A Family Quota Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required for an adult and up to two youths age 8 to 15 to participate in some general gun hunts on select Wildlife Management Areas.  The following information provides further details on specific information regarding these permits.

Family Quota Application Worksheet and Choices
Check Permit Availability External Website
View Application Dates & Deadlines
Apply Online External Website

  • How to Apply: Hunters can apply online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com External Website by signing on and choosing “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit” or by completing an Application Worksheet and presenting it to any license agent External Website  or tax collector office External Website.
  • Requirements: Unless exempt, hunters must have a valid Management Area Permit or a license that includes a management area permit and be at least 18 years of age or older in order to apply.  A Family Quota permit is only valid when hunting with at least one but no more than two youths ages 8 to 15.  Each hunter may take a daily bag limit, unless otherwise provided by area-specific regulation, but no additional hunters or supervisors are allowed.
  • Cost: $0.00 to apply, $0.00 per permit.
  • Exemptions: There are no exemptions for Family Quota hunts. All participants must have a Family Quota permit or be the youth guest of a permit holder.
  • Restrictions: Hunters may submit one application and receive up to one permit in Phase I or Phase II. Hunters can have no more than one permit per hunt unit, and no more than five permits total.  The selling or purchasing of any quota permit is prohibited.
  • Group Applications: No group applications.
  • Issuance Method: By random drawing during phases I and II. Leftover permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis during phase III.  
  • Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within three business days after the end of the application period.
  • Preference Points: Preference points are cumulative and available in Phase I for applicants who are unsuccessful.
  • How to Get the Permit: Permits may be obtained online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com External Website or at a license agent External Website or tax collector office External Website.
  • Guest Permits: Guest permits are NOT available for this permit type. Each Family Quota permit allows the permit holder and up to two youths between the ages of 8 and 15 to hunt.
  • Transferability: Family Quota permits are NOT transferable.
  • Reprints: Non-transferable permits and guest permits may be replaced online at no cost or at a license agent or tax collector office for about $2.50.
  • Returned Permits: Hunters unable to use their permits may return the permit.  All returned permits are included in weekly reissue drawings throughout the season. 
  • Reporting Requirements:Hunters should check the WMA brochure for any check station requirements for their hunt.  Public lands hunters may also receive a survey after the season concludes to assist the FWC in gathering valuable insight and data.

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