A Special-Opportunity Dove Club Permit is a type of limited entry permit required for an adult and a youth (under age 16) to participate in all scheduled hunts on a designated dove field. Each permit allows both the adult and youth hunter to take their own bag limit.
Specific information for hunting areas can be found on the Dove Field Information webpage. Beginning in late September, updated information on dove field conditions and dove densities can also be found on the Dove Field Updates webpage.
- How to Apply: Hunters can apply online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com by signing on and choosing “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit” or by completing an Application Worksheet and presenting it to any license agent or tax collector office.
- Cost: There is no cost to apply for Dove Club. There is a $150 fee for Dove Club permits (hunters who hold a lifetime hunting or lifetime sportsman license issued prior to July 1, 1998 are exempt from this permit fee).
- Requirements to Apply: There are no requirements to apply for this permit. Children age 15 who will turn 16 before or during the hunts must apply for and receive a Dove Club Permit to participate in all hunt dates.
- Exemptions: There are no exemptions for Dove Club permits; all hunters must have a permit to participate.
- Restrictions: Hunters may submit one Dove Club application in phase I of the application process, and are limited to obtaining one permit in phase I. Based on permit availability, permits still available in phase II are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and hunters may obtain up to five total permits (with no more than one permit per dove field).
- Applications: Both individual and group applications are now available for Dove Club permits in phase I. Applicants must choose the “Individual” or “Group” option, and may make up to five choices. For group applications, up to three hunters may apply together as a group; the first applicant may apply as the group leader, then provide the group number to up to two other hunters who will then each apply as group members. If the group is successful in the random drawing, each hunter must claim the permit individually. All choices offered are based on permit availability.
- Issuance Method: In phase I of the application process, Dove Club permits are assigned by random drawing. Those successful in the phase I drawing must claim the permit by the specified deadline. Permits not claimed by this deadline are available on a first-come, first-served basis in phase II.
- Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within five business days of the application period closing. Permits not claimed by the deadline will be forfeited and issued on a first-come, first-served in phase II.
- How to Get Your Permit: Dove Club permits may be obtained online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com or at a license agent or tax collector office.
- Guests: Guest permits are not available for this permit type. A Dove Club permit allows the permit holder and one child under age 16 to both hunt and take their own bag limit.
- Reprints: Lost or destroyed non-transferable Dove Club permits may be replaced online for $2.00 plus a convenience fee or at a license agent or tax collector office for $2.50. Receipts, temporary license numbers, and printed copies of Internet pages may not be used as a Dove Club permit.
- Transferability: Dove Club permits are not transferable to other hunters.
- Preference Points: There are no preference points for Dove Club permits.