Quota Hunt Procedures Updated

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is modifying procedures to change hunters’ quota hunt choices because of recent changes in the wildlife management area (WMA) program.

The quota hunt program has always enabled hunters to make changes to their applications after they mail them, as long as it was done, in writing, before the random selection.

“We want to make hunters who have applied for Lochloosa, Fort McCoy, Relay, Gulf Hammock, Steinhatchee Falls, Camp Blanding dog hunt and Camp Blanding walk-in area aware of this option,” said Eddie White, FWC’s quota hunt coordinator.

“Anyone who already has applied for a quota hunt permit in the application process in June for Lochloosa, Fort McCoy, Relay, Gulf Hammock, Steinhatchee Falls, Camp Blanding dog hunt and Camp Blanding walk-in area will have these hunts automatically deleted, because no permits will be issued for these areas in the random drawing. The applicant’s next alternate choice will move up in priority when filling permits. If the applicant has one of these hunts as a choice, and no alternate choices, he will receive a preference rejection notice which will make him eligible for the preference drawing next year.” White said.

If the procedures outline above will result in an unacceptable outcome for the applicant, he can contact the quota hunt office by writing, fax or e-mail, with his name and date of birth, and request his choices to be changed to other hunts. Contact must be made prior to the drawing. Write to: Quota Hunt, 620 S. Meridian St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600, Fax (850) 921-1847, e-mail eddie.white@fwc.state.fl.us.