National Wildlife Refuges

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:

Note:

Although the FWC issues permits for refuge hunts, we do not manage these hunts.  Please contact the refuges for information about hunting regulations and permit requirements for these hunts.



FWC Facts:
While bears may defend a food resource, bears generally are not territorial, meaning they do not defend boundaries of a specific area from intrusion by other bears.

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