Hunting & Fishing for Disabled Persons



  • Certification by the United States Railroad Retirement Board


  • Certification by the United States Veterans’ Administration or any branch of the Unites States Armed Forces


  • State of Florida Department of Veterans’ and Community Affairs 100 percent Service Connected Disabled Veteran Identification Card (must have the statement “total and permanent disabled”)


  • Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Division of Workers Compensation (LES Form DWC-4)


  • An order from a Judge of Compensation claims


  • Written confirmation by the carrier providing Workers’ Compensation benefits


  • Applicants must attach documentation of current (dated within the last 12 months) eligibility for Disability Benefits from Social Security Administration


  • Applicants must also attach proof of Florida residency as outlined on the application.




  • A Resident Disabled Person's Hunting and Fishing License does not allow the holder those privileges found in the commercial fishing license, commercial or state trapping license, antlerless deer permits or the federal waterfowl stamp. A disabled person wishing to participate in these activities must also acquire the required permits for each of the activities.


  • As of July 1, 2000, a new law went into effect stating all Resident Disabled Person's Hunting and Fishing Licenses issued prior to July 1, 1997 became invalid on June 1, 2001.  Anyone holding a license issued prior to July 1, 1997 needs to re-apply under the new guidelines so that they will be in compliance by June 1, 2001.

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