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Apply for spring turkey quota hunt permits Nov. 1

Hunters looking to turkey hunt on Florida’s wildlife management areas during the 2010 spring turkey season need to apply for quota hunt permits beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Quota hunt permit worksheets are available now from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regional offices and online at MyFWC.com/Hunting (click under “Limited Entry Hunts”).

Applicants must apply through the FWC’s Total Licensing System, online at www.wildlifelicense.com/fl or present completed worksheets at any tax collector office or license agent.

All applicants, regardless of when they apply, have the same chance of being selected, as long as they submit their applications within the application period. Applicants must apply by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30 to be included in the random drawing.

“When you submit your application, you will receive a receipt showing the hunts you have applied for and your preference status,” said FWC Quota Hunt Coordinator Eddie White.

Hunters also may apply as a group. A group leader must first apply to create the group, and the group number will be printed on the group leader’s receipt. Each person wishing to join the group must submit an application using that unique group number.

If chosen, applicants will receive, by mail, a spring turkey quota hunt permit. Applicants not chosen in Phase I may reapply during Phase 2 for any hunts not filled and will still be eligible for the preference drawing next year.

Applicants may check drawing results at MyFWC.com/Hunting under “Limited Entry Hunts,” then “Check Permit Availability and Drawing Results.”

For more information on how to apply for spring turkey quota hunt permits, visit MyFWC.com/Hunting.