Once I get all the proper permit and select a place that they might have available, do they assigned me a spot? If so approx how many acre and how long is that spot assigned to me for? During the season or just for one hunt?
With just the APH permit (Annual Public Hunting), you will get a booklet with maps of all the places you can hunt with that permit and will list the game you can hunt and the dates on which you can hunt. You can hunt any and all within those boundaries. On NF, you don't need the AHP permit, but keep in mind, some areas inside the NF are considered WMA's and you will need the AHP. Then you have the draw hunts. On these hunts, if you get selected, then you will be assigned a stand or a compartment to hunt and it will be on a certain date. Corp land may do it a little different. You would have to search and read up on their rules. But other than that, you can hunt pretty much any where you want and any time you want as long it's during the season listed for that particular area.