General Gun Season: Dec. 11 – Jan. 16 by all legal rifles, shot guns,
muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols
Quail and gray squirrel
Archery Season: Oct. 23- Nov. 12
General Gun: Nov. 13 – March 6 by all legal rifles, shot guns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols Click here for more information
Wildlife Management Areas: Each Wildlife Management Area has different season dates. Please refer to links below:
Choctawhatchee River WMA: Click here
Point Washington WMA: Click here
Lafayette Creek WMA: Click here
Pine Log WMA: Click here
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