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April 2024

Executive Order Number: EO 24-06

FWC Executive Order 24-06, signed by FWC Executive Director Roger Young on April 10, 2023 and Amendment 1 signed on April 11, 2023.

Existing regulations pertaining to the establishment of the CWD Management Zone, prohibition of rehabilitating or releasing injured or orphaned deer, feeding restrictions, and prohibition of exporting high-risk parts remain in effect.

New actions include:

  • The feeding of deer within the CWD Management Zone shall be allowed only during the deer hunting season.
  • The take of antlerless deer shall be allowed during the entire deer season in Deer Management Unit D2.
  • Up to three antlerless deer, as part of the statewide annual bag limit of five, may be taken in DMU D2.

September 2023

Executive Order Number: EO 23-30

FWC Executive Order 23-30, signed by FWC Executive Director Roger Young on Sept. 7, 2023

Existing regulations pertaining to the establishment of the CWD Management Zone, baiting and feeding restrictions, prohibition of rehabilitating or releasing injured or orphaned deer and export of high-risk parts remain in effect.

New actions include:

  • All deer harvested from Dec. 9-10, 2023, in Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties will be required to be checked at a staffed FWC check station prior to being transported to a hunter’s home, a meat processor or a taxidermist.
  • The take of antlerless deer will be allowed during the entire general gun season in Deer Management Unit D2, except in WMAs, which have their own regulations. Bag limits and all other antlerless deer season dates remain unchanged.
  • The take of antlerless deer will be allowed in the parts of Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties located in Deer Management Unit D1 during the mandatory check station weekend on Dec. 9 and 10, except in WMAs. Bag limits and all other antlerless deer season dates remain unchanged.

June 2023

Executive Order Number: EO 23-19

FWC Executive Order 23-19, signed by FWC Executive Director Roger Young on Jun. 19, 2023

New actions include:

  • Establishment of a CWD Management Zone centered around the location of the positive sample. The CWD Management Zone includes the portions of Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties north of Interstate 10, east of State Road 81 and west of U.S. Highway 231. See a map of the CWD Management Zone.
  • The prohibition of exporting whole cervid (deer) carcasses and high-risk carcass parts originating from the CWD Management Zone.
  • The prohibition of baiting or feeding deer within the CWD Management Zone with limited exceptions.
  • The prohibition of rehabilitating or releasing injured or orphaned white-tailed deer originating within the CWD Management Zone.

July 2021

New Commission Rule Changes in Effect

Commission rule changes prohibit importing or possessing whole carcasses or high-risk parts of deer, elk, moose, caribou and all other species of the deer family originating from any place outside of Florida. These rules replace FWC Executive Order 19-41.

Under these rules, people may import into Florida:

  • De-boned meat
  • Finished taxidermy mounts
  • Antlers; hides; and skulls, skull caps and teeth if all soft tissue has been removed.

In addition, the rules allow an exception for deer harvested from a property in Georgia or Alabama if such property is bisected by the Florida state line and is under the same ownership.