Limited Entry Hunt Application Periods and Deadlines

2018/2019 Season Applications Dates

All application periods begin at 10 a.m. (ET) on the first day of the application period and run through midnight on the last day. Worksheets and further information regarding these hunts is available under each section and on the Limited Entry Hunts webpage.

Statewide Alligator Harvest Permits

Phase I Applications           5/18/2018 – 5/28/2018

Phase I Authorizations and Lottery – between 5/29/2018 and 5/30/2018

Phase I Results Posted by 5/30/2018

Phase II Applications         6/1/2018 – 6/11/2018

Phase II Authorization and Lottery – between 6/12/2018 and 6/13/2018

Phase II Results Posted by 6/13/2018

Phase III Applications         6/15/2018 – 6/25/2018

Phase III Authorization and Lottery – between 6/26/2018 and 6/27/2018

Phase III Results Posted by 6/27/2018

Phase IV Leftovers             6/28/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

         

Dove Hunts  

Special-Opportunity Dove Club             

Phase I Applications           7/6/2018 –  7/16/2018

Phase I Claim Deadline        7/30/2018

Phase II Leftovers              8/3/2018 – 8/13/2018

Special-Opportunity Daily Dove            

Phase I Applications           8/17/2018 – 8/27/2018

Phase I Claim Deadline        9/10/2018

Phase II Leftovers              9/13/2018 –  until filled or final hunt date
               
Dove Quota - Dupuis and Punta Gorda  

Phase I Applications           8/17/2018 –  8/27/2018

Phase II Leftovers              8/31/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

         

Green Swamp Camping Permits   

Green Swamp Camping - Archery

Phase I Applications           7/27/2018 – 8/6/2018

Phase II Leftovers              8/9/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date
              
Green Swamp Camping - General Gun

Phase I Applications           10/5/2018 – 10/15/2018

Phase II Leftovers              10/18/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date
              
Green Swamp Camping - Small Game

Phase I Applications           12/1/2018 – 12/10/2018

Phase II Leftovers              12/13/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date
              
Green Swamp Camping - Spring Turkey

Phase I Applications           1/4/2019 – 1/14/2019

Phase II Leftovers              1/17/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
              
Green Swamp Camping - Fishing and Frogging

Phase I Applications           2/1/2019 – 2/11/2019

Phase II Leftovers              2/14/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
              
Green Swamp Camping - Wild Hog

Phase I Applications           7/27/2018 – 8/6/2018

Phase II Leftovers              8/9/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date


              
National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Permits                   

Lake Woodruff Archery               

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Permit Claim Deadline       7/27/2018

Phase II Leftovers             8/2/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lake Woodruff Muzzleloading               

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Permit Claim Deadline       7/27/2018

Phase II Leftovers             8/2/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date
 
Lower Suwannee
              

Immediate Issuance          5/15/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Merritt Island Archery                

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Permit Claim Deadline       7/27/2018

Phase II Leftovers             8/2/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date
 
Merritt Island Waterfowl
             

Phase I Applications          9/14/2018 – 9/24/2018

Permit Claim Deadline        10/8/2018

Phase II Leftovers             10/11/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Archery            

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Permit Claim Deadline        7/27/2018

Phase II Leftovers             8/2/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks General Gun               

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Permit Claim Deadline       7/27/2018

Phase II Leftovers             8/2/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date
 
St. Marks Mobility Impaired
                 

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Permit Claim Deadline       7/27/2018

Phase II Leftovers             8/2/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date
 
St. Marks Spring Turkey
             

Phase I Applications          11/1/2018 – 11/30/2018

Permit Claim Deadline       1/4/2019

Phase II Leftovers             1/10/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Vincent Sambar Deer            

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Permit Claim Deadline       7/27/2018

Phase II Leftovers             8/2/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Vincent White-Tailed Archery and Primitive Weapons               

Immediate Issuance          7/12/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date


                 
Quota Hunt Permits           

Airboat Quota                 

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Phase II Applications         6/22/2018 – 7/2/2018

Phase III Leftovers            7/5/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             7/5/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 


Archery Quota
       

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Phase II Applications         6/22/2018 – 7/2/2018

Phase III Leftovers            7/5/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             7/5/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Family Quota         

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Phase II Applications         6/22/2018 – 7/2/2018

Phase III Leftovers            7/5/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             7/5/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


General Gun Quota          

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Phase II Applications         6/22/2018 – 7/2/2018

