Red snapper season open this weekend – Pensacola News Journal
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Another chance to harvest red snapper
Most anglers probably already know, but red snapper season will be open this Friday and Saturday in Florida state waters.
It will open again for three days later this month (Nov. 25-27) to give anglers an opportunity to harvest red snapper during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The November days were added after a request from Gov. Rick Scott due to bad weather keeping anglers off the water in September.
Florida state waters in the Gulf of Mexico are from shore to nine nautical miles out and are managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Federal waters extend from where state waters end, out to about 200 nautical miles and are managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries.
The second phase of the mourning and white-winged dove season will be from this coming Saturday November 12 through December 5. The third and final phase will be from December 12 to January 15.
Shooting hours for migratory game birds in the second and third phases is one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. The current bag limit is 15 doves per day with a possession limit of 45.
Unless exempt, all hunters, regardless of where they will be hunting dove, must possess a valid Florida hunting license and a Florida migratory bird permit which can be added to your license for no additional charge.
If you don’t have a private location to hunt and would like to