New rules for deer hunters go into effect for the 2019-2020 hunting season starting September 14th for Osceola County, and will now require hunters to record all harvested deer in a harvest log and then report their harvest to the FWC.

Hunters can use FWC’s harvest reporting app to comply with the requirement to log their harvest information before moving a deer from the point of harvest.

The app also enables hunters to report harvested deer to the FWC, which must be done prior to:

  • Final processing of the deer
  • The deer or any parts of the deer being transferred to any meat processor or taxidermist
  • The deer leaving the state

If you prefer the old-fashioned way of logging, Hunters can still log their harvest on paper and then report the harvest to the FWC by calling the FWC’s toll-free deer reporting hotline.

These harvest logging and reporting requirements impact all deer hunters including:

  • Hunters under 16 years of age
  • Resident hunters 65 years and older
  • Those with a disability license
  • Military personnel
  • Those hunting on their homestead in their county of residence

For more information about new statewide hunting rules, including the upcoming hunting season dates and daily bag limits, visit