Updates about waterfowl hunting at the stormwater treatment areas

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New Process for Issuing Waterfowl Standby Opportunities at STAs

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Starting with the 2022-23 season, waterfowl hunting opportunities created by permit holders who don’t show up for morning stormwater treatment area hunts will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis via weekly online drawings. These online drawings will be held Tuesdays before each series of weekend hunts. The application period will occur in intervals, beginning at 6 p.m. See the 2022-23 application schedule at MyFWC.com/STA under “When and How to Apply.”

Being awarded a standby opportunity does not guarantee a person will get a chance to participate in the specified STA morning hunt. Those issued a standby opportunity will be provided a document with information about their place on the standby list so they can evaluate the likelihood of replacing a no-show hunter. Recipients can access this document by logging into their GoOutdoorsFlorida.com account. Learn more about this new process by visiting MyFWC.com/STA.

Ordered Results for STA Hunts Available at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com

Those issued a waterfowl permit or standby opportunity for a morning hunt at a stormwater treatment area will be able to check their place in line by logging into their account at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com and reviewing the document. Ordered lists will no longer be posted at MyFWC.com/STA.

What's New at the STAs?

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Visit MyFWC.com/STA to get the latest information about hunting waterfowl at A-1 FEB and the STAs, including:

  • Construction updates
  • New requirements for parking and accessing the marshes
  • Updates regarding Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days and Veterans and Active Military Hunting Days
  • Hunting opportunities for Egyptian geese

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