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Lake Woodruff Muzzleloading

A Lake Woodruff Muzzleloading Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required for a hunter and one youth under the age of 16 to participate in some muzzleloading hunts for deer and hog on Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Please visit Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge for the refuge’s rules and regulations and more information on the hunts.

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Lake Woodruff NWR Muzzleloading Application Worksheet and Choices


Cost: $0.00 to apply, $27.50 per permit.

Requirements to Apply: You must be at least 16 years of age or older in order to apply.

Exemptions: There are no exemptions for these permits.

Group Applications: Group applications are not available for this permit type.

Preference Points: Preference points are cumulative and available in Phase I for applicants who are unsuccessful. If you fail to apply during Phase I for two consecutive years, your preference points will be reset to zero.

Transferability: These permits are not transferable.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online at (sign on and choose “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit”) or by completing an Application Worksheet and presenting it to any license agent or tax collector's office. Each applicant may make up to two choices on an application in Phase I, and one choice per application in Phase II Leftovers.

Application and Permit Issuance: Applicants may submit one application and receive up to one permit in Phase I. Successful applicants must purchase their permit by the claim deadline. Permits not purchased by the claim deadline will be forfeited and offered in Phase II Leftovers. Permits are issued by random drawing during Phase I and issued on a first-come, first-served basis in Phase II Leftovers. Applicants may only be awarded one Lake Woodruff Muzzleloading permit per season.

Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within three business days after the application period ends. Permits not purchased by the Phase I claim deadline will be forfeited and offered in Phase II Leftovers.

How to Get Your Permit: Successful applicants may purchase and print their permit online at or at a license agent or tax collector’s office. Applicants who purchased online and have a valid email address will have a copy of their permit emailed to them. Permits may also be downloaded and stored on the Fish|Hunt Florida mobile app.

Guests: Guest permits are not available for this permit type. Each permit allows the permit holder and one youth under the age of 16 to hunt.

Reprints: Customers can reprint their permit at no cost from their customer account at Permits may also be reprinted at a license agent or tax collector’s office for a fee. 

Returned Permits: These permits cannot be returned. 

Additional Requirements:  In addition to the Lake Woodruff Muzzleloading Permit, you must have a free Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge Hunt Permit. This free permit is available for download at the US Fish and Wildlife Service website. By signing this permit, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the refuge regulations.  Each hunter is required to keep a signed hunt permit in their possession while hunting.  You must also have a picture ID with you while using your permit.