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Category: Fishing and Hunting
Are there any special pricing, privileges or exemptions available for me when purchasing a fishing or hunting license? This answer has been viewed 3200 times and was last updated on 01/17/2019.
**An appointment is required to process any hunting and fishing license/permit transactions at our Driver License Office located at 904 - 301 Blvd W, Bradenton. Visit taxcollector.com to schedule an appointment. (Our other office locations cannot sell hunting and fishing licenses/permits.)**
Are you active duty or retired military?
Florida residents who are active or retired from the military may be eligible for a Military Gold Sportsman's License, which is a reduced-fee version of what is available to other customers.
Are you disabled?
Any Florida resident is entitled to a license without a fee provided they are certified by one of the following to be totally and permanently disabled:
The United States Railroad Retirement Board,
Any branch of the United States Armed Forces,
The United States Social Security Administration,
Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Worker's Compensation,
State of Florida Department of Veterans Affairs,
An order from a Judge of Compensation Claims, or
The United States Veterans Administration.
You must print the Disabled Resident’s Hunting/Fishing License Application and mail or fax it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. You may also apply online at www.MyFWC.com/ada. Upon approval of your application, you will be issued a 5-year license (2-year if certified by Social Security Administration), which must be printed from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website at www.MyFWC.com/ada. (Note: This does not cover a Federal Duck Stamp, which must be purchased at the Post Office or online at www.MyFWC.com, if desired.)
Are you a senior citizen?
If you are a Florida resident 65 years of age, you are entitled to fish or hunt without a license, provided you are not fishing for commercial purposes and you carry proof of age and residency with you (for example, your Florida driver license). This privilege does not include a Federal Duck Stamp, which must be purchased at the Post Office or online at www.MyFWC.com, if desired.