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Dove Club permits go on sale July 1

News Release

Monday, June 21, 2010

Media contact: Office of Licensing & Permitting, 850-488-3641

Six special-opportunity dove fields will be open to the public this season through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's special-opportunity Dove Club Program.

Beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT) July 1, sportsmen can apply for Dove Club permits online at license.myfwc.com or by submitting a completed Special-Opportunity Dove Club Permit Worksheet to any county tax collector's office or authorized license agent.  There is no cost to apply.  Worksheets are available at MyFWC.com/Hunting under "Limited Entry Hunts."

Dove Club permits will be issued by random drawing from applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) July 19.

The permit allows one adult and one youth (under age 16) to participate in all scheduled hunts (up to eight days) for a designated dove field.  These Saturday half-day hunts cost $150 and enable both the permit holder and youth to each take a daily bag limit of birds. Successful applicants must purchase their permits by Aug. 9. Any permits left unsold after the deadline will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT) Aug. 12.  The deadline to purchase leftover Dove Club permits is Aug. 23.

The six special-opportunity dove fields are:

  • Allapattah Flats WMA in Martin County,
  • Caravelle Ranch (Putnam County),
  • Combs Farm Public Small-game Hunting Area (PSGHA) (Baker County),
  • Hilochee WMA (Lake County),
  • North Newberry PSGHA (Alachua County) and
  • Frog Pond (Miami-Dade County).

Dove hunting opportunities are in high demand, and these special hunts provide the perfect social setting for friends and family to hunt together.  And hunters who purchase these season-long permits save more than half the cost of buying individual daily dove permits for the season.

Daily dove permits cost $35 and enable one adult and one youth (under age 16) to hunt together on one half-day hunt but allow only one bag limit of birds between the two hunters.  Applications for daily dove permits will be accepted Aug. 24 - Sept. 7.

For more information on these great public land dove hunting opportunities, click on MyFWC.com/Dove.



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