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General Gun Quota Permit

A General Gun Quota Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order to participate in designated general gun hunts on select Wildlife Management Areas. The following information provides further details on specific information regarding these permits.

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General Gun Quota Application Worksheet and Choices

Cost: $0.00 to apply, $0.00 per permit.

Requirements to Apply: Unless exempt, hunters must have a valid Management Area Permit or a license that includes a management area permit in order to apply.

Exemptions: Some quota hunts allow exempt hunters to participate without a requiring a quota permit. Exempt hunts are indicated in non-bold print on the Application Worksheet (above). The hunts indicated in bold on the application worksheet have no exemptions and all hunters must have a quota permit, or be the guest of a quota permit holder, to participate in those hunts. Exempt hunters who apply for an exempt hunt (for an antlerless deer permit, by accident or as part of a group) and are successful in the drawing will not be issued a quota permit and therefore cannot have a guest hunter.

Group Applications: Group applications are accepted in Phase I.

Preference Points: Preference points are cumulative and available in Phase I for applicants who are unsuccessful.

Transferability: Most General Gun Quota permits are NOT transferable. Blackwater dog hunts may be transferred.

How to Apply: Hunters can apply online at 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 office.

Application and Permit Issuance: By random drawing during phases I and II. Leftover permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis during phase III.

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.

Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within three business days after the end of the application period.

How to Get the Permit: Permits may be obtained online at or at a license agent or tax collector office. Blackwater dog hunt quota permits are mailed.

Guest Permits: Each permit includes a guest permit as a second page. View guest permit information.

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. Blackwater dog hunts cannot be reprinted.

Returned Permits: Hunters unable to use their permits may return the permit. All returned permits are included in weekly reissue drawings throughout the season.

Antlerless Deer Permits: Antlerless deer permits may be issued for some General Gun Quota hunts, and applicants may opt to be included in this secondary drawing by indicating yes or no on a phase I application. The antlerless deer permit random drawing is conducted in September each year.

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.