The Military Gold Sportsmans License is an annual reduced-fee license offered to active duty or retired military members. The license includes:

  • Saltwater and Freshwater fishing
  • Hunting
  • And the following permits:
  • Deer
  • Wildlife management area
  • Archery
  • Muzzle-loading gun
  • Crossbow
  • Turkey
  • Florida waterfowl
  • Snook
  • Lobster

The license does not include tarpon tags, alligator trapping permits, limited entry hunt permits, migratory bird permits or the Federal duck stamp.

Eligibility for the Military Gold Sportsmans license includes all active duty military personnel who are Florida residents who can provide a current Military ID card and a Florida driver license or non-residents who can show military orders that they are stationed in Florida. Florida resident retired military personnel may show a current Red or Blue Military ID card and proof of Florida residency.

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 additional information.