Hog Dog Hunt
There will be one three-day hog dog hunt on November 6–8, 2012. There will be 11 permits available for the hunt period. Hog dog hunters will be allowed to bring two assistants to aid them during the hunt. This is a dog hunt only. Hunters cannot still hunt. There will not be a scout day. (See “Hunt Rules”)
Bag and Possession Limits
Legal to take hogs only; no size restriction or possession limit.
Release and Waiver of Liability
Each person who has a permit to hunt the area, including children and assistants, must complete a release and waiver of liability form. There is a release form for minors , which must be signed by a parent or legal guardian, and a release form for adults . Forms must be filled out for each participant and minor prior to entering the gate and will be collected during entry.
The area will be open from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset each day of the hunt period. Each hunter must have in his/her possession a valid hunter permit before entering the area. There will be no exceptions. Permits will be validated on a daily basis. Individuals allowed entry are responsible for their own actions and the actions of their dogs. Any person who is apprehended/detained by a law enforcement officer for any assumed violation of federal, state or area rule or regulation will be escorted from the area and barred from participating in this and future hunts. Any individual asked to leave the area who denies this request will be charged with trespassing.
Hunters’ Cooperation Requested
Please place all hides and entrails at the designated disposal site posted at the check station.
Some of the hogs on the area have pseudorabies, leptospirosis or swine brucellosis. Brucellosis is a serious disease in humans. Inquire with the check-station operator for further information prior to the start of your hunt.
- All hunters entering the area must have in their possession a valid Florida driver license or a form of photographic identification, a hunting license (unless exempt) and a District permit (40D-9.170, F.A.C.). A day-use permit is not required in this area.
- Individuals younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while taking hogs. Two children between the ages of 6–16 may accompany the permitted hunter during the hunt. Children shall not be left unattended and are not classified as assistants.
- Upon request, hunters shall produce hunt permits and a form of identification to any District or law enforcement personnel while in the area.
- All state and federal laws and regulations relating to wild animal life or freshwater aquatic life apply while in the area.
- The taking of any wildlife other than wild hogs is prohibited.
- Hunting, trapping or the possession of dogs in closed areas is prohibited.
- No person, except District employees, may place or distribute any grain or other food for wildlife.
- No wood products may be cut or transported from the area. The removal or cutting of live or dead trees, or other plants or shrubs is prohibited.
- The use of traps, live decoys, snares and nets is prohibited.
- Hunters shall respect all fencing and keep all gates closed.
- Hunters shall respect all posted hunt safety zones and avoid shooting toward hunt boundary.
- Individuals may not leave garbage or refuse in the area.
- No person may be under the influence or in possession of alcohol or drugs while in the area. Only medications prescribed by a licensed doctor will be permitted.
- The District reserves the right to cancel the hunt at any time.
- Any person violating any hunt rules is subject to being escorted from the area and may be denied future access.
- No more than two assistants will be permitted with each hunter during the hunts.
- Quota permit holders will only be allowed to hunt during the period shown on the hunt permit. No still hunting will be allowed during this period. There will be no scout day.
Check Station and Hunters
- Area gates will be open from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset each day of the hunt period. Any person who is in the area after closing may have his/her permit revoked and may not be allowed to participate in any future hunts.
- Individuals hunting or assisting in the hunt for hogs must wear at least 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material as an outer garment above the waist.
- All persons participating in the wild hog management hunts must check in at the check station before entering the area and check out at the check station prior to leaving the area.
- All wild hogs must be checked at the check station before removal from the area. Wild hogs may be field dressed prior to checking; however, the head and evidence of sex must remain attached until the wild hog is checked.
- The transport of any live hog is prohibited.
- All vehicles are subject to search while in the area or at the check station.
Loan or transfer of a permit is allowed. No walk-in permits will be issued.
Dogs of any size or breed may be used during hog dog hunts. No more than three dogs per District quota permit may be used to take wild hogs. All other dogs must be physically restrained.
- The possession and use of all firearms must be in accordance with provisions of Chapter 379 and 790 of the Florida Statutes.
- Shooting hours for wild hogs are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
- The taking of wild hogs with a gun or knife is allowed, provided that no wild hog shall be shot until bayed by dogs.
- Hunters will be restricted to the hunt area as illustrated on the attached map.
- Hunters will not be allowed to fish the area.
- Vehicles will be allowed only on roads as designated on the hunt map during hunt days. There will be no exceptions. Vehicles may be operated off-road for the purpose of retrieving harvested wild hogs with authorization from a District employee, check station staff or law enforcement officer.
- Airboats, tracked vehicles, horses, motorcycles and ATVs are prohibited.
- Roads, gates or fire lines may not be obstructed by any parked vehicle.
- Public access is prohibited in areas posted as “restricted” for protection of endangered species on environmentally sensitive lands.
- Wet-weather barriers may be installed on roads during inclement weather. Open and/or closed roads will be posted daily at the check station.
- Vehicular access to the area by non-hunting individuals will not be permitted.
- Hunters are allowed only two vehicles per hunt party.
- Persons entering the area illegally may be charged with trespassing.
- Camping is prohibited.
- Fires are prohibited.
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