Fish | Hunt FL 4+
The Official FWC Mobile App
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Designed for iPad
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is pleased to announce the release of a new, cutting edge iPhone app that will empower anglers and hunters during their outdoor fishing and hunting activities in Florida. The new app is user friendly, and allows visitors to purchase their fishing or hunting licenses online, access regulations, pull up a copy of the user's current licenses, and use geo-locating tools to maximize a customerís recreational experience. Upon free download, users may purchase and download licenses and permits directly from their smartphone, determine sunrise and sunset time based on GPS location, access NOAA seas and weather information, and more! The Florida FWC has been a national agency leader in providing customers and visitors with the most robust technologies and systems to increase awareness and conservation amongst the natural resources community, opening up channels to customers to promote Florida's outdoors and preserve the sport of fishing and hunting.
In this update, we have focused on fixing bugs and making general improvements to enhance your experience.
Ratings and Reviews
One Major Flaw!
This is great for license convenience!!! Most of the other functions work well and are very useful. However, the sunrise and sunset feature has a major flaw in my opinion. Please add a feature to allow us to choose a location for sunrise and sunset!!!! The problem is that you have to have your "Location Services" on to find out what time the sunrise or sunset is. Most of the time, I'm trying to find this information for another location!!!! I'm not hunting or fishing in my house or at work!!!! I'm going to travel to another part of the state and I need to know what time the sunrise is at THAT location!!!! Florida and Georgia use basically the same app, so hopefully a change to one would carry over to the other app. I live in Florida, but I'm going to Georgia tonight and I need to know what time the sunrise will be in north Georgia tomorrow!!!! Others may be flying in to South Florida for a fishing trip and want to know what time the sunrise and sunset will be...
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the Sunrise/Sunset suggestion. The ability to set your location is a feature included in the latest release. Check it out!
Great app.. BUT....
Excellent app that I use, while fishing, for accessing licensing information and records, as well as tide and seas information. However, many features are not accessible when you are offshore, fishing, in an area without cellular coverage. So, when you're out in the reef, you do not have access to fish ID pictures from the linked fishing handbook, license information and size/quota information. These would be very convenient to have actually downloaded into a user's phone, for offshore retrieval. Additionally, the app would benefit greatly by having a fish identification library with large photos, rather than only relying on the small bitmaps in the linked regulation pamphlets...
Great usage and potential, fix text bugs
Love having my license stored. I wish there was an offline mode to store a recent copy of fishing regulations, etc.. Also when the app pulls data from the website some pages do not display correctly. (I’m on iphone 6+ running ios 11.2.6 for bug reporting purposes)
After looking through other reviews for this app, one mentioning formatting errors from 3 years ago. It would be nice to see this issue fixed as navigating fishing regulations is too difficult. Luckily there is the workaround with the ‘view full website’ button but at that point it’s much easier to just navigate the website from your own browser of choice and not from within the confines of the app window.
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- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
- 190.1 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
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