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Old July 10, 2013, 05:51 PM   #26
Staff In Memoriam
Join Date: October 31, 2007
Location: Western Florida panhandle
Posts: 11,069
Here is the email I got back after the Fl. FWC how they interpreted the legality of carrying while fishing etc... I expressly asked if they felt this allowed concealed carry and/or open carry...

The FWCC adheres to Florida Statutes in reference to carrying of firearms. In order to carry a concealed firearm you must have a concealed carry permit/license. You may carry a firearm while hunting, fishing, or camping or going to or returning from hunting, fishing, or camping.


F.S. 790.25(3)(h) A person engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition; (Lawful uses)

F.S. 790.06 (1) The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is authorized to issue licenses to carry concealed weapons or concealed firearms to persons qualified as provided in this section. Each such license must bear a color photograph of the licensee. For the purposes of this section, concealed weapons or concealed firearms are defined as a handgun, electronic weapon or device, tear gas gun, knife, or billie, but the term does not include a machine gun as defined in s. 790.001(9). Such licenses shall be valid throughout the state for a period of 7 years from the date of issuance. Any person in compliance with the terms of such license may carry a concealed weapon or concealed firearm notwithstanding the provisions of s. 790.01. The licensee must carry the license, together with valid identification, at all times in which the licensee is in actual possession of a concealed weapon or firearm and must display both the license and proper identification upon demand by a law enforcement officer. Violations of the provisions of this subsection shall constitute a noncriminal violation with a penalty of $25, payable to the clerk of the court. (concealed carry)

Lt. Gary Tolbert

Staff Lieutenant

Northwest Region

Panama City Beach Office

6703 W. U.S. Hwy 98

Panama City FL 32407
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