Military (Hunting and Fishing)

Military Gold Sportsman’s License
Provides low-cost sportsman license to active or retired members of the Armed Forces who are Florida residents.

Any Florida resident who is an active or retired member of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Armed Forces Reserve, the Florida National Guard, the United States Coast Guard or the United States Coast Guard Reserve is eligible to purchase the Military Gold Sportsman’s License upon submission of a current military identification card and military orders showing that you are stationed in Florida (active members) or a Florida Driver’s License and a U.S. Armed Force ID card stating retired.

The Military Gold Sportsman’s License includes hunting, saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing licenses; and deer, wildlife management area, archery, muzzle-loading gun, crossbow, turkey and Florida waterfowl, snook and lobster permits.

It does not include tarpon tags or the federal duck stamp.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) offers the license to active duty and retired military that are stationed in Florida or claim Florida as their primary residence. The reduced-fee annual license ($20) offers the same privileges as the traditional Gold Sportsman’s License ($100). Military Gold Sportsman’s Licenses can only be purchased at a County Tax Collector’s Office