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Waterfowl hunts added at STA-1W and STA 2

Staff Report
Ducks

Due to recent construction scheduling changes at Stormwater Treatment Area 1 West (STA-1W) and Stormwater Treatment Area 2 (STA 2), the FWC is able to offer more waterfowl hunts than what original plans allowed. Get the details about these additional STA waterfowl hunting opportunities.

While applications for standby opportunities will be available through GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, the only place to find ordered lists of hunters issued a waterfowl standby opportunity is at MyFWC.com/STA (shortly after each drawing). GoOutdoorsFlorida.com accounts will show “Draw Pending” status only and notifications to those awarded a standby opportunity will NOT be posted there.

If you're awarded a standby opportunity, you will be notified via an email that will explain the standby process and direct you to MyFWC.com/STA to check your position on the list and evaluate the likelihood of replacing a no-show waterfowl hunter. Please note there are no physical permits for standby opportunities. Also, make sure your email address is current at your GoOutdoorsFlorida account. 

As a reminder, waterfowl hunting opportunities created by permit holders who don’t show up for morning STA hunts will be distributed via an online random draw system this year instead of on-site lotteries.