Flint Rock Permit
A Flint Rock Recreational Use Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order to participate in outdoor recreational activities on the Flint Rock Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Except for hunting, permit holders and their spouses or dependent children may participate in other activities on Flint Rock WMA, though the spouse and dependent children must be in the company of the permit holder. Only permit holders and one dependent child under the age of 16 may hunt. Recreational access is allowed only during periods open to hunting and seven days before each open hunting season. Recreational use permits also include a management area permit. Flint Rock Recreational Use permits are not valid on other recreational use program areas.
Recreational use areas are private lands managed for public hunting and recreation. Recreational use area permits are designed to provide more revenue to these private landowners in the WMA system. Money set aside by the FWC to compensate those landowners for hunting use on their lands was not sufficient to compete with private hunting leases. Rather than have these WMAs drop out of the system, the FWC instead offers recreational use permits. Fees collected from these permits supplement the private landowners, keeping the lands open to the public.
- 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: There are no pre-requisite requirements to apply for this permit.
- Cost: $0.00 to apply, $206.00 per permit.
- Quota: 450 total permits available including renewal permits.
- Exemptions: There are no exemptions, except the spouse and dependent children of a permit holder may participate in recreational activities other than hunting when the area is open for access. The spouse and dependent children must be in the company of the permit holder. Only permit holders and one dependent child under the age of 16 may hunt.
- Issuance Method: By renewal in phase I, random drawing in phase II and first-come first-served in phase III. View specific details at Application Dates & Deadlines.
- Renewals: A Flint Rock Recreational Use Permit can be renewed annually for two additional years, essentially making it a three-year permit. If eligible to renew, the permit must be purchased during the renewal period. If not claimed by the renewal deadline, it will be offered for sale in subsequent application phases.
- Restrictions: You may submit one Flint Rock Recreational Use application and receive one Flint Rock Recreational Use permit in Phase I, Phase II or Phase III.
- Group Applications: Group applications are NOT allowed for this permit type.
- Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within three business days of an application period closing.
- Preference Points: There are no preference points for this permit type.
- Transferability: Flint Rock recreational use permits are NOT transferable.
- Guest Permits: Guest permits are NOT available for this permit type. The spouse and dependent children of a permit holder may participate in recreational activities other than hunting when the area is open for access. The spouse and dependent children must be in the company of the permit holder. Only permit holders and one dependent child under the age of 16 may hunt.
- How to Get Your Permit: If eligible for renewal or successful in the Phase II random drawing, you may purchase and print your permit online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com or at a license agent or tax collector's office. In Phase III (first-come, first-served leftovers), you are immediately awarded your permit.
- Reprints: A reprint of a Flint Rock recreational use permit can be obtained for no-cost online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. A license agent or tax collector's office can also replace a permit for about $2.50.