Florida Snipe Hunting

Contrary to popular belief, the snipe is a real bird as well as one of the finest upland hunts in existence. There aren’t many snipe hunters out there as snipe hunting was banned between 1941 and 1953 due to a massive decline in the population from market hunting. It is believed that because of this most hunters lost interest in the bird, and did not pass down the snipe hunting tradition. In recent years more waterfowlers and wingshooters have rediscovered this little marsh bird as its population is very healthy. A lot of snipe spend their winters in the swamps and wetlands in South Florida. They use their long flexible beaks to poke around in the mud for grubs, worms, insects, crustaceans, and plant matter to eat. They hold tight to sparse cover and take off fast and fly low in a zig zag pattern. It is not uncommon to flush 100+ birds per day, but shooting a limit is a challenge for even the most seasoned wingshooters. Bring your boots, your hiking legs, and your iron lung as Everglades snipe hunting consists of a lot of walking through the kind of country that as kids our mothers told us to stay away from.

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Snipe Hunting Season

Snipe are migratory birds and are regulated federally. Snipe season usually runs November 1 - February 15. Current Florida migratory bird season dates and regulations can be found here.


Find out which licenses and permits are required and purchase them here.

What To Bring

  • Shotgun (we can supply a shotgun if you do not have one)

  • Shotgun Shells

  • Light Weight Clothing

  • Waterproof Boots

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Hearing Protection

  • Upland Vest

  • Camelbak (water bladder)

  • Thermacell

  • Headlamp