All hunters, including those exempt from hunting license/permit requirements, must log and report their harvested deer. Beginning in 2020, hunters will have new user-friendly reporting options. The new harvest reporting requirements went into effect last year.
The Fish/Hunt Florida App many hunters and anglers already rely on to buy and store their licenses now includes an easy-to-use option for hunters to log and report harvested deer.
Even if a hunter is in an area without cell service, they will be able to log and report. Once they regain cell service, open App. The harvest report will be automatically submitted, and the confirmation number will be sent.
Where it's possible to connect to the internet, hunters can log into or creating a customer account to report and receive the confirmation number at GoOutdoorsFlorida.
Hunters also can log their deer harvest using a paper harvest log and report it within 24 hours online at GoOutdoorsFlorida, through the Fish/Hunt Florida App, or by calling toll free (888) 486-8356.
Those using the automated telephone reporting system can receive their confirmation number via email if they have a valid email address on file. Whatever option you choose, it will be available for your use anytime day or night.
Having a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) customer ID number is helpful when reporting harvested deer online or via the app, and necessary if you’ll be using the toll-free phone number.
Hunters exempt from license requirements who do not have a customer ID number can obtain one by going to GoOutdoorsFlorida before going hunting. More information about reporting requirements can be found online.