I have a few questions regarding a hunting license, I took the course online and got a 77% on it, now I have no idea what next step to take. At the end of the course it told me that I have to take additional courses, such as how to load and clean a muzzle loading rifle. What the hell? Is that really a requirement, or do I have to learn how to do civil war re-enactments so I can hunt with a damn AR?
Can anyone guide me through the process of getting my hunters license?
and also, do I have to carry 5 round or 10 round mags, and will I just be able to insert a wooden dowel so that only the required amount fit inside?
If you were born before 1976, you don't need to do anything except go buy the licenses. You will need a hunting license and a management area permit if hunting on WMA's.
Check out FWC Licenses
The hunter safety course that you are referring to is in 2 parts: online and at a range.
The range sessions go over different hunting arms (muzzle loader, shotgun and archery). You must shoot each one in a safe manner to complete the course, in addition to some additional lectures.
Semi-automatic rifles can hold no more than 5 rounds in the magazine.
I'm 10 years late to just buy it
So where do I sign up for this range course, I hope to go hunting in a few weeks.
Also, like I asked will I just be able to put in a dowel inside my mag?
You can get the course at a number of area gun clubs. Gateway Rifle and Pistol in Jacksonville offers this.
I believe that there is one at the Osceola range every year too.
And I think with detachable magazines, you need to use a 5 round magazine. I am not 100% sure on this, but I believe it to be true. Go to the FWC web site and download the PDF of hunting rules. It should outline it there.
FWIW: I use a 5 round mag when coyote hunting in Georgia just to keep above the law. You can get the mags fro MidwayUSA. You only need a couple and they're only about $20 if emory servers.