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FWC to score antlers in Lake City

News Release

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 p.m.

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 non-typical 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.



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