We're 10 years into Deer Management Plan
GOALS OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES
Ensure the existence of robust deer populations that meet the public’s desires for recreational opportunities and protection of property while ensuring the long-term welfare of the species.
Objective 1: Manage deer populations on a local level to increase the resolution of our ability to meet the needs and desires of the public.
Objective 2: Develop an ongoing capability to efficiently and accurately quantify public desires regarding target deer population levels.
Objective 3: Establish quantifiable deer population objectives for lands within the Wildlife Management Area System
Objective 4: Develop and implement a method for reliably determining how many (and where) deer are harvested annually.
Objective 5: Ensure early detection and prompt response to diseases that threaten Florida’s deer populations.
Customer Satisfaction Goal
Ensure a high degree of public satisfaction with deer management in Florida.
Objective 1: Maximize access to deer hunting opportunities and advocate for expanding those opportunities to the greatest extent feasible
Objective 2: Solicit and utilize human dimension data to develop and continually improve customer satisfaction goals, objectives and strategies, and deer management recommendations and actions
Objective 3: Manage deer-related impacts at an acceptable level.
Objective 4: Develop a White-tailed Deer Information Portal to make it easy for customers to access harvest records, rutting dates, Florida Buck Registry entries, FAQs on deer and deer hunting, current research, and education materials.
Manage deer habitats consistent with ecosystem health, deer population goals, and customer satisfaction goals.
Objective 1: Assess the amount and relative quality of deer habitat throughout Florida by DMU
Objective 2: Promote deer habitat management practices that are compatible with the needs of diverse native wildlife species, and humans on private and public lands.