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New option to report deer harvest available

New option to report deer harvest available

By Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Hunters now have an online option to comply with new deer harvest reporting requirements. They can log their harvest using a paper deer harvest log and report.

They can also submit the same report online.

Hunters continue to have the option to log and report harvested deer using the FWC Deer Harvest Reporting App or a paper deer harvest log and Deer Harvest Reporting Hotline.

All hunters must log their harvested deer prior to moving it from the point where they located it and report the harvested deer within 24 hours. This requirement includes those under 16 years of age, resident hunters 65 years old and older, military personnel on leave for 30 days or less, and those hunting on their homestead in their county of residence.

In addition, all hunters, including those exempt from hunting license/permit requirements, are reminded about the new annual statewide bag limit. The limit is 5 deer per hunter of which no more than 2 deer can be antlerless.

Antlerless deer—any deer, except a spotted fawn, without antlers or whose antlers are less than five inches in length—may still only be harvested during seasons when they are legal to take. This includes antlerless deer days and under permit such as an antlerless deer permit issued on land in the wildlife management area system, Antlerless Deer Program permit, or Private Lands Deer Management Program permit.

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