A St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) White-Tailed Deer Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order to participate in primitive weapons or archery hunts on St. Vincent Island for white-tailed deer. These are U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hunts issued by FWC. If you have questions about the refuge’s rules and regulations or would like further information on the hunts, please go to http://www.fws.gov/saintvincent/ . Click the Application Worksheet link at the bottom of the page for specific hunt dates.
- Cost: $25.00 per permit.
- Issuance Method: St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge White-Tailed Deer permits are issued on a first come first served basis.
- Exemptions: You must have a St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge White-Tailed Deer permit to participate in these hunts.
- Restrictions: You may receive up to one permit for the primitive weapons hunt and one permit for the archery hunt. When hunting, you must have a picture ID along with a Florida hunting license and White-Tailed Deer Permit. During the specified hunt season, hunting will be allowed from Thursday until noon Saturday. Regulations and bag limits are provided by the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge.
- Transferability: St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge permits are NOT transferable.
- Guest Permits: Guest permits are NOT available for this permit type.
- Replacements: You can replace lost or destroyed non-transferable St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge White-Tailed Deer permits at a license agent or tax collector office for about $2.50.
- How to Apply: You can apply online (choose “Limited Entry/Quota Permits and Applications”) or complete the Application Worksheet (click Application Worksheet button at bottom of page) and present it to any license agent or tax collector office. Youth 15 years of age and under, resident disabled (who hold a valid Disabled Resident Hunt and Fishing License), residents age 65 or older, resident active duty military or any permanent resident that does not have a Florida driver's license or Florida ID may apply online but must choose "Non-Resident" status to process the application or you may apply at a license agent or tax collector and show another proof of residency.
- How to Get Your Permit: In the First-Come, First-Served application period you are immediately awarded your permit, and the license agent or tax collector will immediately print your permit. If applying online you must immediately print your permit. The permit does not sit waiting for you to print it later. If you can't print your permit immediately, you may save the permit to your computer to print later. View our Print Your Permit page for instructions and frequently asked questions on how to print your permit directly from the website. Warning:: If you access you permit online, it cannot be printed by the tax collector or license agent. If you choose to pick up your permit online, be sure you have access to a printer so that you can print your permit directly from the website. If you access the permit without saving it or printing it, it will be available in your customer account (see “Previously Purchased Reprintable Licenses” at the top of your customer information) and you will have 5 days to print or reprint your permit. After 5 days you will need to obtain a replacement for $2.50. Replacements may be obtained from any license agent, tax collectors office or online.
2012-2013 Season Application Dates & Deadlines
All periods begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time and end at 11:59 p.m Eastern time
Permits available for purchase
July 12 – Sept. 28, 2012
Application Form and Hunt Choices