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Youth Quota

Youth Quota Permit

A Youth Quota Permit is a type of limited entry permit in order for a youth between age 8 and 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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Cost: $0.00 to apply, $0.00 per permit.

Requirements to Apply: Youth hunters must be between the ages of 8 and 15 for the duration of the hunt to apply.

Exemptions: There are no exemptions for this permit type.

Group Applications: Group applications are not allowed for this permit type.

Preference PointsPreference 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: Youth Quota permits are not transferable.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online at (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, and 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 end of the application period.

How to Get the Permit: Successful applicants may print their permit online at 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. Each Youth Quota permit allows the permit holder to hunt and one adult supervisor to accompany the youth hunter.

Reprints: Customers can reprint their permit at no cost from their customer account at, permits may also be reprinted at license agents or tax collector’s office for a fee.

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.

Note: Permit is not valid unless the youth is accompanied by a non-hunting adult supervisor that is at least 18 years old.