Pepper Ranch Preserve public hunts are open to Collier County residents only. No rifles or handguns using center-fire cartridges may be discharged at Pepper Ranch Preserve during public hunts. Hunters may utilize bow, crossbow, muzzle-loader, shotgun, or rim-fire firearms. To participate in the Collier County Pepper Ranch Preserve Hunt Preference Point Random Draw, applications must be received by 4:30 P.M. on August 2, 2019. Any application submitted after 4:30 P.M. on August 2, 2019, will be processed after the random draw. Permit applications may only be submitted individually. No group applications will be accepted. Submission of more than one permit application per individual shall disqualify that individual from all random draws. Random Draw selection for the 2019-2020 Hunt Season will take place on August 5, 2019. Notification letters will be mailed to applicants by August 9, 2019. Drawn hunters will receive a notification letter that will include instructions and details concerning payment, date of selection, etc. Drawn hunters have until August 30, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. to provide payment for hunt(s) or they will forfeit their hunt position. Forfeited positions will be offered to the next hunter on the Random Draw list.