A Youth Waterfowl Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required in order for youth 15 years of age and younger to participate in some designated youth waterfowl hunts on Guana River, Ocklawaha Prairie, T.M. Goodwin/Broadmoor Marsh and Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA) Public Waterfowl Areas. The permit is valid only when the youth hunter is accompanied by an adult supervisor who is at least 18 years of age or older. Click the Application Worksheet link at the bottom of this page for specific hunt dates and information.
Hunters unable to use a permit can return it online so the hunt can be reissued to another hunter. Permits are eligible for Return at 10:00 a.m. Eastern on the first day of Phase III for each given permit type, when a Return link will show next to each permit eligible to be returned. This link is available up to 10 days prior to the first day of the hunt.
All returned permits are reflected as they are returned in real time, and show in a separate column in permit availability . If a permit is returned during the open leftover period and there are other permits available for that same hunt, the returned permit is added instantly to the quota for the current issuance on a first-come, first-served basis. Any other permits returned are available to apply for by Reissue on a weekly schedule. For more details on Returns, please view information on returning permits for reissuance.
Phase I: Random Drawing Application Period: 10/6/2017 – 10/16/2017
Phase II: Random Drawing Application Period: 10/20/2017 – 10/30/2017
Phase III: Leftovers11/2/2017 – until filled or the final hunt date
Return Links Active: 11/2/2017 (until 10 days before the start date of each hunt)
Reissuance Applications: Please see Reissuance SchedulePlease see Reissuance Schedule for further details.
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