Florida Spring Turkey Apps Available Nov 1st

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Hunters looking to turkey hunt on Florida's wildlife management areas during the 2010 spring turkey season need to apply for quota hunt permits beginning 10 a.m. Nov. 1.

Quota hunt permit worksheets are available now from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regional offices and online at www.MyFWC.com/Hunting (click under "Limited Entry Hunts").

Applicants must apply through the FWC's Total Licensing System. Hunters may apply online at www.wildlifelicense.com/fl or present their completed worksheets to any tax collector office or license agent.

All applicants, regardless of when they apply, have the same chance of being selected, as long as they submit their applications within the application period. Applicants must apply by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30 to be included in the random drawing.

"When you submit your application, you will receive a receipt showing the hunts you have applied for and your preference status," said FWC quota hunt coordinator Eddie White.

Hunters also may apply as a group. A group leader must first apply to create the group. The group's number will be printed on the group leader's receipt. Each person wishing to join the group must submit his own application using the unique group number assigned to the leader.

If chosen, applicants will receive, by mail, a spring turkey quota hunt permit. Applicants not chosen in Phase I may reapply during Phase 2 for any hunts not filled and will still be eligible for the preference drawing next year. Applicants may check drawing results at MyFWC.com/Hunting, under "Limited Entry Hunts" click "Check Permit Availability and Drawing Results."

For more information on how to apply for spring turkey quota hunt permits, visit www.MyFWC.com/Hunting.