Military personnel who are stationed in Florida can show their military orders and a current military ID. Florida residents who can show military orders that they are not stationed in Florida and home on leave for 30 days or less do not need a hunting or freshwater or saltwater fishing license or a Florida waterfowl, deer, turkey, snook, lobster, archery season, crossbow season, muzzle-loading season, or management area permit.

Disabled veterans who can show proof of 100% total and permanent service-connected disability from the US Veterans Affairs or branch of the US Armed Forces may receive a no-fee disability license good for a period of 5 years. This license does include the snook and lobster permits, but does not include the migratory bird permit, Federal duck stamp or tarpon tag.

Also exempt from applying for a hunting or fishing license are any disabled veterans, active duty or reservist (including immediate family members or an assistant), participating in a permitted military or disabled veteran event.

Law enforcement and military personnel are not exempt from completing the Hunter Safety Course, however they are exempt from completing the skills portion of the safety course.

Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife for further license information.