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FWC to score antlers in Madison

News Release

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will score deer antlers Jan. 30 in Madison.

The scoring is from 9 a.m. to noon at Madison Sporting Goods and Pawn, 168 S.W. Range Ave.

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 antler score necessary to qualify is 100 Boone and Crockett inches for typical antlers and 125 for non-typical antlers.

For more information, call Madison Sporting Goods and Pawn at 850-973-2701.  To learn more about the Florida Buck Registry, go to MyFWC.com/Deer.



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