New deer hunting rules for 2019-20 season in Florida
Apr 3rd, 2019 by Keith Worrall 316
Modified Apr 3rd, 2019 at 12:17 PM
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Commissioners passed new deer hunting rules.
The new rules will take effect starting with the opening of archery and crossbow seasons in Zone A on Aug. 3, 2019, the FWC said.
One of the rules establishes a new annual statewide bag limit of five deer per hunter, of which no more than two may be antlerless (any deer, except a spotted fawn, without antlers or whose antlers are less than 5 inches in length). However, antlerless deer may still only be harvested during seasons when they are legal to take, such as during archery season and on antlerless deer days.
“The annual statewide bag limit was developed through extensive collaboration with FWC staff and stakeholders, and aligns with the goals and objectives outlined in the Commission-approved strategic plan for deer management,” said Cory Morea, deer management program coordinator.