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FWC to score antlers in Lake City


News Release

Friday, April 25, 2014

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is scoring deer antlers May 3 in Lake City.

People should bring their bucks to the Deep Creek Community Center at 11934 N. U.S. Highway 441, nearMilton’s Country Store, for scoring, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be live music, food and vendors, as well as law enforcement officers with information about wildlife.

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 qualifying antler score is 100 Boone and Crockett inches for typical antlers and 125 for nontypical antlers.

For more information, call Milton’s Country Store at 386-755-6975. To learn more about the Florida Buck Registry, go to MyFWC.com/Deer.