Limited Entry Hunt Application Periods and Deadlines

2016/2017 Season

All application periods begin at 10 a.m. (ET) on the first day of the application period and run through midnight on the last day. Worksheets and further information regarding these hunts is available under each section and on the Limited Entry Hunts webpage.

Statewide Alligator Harvest Permits

Phase I Applications           5/6/2016 – 5/16/2016

Phase I Authorizations and Lottery – between 5/17/2016 and 5/19/2016

Phase I Results Posted by 5/19/2016

Phase II Applications         5/20/2016 – 5/30/2016

Phase II Authorization and Lottery – between 5/31/2016 and 6/2/2016

Phase II Results Posted by 6/2/2016

Phase III Applications         6/3/2016 – 6/13/2016

Phase III Authorization and Lottery – between 6/14/2016 and 6/16/2016

Phase III Results Posted by 6/16/2016

Phase IV Leftovers             6/17/2016 – Until Filled     

         

Dove Hunts  

Special-Opportunity Daily Dove            

Phase I Applications          8/29/16 – 9/08/16

Phase I Claim Deadline      9/22/16

Phase II Leftovers             9/23/16 –  Final Hunt
               
Special-Opportunity Dove Club             

Phase I Applications           7/18/16 –  7/28/16

Phase I Claim Deadline       8/12/16

Phase II Leftovers              8/15/16 – 8/25/16
              
Dove Quota - Dupuis and Punta Gorda  

Phase I Applications           8/29/16 –  9/08/16

Phase II Leftovers              9/15/16 – Final Hunt


              
National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Permits                   

Lake Woodruff Archery               

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       7/19/2016

Phase II Leftovers             7/21/2016 – Until Filled

Lake Woodruff Muzzleloading               

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       7/19/2016

Phase II Leftovers             7/21/2016 – Until Filled
 
Lower Suwannee
              

Immediate Issuance          5/15/2016 – Until Filled

Merritt Island Archery                

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       7/19/2016

Phase II Leftovers             7/21/2016 – Until Filled
 
Merritt Island Waterfowl
             

Phase I Applications          9/16/2016 – 9/26/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       10/10/2016

Phase II Leftovers             10/12/2016 – Until Filled

St. Marks Archery            

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       7/19/2016

Phase II Leftovers             7/21/2016 – Until Filled

St. Marks General Gun               

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       7/19/2016

Phase II Leftovers             7/21/2016 – Until Filled
 
St. Marks Mobility Impaired
                 

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       7/19/2016

Phase II Leftovers             7/21/2016 – Until Filled
 
St. Marks Spring Turkey
             

Phase I Applications          11/1/2016 – 11/30/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       1/3/2017

Phase II Leftovers             1/5/2017 – Until Filled

St. Vincent Sambar Deer            

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       7/19/2016

Phase II Leftovers             7/21/2016 – Until Filled

St. Vincent White-Tailed Archery and Primitive Weapons               

Immediate Issuance           7/14/2016 – Until Filled


                 
Quota Hunt Permits           

Airboat Quota                 

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Phase II Applications         6/20/2016 – 6/30/2016

Phase III Leftovers            7/6/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             7/6/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications         Please see Reissuance Schedule 


Archery Quota
       

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Phase II Applications         6/20/2016 – 6/30/2016

Phase III Leftovers            7/6/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             7/6/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Family Quota         

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Phase II Applications         6/20/2016 – 6/30/2016

Phase III Leftovers            7/6/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             7/6/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


General Gun Quota          

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Phase II Applications         6/20/2016 – 6/30/2016

Phase III Leftovers            7/6/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             7/6/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Mobility Impaired Quota            

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Phase II Applications         6/20/2016 – 6/30/2016

Phase III Leftovers            7/6/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             7/6/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Muzzleloading Quota                  

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Phase II Applications         6/20/2016 – 6/30/2016

Phase III Leftovers            7/6/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             7/6/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Quail Quota           

Phase I Applications          12/1/2016 – 12/11/2016

Phase II Applications         12/15/2016 – 12/25/2016

Phase III Leftovers            12/29/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             12/29/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Spring Turkey Quota        

