Deer management units, new antler measures may expand statewide

November 29, 2014 8:27 AM

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At its Nov. 21 meeting in Key Largo, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved draft rule proposals aimed at managing Florida’s white-tailed deer at a local level by establishing deer management units (DMUs) throughout the state, each with its own set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days.

Commissioners will take a final vote on the proposals at their next meeting in February. If passed, the changes would go into effect for the 2015-2016 hunting season.

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