Deer management units, new antler measures may expand statewide

November 29, 2014 8:27 AM

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Deer management units, new antler measures may expand statewide

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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