Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“Are you hoping to get to hunt the area of your choice? If so, be sure to take note of quota hunt deadlines and get that application in before that date,” says Tina Johannsen, assistant chief of the Game Management Section. “Quota hunts allow for a specific number of hunters are on a particular area and provide for excellent hunt opportunities.”
A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number of hunters are allowed. Quota levels are based upon the sound principles of wildlife management and public desires for a quality hunt. The hunts provide a challenging and rewarding experience to hunters of all levels.
Selected hunters must be properly licensed to participate in a quota hunt. Applying for a Quota Hunt is simple and available online.
Application deadlines vary depending on hunt type.
The first deadlines are July 15 for alligator, Aug. 15 for dove (including adult/child hunts), and Sept. 1 for all types of deer hunts (including adult/child hunts).
The complete deadline list is available online.
To view selection odds, based on previous years’ applicants, click here.