The florida fish and wildlife conservation commission fwc commissioners passed new deer hunting rules. American hunter best places to hunt record whitetail. All record data below obtained through the boone and crockett clubs online trophy search at. Whether bow or rifle, limits in florida on whitetail deer are ample. Over the past 30 years, qualifying boone and crockett records book entries for american elk have increased 193 percent from a total of 14 in 1977 to 41 in 2007. Replacing an existing florida deer harvest reporting form with an updated one will delete previous records in the sent folder, however, the fwc will retain the confirmation number and harvest record. We have launched a whitetail records app that includes all of the record book deer.
Spring and early summer fires also benefit bucks during antler growth. The florida fish and wildlife conservation commission worked with university of georgia, virginia tech, jones center at ichauway, and several other partners to learn more about how water levels, predation and hunting impact deer populations in south florida. The record had previously been held by the james jordan buck, shot in wisconsin in 1914. The south florida deer research project, one of the largest whitetailed deer studies conducted in the country, is now complete. Wisconsin is arguably one of the best states in the nation for chasing big whitetails.
Whopper whitetails the biggest bucks on record grand view. It also lists the top 50, by bow and gun state wide. As an outdoor columnist for the minneapolis tribune, i was browsing one day through the latest edition of the boone and crockett big game record book. Georgia deer registry department of natural resources. Cody thomas of savannah, georgia had no idea he would be harvesting floridas 10thhighestscoring deer when he accepted an offer to go hunting with his girlfriends brother, but that is exactly what happened. Georgia deer registry department of natural resources division. All land is quality managed and has been since the early 1930s. Stephen tucker, 26, of gallatin attempted to shoot the trophy buck with a muzzleloader. Georgia deer restocking 19281974 program history gon forum. I think these genes have slowly melted away over time, most evident in the gradual decrease in body size which seems to have happened. New deer hunting rules for 201920 season in florida.
Florida whitetail deer hunting outfitters outdoor life. County listing will list the weapon used but does not seperate scores. The trophy potential is evident with even a cursory look at a map of osceola county. Discover where the biggest bucks over the last five years were killed and why the hunting conditions in. Typical plymouth 226 48 1995 sifford james shotgun. Geographic isolation on islands led to local adaptation, and key deer became the smallest subspecies in north america, with males weighing a mere 80 lb and females 65 lb.
Were working on website updates join us on instagram. Many deer hunters in my home state of alabama would count their season a success by filling the freezer with venison. The record book and museum for free range alabama whitetails. We have been working on this for a long time and hope you will enjoy scrolling through the record books on your phone. Folks tend to forget there are also numerous opportunities for a trophy buck. There normally is about 10 to 15 deer hit on the road to work, this year i have only seen three. There wont be any record this year, the deer population is way down from what i have seen. You want to deer hunt where the giants roam, hopefully improving your odds at shooting a record book buckand the time to start planning next seasons trip is now. A possible world record whitetail deer was killed in sumner county on monday. Boone and crockett club big game records deer hunting. Whitetailed deer are the most popular game species in florida. South dakotas official typical whitetail deer record book entries. Rich guys buy and lease the best properties or book hunts with expensive outfitters while joe sixpacks are left to grind it out on.
The florida buck registry was established in 1982 to provide hunters with a record of the number and quality of whitetailed deer taken in florida. Across all categories of native north american big game the overall trend is even higher with 344 qualifiers in 1977 up to 1,151 in 2007a 234 percent increase. To see marylands state record bucks, click on this ad or websitelink below. We analyzed where the top200 record book typical and nontypical whitetails were shot in 2010 to 2015. Typical montgomery 225 28 2017 arnold dennis shotgun. We had 23 of the wisconsin deer released in crawford county, only a few miles from my club. Heres a quick guide to the 2017 deer hunting season. In this article i discuss how the map of recordbook bucks is changing, offer a few reasons for this change, and list what i believe are currently the top 10 areas in the nation for recordbook caliber whitetails refer to the large map at the end of this chapter. Bowhunting florida public land deer 2017 photo by ron sinfelt the first opportunity for hunters to pursue deer each year is with a bow, and florida has many places for bowhunter, some where only bowhunting is allowed. The smaller females average 90 pounds with larger females weighing 120 pounds or more. Marion county may not have produced many record book bucks yet, but the ones it has are near the top of the list. When he spotted the huge whitetail during a bush push a term saskatchewan hunters use to describe a deer drive he almost shot off one antler, something that would have excluded the deer from the record books. All of those four are among the top 15 in the state in their respective category. The key deer subspecies odocoileus virginianus clavium is notably smaller, averaging just 27 inches at the shoulders and weighing as much as 80 pounds.
Coming out of highland county, ohio, this whitetail took top honors for the deer with the longest main beam. Adult male deer in florida average 115 pounds, but can reach 190 pounds or more in north florida. Ernie thompson holds the record for the biggest buck killed with a muzzleloader during the 20162017 season. Deer killed in sumner county to be certified a world record. Explore the maps that follow to gain further insight on the rich natural heritage of our state. Additionally, the biggest free range deer that ever lived almost certainly died naturally without ever being shot and likely seen by human eyes.
Fwc deer harvest reporting system florida fish and. As our deer expert scott bestul pointed out in his whitetail 365 blog, petrzilka has earned a far greater distinction than a state record. Just got an email that alabama whitetail record books are now online and the email said they were going to be updating their site so people could upload pictures and what not. It said that coshocton has more ohio big buck club entrants for 8 years running than any other county. It only has two of them, both nontypicals, in the record.
