There are several types of quota permits, and most are issued by random drawing. This year there’s been a change: The wild hog application periods will now be grouped with the other fall quota hunts. The first-phase application period – for archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, wild hog, youth, family, track vehicle (a swamp buggy with tank treads), airboat and mobility-impaired quota hunt permits – runs June 1-30, so you’ve got all month to submit your application. You may submit one application for each of the hunt types, and there is no fee to apply. One thing to remember though: Unless exempt, you must have an up-to-date management area permit (or a license that includes one) when applying for a quota permit, or the system won’t accept your application.
Two of these quota hunts are unique to South Florida. An airboat quota permit is required for anyone wishing to hunt out of an airboat on Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But, if you’d rather hunt off a track vehicle there, or on Rotenberger or Holey Land WMAs in Palm Beach County, you’ll need a track vehicle quota permit.
If you want to get the jump on one of these hunts and more, make sure you have the correct quota hunt application worksheet so you can apply for one or more of these great opportunities. All application worksheets can be found at MyFWC.com/License by clicking on “Limited Entry/Quota Hunts” and then looking under “Quota Hunts.”Once you’ve completed the application worksheet, you may use it to apply at License.MyFWC.com or submit it to any license agent or tax collector’s office. To find out if you’ve been selected, you can simply log into your customer account atLicense.MyFWC.com. Drawing results will be posted after 10 a.m. on July 8. Here’s wishing you luck in drawing one of these great permits!