A Youth Quota Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order for a youth between age 8 and 15 to participate in some general gun hunts on Andrews and Camp Blanding Wildlife Management Areas. Click "Application Worksheet" at the bottom of this page for specific wildlife management areas and dates. On the first morning of each Camp Blanding WMA Supervised Youth Hunt, hunt locations will be assigned by random draw during a pre-hunt briefing. (click here for details)
- Cost: $0.00 - $2.50. Youth Quota permits issued in the Phase I or Phase II random drawings are posted to your customer account online and can be printed from the web site for no cost. The service of printing the permit issued in Phase I, Phase II or reprints at a Tax Collector or retail agent location will cost $2.00 or $2.50 respectively. Permits issued in Phase III are printed online, by a Tax Collector or by a retail agent for no cost.
- Requirements: You must be at least 8 and less than 16 years old for the duration of the hunt in order to apply. Permit is not valid unless youth is accompanied by a non-hunting adult supervisor that is at least 18 years old. Supervisors are not required to have license and permits.
- Issuance Method: Youth Quota permits are issued by random drawing during Phase I and Phase II. Leftover permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis during Phase III. In the Phase I random drawing, applicants are selected based on their preference points. Applicants with the highest number of Youth Quota preference points are selected before those with less Youth Quota preference points.
- Exemptions: There are no exemptions to the Youth Quota permit. You must have a Youth Quota permit or be the adult supervisor of a permit holder to participate in these hunts.
- Restrictions: You may submit one Youth Quota application and receive one Youth Quota permit in Phase I or Phase II. You may receive up to four Youth Quota permits total in Phase III (including any permits awarded in Phase I or Phase II). You can only apply in Phase II if you have not already been awarded a Youth Quota permit during Phase I. You can have no more than one Youth Quota permit per hunt, and no more than four youth Quota permits total. The selling or purchasing of any quota permit is prohibited.
- Group Applications: Group applications are NOT allowed for this permit type.
- Preference Points: If you apply during Phase I and are unsuccessful, you will be awarded one Youth Quota preference point for next year (even if you get issued a permit in Phase II or Phase III). Preference points are cumulative and you will receive one additional Youth Quota preference point each year you apply in Phase I and are unsuccessful. If you apply during Phase I next year, and are drawn for a Youth Quota permit, your Youth preference points will be reset to zero. No preference points are awarded if you fail to apply in Phase I. If you fail to apply during Phase I for two consecutive years, your preference points will be reset to zero. Successful applicants who return their quota permit 10 or more days before the first day of the hunt can have their preference points re-instated. See Returned Permits below.
- Transferability: Youth Quota permits are NOT transferable.
- Guest Permits: Guest permits are NOT available for this permit type.
- Returned Permits: If you are unable to use your permit you can return it for re-issuance. For more information, view information on returning permits for reissuance. Returned permits will be reissued once a week during Phase III. Permits returned by midnight on Friday will be reissued first-come, first-served at 10:00 am Eastern time the following Tuesday. There will be a separate column in the list of available permits that will display the returned permits as they are returned. Applicants may check after midnight on Friday what permits will be available on the following Tuesday.
- Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within about two weeks after the end of the application period. If you are successful in a drawing and you have provided a valid, non blocked, email address, your permit will be emailed to you as well as posted to your record online.
- Reprints: You can reprint lost or destroyed non-transferable Youth Quota permits online at no cost or at a license agent or tax collector office for about $2.50.
- How to Apply: You can apply online (sign on and choose “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit”) or complete the Application Worksheet (click "Application Worksheet" at bottom of page) and present it to any license agent or tax collector office . Children who do not hold a Florida drivers license or Florida ID must apply as non-residents to use the online system. Applying online as a non-resident will have no effect on the application in the drawing or future license purchases.
- How to Get Your Permit: If successful in the Phase I or Phase II random drawings, you can print your permit online at no cost or at a license agent or tax collector office for $2.50 or $2.00 respectively. Permits issued in Phase I or Phase II will be available in the system for printing online, by a license agent or tax collector until the last day of the hunt. In Phase III (First-Come, First-Served Leftovers) you are immediately awarded your permit, and the license agent or tax collector will immediately print your permit one time for no cost. If applying online in Phase III, you can immediately print your permit. The permit will remain available online until the last day of your hunt. If you choose to pick up your permit online, be sure you have access to a printer and that your browsers pop-up blocker is disabled, so that you can print your permit directly from the website. If you are successful in a drawing and you have provided a valid, non blocked, email address, your permit will be emailed to you as well as posted to your record online.
- Antlerless Deer Permits: In late August, after reviewing deer population surveys, biologists will make a recommendation as to which areas and which hunts should receive a limited number of antlerless deer permits. The antlerless deer permit drawing is conducted in September. All Youth Quota permit holders who have a permit issued in Phase I for an approved hunt will automatically be included in the antlerless deer drawing. The hunts that were approved for antlerless deer permits last year are indicated on the application worksheet (see below) by an asterisk beside the hunt number. Antlerless deer permits will be mailed to successful applicants. Antlerless deer permits are transferable.
Application Dates and Worksheet