A Quail Quota Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order to participate in some quail hunts on select Wildlife Management Areas. The following information provides further details on specific information regarding these permits.
Cost: $0.00 to apply, $0.00 per permit.
Requirements to Apply: Unless exempt, applicants must have a valid Management Area Permit to apply.
Exemptions: There are no exemptions for this permit type.
Group Applications: Group applications are not allowed for this permit type.
Preference Points: Preference points are cumulative and available in Phase I for applicants who are unsuccessful. If you fail to apply during Phase I for two consecutive years, your preference points will be reset to zero.
Transferability: Quail Quota permits are not transferable.
How to Apply: Applicants can apply online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com (sign on and choose “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit”) or by completing an Application Worksheet and presenting it to any license agent or tax collector's office. Each applicant may make up to five choices on an application in Phase I and II, one choice on an application in Phase III Leftovers.
Application and Permit Issuance: Applicants may submit one application and receive up to one permit in Phase I or Phase II. Permits are issued by random drawing during Phase I and II, and issued on a first-come, first-served basis during Phase III Leftovers. Each hunter may obtain five permits cumulatively for this permit type.
Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within three business days after the application period ends.
How to Get Your Permit: Successful applicants may print their permit online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com or at a license agent or tax collector's office. Successful applicants with a valid email address will have a copy of their permit emailed to them. Permits may also be downloaded and stored on the Fish|Hunt FL mobile app.
Guest Permits: Guest permits are not available for this permit type.
Reprints: Customers can reprint their permit at no cost from their customer account at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, permits may also be reprinted at license agents or tax collector’s office for a fee.
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.
NOTE: Quotas, dates, and number of hunts on Quail Enhancement Areas (QEA) are tentative and subject to adjustments based on quail population survey results.