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Limited Entry Hunt Application Periods and Deadlines

2019/2020 Season Applications Dates

All application periods open at 10 a.m. Eastern on the first day of the application period listed and available through 11:59 p.m. on the final day.  Worksheets and further details about these hunts are available under each section below.

Statewide Alligator Harvest Permits

  • Phase I Applications           5/17/2019 – 5/27/2019
  • Phase I Authorizations and Lottery – between 5/28/2019 and 5/30/2019
  • Phase I Results Posted by 5/30/2019
  • Phase II Applications         5/31/2019 – 6/10/2019
  • Phase II Authorization and Lottery – between 6/11/2019 and 6/13/2019
  • Phase II Results Posted by 6/13/2019
  • Phase III Applications         6/14/2019 – 6/24/2019
  • Phase III Authorization and Lottery – between 6/25/2019 and 6/26/2019
  • Phase III Results Posted by 6/26/2019
  • Phase IV Leftovers             6/27/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Dove Hunts 

Special-Opportunity Dove Club

  • Phase I Applications           TBD
  • Phase I Claim Deadline       TBD
  • Phase II Leftovers              TBD

Special-Opportunity Daily Dove

  • Phase I Applications          TBD
  • Phase I Claim Deadline      TBD
  • Phase II Leftovers             TBD

Dove Quota - Dupuis and Punta Gorda

  • Phase I Applications          TBD
  • Phase II Leftovers             TBD

Green Swamp Camping Permits

Green Swamp Camping - Archery/General Gun

  • Phase I Applications           7/26/2019 – 8/5/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers              8/8/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date              

Green Swamp Camping - Wild Hog

  • Phase I Applications           7/26/2019 – 8/5/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers              8/8/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping - Small Game

  • Phase I Applications           12/6/2019 – 12/16/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers              12/19/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping - Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications           1/3/2020 – 1/13/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers              1/16/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping - Fishing and Frogging

  • Phase I Applications           1/31/2020 – 2/10/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers              2/13/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Permits         

Lake Woodruff Archery

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline       7/22/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers             7/25/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lake Woodruff Muzzleloading

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline       7/22/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers             7/25/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lake Woodruff Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications           11/1/2019 – 11/30/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers              12/5/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lower Suwannee

  • Immediate Issuance          5/15/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Merritt Island Archery            

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline       7/22/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers             7/25/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Merritt Island Waterfowl

  • Phase I Applications          9/13/2019 – 9/23/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline        10/7/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers             10/10/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Archery

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline       7/22/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers             7/25/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks General Gun

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline       7/22/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers             7/25/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Mobility-Impaired

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline       7/22/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers             7/25/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications          11/1/2019 – 11/30/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline       1/6/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             1/9/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Vincent Sambar Deer

  • Applications not available for 2019.

St. Vincent White-Tailed Deer

  • Immediate Issuance          7/11/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Quota Hunt Permits  

Airboat Quota

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         6/21/2019 – 7/1/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            7/3/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             7/3/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Archery Quota

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         6/21/2019 – 7/1/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            7/3/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             7/3/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Family Quota

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         6/21/2019 – 7/1/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            7/3/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             7/3/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

General Gun Quota

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         6/21/2019 – 7/1/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            7/3/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             7/3/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Mobility Impaired Quota

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         6/21/2019 – 7/1/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            7/3/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             7/3/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Muzzleloading Quota

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         6/21/2019 – 7/1/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            7/3/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             7/3/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Quail Quota

  • Phase I Applications          11/29/2019 – 12/9/2019
  • Phase II Applications         12/13/2019 – 12/23/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            12/26/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             12/26/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Spring Turkey Quota

  • Phase I Applications          11/1/2019 – 11/30/2019
  • Phase II Applications         12/6/2019 – 12/16/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            12/19/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             12/19/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Track Quota

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         6/21/2019 – 7/1/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            7/3/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             7/3/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Wild Hog Quota

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         6/21/2019 – 7/1/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            7/3/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             7/3/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Youth Quota

  • Phase I Applications          5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         6/21/2019 – 7/1/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            7/3/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             7/3/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Youth Spring Turkey Quota

  • Phase I Applications          11/1/2019 – 11/30/2019
  • Phase II Applications         12/6/2019 – 12/16/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            12/19/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             12/19/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Peregrine Falcon Permits

Phase I Applications          5/1/2019 - 5/10/2019

Recreational Use Permits             

Flint Rock              

  • Phase I Renewals              4/15/2019 – 5/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         5/20/2019 – 5/31/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline        6/14/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            6/20/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Grove Park            

  • Phase I Renewals              4/15/2019 – 5/15/2019
  • Phase II Applications         5/20/2019 – 5/31/2019
  • Permit Claim Deadline        6/14/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            6/20/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Gulf Hammock                

  • Phase I Renewals              4/15/2019 – 5/15/2019
  • Phase II Leftovers             6/20/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date

Special-Opportunity Hunt Permits

Special-Opportunity Fall

  • Phase I Applications                   5/15/2019 – 6/15/2019
  • Round 1 Permit Claim Deadline    7/22/2019
  • Round 2 Permit Claim Deadline    8/26/2019
  • Round 3 Permit Claim Deadline    Until filled or the final hunt date

Special-Opportunity Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications                   11/1/2019 – 11/30/2019
  • Round 1 Permit Pickup Deadline   1/6/2020
  • Round 2 Permit Pickup Deadline   2/10/2020
  • Round 3 Permit Pickup Deadline   Until filled or the final hunt date

Babcock Ranch Preserve

  • Phase I Renewals & Down Payment        4/15/2019 – 5/1/2019
  • Payment Due in Full to the FWC by 5/15/2019       
  • Phase II Applications                            5/17/2019 – 5/27/2019
  • Phase II Claims with Down Payment       5/31/2019 – 6/10/2019
  • Payment Due in Full to the FWC by 6/24/2019      
  • Phase III Leftovers                               6/27/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Payment Due in Full to the FWC within two weeks of down payment 

Waterfowl and Snipe Hunts

September Special Early Duck Permits

  • Phase I Applications          8/2/2019 – 8/12/2019
  • Phase II Applications         8/16/2019 – 8/26/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            8/29/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             8/29/2019 (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          9/13/2019 – 9/23/2019
  • Phase II Applications         9/27/2019 – 10/7/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers           10/10/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active            10/10/2019 (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          10/18/2019 – 10/28/2019
  • Phase II Applications         11/1/2019 – 11/11/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            11/14/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             11/14/2019 (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          11/22/2019 – 12/2/2019
  • Phase II Applications         12/6/2019 – 12/16/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            12/19/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             12/19/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Youth Waterfowl Permits

  • Phase I Applications          9/27/2019 – 10/7/2019
  • Phase II Applications         10/11/2019 – 10/21/2019
  • Phase III Leftovers            10/24/2019 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             10/24/2019 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule