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Limited Entry Hunt Application Periods and Deadlines

2021/2022 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      5/07/2021 – 5/17/2021
  • Phase I Authorizations and Lottery – between 5/18/2021 and 5/19/2021
  • Phase I      Results Posted by 5/19/2021

 

  • Phase II Applications      5/21/2021 – 5/31/2021
  • Phase II Authorization and Lottery – between 6/01/2021 and 6/02/2021
  • Phase II      Results Posted by 6/02/2021

 

  • Phase III Applications      6/04/2021 – 6/14/2021
  • Phase III Authorization and Lottery – between 6/15/2021 and 6/16/2021
  • Phase III      Results Posted by 6/16/2021

 

  • Phase IV Leftovers 6/17/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

 

Dove Hunt Permits

  • Phase I Applications      8/06/2021 – 8/16/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      8/19/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping Permits

Green Swamp Camping - Archery

  • Phase I Applications      07/30/2021 – 08/09/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      08/12/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date               

Green Swamp Camping - Wild Hog

  • Phase I Applications      07/30/2021 – 08/09/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      08/12/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping - General Gun

  • Phase I Applications      10/08/2021 – 10/18/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      10/21/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date  

Green Swamp Camping - Small Game

  • Phase I Applications      12/10/2021 – 12/20/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      12/23/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping - Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications      12/31/2021 – 01/10/2022
  • Phase II Leftovers      01/13/2022 – until filled or the final hunt date

Green Swamp Camping - Fishing and Frogging

  • Phase I Applications     01/28/2022 – 02/07/2022
  • Phase II Leftovers      02/10/2022 – until filled or the final hunt date

 

National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Permits     

A.R.M Loxahatchee Interior Deer/Hog

  • Phase I Applications      06/18/2021 - 06/28/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      07/01/2021 - until filled or the final hunt date 

A.R.M. Loxahatchee Strazzulla Deer/Hog

  • Phase I Applications      06/18/2021 - 06/28/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      07/01/2021 - until filled or the final hunt date 

A.R.M Loxahatchee Duck and Coot Airboat Use

  • Phase I Applications      09/03/2021 - 09/13/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      09/16/2021 - until filled or the final hunt date

Lake Woodruff Archery

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      07/19/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      07/22/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lake Woodruff Muzzleloading

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      07/19/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      07/22/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lake Woodruff Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications      11/01/2021 – 11/30/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      12/02/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Lower Suwannee

  • Immediate Issuance     05/15/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Merritt Island Archery           

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      07/19/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers    07/22/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date        

Merritt Island Waterfowl

  • Phase I Applications      09/03/2021 – 09/13/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      09/27/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      09/30/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Archery

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      07/19/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      07/22/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks General Gun

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      07/19/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      07/22/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Mobility-Impaired

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      07/19/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      07/22/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Marks Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications     11/01/2021 – 11/30/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      01/03/2022
  • Phase II Leftovers      01/06/2022 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Vincent Sambar Deer

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      07/19/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      07/22/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

St. Vincent White-Tailed Deer

  • Immediate Issuance      07/08/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Quota Hunt Permits  

Airboat Quota

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications      TBD
  • Phase III Leftovers      TBD
  • Return Link Active     07/01/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications Please see Reissuance Schedule 

Archery Quota

  • Phase I Applications     05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications     06/18/2021 – 06/28/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      07/01/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active       07/01/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications       Please see Reissuance Schedule

Family Quota

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications      06/18/2021 – 06/28/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers           07/01/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active       07/01/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications Please see Reissuance Schedule

General Gun Quota

  • Phase I Applications       05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications      06/18/2021 – 06/28/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers       07/01/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active       07/01/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Mobility Impaired Quota

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications      06/18/2021 – 06/28/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      07/01/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active       07/01/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Muzzleloading Quota

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications     06/18/2021 – 06/28/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers     07/01/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active       07/01/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)Reis
  • sue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Quail Quota

  • Phase I Applications     11/26/2021 – 12/06/2021
  • Phase II Applications     12/10/2021 – 12/20/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      12/23/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active      12/23/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Spring Turkey Quota

  • Phase I Applications      11/01/2021 – 11/30/2021
  • Phase II Applications      12/03/2021 – 12/13/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      12/16/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active      12/16/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Track Quota

  • Phase I Applications     05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications      TBD
  • Phase III Leftovers      TBD
  • Return Link Active      07/01/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Wild Hog Quota

  • Phase I Applications     05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications     06/18/2021 – 06/28/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      07/01/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active       07/01/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Youth Quota

  • Phase I Applications      05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications      06/18/2021 – 06/28/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      07/01/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active      07/01/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Youth Spring Turkey Quota

  • Phase I Applications      11/01/2021 – 11/30/2021
  • Phase II Applications      12/03/2021 – 12/13/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      12/16/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active      12/16/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Peregrine Falcon Permits

  • Phase I Applications      05/01/2021 - 05/10/2021

Recreational Use Permits             

Flint Rock             

  • Phase I Renewals      04/15/2021 – 05/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications      05/21/2021 – 05/31/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      06/14/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      06/17/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Grove Park           

  • Phase I Renewals      04/15/2021 – 05/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications      05/21/2021 – 05/31/2021
  • Permit Claim Deadline      06/14/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      06/17/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Gulf Hammock               

  • Phase I Renewals      04/15/2021 – 5/15/2021
  • Phase II Applications No Permits Available during this phase
  • Phase III Leftovers      06/17/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Special-Opportunity Hunt Permits

Special-Opportunity Fall

  • Phase I Applications       05/15/2021 – 06/15/2021
  • Round 1 Permit Claim Deadline      07/19/2021
  • Round 2 Permit Claim Deadline      08/23/2021
  • Round 3 Permit Claim Deadline      Until filled or the final hunt date

Special-Opportunity Spring Turkey

  • Phase I Applications      11/01/2021– 11/30/2021
  • Round 1 Permit Pickup Deadline      01/03/2022
  • Round 2 Permit Pickup Deadline      2/07/2022
  • Round 3 Permit Pickup Deadline      Until filled or the final hunt date

Babcock Ranch Preserve

  • Phase I Renewals & Down Payment      04/15/2021 – 05/01/2021
  • Payment Due in Full to the FWC by 05/17/2021

 

  • Phase II Applications                       05/21/2021 – 05/31/2021
  • Phase II Claims with Down Payment      06/04/2021 – 06/14/2021
  • Payment Due in Full to the FWC by 06/28/2021

 

  • Phase III Leftovers      07/01/2021 – 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      08/06/2021 – 08/16/2021
  • Phase II Applications     08/20/2021 – 08/30/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers     09/02/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active      09/02/2021 (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      09/03/2021 – 09/13/2021
  • Phase II Applications      09/17/2021 – 10/27/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      09/30/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active       09/30/2021 (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     10/15/2021 – 10/25/2021
  • Phase II Applications     10/29/2021 – 11/08/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      11/11/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active     11/11/2021 (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    11/19/2021 – 11/29/2021
  • Phase II Applications     12/03/2021 – 12/13/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers     12/16/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active      12/16/2021 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
  • Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

Youth Waterfowl Permits

  • Phase I Applications     09/03/2021 – 09/13/2021
  • Phase II Applications     09/17/2021 – 09/27/2021
  • Phase III Leftovers      09/30/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date
  • Return Link Active      09/30/2021 (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      08/27/2021 – 09/06/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      09/09/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Standby Opportunities Waterfowl Regular Season A

  • Phase I Applications     10/29/2021 – 11/08/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      11/11/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Standby Opportunities Waterfowl Regular Season B

  • Phase I Applications     11/26/2021 – 12/06/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers        12/09/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date

Standby Opportunities Waterfowl Regular Season C

  • Phase I Applications     12/17/2021 – 12/27/2021
  • Phase II Leftovers      12/30/2021 – until filled or the final hunt date