Special-Opportunity Hunts

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled some special hunting opportunities for sportsmen. These special-opportunity hunts make available large areas with lots of game and low hunter quotas and provide excellent opportunities to bag trophy deer, wild hogs, quail, wild turkeys or doves. Hunters looking for a truly "special" hunt with a high chance of seeing and bagging game should look no further.

If this type of hunting sounds exciting to you, read on for application and permit information.

Deer, Hog, Quail and Turkey Hunts

Typically the demand for the deer, hog, quail and turkey hunts is greater than the number of slots available, so a random drawing is conducted to select hunters. Hunters can submit as many applications as they want, and many hunters increase their chances by submitting several applications for their dream hunt. There is a $5 non-refundable application fee that must be submitted with each separate application.

Successful applicants will be mailed an invoice with a deadline for purchasing their special-opportunity permit. If the selected applicant does not purchase the special-opportunity permit by the deadline, the FWC will offer the permit to another randomly selected applicant.

 

Special-opportunity Dove Hunts

Quality dove hunting opportunities are in high demand, but are often hard to find. That's why the FWC is proud of its successful efforts to deliver great dove hunting opportunities at sites throughout the state. Learn how to obtain a dove hunt permit.

 

Special Opportunity Turkey Hunts

Looking for that Outstanding Gobbler? Our Special Opportunity Turkey Hunts are designed to provide an exceptionally high-quality turkey hunting experience.

These hunts receive their "special" status because they are held on large areas of public land with a limited number of hunters allowed. This reduces the likelihood of disturbance from other hunters and provides an added measure of safety.

Most importantly, the areas' habitat, management activities, restricted hunt periods, low hunting pressure and relatively high turkey populations provide hunters ample chance to see, hear and harvest an adult gobbler.



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