SPECIAL-OPPORTUNITY HUNTS OFFER
April 20, 2006
CONTACT: Office of
Licensing & Permitting (850) 488-3641
If you're looking for a quality hunting
experience, look no further. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering
hunters unique fall season hunts for deer, wild hogs and
released quail on the state's best public hunting lands.
These special-opportunity hunts offer
hunters vast areas, abundant game, low hunting pressure
and excellent chances to bag quality game on select
wildlife management areas (WMAs) throughout Florida.
The special-opportunity deer and wild
hog hunts take place on Fort Drum (Indian River County),
Lake Panasoffkee (Sumter County), Triple N Ranch
(Osceola County) and Green Swamp West Unit (Pasco
County) WMAs. The released-quail hunts take place on
Blackwater WMA - Carr Unit in Santa Rosa County.
All deer hunts allow you to take only mature bucks with
one antler at least four points. Does also may be taken
if you apply for and draw an antlerless deer permit.
During hog hunts, there are no size or bag limits. For
the released-quail hunts, you must bring and release
your own pen-raised quail.
If you find these special-opportunity
hunts appealing, you may apply for one or more of these
fall hunts beginning May 9. The FWC will continue
accepting applications for special-opportunity hunts
through June 14. Worksheets are available from any FWC
regional office or
To apply for these hunt permits, take a worksheet to any
license agent or tax collector?s office or submit an
application at MyFWC.com.
Based on past years, demand for these
hunts is greater than the number of available slots, so
a random drawing is conducted to select hunters.
Individuals can improve their chances of being selected
by submitting as many nonrefundable $5 applications as
they would like. The cost of the hunts for selected
applicants ranges from $50 to $175.
for more information on how to apply for
special-opportunity hunt permits.