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Allapattah Flats PSGHA
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Regulations Summary and Area Map

July 01, 2020 - June 30, 2021


 
 
This brochure is designed to provide the public with information and a summary of regulations pertaining to hunting and other recreational use on the Allapattah Flats Dove Field Public Small Game Hunting Area. Regulations that are new or differ substantially from last year are shown in bold print. Area users should familiarize themselves with all regulations. For exact wording of the wildlife laws and regulations, see the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s wildlife code, on file with the Secretary of State and state libraries. This brochure, the Florida Hunting Regulations handbook, and quota permit worksheets should provide the information necessary for you to plan your hunting activities. These publications are available at MyFWC.com.


Permit, Stamp and License Information:
Persons using Public Small Game Hunting Areas are required to have appropriate licenses, permits, and stamps. The following persons are exempt from all license and permit requirements (except for quota permits when listed as “no exemptions”, and the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp [federal duck stamp]): Florida residents who are 65 years of age or older; residents who possess a Florida Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificate; residents in the U.S. Armed Forces, not stationed in Florida, while home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders; and children under 16 years of age. Children under 16 years of age are exempt from the federal duck stamp. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975 and 16 years of age or older must have passed a Commission-approved hunter-safety course prior to being issued a hunting license, except the Hunter Safety Mentoring exemption allows anyone to purchase a hunting license and hunt under the supervision of a licensed hunter, 21 years of age or older.

 

Licenses and permits may be purchased from county tax collectors, license agents, by telephone at 888 486-8356, or at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. A no-cost Migratory Bird Permit is available when purchasing a hunting license.


Quota Permit Information: Quota permits are not required for this area.

Area Regulations
  • General

    Regulations Specific to Dove Season:

    1.   Hunters must pick up all shotgun shells and other trash before leaving the dove field.

    2.   Please consult the 2020-21 Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area brochure and map at MyFWC.com for area-specific information and regulations.
  • Public Access and Vehicles

    Public Access and Vehicles:

    1.   During dove hunts, public access within the dove field is prohibited except by dove hunters and their guests.

    2.   Dove hunters may enter the area no earlier than noon and exit the area no later than 1 hour after sunset.

    3.   All vehicles must be parked in the designated parking area(s).
  • Hunters
    Hunters: There is no check station for this dove field.
  • Guns

    Guns:

    1.   The discharge of a firearm outside of periods open to hunting or in areas closed to hunting is prohibited per s. 790.15 FS. 

    2.   Hunting with firearms other than shotguns is prohibited.

    3.   For hunting migratory birds, only shotguns, bows, crossbows, and falconry may be used. Shotguns must be smaller than 10 gauge and incapable of holding more than 3 shells in the magazine and chamber combined.

    4.   Children under the age of 16 may not be in possession of a firearm unless in the presence of a supervising adult.

    5.   No person shall discharge a firearm or have a loaded firearm in hand while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Dogs
    Dogs: Only bird dogs and retrievers are allowed for hunting on the posted dove field and only during established dove hunts.
  • Bag and Possession Limits
    Bag and Possession Limits: Aggregate of mourning and white-winged doves - Daily limit 15. Eurasian collared-dove and rock dove - no limit. Only one daily bag limit may be possessed while in the field or returning from the field. A hunter may leave their birds with another person if the birds are tagged with the hunter’s signature and address, the total number of birds by species, and the date birds were harvested.
  • Direction

    Directions to the Hunting Area:

    The field is located approximately 15 miles west of Stuart in Martin County (see map). If traveling from I-95, take CR 714 (Martin Highway) exit (exit 110) and travel west on CR 714 10.1 miles to Fox Brown Road. Turn left on Fox Brown Road and travel south for 1.7 miles to the dove field on the right-hand side (west) of the road (look for dove field signs).
  • Dove Updates/Hotline
    Dove Field Updates: MyFWC.com/dove provides information on FWC dove fields and is updated every Thursday throughout the dove season.
  • Report a Band
    Report a Band on the Internet: www.reportband.gov

Regulations Specific to Dove Season:

1.   Hunters must pick up all shotgun shells and other trash before leaving the dove field.

2.   Please consult the 2020-21 Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area brochure and map at MyFWC.com for area-specific information and regulations.

Public Access and Vehicles:

1.   During dove hunts, public access within the dove field is prohibited except by dove hunters and their guests.

2.   Dove hunters may enter the area no earlier than noon and exit the area no later than 1 hour after sunset.

3.   All vehicles must be parked in the designated parking area(s).
Hunters: There is no check station for this dove field.
Dove Field Updates: MyFWC.com/dove provides information on FWC dove fields and is updated every Thursday throughout the dove season.

Guns:

1.   The discharge of a firearm outside of periods open to hunting or in areas closed to hunting is prohibited per s. 790.15 FS. 

2.   Hunting with firearms other than shotguns is prohibited.

3.   For hunting migratory birds, only shotguns, bows, crossbows, and falconry may be used. Shotguns must be smaller than 10 gauge and incapable of holding more than 3 shells in the magazine and chamber combined.

4.   Children under the age of 16 may not be in possession of a firearm unless in the presence of a supervising adult.

5.   No person shall discharge a firearm or have a loaded firearm in hand while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Dogs: Only bird dogs and retrievers are allowed for hunting on the posted dove field and only during established dove hunts.
Bag and Possession Limits: Aggregate of mourning and white-winged doves - Daily limit 15. Eurasian collared-dove and rock dove - no limit. Only one daily bag limit may be possessed while in the field or returning from the field. A hunter may leave their birds with another person if the birds are tagged with the hunter’s signature and address, the total number of birds by species, and the date birds were harvested.
 
Seasons ( Count: 1)
  • Dove Season
    Mourning and White-winged Doves - Phase 1: September 26 - October 18 (Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only)
    Mourning and White-winged Doves - Phase 2: November 14 - December 6 (Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only)
    Mourning and White-winged doves - Phase 3: December 19 - January 31 (Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only)
    Permit, Stamp, and License Requirements - Hunting license, management area permit, and migratory bird permit.
    Legal to Take - Eurasian collared-dove, mourning dove, rock dove (common pigeon), and white-winged dove only.
    Shooting hours - Noon until sunset.
 

Directions to the Hunting Area:

The field is located approximately 15 miles west of Stuart in Martin County (see map). If traveling from I-95, take CR 714 (Martin Highway) exit (exit 110) and travel west on CR 714 10.1 miles to Fox Brown Road. Turn left on Fox Brown Road and travel south for 1.7 miles to the dove field on the right-hand side (west) of the road (look for dove field signs).
Report a Band on the Internet: www.reportband.gov

Cooperation Requested:

If you spot law violators or suspicious activities, contact your nearest Commission regional office or call 1-888-404-FWCC. You may qualify for a cash reward from the Wildlife Alert Reward Association.

This agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibit discrimination by race, color, nationality, age, sex or handicap. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility of this agency, write to: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600 or to: Office of Human Relations, USFWS, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.