Florida Hunter Safety Course


Unprotected Animals and Birds

Hunting of these species does not require a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Muscovey Duck

Muscovey Duck

Typically mainly black and white, with red skin on the face. These domestic ducks are found mainly in and around urban and suburban lakes and ponds. Muscovey ducks can be extremely prolific. Local populations, if uncontrolled, can increase dramatically in a short time. As a result, controversies frequently arise between citizens who enjoy the birds and those who consider the ducks a nuisance.


Rock Dove (Pigeon)


Most often dark gray head and iridescent neck and dark bars on wings. Lives in cities, parks, bridges, and steep cliffs. Male and female make a "coo-coo" sound when breeding. They nest on building ledges, rafters and barn beams and lay one to two white eggs.


Source: FWC Hunter Education Program