Apply for Dove Hunt Permits Aug. 24

Apply for Dove Hunt Permits Aug. 24
Outdoor Channel

From News Release

August 11, 2010
Media Contact: Tony Young, 850-488-7867

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will accept applications to be included in a random drawing for daily dove hunt permits from 10 a.m. Aug. 24 through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 7.

Application worksheets are available at MyFWC.com/Hunting under "Limited Entry Hunts." There is no cost to apply. Sportsmen may apply for these permits at www.fl.wildlifelicense.com, by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356), or in person at county tax collectors' offices or license agents.


Permits are available for the following special-opportunity public dove fields:


  • Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Martin County;
  • Caravelle Ranch WMA in Putnam County;
  • Combs Farm Public Small-game Hunting Area (PSGHA) in Baker County;
  • Hilochee WMA in Lake County;
  • North Newberry PSGHA in Alachua County; and
  • Frog Pond WMA in Miami-Dade County (Lead shot is prohibited on this area. Hunters are required to use U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-approved, non-toxic shot).

If successful in the random drawing, sportsmen will have to purchase their permits by Sept. 26, or the permit will be offered to the public on a first-come, first-served basis during Phase II. The cost for a permit is $35, which entitles one adult and one youth (under age 16) to hunt together, but allows only one daily bag limit of doves to be harvested between them.


Successful applicants also will have the option of buying a $10 youth permit at the same time they purchase a daily dove hunt permit. This entitles the youth (under age 16), while hunting under the supervision of the adult permit holder, to harvest his own daily bag limit of birds.

"These dove fields are planted and managed by the FWC and offer great hunting opportunities in a friendly, social atmosphere that provides the perfect setting for friends and family, including youngsters, to hunt together," said Kurt Hodges, FWC small-game biologist.

Beginning Sept. 30, up-to-date information on field conditions and bird numbers will be available from the Dove Hunter's Hotline at MyFWC.com/Dove.


For more information on the permits, call the FWC's Office of Licensing and Permitting, 850-488-3641. To learn how you and your family can get involved in these unique special-opportunity dove hunts, visit MyFWC.com/Dove.

To get more children involved in the outdoors, the FWC has launched the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network initiative. These centers will provide traditional outdoor opportunities for young people that strengthen connections with and support for fish and wildlife conservation.

Recommended for You

Our picks for stuffable protection against any weather.

Field Tested: Lightweight Raingear

David Draper - May 30, 2019

Our picks for stuffable protection against any weather.

It must be time for summer fishing because records are falling everywhere. Records

State Records Reported in Maryland, Michigan

G&F Online Staff - May 23, 2019

It must be time for summer fishing because records are falling everywhere.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Berkley

Berkley's New Terminal Tackle

OSG's Lynn Burkhead and Chad LaChance, host of World Fishing Network's Fishful Thinker television show, talk about Berkley's new innovative terminal tackle being introduced at ICAST 2019.

BPT Points Champ Edwin Evers Talks New Berkley Baits

BPT Points Champ Edwin Evers Talks New Berkley Baits

After making the switch to Berkley products heading into the inaugural BPT season, Edwin Evers tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead why Berkley baits played such a key role in his recent angling success.

Minn Kota's Brad Henry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that there's much to like in the new Minn Kota Riptide Terrova saltwater trolling motor that comes with I-Pilot and an 87-inch shaft.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

North Dakota Game & Fish Department said the 16-9 walleye doesn't qualify for record. Walleye

Record-Sized Walleye Was Foul-Hooked, Agency Says

G&F Online Staff

North Dakota Game & Fish Department said the 16-9 walleye doesn't qualify for record.

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish. Records

Upon Further Review: 70-Year-Old Catfish Record Voided

G&F Online Staff - May 22, 2019

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish.

Here are the 10 most common reel performance problems and how to fix them. Reels

10 Most Common Reel Performance Problems

Anietra Hamper

Here are the 10 most common reel performance problems and how to fix them.

See More Stories

More Stories

Could the northern stretches of the Lone Star State one day rival the south for big-buck supremacy? Whitetail

The Next ‘Big Tex' for Trophy Bucks?

Jordan Michaels - October 18, 2019

Could the northern stretches of the Lone Star State one day rival the south for big-buck...

From a world-record crappie to the best gear of the year, these hunting and fishing articles were most popular with our readers. Stories

Game & Fish's Top 10 Stories of 2018

G&F Online Staff - December 24, 2018

From a world-record crappie to the best gear of the year, these hunting and fishing articles...

 Brian Meyer likes to have coyotes within 20 yards! He uses an SKB shotgun for his coyote killing Stories

Coyote Calling Tips for Hunting at Close Range

Tim Lilley - January 09, 2014

Brian Meyer likes to have coyotes within 20 yards! He uses an SKB shotgun for his coyote...

See More Stories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×