Family Quota Permit
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.
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- How to Apply: Hunters can apply online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com by signing on and choosing “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit” or by completing an Application Worksheet and presenting it to any license agent or tax collector's office.
- 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 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 or a license agent or tax collector's office.
- 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.