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Released Quail

Background Information

Northern bobwhite may be released and taken by shotgun only on the following areas and dates, provided each individual or group possesses a daily released quail permit and proof (including the name and address of the vendor and date of purchase) that the birds were purchased within the past 90 days from a game farm licensed by the Commission or another state. 

How do I get my permit?

Daily quail release permits are available free of charge at gooutdoorsflorida.com/. Once logged in, click on the "Purchase a License" link to find the permit under the "Hunting Permits" section. Please note that the permit will only show up if you already possess, or placed in your shopping cart, a hunting license.  

Important!

Be sure to only choose dates that are listed below when obtaining your permit.

Area-specific restrictions may apply. Refer to area brochures for details.

Quail Hunting Dates by Area

Area 2019-2020 Dates
Apalachicola River WEA

Nov. 9 - March 1

Aucilla WMA

Dec. 30 - March 1

Caravelle Ranch WMA

Nov. 21 - Jan 5 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sunday only)

Carr Unit, Blackwater WMA

Nov. 9 - March 1

Dinner Island WMA

Nov. 9 - Feb. 23

Econfina Creek WMA
Nov. 9 - 27
Dec. 2 - Dec. 13
Feb. 6 - March 1
Hilochee WMA

Jan. 3 - Jan. 19

J.W. Corbett WMA

Jan. 2 - Feb. 16

L. Kirk Edwards WEA

(West of Chaires Cross Rd) Nov. 9 - March 1 

(East of Charies Cross Rd) Nov. 9-27, Dec. 2-4, 9-18, and Dec. 23 - March 1

Lafayette Creek WMA
Nov. 9 - 27
Dec. 2-6, Dec. 10 - Jan. 24
Feb. 3 - March 1
Lower Econfina River WMA

Nov. 11 - March 1

Pine Log WMA
Nov. 9 - 27
Dec. 2-6, Dec. 10 - Jan. 24
Feb. 3 - March 1
Salt Lake WMA

Dec. 6-8, 13-15

Jan. 3-5, 10-12, 24-26

Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

Watermelon Pond WMA

Nov. 16 - Dec. 1

Dec. 14 - Jan. 5

Want to know how many released quail permits and number of people hunting under those permits have been issued for a particular date?  See our recreational license report to find out.