Phase III Leftovers            7/5/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active            7/5/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Mobility Impaired Quota            

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Phase II Applications         6/22/2018 – 7/2/2018

Phase III Leftovers            7/5/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             7/5/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Muzzleloading Quota                  

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Phase II Applications         6/22/2018 – 7/2/2018

Phase III Leftovers            7/5/2018– until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             7/5/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Quail Quota           

Phase I Applications          11/30/2018 – 12/10/2018

Phase II Applications         12/14/2018 – 12/24/2018

Phase III Leftovers            12/27/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             12/27/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Spring Turkey Quota        

Phase I Applications          11/1/2018 – 11/30/2018

Phase II Applications         12/7/2018 – 12/17/2018

Phase III Leftovers            12/20/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             12/20/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Track Quota 

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Phase II Applications         6/22/2018 – 7/2/2018

Phase III Leftovers            7/5/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             7/5/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Wild Hog Quota               

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Phase II Applications         6/22/2018 – 7/2/2018

Phase III Leftovers            7/5/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             7/5/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Youth Quota          

Phase I Applications          5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Phase II Applications         6/22/2018 – 7/2/2018

Phase III Leftovers            7/5/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             7/5/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Youth Spring Turkey Quota                  

Phase I Applications          11/1/2018 – 11/30/2018

Phase II Applications         12/7/2018 – 12/17/2018

Phase III Leftovers            12/20/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             12/20/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

 


Peregrine Falcon Permits Adobe PDF

Phase I Applications          5/1/2018 - 5/10/2018

 


Recreational Use Permits             

Flint Rock              

Phase I Renewals              4/15/2018 – 5/15/2018

Phase II Applications         5/21/2018 – 6/1/2018

Permit Claim Deadline        6/15/2018

Phase III Leftovers            6/21/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Grove Park            

Phase I Renewals              4/15/2018 – 5/15/2018

Phase II Applications         5/21/2018 – 6/1/2018

Permit Claim Deadline        6/15/2018

Phase III Leftovers            6/21/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Gulf Hammock                

Phase I Renewals              4/15/2018 – 5/15/2018

Phase II Leftovers             6/21/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date



Special Opportunity Hunt Permits           

Special Opportunity Fall             

Phase I Applications                   5/15/2018 – 6/15/2018

Round 1 Permit Claim Deadline    7/23/2018

Round 2 Permit Claim Deadline    8/31/2018

Round 3 Permit Claim Deadline    Until filled or the final hunt date

Special Opportunity Spring Turkey                 

Phase I Applications                   11/1/2018 – 11/30/2018

Round 1 Permit Pickup Deadline   1/7/2019

Round 2 Permit Pickup Deadline   2/11/2019

Round 3 Permit Pickup Deadline   Until filled or the final hunt date



Babcock Ranch Preserve             

Phase I Renewals & Down Payment        4/15/2018 – 5/1/2018

Payment Due in Full to FWC                  by 5/15/2018       

Phase II Applications                            5/21/2018 – 6/1/2018

Phase II Claims with Down Payment       6/4/2018 – 6/15/2018

Payment Due in Full to FWC                  by 6/29/2018       

Phase III Leftovers                               7/2/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Payment Due in Full to FWC                  Within two weeks of down payment  

     

Waterfowl and Snipe Hunts                   

September Special Early Duck Permits

Phase I Applications          8/3/2018 – 8/13/2018

Phase II Applications         8/17/2018 – 8/27/2018

Phase III Leftovers            8/30/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             8/30/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 


Regular Season Waterfowl Permits – Period A

Phase I Applications          9/14/2018 – 9/24/2018

Phase II Applications         9/28/2018 – 10/8/2018

Phase III Leftovers           10/11/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active            10/11/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Regular Season Waterfowl Permits – Period B   

Phase I Applications          10/19/2018 – 10/29/2018

Phase II Applications         11/2/2018– 11/12/2018

Phase III Leftovers            11/15/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             11/15/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Regular Season Waterfowl Permits – Period C   

Phase I Applications          11/23/2018 – 12/3/2018

Phase II Applications         12/7/2018 – 12/17/2018

Phase III Leftovers            12/20/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             12/20/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Youth Waterfowl Permits   

Phase I Applications          9/28/2018 – 10/8/2018

Phase II Applications         10/12/2018 – 10/22/2018

Phase III Leftovers            10/25/2018 – until filled or the final hunt date

Return Link Active             10/25/2018 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

 



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