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    I've been told and heard several times that hunting in the water at Florida state parks is illegal.
    But I can not find the law, or ordinance that actually puts this in writing.
    Does anyone know what law or statute says water hunting in state parks is not allowed?
    Where can it be found?
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    Found this page...

    https://www.floridastateparks.org/plan-your-visit/faqs

    This is in the page regarding metal detecting...

    Can I use my metal detector in Florida State Parks?
    The use of metal detectors is allowed in certain designated areas in Florida State Parks. Metal detectors may be used at coastal parks between the waterline and toe of the dune, as determined by the Park Manager, except at archaeological sites within the zone. Metal detectors may also be used during authorized archaeological research projects, and to recover lost personal items, with supervision of a park staff member. Please check with the park of your choice for special details and arrangements.
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    The web page noted does not address being permitted, or not permitted to metal detect in the water of coastal parks, and does not cite and law or statute.
    So, my question still remains. Can anyone help answer this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snorkel View Post
    The web page noted does not address being permitted, or not permitted to metal detect in the water of coastal parks, and does not cite and law or statute.
    So, my question still remains. Can anyone help answer this?
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    Cant you contact parks and recreation or land management, I think the worst they would do is ask you to leave

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    If there is a state salvage lease you still canít detect in the water, only from mean low tide to the dune.
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    All the parks have different rules, it is up to the Park Manager. Sebastian... Dunes to the water line. Fort Clinch...used to be yes now No. Fort Matanzas...No. Fort Desoto and surrounding Islands...No. Sebastian is strictly enforced, they have spotter planes and people on the beach, if you detect in the water you will be arrested. When I ask I always include in the conversation that we pick up all the trash we come across. Florida knows where the booty is and almost all the hot spots are closed either conservation, wilderness areas, preserves, parks, wildlife areas, Refuge.....whatever... to keep you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipperfla View Post
    All the parks have different rules, it is up to the Park Manager. Sebastian... Dunes to the water line. Fort Clinch...used to be yes now No. Fort Matanzas...No. Fort Desoto and surrounding Islands...No. Sebastian is strictly enforced, they have spotter planes and people on the beach, if you detect in the water you will be arrested. When I ask I always include in the conversation that we pick up all the trash we come across. Florida knows where the booty is and almost all the hot spots are closed either conservation, wilderness areas, preserves, parks, wildlife areas, Refuge.....whatever... to keep you out.
    "Fort Desoto and surrounding Islands" - must obtain permission.
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    I agree....... they seem to have different rules......more so the inland ones, but the parks are different. I also agree..... if you want a confirmation .... talk to the park manager of the park you want to hunt or call FWA. I wouldnt try the ..... its better to ask forgiveness than permission..... FWA rangers like their jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snorkel View Post
    I've been told and heard several times that hunting in the water at Florida state parks is illegal.
    But I can not find the law, or ordinance that actually puts this in writing.
    Does anyone know what law or statute says water hunting in state parks is not allowed?
    Where can it be found?
    Snorkel, I know you're asking for the specific law or ordinance restricting detecting in the water in Florida State Parks. It's not easy to find it.

    I looked here...

    https://www.flrules.org/default.asp

    to try and find the specific Florida Administrative Code without much luck.

    I found this page...

    https://legalbeagle.com/7219970-flor...detecting.html

    that states, "Metal detecting in Florida is governed by the State Laws of Antiquities, established by the Federal Archaeological Resource Preservation Act of 1979".
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