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Snipe Permit

General Information

A Snipe Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order to participate in designated hunts on Ocklawaha Prairie WMA. The following information provides further details on specific information regarding these permits.

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

Requirements to Apply:  Unless exempt, hunters must have a valid Management Area Permit to apply. 

Exemptions:  There are no exemptions for this permit type.

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

Preference Points:  There are no preference points for this permit type.

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 10 choices on an application in Phase I and II, and one choice on an application in Phase III Leftovers.

Application and permit Issuance:  Applicants may submit one application and receive up to one permit in Phase I or Phase II. Permits are issued by random drawing during Phase I and II, and issued on a first-come, first-served basis during Phase III Leftovers. Each hunter may obtain five permits cumulatively for this permit type.

Drawing Results:  Drawing results are typically posted within three business days after the application period ends.

How to Get the Permit:  Successful applicants may print their permit online at or at a license agent or tax collector's office. Successful applicants with 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 FL mobile app.

Guest Permits:  Guest permits are not available for this permit type. However, some permits allow a designated number of hunters to participate in the hunt as indicated on the permit. 

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 office for a fee.

Returned Permits:  Hunters unable to use their permits may return the permit.  All returned permits are included in weekly reissue drawings throughout the season.

License Requirements: Unless exempt, those hunting must have a valid Hunting License, Management Area Permit, and a Migratory Bird Permit.

Reporting Requirements:   There are no reporting requirements for Regular Season Waterfowl Permits; however, FWC biologists may send out surveys at the conclusion of each season and appreciate feedback.

Important Check Station Information:  Permit holders who do not attend their hunts at Ocklawaha Prairie will not be replaced by walk-ins.