The FWC offers seven hunts on four wildlife management areas (WMA) to those hunters certified Mobility-Impaired . Theses hunts are reserved exclusively for mobility-impaired hunters. Hunters who can't walk, or can't walk without an assisting aid. Having a Disabled Persons Hunting and Fishing Certificate does not make you eligible for mobility-impaired hunts. Holton Creek WMA allows no other hunting except the mobility-impaired hunts. During these hunts, permitted hunters may bring a non-hunting helper. Vehicle access to roads and trails normally closed to hunters are opened. Holton Creek WMA hunts allow taking deer of either sex; antlerless deer permits may be issued for other hunts.
Applications for mobility-impaired hunts are mailed each year directly to hunters who have been issued a Mobility-Impaired Certification Card. Applications are available June 28. Permits are issued by random selection from applications received by the FWC July 10-26.
In addition to these hunts, several of the Type II wildlife management area landowners also offer hunting opportunity for mobility-impaired hunters. For more information about application periods and deadlines for Type II wildlife management areas contact the following landowners:
Upper St. Johns WMA and Ralph E. Simmons WMA contact St Johns River Water Management District, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429 (386) 329-4404.
Eglin Air Force Base WMA contact Eglin Natural Resources, Jackson Guard, 107 Hwy 85 North, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 882-4164.
Econfina Creek WMA contact Northwest Florida Water Management District, 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333 (850) 539-5999.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge contact St. Marks NWR, P.O. Box 68, St. Marks, Florida 32355 (850) 925-6121.
2002-2003 Type I wildlife management area hunts:
|Area||Date||Requested as Area
Date 1st Choice
|Dupuis WEA||Nov. 9-10||23||25|
|Holton Creek||Oct. 11-13||36||40|
|Holton Creek||Oct 25-27||5||40|
|Holton Creek||Nov. 1-3||6||40|
|Holton Creek||Dec 13-15||8||40|
|Seminole Forest||Oct 18-20||48||60|
|Three Lakes||Nov. 1-3||30||150|