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Antler Regulations

DMU-C1, C2

To be legal to take, all antlered deer (deer with at least one antler 5 inches or longer) must have an antler with 1) at least 3 points with each point measuring one inch or more OR 2) a main beam length of 10 inches or more. Hunters 16 years of age and older may not take during any season or by any method an antlered deer not meeting this criteria.

As part of their annual statewide antlered deer bag limit, youth 15-years-old and younger may harvest 1 deer annually not meeting antler criteria but having at least 1 antler 5 inches or more in length.

Find season dates by deer management unit for antlered and antlerless deer (deer that do not have antlers or have antlers less than 5 inches in length) on lands outside of the WMA system.

Map and Boundaries

DMU C

DMU-C1 –The western boundary is the Gulf of Mexico.  The northern boundary is Hwy 50 then it turns south and follows Interstate 75 to Hwy 60.  It turns east on Hwy 50 to its intersection with the Kissimmee River.  It follows the Kissimmee River south to S.R. 70.  It then follows S.R. 70 west to the Peace River.  Then it follows the Peace River and the Charlotte Harbor to the Gulf of Mexico.

DMU-C2 – The western boundary follows U.S. 441 south to the Kissimmee River Waterway.  The northern boundary is Hwy 50 to U.S. 1; south on U.S. 1 till it follows the Bennett Causeway/Hwy 528/Hwy A1A east to the Atlantic Ocean.  The eastern boundary is the Atlantic Ocean.  The southern boundary follows S.R. 70, running east until it meets U.S. 441 north of Lake Okeechobee; it then follows U.S. 441 south, where it proceeds around the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee; the line then turns off U.S. 441 and onto S.R. 80 and runs just a few miles before turning east and becoming County Road 880, running just a few miles before joining back up with U.S. 98/441/S.R. 80/Southern Blvd., where it continues east all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Antler Regulations

DMU-C3

To be legal to take, all antlered deer (deer with at least one antler 5 inches or longer) must have an antler with at least 2 points with each point measuring one inch or more.

Hunters 16 years of age and older may not take during any season or by any method an antlered deer not meeting this criteria.

As part of their annual statewide antlered deer bag limit, youth 15-years-old and younger may harvest 1 deer annually not meeting antler criteria but having at least 1 antler 5 inches or more in length.

Find season dates by deer management unit for antlered and antlerless deer (deer that do not have antlers or have antlers less than 5 inches in length) on lands outside of the WMA system.

DMU-C4, C5, C6

To be legal to take, all antlered deer (deer with at least one antler 5 inches or longer) must have an antler with 1) at least 3 points with each point measuring one inch or more OR 2) a main beam length of 10 inches or more. Hunters 16 years of age and older may not take during any season or by any method an antlered deer not meeting this criteria.

As part of their annual statewide antlered deer bag limit, youth 15-years old and younger may harvest 1 deer annually not meeting antler criteria but having at least 1 antler 5 inches or more in length.

Find season dates by deer management unit for antlered and antlerless deer (deer that do not have antlers or have antlers less than 5 inches in length) on lands outside of the WMA system.

Map and Boundaries

DMU Zone C3-C6

DMU-C3 –The western boundary is Hwy 61 south to U.S. 319 to U.S Hwy 98, east along U.S. 98 to the Wakulla River, south along the river to St. Marks River and on to the Gulf of Mexico.  The northern/eastern boundary begins in Tallahassee on U.S. 19/27 to Perry where it follows U.S. 27 to High Springs then turns south along U.S. 27/41 till Brooksville where it then turns west along Hwy 50 and then onto Bayport and the Gulf of Mexico.

DMU-C4 –The western boundary beginning in High Springs and going south along U.S. 41 till Brooksville.  The northern boundary begins in High Springs and follows U.S. 441 to Gainesville, then east along Hawthorne Rd/Hwy 20 to Palatka, then along U.S. 17 to Hwy 20/Hwy 100 through Bunnell and to the Atlantic Ocean.  The eastern boundary is the Atlantic Ocean.  The southern boundary beginning in Brooksville goes east along Hwy 50 to U.S. 1; south on U.S. 1 till it follows the Bennett Causeway/Hwy 528/Hwy A1A east to the Atlantic Ocean.

DMU-C5 –The western boundary is U.S. 27.  The northern boundary is the Florida/Georgia line.  The eastern boundary follows Interstate 75.  The southern boundary begins in Tallahassee on U.S. 19/27 to Perry where it follows U.S. 27 to High Springs then follows U.S. 441 to Interstate 75.

DMU-C6 –The western boundary is Interstate 75.  The northern boundary is the Florida/Georgia line.  The eastern boundary is the Atlantic Ocean.  The southern boundary beginning at the intersection of Interstate 75 and U.S. 441 follows U.S. 441 to Gainesville, then continues east along Hawthorne Rd/Hwy 20 to Palatka, then goes along U.S. 17 to Hwy 20/Hwy 100 through Bunnell and to the Atlantic Ocean.

Antler Regulations At A Glance

State Antler Map
This chart uses illustrations of antlers to visually show the antler point regulations described in the text on this page under the subhead