Before Your Hunt
Permits: You must obtain, sign and carry on your person while hunting an annual Gulf Islands National Seashore Waterfowl Hunting Permit, including youth under 16 years of age and those over 65 years of age. This permit must also be signed by the park official and must contain a valid permit number.
Download your Permit: PDF (mobile devices) or Word Document (desktop).
The application fee for the 2016-17 season is $20.00 per person.
To apply, submit the permit application by email, mail, or in person to the Hunting Permit Administrator at Gulf Islands National Seashore, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida, 32563 and allow at least two weeks for processing. Permits will be processed Monday through Friday, except holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only.
Before you apply for your permit, unless exempted by the State of Florida, you must also have the following:
1.State of Florida hunting license
2.State of Florida Migratory Bird Permit
3.Signed federal "duck stamp"
(for hunters age 16 and older)
Pay Your Application Fee Online
Once you have submitted your application, you may pay your application fee by visiting www.pay.gov.
After Your Hunt
As a requirement of the Seashore waterfowl hunting permit, each hunter is required to file a "Waterfowl Hunting and Harvest Report Form" with information from each hunt including the date, unit hunted, and number and species of waterfowl harvested, including zero (0) reports of hunts where no waterfowl were taken or no hunting occurred within the seashore. A separate report should be prepared by each member of the hunting party, but may be submitted or mailed together. Reports must be submitted by February 15 immediately following the hunting season either by email, by mail, or in person at the Naval Live Oaks visitor center or by mail to the Hunting Permit Administrator at Gulf Islands National Seashore, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida, 32563. The Harvest Reporting Form is contained within the permit application brochure.