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Limited Entry Hunt Application Periods and Deadlines

2020/2021 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           5/08/2020 – 5/18/2020
  • Phase I Authorizations and Lottery – between 5/19/2020 and 5/20/2020
  • Phase I Results Posted by 5/20/2020
  • Phase II Applications         5/22/2020 – 6/01/2020
  • Phase II Authorization and Lottery – between 6/02/2020 and 6/03/2020
  • Phase II Results Posted by 6/03/2020
  • Phase III Applications         6/05/2020 – 6/15/2020
  • Phase III Authorization and Lottery – between 6/16/2020 and 6/17/2020
  • Phase III Results Posted by 6/17/2020
  • Phase IV Leftovers             6/18/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Dove Hunt Permits 

  • Phase I Applications          8/07/2020 – 8/17/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             8/20/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping Permits

Green Swamp Camping - Archery

  • Phase I Applications           07/31/2020 – 08/10/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers              08/13/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date                

Green Swamp Camping - Wild Hog

  • Phase I Applications           07/31/2020 – 08/10/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers              08/13/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping - General Gun

  • Phase I Applications           10/02/2020 – 10/12/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             10/15/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date   

Green Swamp Camping - Small Game

  • Phase I Applications           12/11/2020 – 12/21/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers              12/24/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping - Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications           01/01/2021 – 01/11/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers              01/14/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping - Fishing and Frogging

  • Phase I Applications           01/29/2021 – 02/08/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers              02/11/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Permits         

Lake Woodruff Archery

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline       07/20/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             07/23/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lake Woodruff Muzzleloading

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline       07/20/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             07/23/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lake Woodruff Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications           11/01/2020 – 11/30/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers              12/03/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lower Suwannee

  • Immediate Issuance          05/15/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Merritt Island Archery            

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline       07/20/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             07/23/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Merritt Island Waterfowl

  • Phase I Applications          09/11/2020 – 09/21/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline        10/05/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             10/08/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Archery

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline       07/20/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             07/23/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks General Gun

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline       07/20/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             07/23/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Mobility-Impaired

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline       07/20/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             07/23/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications          11/01/2020 – 11/30/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline       01/04/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers             01/07/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Vincent Sambar Deer

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline       07/20/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers             07/23/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Vincent White-Tailed Deer

  • Immediate Issuance          07/09/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Quota Hunt Permits  

Airboat Quota

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         06/19/2020 – 06/29/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            07/02/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             07/02/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Archery Quota

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         06/19/2020 – 06/29/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            07/02/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             07/02/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Family Quota

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         06/19/2020 – 06/29/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            07/02/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             07/02/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

General Gun Quota

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         06/19/2020 – 06/29/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            07/02/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             07/02/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Mobility Impaired Quota

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         06/19/2020 – 06/29/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            07/02/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             07/02/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Muzzleloading Quota

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         06/19/2020 – 06/29/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            07/02/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             07/02/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Quail Quota

  • Phase I Applications          11/27/2020 – 12/07/2020
  • Phase II Applications         12/11/2020 – 12/21/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            12/24/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             12/24/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Spring Turkey Quota

  • Phase I Applications          11/01/2020 – 11/30/2020
  • Phase II Applications         12/04/2020 – 12/14/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            12/17/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             12/17/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Track Quota

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         06/19/2020 – 06/29/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            07/02/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             07/02/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Wild Hog Quota

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         06/19/2020 – 06/29/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            07/02/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             07/02/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Youth Quota

  • Phase I Applications          05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         06/19/2020 – 06/29/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            07/02/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             07/02/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Youth Spring Turkey Quota

  • Phase I Applications          11/01/2020 – 11/30/2020
  • Phase II Applications         12/04/2020 – 12/14/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            12/17/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             12/17/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Peregrine Falcon Permits

  • Phase I Applications          05/01/2020 - 05/10/2020

Recreational Use Permits             

Flint Rock              

  • Phase I Renewals              04/15/2020 – 05/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         05/22/2020 – 06/01/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline        06/15/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            06/18/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Grove Park            

  • Phase I Renewals              04/15/2020 – 05/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications         05/22/2020 – 06/01/2020
  • Permit Claim Deadline        06/15/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            06/18/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Gulf Hammock                

  • Phase I Renewals              04/15/2020 – 5/15/2020
  • Phase II Applications          No Permits Available during this phase
  • Phase III Leftovers            06/18/20 - 04/01/21

Special-Opportunity Hunt Permits

Special-Opportunity Fall

  • Phase I Applications                   05/15/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Round 1 Permit Claim Deadline    07/20/2020
  • Round 2 Permit Claim Deadline    08/24/2020
  • Round 3 Permit Claim Deadline    Until filled or the final hunt date

Special-Opportunity Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications                   11/01/2020 – 11/30/2020
  • Round 1 Permit Pickup Deadline   01/04/2021
  • Round 2 Permit Pickup Deadline   2/08/2021
  • Round 3 Permit Pickup Deadline   Until filled or the final hunt date

Babcock Ranch Preserve

  • Phase I Renewals & Down Payment        04/15/2020 – 05/01/2020
  • Payment Due in Full to the FWC by 05/18/2020       
  • Phase II Applications                            05/22/2020 – 06/01/2020
  • Phase II Claims with Down Payment       06/05/2020 – 06/15/2020
  • Payment Due in Full to the FWC by 06/29/2020      
  • Phase III Leftovers                               07/02/2020 – 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          08/07/2020 – 08/17/2020
  • Phase II Applications         08/21/2020 – 08/31/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            09/03/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             09/03/2020 (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          09/11/2020 – 09/21/2020
  • Phase II Applications         09/25/2020 – 10/05/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers           10/08/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active            10/08/2020 (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          10/16/2020 – 10/26/2020
  • Phase II Applications         10/30/2020 – 11/09/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            11/12/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             11/12/2020 (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          11/20/2020 – 11/30/2020
  • Phase II Applications         12/04/2020 – 12/14/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            12/17/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             12/17/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Youth Waterfowl Permits

  • Phase I Applications          09/11/2020 – 09/21/2020
  • Phase II Applications         09/25/2020 – 10/05/2020
  • Phase III Leftovers            10/08/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active             10/08/2020 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Waterfowl Standby Opportunities

Standby Opportunities September Special Early Duck

  • Phase I Applications          08/28/2020 – 09/07/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers            09/10/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Standby Opportunities Waterfowl Regular Season A

  • Phase I Applications          10/30/2020 – 11/09/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers            11/12/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Standby Opportunities Waterfowl Regular Season B

  • Phase I Applications          11/27/2020 – 12/07/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers            12/10/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date

Standby Opportunities Waterfowl Regular Season C

  • Phase I Applications          12/18/2020 – 12/28/2020
  • Phase II Leftovers            12/31/2020 – until filled or the final hunt date