Information Updated 02 Dec 2020

Hunting Permits
Anyone >= 16 YOA needs an Eglin permit and photo ID while on the Eglin reservation.

Individuals,16 YOA or older hunting on the Eglin reservation must have in their possession the appropriate Eglin Hunting permit and photo ID in their name.  Individuals <16 participating in the 1st Phase of Daily Dove, Youth Weekend, and Special Opportunity Hunts are required to have in their possession the appropriate Eglin Hunting permits and photo ID.

In addition to the required Eglin hunting permits, hunters need to have the appropriate Federal and state permits and stamps.  The NRO does not sell Federal or State of Florida licenses/permits/stamps.

  1. Please verify you have the correct permit(s) in your cart Items BEFORE proceeding to check-out.  Before selecting the make payment button on the check-out screen please re-verify you have the correct permit(s) you intend to purchase.  Credit card permit sale refunds take weeks and weeks to process the paperwork through pay.gov..
  2. Permits are non-transferable.
  3. Permits are valid for 365 days from the time of issue, unless otherwise noted on the permit.  
  4. Each person seeking a permit MUST have their own iSportsman account.  Individuals cannot share an account to purchase permits. 
  5. All permits purchased will have the account holder's name populated on the requested permit.

If you have a question about a particular permit or the type of permit you need, PLEASE call the NRO customer service desk (Jackson Guard) before you make an online permit purchase.  


Hunting Permits
Eglin permits fees are for both residents & non-residents

Sportsman’s Permit .......... $55.00  

Authorizes hunting, fishing, trapping, and participation in general outdoor recreation activities plus access to the Hurlburt Trap/Skeet and Paintball Complex.  Does NOT authorize Eglin public beach access on Santa Rosa Island, 1st Phase of Dove Season, camping, participation in deer dog training, or to hunt deer with the aid of dogs.

Discounts options for the Sportsman's Permit:

Military Sportsman .......... $20.00

Available to all active duty or retired members of our armed forces.  Photo ID and proof of service required.  This permit has the same privileges and restrictions as the Sportsman's Permit.

Senior Citizens Sportsman .......... $10.00

Available to individuals 65 YOA and older.  Photo ID and proof of age required.  This permit has the same privileges and restrictions as the Sportsman's Permit.

Disabled Sportsman .......... $1.00

Available to 100% disabled individuals, Purple Heart recipients.  Photo ID and either a Florida Totally and Permanently Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificate or a Veterans Administrative letter (stating 100% disability) or a DD 214 for Purple Heart recipients.  This permit has the same privileges and restrictions as the Sportsman's Permit.

7-Day Sportsman .......... $25.00

Available for a period of seven (7) consecutive days.  An individual can select the start of the seven (7) day period.  This permit has the same privileges and restrictions as the Sportsman's Permit.

Stamp options for the Sportsman's Permit:

Choctaw Deer Dog Stamp .......... $5.00

Required with some form of the Sportsman's permit when an individual participates in Deer Dog Training or wishes to hunt deer & hogs with the aide of dogs in the Choctaw MU's.  This permit is not required to hunt the Choctaw MU's during the Youth or Spring Turkey Seasons.

Sikes Deer Dog Stamp .......... $55.00

Required with some form of the Sportsman's permit when an individual participates in Deer Dog Training or wishes to hunt deer & hogs with the aide of dogs in the Sikes MU.  This permit is not required to hunt the Sikes MU during the Youth or Spring Turkey Seasons.

Furbearer Stamp .......... $40.00

Required with some form of the Sportsman's permit to hunt furbearers in the Choctaw West & Choctaw North (north of Bob Sikes road) MU's.

Youth Hunt Weekend Permit .......... $ 10.00

Authorizes youth hunters (age 6-15) to participate in the Youth Hunt Weekend.  Youth hunters in the Sikes MU must be supervised by an individual possessing a Sikes Deer Dog Stamp.  It does not authorize any additional recreational activities.  Proof of age required.  It must be purchased at the Eglin Natural Resources Office.

Daily Dove Permit .......... $ 10.00

Authorizes Dove Hunting during Dove Season.  It is required for the 1st phase of Dove Season.  It does not authorize any additional recreational activities.  The permit must be purchased at the Eglin Natural Resources Office.  During General Gun and Small Game seasons that coincide with the state Dove Season, a sportsman's permit can be used in lieu of a daily Dove Permit to hunt doves on any of the dove fields.  Individuals < 16 YOA are required to have a Daily Dove Permit during first Phase of Dove Season.