Last Chance to Get Quota Hunt Permits

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Time is running out to get wildlife management area (WMA) quota hunt permits for the upcoming hunting season.

Permits are still available for many WMAs. Hunters who do not already have a quota hunt permit are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Quota hunt application forms are available from tax collectors, license agents and FWC offices.

Beginning Oct. 2, hunters who have already received quota hunt permits are allowed to apply for additional permits. Typically, the additional permits are taken quickly.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) uses the quota hunt program to control and distribute hunting pressure on its 5-million-acre WMA system. Most of the 120 WMAs require a quota hunt permit in addition to a hunting license and other permits.

Additionally, special-opportunity spring turkey permit applications are being accepted with a deadline of Oct. 15. Spring turkey quota hunt applications will be available from tax collectors’ offices and FWC offices Oct. 25 and will be accepted Nov. 1-10.