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Special Event Permits

Special Event Permits

A fishing tournament, when conducted on Wildlife and Parks-managed lands and water, requires a special event permit if one of the following conditions exist:


    An entrance, admission or participation fee is charged;



    Food, merchandise, or service is offered for sale;



    The exclusive use of a facility or a specified land or water is required;



    An organized or advertised competition will be conducted;



    Sound will be amplified that may disrupt area users; or



    Temporary structures, other than blinds or common camping equipment, will be erected.


Applications for special event permits are available at Department offices. Each application for a special event permit shall be made to the Department not less than five week-days before the event. The special event permit fee is negotiated based on event type, required services, and lost revenue; the maximum fee is $200. Payment must accompany each application.