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Update About Everglades and Francis S. Taylor and Rotenberger WMA quota permits

Starting this year, we’re changing our approach to issuing airboat quota permits at Everglades and Francis S Taylor and general gun vehicle quota permits at Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas. To avoid canceling these hunts, the FWC will no longer automatically include these quota permits in the phase I application period. Instead, the decision to issue these quota permits will be made in mid-June, after aerial survey results of deer are received and evaluated. If survey results support issuing quota permits for hunts on these WMAs, the FWC will announce their availability and how and when to apply. Please check back to this page in mid-June for information about the availability of these quota permits. Or to receive an update via email, sign up for FWC Hunting News and make sure your email is up-to-date at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.

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A Track Vehicle Quota Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order to participate in the General Gun Vehicle Season on certain Wildlife Management Areas. The following information provides further details on specific information regarding these permits.

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Track Vehicle Quota Application Worksheet and Choices

 

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

Requirements to Apply: Unless exempt, you must have a valid Management Area Permit to apply. You must be the registered owner of a Track vehicle that has been inspected by the FWC and issued an FWC Track Vehicle Registration in order to apply.

Exemptions: There are no exemptions for this permit type.

Group ApplicationsGroup applications are accepted in Phase I. 

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: Track Vehicle Quota permits are not transferable and are only valid for the track vehicle whose FWC registration numbers appears on the permit. 

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 three 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 for each Track Vehicle you own, but only one of your Track Vehicles can receive a 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. Track Vehicle owners selected for a Track Vehicle Quota permit are not eligible for an Airboat Quota permit.

Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within two weeks after the application period ends.

How to Get the 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. Passengers hunting from a permitted track vehicle do not need a guest permit.

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. Lost legal game tags can only be replaced by the FWC Office of Licensing and Permitting upon written request by the permit holder.  You will need to allow at least 10 days to receive the replacement tags.

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.