It looks like you're new here. Sign in or register to get started.
Added info bonus - At the 1st GFC meeting I attended in Tallahassee at
my expense many years ago my purpose there was to oppose 2nd and 3rd
phase quota permits in Big C being proposed by the infamous NPS. At that
meeting I asked a question that had been on my mind for a long while -
Has GFC ever checked to see if deer in Florida were edible? You would
have thought I said the F word 10x in a row - the answer was "stunned
silence" by the powers that be and a change the subject answer that
wasn't an answer. Now they've never even done that and someone believes
they will maintain a deer herd's health - I hope nobody is that dumb.
Walker Dog said:
If Gladesman only knew how that apparently meaningless word "robust" came to be part of the discussion on Florida deer.Thanks for the laugh, Frank!
Florida Bullfrog said:
Before I parse out the statistics, I’ll get to test out the FWC’s tag and report system in the next week or two. I’ll see how long it actually takes to report a harvest from the field.
Digital Now Included!
Give a Gift
Preview This Month's Issue
See All Other Magazines
See All Special Interest Magazines
Get the top Florida Sportsman stories delivered right to your inbox.
All Florida Sportsman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.
To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.
Get Digital Access
Thanks for the laugh, Frank!
Hunters have been pushed out of a lot of places for a lot of reasons. Some are not justified and some are. Public land hunters in s fl have both lost and gained access. No question that the losses have outweighed the gains or that some of the losses have been unnecessary and were only closed due to politics or convenience.
One of my favorite hunting spots has houses on it today. Oh well! It wasn't mine to decide what to do with but I did enjoy it while it was available to me.
Regardless, your question is a different topic than what this thread was started on.
In the face of “ Growth” and “Development” deemed “Inevitable” it is important that we do not have a Timorous FWCC leadership tradition.
I do support a tag and report system and have never made any indication otherwise. I believe the current data collection process leave gaps for the youth and senior class. Minimal charge or no charge I do not care but sign them up. Kids in particular are proud when they get their license and can be a reminder for years. It would also give better view into the R3 success rates.
I am not consulting with or working for the FWC. My test run will be using depredation permits. They require immediate tagging and reporting of each deer killed. The process is once the deer is down, insert the tag then make a phone call. I suspect it will be a call to an automated system where I punch in the tag number and select the sex of the deer. But I’m not sure. It could just as easily be a call to a person in India. It will be a good way to test to see what’s already in place and where the system can be improved.