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Florida FWC Approves Hunting-Related Rule Changes

At the December 2021 meeting, the Commission approved the package of proposed rule amendments for the 2022-23 hunting seasons including many dealing with FWC-managed lands, and deer and wild turkey management.

Included in the package are proposed rules to establish hunting seasons and regulations at Tate’s Hell: St. James Island Unit, a new 8,182-acre WMA in Franklin County.

Also, another 1,651 acres are being added to Tate’s Hell WMA, which allows an increase in the number of quota permits offered for that area.

Also included in the package are draft rule amendments that would require reporting harvested wild turkeys. Data obtained from harvest reporting would provide valuable information about the number of wild turkeys harvested during spring and fall seasons, when wild turkeys are being harvested, and from what county or wildlife management area. If approved, this harvest reporting requirement would apply to spring and fall wild turkey seasons and would take effect beginning with the fall turkey season in 2022. 

Draft rule change proposals are based on requests from staff, cooperators, and stakeholders.

The FWC seeks input on proposed changes throughout the rulemaking process to achieve regulations based in hunter preference and sound science to ensure sustainability. Commissioners will consider the proposed rule changes for final adoption at their March 2022 meeting. If approved as final rules in March 2022, most would take effect July 1, 2022.

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One Reply to “Florida FWC Approves Hunting-Related Rule Changes”

  1. “Stakeholders”, more world economic forum language creeping in to every corner of everyday life. Interesting times we live in.

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