Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Duck Blinds

Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Duck Blinds

adaTo Obtain a Qualifying Card

(Currently at STA 5, TM Goodwin WMA and Guana River WMA)

  1. Hunters complete an ADA Accommodation Request Form ada indicating they are requesting a PWD DUCK BLIND QUALIFYING CARD.

Note: If a hunter currently holds any of the certifications/permits listed below, they will only need to provide their contact information and the certification type, number and date issued (in the "description of accommodation requested" section); no further description will be needed.

ada Alternative Mobility Permit (AMP)
ada Special-Use Vehicle Permit (SUV)
ada Mobility Impaired Certificate (MIC)

NOTE: Having a Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Certificate does not make you eligible for PWD duck blind hunts; you must follow this process and obtain a Qualifying Card and Hunt Permit outlined here.

  1. Hunter must include a statement indicating their specific disability/condition, signed by a licensed Florida physician.

  2. Send ADA Request form to:
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    Waterfowl Management Program
    8932 Apalachee Pkwy
    Tallahassee, FL 32311

    Or FAX 850-488-5884, or email a scanned copy of the signed form to: Ducks@MyFWC.com

  3. Staff will verify and then enter applicant's information into database

  4. Qualifying Cards will be valid for a period of one-year (valid 1 July -30 June), or permanently if hunter holds one of above listed certifications/permits.

  5. Qualifying Card will be issued and mailed to qualified applicants.

  6. Once hunter has a qualifying card, they may apply for actual quota hunt permits for the PWD Duck Blinds.

  7. If a hunter loses their qualifying card, they may contact WMP (850-488-5878 or Ducks@MyFWC.com) and we will issue a replacement card.

To Obtain a Quota Hunt Permit

Blinds are currently located at the T. M. Goodwin WMA, STA 5 and Guana River WMA.

The PWD Duck Blind at Guana River WMA (352-732-1225) may be used on a first-come, first-served basis.

Quota hunt permits for PWD Duck Blinds at T.M. Goodwin and STA 5 are issued on first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 am each Wednesday during the duck season. Permits will be issued for the next two hunts at both locations (Sat/Tues at Goodwin; Sun AM/PM at STA 5).

Goodwin PWD Duck Blind permits are only issued by the TM Goodwin WMA office (321-726-2862);
STA5 PWD Duck Blind permits are only issued by the West Palm Beach Office (561-625-5122).

Hunters call the appropriate office, request a quota permit for PWD Duck Blind and provide their Qualifying Card number.

Permit is issued for requested hunt date (if available). Name of permit holder and Qualifying Card number will be recorded and provided to the check station operator; however NO PHYSICAL QUOTA PERMIT WILL BE MAILED to hunter.

Hunter brings Qualifying Card and necessary hunting license/waterfowl permits, etc to the hunt area on day of hunt and follows established check in procedure.

Contacts

Waterfowl Management Program
North Florida Field Station, 8932 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311
850-488-5878 (FAX 850-488-5884) Andrew Fanning, Jamie Feddersen

T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area - 321-726-2862

West Palm Beach Office - 561-625-5122 (For STA 5 blinds)

Guana River WMA - 352-732-1225



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