National Wildlife Refuges

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issues permits for recreational hunting on several U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges in Florida.

Permit application worksheets and information are available on our Limited Entry Hunts website.

Wildlife Refuge Regulations and Information:

Note:

Although the FWC issues permits for refuge hunts, we do not manage these hunts.  Please contact the refuges for information about hunting regulations and permit requirements for these hunts.



FWC Facts:
The average Florida manatee is about 10 ft. long and close to 1,200 lbs. They can reach up to 13 ft. and 3,500 lbs. Calves are 3-4 ft. long & weigh 60-70 lbs. at birth.

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