The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issues permits for recreational hunting on several U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges in Florida.
Permit application worksheets and information are available on our Limited Entry Hunts website.
Wildlife Refuge Regulations and Information:
Although the FWC issues permits for refuge hunts, we do not management these hunts and do not have specific information about access to these areas during the federal government "shutdown."
According to the U.S. Department of the Interior FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE CONTINGENCY PLAN Q & A DOCUMENT dated September 27, 2013, National Wildlife Refuge hunts would be canceled until the Government reopens. For information visit the U.S. Department of the Interior web site.