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 myfwc.com/hunting/regulations/faqs/