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Youth Waterfowl Permit

A Youth Waterfowl Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order for youth 15 years of age and younger to participate in designated youth waterfowl hunts on A-1 FEB, Guana River, Ocklawaha Prairie, T.M. Goodwin/Broadmoor Marsh and Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA) Public Waterfowl 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: Applicants must be 15 or younger for the duration of the hunt in order to apply.

Exemptions:  There are no exemptions for this permit type.

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

Preference Points: There are no preference points for this permit type.

Transferability: These 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 office.  Each applicant may make up to 10 choices on an application in Phase I and II, and one choice on an application in Phase III.

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 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 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 a license agent or tax collector 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.

License Requirements to Hunt Waterfowl in Florida:  Youth hunters age 15 and younger are exempt from general license and permit requirements.

Reporting Requirements:  There are no reporting requirements for Youth Waterfowl permits; however, FWC biologists may send out surveys at the conclusion of each season and appreciate feedback.

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

Important Check Station Information:  Permit holders who do not check in at the check station at T.M. Goodwin/Broadmoor Marsh and the STAs during the required intervals on the hunt date will forfeit their permit, and the permits will then be issued at the check station at 5 a.m. for the morning hunt and 1 p.m. for the afternoon hunt.  No-shows are replaced by walk-ins at the check station via random drawing.  Permit holders who do not attend their hunts at Guana River and Ocklawaha Prairie will not be replaced by walk-ins.