1. Check the regs for every body of water you intend to scout. Call local FWC and ask for lakes that are legal to hunt and where-get the name of who you talk to, best yet talk to one of the local officers. You must comply with federal, state and local rules and the FWC can answer most of those. You need Huntingl icense
, WMA stamp
(if on a WMA), State waterfowl stamp
, HIP (Migratory Bird Permit
- you should answer some questions when you get your state watefowl stamp) and Federal Waterfowl stamp
(from Post Office).
2 Quota hunts are limited entry hunts for WMA. They require a drawing through FWC each year. Check the FWC website http://myfwc.com/
Open hunting, be it WMA or public means open when the season is open (with local differences-see 1)
3 No blaze required that I know of in Florida. One place I hunt in MS requires it on the way to and from the place you are hunting, it is a NWR.
Kayak will work for many locations. be safe. Have running (or paddling) lights at night. If you are gonna be where airboats are, have a tall flag, with a light on it too if it were me, but I don't hunt near airboaters much. Others may chime in on that.