White-tailed Deer Management Program


NEW!Public Meetings for Deer Management Units in Zones B and C – North and Central Florida- Announced!

Rule Change Proposals for Zone D

For the 2014-2015 hunting season, the FWC is proposing greater antler restrictions for bucks on private and public lands, and changes to the antlerless deer season on private lands. Tell us what you think!

Deer Management Units (DMUs)

Would you like a say in how white-tailed deer populations are managed in Florida?  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is developing a framework for you to do just that!  This framework is based on Deer Management Units (DMUs). 

FWC passes rule prohibiting importation of live deer into Florida
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its Pensacola commission meeting on Sept. 6, passed a rule prohibiting the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources.  The rule was passed in an effort to reduce the chances of chronic wasting disease (CWD) being introduced into the state. Eighteen other states, including Georgia and Alabama, also prohibit the importation of live cervids (deer, elk and moose).


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You can receive technical assistance with deer management by contacting the FWC regional office nearest you.

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