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To be legal, you will need written permission from the actual property owner to be able to hunt on the land. I have run in to this before, and just recently asked the game warden about this very topic. You are supposed to have the written letter on your person when hunting. Hope this helps.
 

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Florida Statute 810.09 states:


810.09 Trespass on property other than structure or conveyance.--

(1)(a)A person who, without being authorized, licensed, or invited, willfully enters upon or remains in any property other than a structure or conveyance:

1.As to which notice against entering or remaining is given, either by actual communication to the offender or by <U>posting, fencing, or cultivation</U> as described in s. 810.011; or

2.If the property is the unenclosed curtilage of a dwelling and the offender enters or remains with the intent to commit an offense thereon, other than the offense of trespass,

commits the offense of trespass on property other than a structure or conveyance

If the property isn't posted, fenced, or cultivation then you are not trespassing and can hunt it.
 

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Only if you are willing to risk a felony.



From the Florida hunting regulations hand book.

¦ Shooting or propelling potentially lethal projectiles over or across

private land without authorization in order to take game is considered

criminal trespassing and is a felony.







Florida Statute 810.09 states:





810.09 Trespass on property other than structure or conveyance.--



(1)(a) A person who, without being authorized, licensed, or invited, willfully enters upon or remains in any property other than a structure or conveyance:



1. As to which notice against entering or remaining is given, either by actual communication to the offender or by posting, fencing, or cultivation as described in s. 810.011; or



2. If the property is the unenclosed curtilage of a dwelling and the offender enters or remains with the intent to commit an offense thereon, other than the offense of trespass,



commits the offense of trespass on property other than a structure or conveyance




If the property isn't posted, fenced, or cultivation then you are not trespassing and can hunt it.


The only thing that would be legal under this statute is trespass and trespass only. If you read the bold type it specifically states if you are there to do anything other than simply trespass you are committing a crime.
 

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As long as the property isn't posted, fenced, or cultivation than no crime is committed. The trespass by projectile statutes refers to shooting onto property that is posted, fenced, or cultivation. And the bold part you were refering to deals with unenclosed curtilage of a dwelling.
 

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kman (2/7/2010)As long as the property isn't posted, fenced, or cultivation than no crime is committed. The trespass by projectile statutes refers to shooting onto property that is posted, fenced, or cultivation. And the bold part you were refering to deals with unenclosed curtilage of a dwelling.
You're gonna get this guy in jail. Please re-read the WHOLE statute. It's a felony. When it says "except as provided for in this subsection," you should read that subsection. It means that the previous simple definition of misdemeanor trespassis not applicable. Otherwise, the trespass-by-projectile statute would be meaningless, since the first section clearly refers to a person vs. projectile. Go hunt on someone's un-posted lease without permission and shoot a deer. See if you don't wind up in jail when they call FWC.You have to have authorization to hunt, not a lack of warning. :doh

Seriously... you guysthink you can legally hunt on any piece of property in Florida without a No Trespassing sign? We always left the signs off of our property as a courtesy, so the neighbors didn't think we're unfriendly. Never minded somebody walking through the woods, as long as they follow the law and don't shoot any thing/one. Apparently, since no one reads the laws, I should put those signs up :banghead And you wonder why neighborliness has gone out the window.

(h)Any person who in taking or attempting to take any animal described in s. 379.101(19) or (20), or in killing, attempting to kill, or endangering any animal described in s. 585.01(13) knowingly propels or causes to be propelled any potentially lethal projectile over or across private land without authorization commits trespass, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. For purposes of this paragraph, the term "potentially lethal projectile" includes any projectile launched from any firearm, bow, crossbow, or similar tensile device. This section does not apply to any governmental agent or employee acting within the scope of his or her official duties.
 

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Well no need to argue with ya, but the felony trespassing does not apply. The staute used above was created so you could not shoot game from an area that you could legally be over or across land that is posted, fenced, or cultivation.I have read the entire trespassing statute and it seems pretty clear.I do think that Florida should have a better trespassing law, like Alabama, but they don't. I'm not saying its right to do it, just that it's legal. If you are in doubt about a hunting law, then call the Fish and Game at 1-800-404-3922 or go to there website at myfwc.com.
 
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