Veterans and Active Military Waterfowl Hunting Days: February 3-4, 2024
Discounted Military Hunt Rates for Feb. 3-4, 2024:
- $125 per person for a morning OR afternoon hunt
- $250 per person for a full day hunt (morning & afternoon of the same day)
- ALL military hunters are subject to be mixed in with other military hunters
- Hunters must provide proof of military service
- Booking Deposit: a $125 deposit is required
- $75 for non-hunters (spectators)
- $50/night per person for lodging at our Eastpoint Lodge: lodge can accommodate up to 11 hunters (8 person minimum to book the entire Eastpoint Lodge), call or text Capt. Chris for booking info 850-251-8650
- Everyone participating in the duck hunt must sign our Liability Waiver
- Common tipping rate is 20-25%
- Duck cleaning: $3.00 per bird (click here)
- Add 3% if paying balance with anything other than cash (cash is preferred)
Only veterans and members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers, coots and common gallinules (moorhens).
Veterans and active military may be accompanied by a person who is not a veteran or active-duty service member (i.e. hunting guide), however, the person accompanying the hunter may not harvest or attempt to harvest waterfowl. If non-veteran/non-active military guests plan to accompany hunt participants to assist with activities such as setting out decoys, calling, and retrieving harvested ducks, they must have a hunting license and required permits.
Bag and possession limits for each species are the same as the regular season. All shotguns must be plugged to a 3-shell capacity, and only nontoxic (steel, iron, bismuth-tin, tungsten-alloy) shot maybe be used or in your possession.
Hunters are required to have a hunting license, migratory bird permit, Florida Waterfowl permit and Federal Duck Stamp to participate during this special weekend.
What to bring:
Waders (or rubber boots if you do not own waders) and camo clothing for both cool and warm weather
Steel Shot (Sizes #2, #3, and #4 are the best shells for Florida)
12 or 20 gauge shotgun with a modified or full choke
MUST have all 4 of the following to duck hunt in Florida:
- Florida hunting license
- Florida waterfowl permit
- Florida migratory permit (HIP)
- Federal Duck Stamp
- Visit gooutdoorsflorida.com or download the MyFWC app to purchase licenses, permits, & stamps.