FWC to score antlers in Lake City
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) officers will score deer antlers Jan. 30 in Lake City at the
Deep Creek Community Center and FWC Family Fun Day.
People should bring their bucks to Milton's Country
Store, 12049 N. U.S. 441 in Lake City for scoring from 10 a.m. to 3
There will be live music, food and vendors, as well
as biologists and law enforcement officers with information about
wildlife. K-9 demonstrations will also be available.
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 antler score necessary to qualify is
100 Boone and Crockett inches for typical antlers and 125 for
For more information, call Milton's Country Store
at 386-755-6975. To learn more about the Florida Buck Registry, go