Phase I Applications          11/1/2016 – 11/30/2016

Phase II Applications         12/5/2016 – 12/15/2016

Phase III Leftovers            12/20/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             12/20/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Track Quota 

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Phase II Applications         6/20/2016 – 6/30/2016

Phase III Leftovers            7/6/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             7/6/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Wild Hog Quota               

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Phase II Applications         6/20/2016 – 6/30/2016

Phase III Leftovers            7/6/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             7/6/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Youth Quota          

Phase I Applications          5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Phase II Applications         6/20/2016 – 6/30/2016

Phase III Leftovers            7/6/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             7/6/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Youth Spring Turkey Quota                  

Phase I Applications          11/1/2016 – 11/30/2016

Phase II Applications         12/5/2016 – 12/15/2016

Phase III Leftovers            12/20/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active             12/20/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule



Recreational Use Permits             

Flint Rock              

Phase I Renewals              4/15/2016 – 5/15/2016

Phase II Applications         5/20/2016 – 5/30/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       6/13/2016

Phase III Leftovers            6/15/2016 – Until Filled

Grove Park            

Phase I Renewals              4/15/2016 – 5/15/2016

Phase II Applications         5/20/2016 – 5/30/2016

Permit Claim Deadline       6/13/2016

Phase III Leftovers            6/15/2016 – Until Filled

Gulf Hammock                

Phase I Renewals              4/15/2016 – 5/15/2016

Phase II Leftovers             6/15/2016 – Until Filled



Special Opportunity Hunt Permits           

Special Opportunity Fall             

Phase I Applications                   5/15/2016 – 6/15/2016

Round 1 Permit Claim Deadline    7/19/2016

Round 2 Permit Claim Deadline    8/19/2016

Round 3 Permit Claim Deadline    Through Final Hunt Date

Special Opportunity Spring Turkey                 

Phase I Applications                   11/1/2016 – 11/30/2016

Round 1 Permit Pickup Deadline   1/3/2017

Round 2 Permit Pickup Deadline   2/2/2017

Round 3 Permit Pickup Deadline   Through Final Hunt Date



Babcock Ranch Preserve             

Phase I Renewals & Down Payment        4/15/2016 – 5/1/2016

Payment Due in Full to FWC                  by 5/15/2016        

Phase II Applications                            5/20/2016 – 5/30/2016

Phase II Claims with Down Payment       5/31/2016 – 6/10/2016

Payment Due in Full to FWC                  by 6/24/2016        

Phase III Leftovers                               6/27/2016 – Until Filled

Payment Due in Full to FWC                  within two weeks of down payment  

     

Waterfowl and Snipe Hunts                   

September Special Early Duck Permits

Phase I Applications          8/5/2016 – 8/15/2016

Phase II Applications         8/19/2016 – 8/29/2016

Phase III Leftovers            9/2/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active            9/2/2016 and throughout period

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule 


Regular Season Waterfowl Permits – Period A

Phase I Applications          9/16/2016 – 9/26/2016

Phase II Applications         9/30/2016 – 10/10/2016

Phase III Leftovers            10/14/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active            10/14/2016 and throughout period

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Regular Season Waterfowl Permits – Period B   

Phase I Applications          10/21/2016 – 10/31/2016

Phase II Applications         11/4/2016 – 11/14/2016

Phase III Leftovers            11/18/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active            11/18/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Regular Season Waterfowl Permits – Period C   

Phase I Applications          11/25/2016 – 12/5/2016

Phase II Applications         12/9/2016 – 12/19/2016

Phase III Leftovers            12/23/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active            12/23/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule


Youth Waterfowl Permits   

Phase I Applications          10/7/2016 – 10/17/2016

Phase II Applications         10/21/2016 – 10/31/2016

Phase III Leftovers            11/4/2016 – Through Final Hunt Date

Return Link Active            11/4/2016 and throughout season

Reissue Applications          Please see Reissuance Schedule

 



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