Fishing is great in the bay, general gun season opens Nov. 25
Bay: Lot of fish being caught in the bay. Abundance of speckled trout, redfish, flounder being caught with DOAs and MirrOdines. Sheepshead being caught with fiddler crabs. Folks are doing great in the middle of the day between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fresh: Crappie and some catfish being caught. 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 opens Nov. 25. Don’t forget you need a $5 deer license!
Zone D – Northwest Florida – Public lands
Archery Season: Oct . 23 – Nov. 24 – Antlered or antlerless deer by bow only
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: Nov. 25–28 and 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)
Archery Season: Oct . 23 – Nov. 24 by bow only
Crossbow Season: Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 by
Muzzleloading Gun Season: by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow only Dec. 4–10,
crossbow or bow only
General Gun Season: Nov. 25–28 and 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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Copeland’s Gun Shop
17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S
Freeport, Florida 32439