Proposed Visitor Services Plan including Proposed Hunt and Fish Opportunities

The Service is announcing proposed changes to the Visitor Services Program.

For more information: Public Information Bulletin.

The documents are available for your review and comment:
Florida Panther NWR Draft Visitor Services Plan for Public Comment_2021.

To ensure consideration of your comments in the development of a final decision on the
proposal, please ensure that we receive your comments within 60 days following the
Federal Register 2021-22, Station Specific, Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations
Notice, which will publish May 4, 2021.  See the Notice link below.

2021-2022 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations


The deadline for comments is July 6, 2021.

Please submit your written comments addressed to “Florida Panther Visitor Services Plan” to the refuge by mail at Florida Panther NWR, 12085 SR 29 Immokalee, FL 34142 or email to

We anticipate making a decision on the proposal by late summer 2021.


The USFWS conducted a virtual public meeting on May 11, 2021, to discuss the proposed Visitor Services Plan. Please see the links below for a copy of the meeting transcripts and presentation . . .

Virtual Public Meeting Transcript from May 11, 2021:
Florida Panther NWR Virtual Public Hearing_Final Transcript (PDF file)

Virtual Public Meeting Video from May 11, 2021:
Florida Panther NWR Virtual Public Hearing - Video Recording (Link to video on Facebook)