Daily Dove Permits

A Special-Opportunity Daily Dove Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order for an adult and a youth (under age 16) to participate in one hunt on a designated dove field. The adult and youth may each possess their own daily bag limits.

Beginning in late September, up-to-date information on dove field conditions and dove densities can be found online at the Dove Hunter's Hotline.

Dove hunting opportunities are in high demand but are often hard to find. That's why the FWC is proud of its successful efforts to deliver great dove hunting opportunities at sites throughout the state. The friendly social atmosphere surrounding dove hunts is the perfect setting for friends and family, including youngsters, to hunt together.

Daily Dove Application Worksheet and Choices

Check Permit Availability External Website

Application Dates and Deadlines

Apply Online External Website

  • How to Apply: Hunters can apply online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com External Website by signing on and choosing “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit” or by completing an Application Worksheet and presenting it to any license agent External Website or tax collector office External Website.
  • Requirements: There are no requirements to apply for this permit. Children age 15 that will turn 16 before or during the hunts must apply for and receive a Daily Dove Permit to participate in the hunt.
  • Cost: $0.00 to apply, $35.00 per permit
  • Exemptions: Those applicants who hold a lifetime hunting or lifetime sportsman license issued prior to July 1, 1998 and are successful in the random drawing will be exempt from the permit fee. The permit must still be claimed by the deadline.
  • Restrictions: Hunters may submit one application and receive up to one permit in Phase I. Hunters may obtain additional permits in Phase II, but no more than one Special-Opportunity Daily Dove permit per hunt.
  • Group Applications: Group applications are only accepted in Phase I. A group application assures that all members of the group (3 maximum) go through the random drawing as one application. If successful, all members of the group receive a Special-Opportunity Daily Dove permit for the same hunt, even if there is only one permit left. Each group member must submit an application and join the group during the Phase I application period, as members cannot be added to a group application after the Phase I application period ends.
  • Issuance Method: By random drawing during Phase I. Leftover permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis during phase III.
  • Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within three business days after the end of the application period.
  • Preference Points: There are no preference points for this permit type.
  • How to Get the Permit: Permits may be obtained online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com External Website or at a license agent External Website or tax collector office External Website. The Special-Opportunity Daily Dove permits obtained online will be mailed, so adequate mailing time should be allowed to receive the permit.
  • Guest Permits: Guest permits are NOT available for this permit type. A Special-Opportunity Daily Dove permit allows the permit holder and one child under age 16 to hunt, and each may harvest their own daily bag limits.
  • Transferability: Special-Opportunity Daily Dove permits are transferable from one hunter to another by simply giving the permit to another hunter. No-Cost permits are only transferable to another person that is exempt from paying special-opportunity permit fees (has a lifetime hunting or lifetime sportsman license issued prior to July 1, 1998).
  • Reprints: Because Special-Opportunity Daily Dove permits are transferable, they can only be replaced by the FWC Office of Licensing and Permitting upon written request by the permit holder. Please allow at least 10 days to receive the replacement permit. Receipts, temporary license numbers and printed copies of Internet pages may not be used as a Special-Opportunity Daily Dove permit.


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