June 13, 2013
Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor
Archery hunters who want to hunt deer and turkey at Cecil Airport might be interested in a request for proposals from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.
The authority seeks proposals for "archery hunting of deer and turkey, Cecil Airport."
The authority will receive proposals until 2 p.m. July 3. They will be opened at the authority's administration building for the evaluation, selection and contract award.
The agreement is for archery hunting only, "no firearms and no dogs, leashed or unleashed, will be allowed at any time."
A mandatory pre-proposal meeting is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cecil Airport, Building 82, 13365 Aeronautical Circle.
Those interested in responding must attend the meeting.
For information, visit flyjacksonville.com.
The scope of services explains the need.
The authority operates the Jacksonville Airport System, which consists of the Jacksonville International Airport, serving the commercial passenger and air cargo aviation needs of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia; Jacksonville Executive Airport at Craig, serving corporate and general aviation; Herlong Recreational Airport, serving the recreational and sport flier; and Cecil Airport, "ideally suited for major aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul."
"As the owner and operator, JAA desires to award an Archery Hunting, Deer and Turkey, Agreement for the purpose of controlling wildlife population at Cecil Airport," it says.
The lease covers 1,861 acres of land.
A copy of the Hunt Club Map 2012 will be provided at the mandatory pre-proposal meeting.
The Florida Forest Service will manage the agreement on behalf of the aviation authority.
The hunt club and its "agents, servants, employees, members and invitees" must comply with all airport rules and regulations, wildlife game and fish laws, statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations of the United States and the State of Florida and all other governmental laws, statutes and regulations, says the request.
Hunt clubs must limit the number of participants to 15-20 members.
"Only archery hunting is permitted. No dogs, on or off leash are permitted on the premises," says the information on the website.
To be clear, a club member or guest caught with a dog, leashed or unleashed, on the property can be fined $500 per violation and any member or guest hunting outside the boundary area faces a $250 fine.