FWC to score antlers in Lake City
Friday, January 21, 2011
Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers
will score deer antlers Feb. 5 in Lake City at the Deep Creek
Community Center and FWC Family Fun Day.
People should bring their bucks to Milton's Country Store, 12049
N. U.S. 441 in Lake City for scoring from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be live music, food and vendors, as well as
biologists and law enforcement officers with information about
wildlife. K-9 demonstrations will also be available.
The deer being scored must have been taken in Florida by
fair-chase methods. Qualifying antlers will be recorded in the
Florida Buck Registry; owners will receive a certificate suitable
for framing and a patch.
The FWC established the Florida Buck Registry in 1982 to provide
hunters with a record of the number and quality of white-tailed
deer taken in Florida and to give recognition to Florida hunters.
The minimum qualifying antler score is 100 Boone and Crockett
inches for typical antlers and 125 for non-typical antlers.
For more information, call Milton's Country Store at
386-755-6975. To learn more about the Florida Buck Registry, go to