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No, I believe as long as you are only hunting with your bow all you will need is the archery permit. Just remember to look at the regulations for what is allowable to shoot. I believe once the archery season is out you can no longer shoot does.

http://myfwc.com/hunting/wma/2007-08/Northwest/Blackwater.pdf

Take a look at this and it will let you know what is good and what is not.
 

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Thanks for clearing that up James. I wasn't sure about a specific crossbow seasonand thought you could still bow hunt during the first muzzleloading season. Glad you caught it because I damn sure don't want to be responsible for getting someone in trouble. I know you can bow hunt during regular gun season though. You just have to follow the same rules as far as what you can shoot.
 

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imkilroy (11/11/2007)Even on private land you cannot use a bow during early muzzleloader season.
The followingis for private lands only. When hunting WMA's you need to get the WMA brochure for the individual WMA you will be hunting. This is straight from the manual found here http://myfwc.com/hunting/pdf/0708FLHunt_web2.pdf

"Hunting methods: Only muzzleloading guns, bows and crossbows may be used. For hunting deer, muzzleloading guns firing single bullets must be at least .40-caliber, and muzzleloading guns firing two or more balls must be 20-gauge or larger. Crossbows and bows must have a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds. Hand-held releases on bows are allowed."

I read it a few times and can't find anything saying no bows during early muzzy season. My understanding is that you CAN hunt all season on private land with a bow.

Again, for WMA's please check the individual brochure found here http://myfwc.com/hunting/wma/WMA_RegionMaps0708.htm
 

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You are correct Willhunt4food. It seem's they have changed the rule since they brought it in a crossbow season. Instead of an early "muzzleloader" season for muzzleloader's only in Novemberand a late season "primitive weapons" season for muzzleloader's and bow's in February. It is all just "muzzleloader" with the same regulation's in both phase's. My bad, thank's for catching that.
 
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