Statewide Annual Harvest Reports
Hunter survey results on the 2017-18 hunting season by deer management unit
The FWC commissioned Responsive Management, an internationally recognized public opinion and attitude survey research firm specializing in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues, to conduct an annual scientific survey of licensed deer hunters in Florida. The survey was conducted to determine deer harvest in Florida by deer management unit (DMU) during the 2017-2018 hunting season. In June 2018, the firm interviewed by telephone a random sample of deer hunters in each of the 12 DMUs to collect data on the number of people who hunted deer, where they hunted (county or WMA), how many days they hunted, what methods of take were used, how many deer they harvested (bucks and does), and number of antler points. The following graphs summarize highlights of this statistically valid survey. Please email DeerManagement@MyFWC.com for complete survey results.