Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announced new white-tailed deer and wild hog hunting opportunities will be available during the 2021-2022 season. The FWC will issue permits for these hunts via random draw. The phase I application period will begin at 10 a.m. ET on June 18 and run through 11:59 p.m. ET June 28. Any permits remaining after phase I will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning July 1. Apply for the following hunts at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com:
• Strazzulla Archery and Crossbow Deer and Wild Hog Hunt
o When: August 6-8, 2021.
o Where: Strazzulla Unit, a remote 2,586-acre area. Hunters should expect to travel several miles on foot, bicycle, or boat to reach the hunt area.
o Allowed methods of take: Bow or crossbow.
o License and Permit Requirements: In addition to the FWC issued permit, all hunters must possess and carry a signed refuge hunt permit (signed brochure) while hunting. Refuge entrance fees apply.
• 2021 Refuge Interior Deer and Wild Hog Hunt
o When: December 3-5, 2021.
o Where: Refuge Interior includes over 141,000 acres of Everglades habitat and is accessible by non-motorized watercraft or airboat. An airboat permit is available for $100.
o Allowed methods of take: Centerfire rifle, shotgun, centerfire pistol, muzzleloader, pre-charged pneumatic air gun, crossbow, or bow.
o License and Permit Requirements: In addition to the FWC issued permit, all hunters also must possess and carry a signed refuge hunt permit (signed brochure) while hunting. Refuge entrance fees apply.
With the addition of deer and wild hog hunting, over 99% of the refuge’s 145,188 acres are open to hunting seasonally and by permit. While the FWC issues permits for refuge hunts, we do not manage these hunts. For more information about hunting regulations and permit requirements for these hunts, please contact Loxahatchee NWR.
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