Fwc deer harvest reporting system fwc florida fish and. That bull was found dead, frozen in upper arrow lake, b. Put together a hunting package that is sure to fill your freezer this season with. The georgia deer registry is a program of the department of natural resources, wildlife resources division wrd, game management section to recognize and maintain records of quality deer taken by hunters in georgia. They typically weigh less than 39 kg 80 lb with a shoulder height of about 70 cm 27 in. Four of the countys 11 biggest deer were shot during the past five seasons. The state ranks third overall with record book bucks in the past 10 years with 401 total entries. The list of counties with three or more record book entries of typical deer and nontypical deer in the top200 over the past five seasons is populated with some you may never heard of. The vision of the corridor is depicted beautifully in this watercolor map.
The new rules will take effect starting with the opening of archery and crossbow seasons in. Here is where you can go to up your odds of scoring a record book buck. The florida key deer is one of the smallest of all 30 subspecies of whitetailed deer. Around 54 percent of the bucks killed in 20 were yearlings, however, and this combined with low temps and large amounts of snow earn wisconsin a spot on our list. Their ancestors are thought to have crossed to the keys via a land bridge when sea levels were lower. Though this bull will not make the record book, the official score sheet will be kept on file by the boone and crockett club.
Top 10 booner states for deer hunting since 2010 deer. The boone and crockett club maintains the records of native north american big game as a vital conservation record in assessing the success of wildlife management programs. I have the georgia whitetail registry record book, think its in there. While its completely feasible to kill a nice buck, florida isnt the place to hunt for a booner. Our florida whitetail deer hunts are conducted on over 7,000 acres of private land. Hunt free ranging florida deer on over 6,000 acres of hardwoods, pine forests, swamps and all surrounded by agriculture. Worlds records wildlife conservation deer hunting elk. Colorado shooting up record book charts the denver post. Cbm bucks by county michigan sportsman online michigan. Mar 10, 2017 late in the afternoon on november 6, 2016, 18yearold austin pontier of clark county, iowa, killed this humongous typical whitetailand set off a firestorm of speculation. Cody thomas of savannah, georgia had no idea he would be harvesting florida s 10thhighestscoring deer when he accepted an offer to go hunting with his girlfriends brother, but that is exactly what happened. Whitetailed deer vary in size depending on the habitat. A friend took a buck my wife killed to be scored while we were out of town.
The buck is only the 16th typical to score better than 200. Python sets record in florida by consuming 3 deer before. In response to public interest generated by the clubs national collection of heads and horns in the 1920s, and increased hunting by the general public, the club established. Jan 23, 2019 here is where you can go to up your odds of scoring a record book buck. In 1947, the club held its first competition for outstanding trophies, ranking them by a series of measurements that were refined in. The minimum antler score necessary to qualify is 100 boone and crockett inches for typical antlers and 125 for nontypical antlers. Dec 19, 2012 the hoosier record book does list bucks by county and highest score decending. The 1932 book was followed by the 1939 records book that included informative chapters on a variety of subjects related to big game and hunting. Whitetail deer hunting in florida florida wildlife adventure. Step 3 add the updated florida deer harvest reporting form into the survey123 app by clicking this link note.
Resources safari club international online record book. Complete and official hunting trophy records, scores, pictures, and species information for over 100 big game animals from the worlds leading hunting conservation group safari club international. The biggest deer ever killed nontypical and typical and not counting farm raised steroid deer is lost to history because some indian cut the antlers up to use them for tools, etc. Georgia dnr, wildlife resources division hunting deer. Tennessee hunters 47point deer breaks world record the. You can really spot some counties that come up big when it comes to killing bucks with large antlers when compared to the total deer kill. The monster received a final panel score of 2 58 net points. And in the woods i can usually see the runs that the deer use, this year i can see random tracks but no runs.
At times i wonder how a whitetail like the desertdwelling coues deer, an animal sharing similar physical traits of floridas bucks, is revered in the hunting community while the sunshine states deer are dismissed as puny and unworthy despite being every bit as. It was an eight point with one 1 sticker, main frame grossed 141my measurements. Florida whitetail deer hunts black tine outfitters llc. Kentucky deer records by county 6 matching articles. In 2008, qdma produced a popu lar fiveposter series, including one that displays a distribution map of every.
Late in the afternoon on november 6, 2016, 18yearold austin pontier of clark county, iowa, killed this humongous typical whitetailand set off a firestorm of speculation. When reporting online, hunters must record the confirmation number on a. Apr 30, 2016 buffalo county, wisconsin, is there, but farther down the list than we expect. Records of north american whitetail deer is the definitive record book of wild, freeranging trophy whitetail deer in north america. Adult male whitetailed deer in florida weigh on average 125 pounds. I decided to divide the records book into two time spans, 18301979 and 19802001.
Another monster whitetail deer buck crossbow hunt in alabama with south coast safaris that ended up scoring 322 inches. Step 3 add the florida deer harvest reporting form into the survey123 app by. What is some fun is to make a list of the top 1020 deer counties from the dnr stats and then compare that list to the top counties from the cbm map. Over the years, many record book deer have come from this great state.1242 752 874 1561 931 926 712 625 1118 239 172 773 755 617 783 617 253 802 1277 93 793 1059 1232 561 95 980 1258 1587 365 1206 1170 542 693 773 352 482 903 227 1236 295 1041 1296