A Youth Quota Permit is a type of limited entry permit in order for a youth between age 8 and 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.

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

  • How to Apply: Youth 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: Youth hunters must be between the ages of 8 and 15 for the duration of the hunt to apply.  The Youth Quota permit is not valid unless the youth is accompanied by a non-hunting adult supervisor that is at least 18 years old.  Supervisors are not required to have license and permits.
  • Cost: $0.00 to apply, $0.00 per permit.
  • Exemptions: There are no exemptions for Youth Quota hunts. All participants must have a Youth Quota permit or be the adult supervisor 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 four 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 Youth Quota permit allows the permit holder to hunt and one adult supervisor to accompany the youth hunter.
  • Transferability: Youth 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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