FWC modifies some hunting zones; adjusts turkey bag limit on private lands February 12, 2014 Florida

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FWC modifies some hunting zones; adjusts turkey bag limit on private lands February 12, 2014 Florida, FWC News Release
... Hunters had noted, and recent biological surveys have confirmed, that deer living below the zonal line in the counties of Sarasota, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach have a breeding period that occurs later than that of most of the deer in Hunting Zone A. These deer actually have a breeding period more in line with deer living north of the line in Zone C. The breeding period, also known as “the rut,” is the time of year when bucks actively pursue female deer, which more often leads bucks to venture out during daylight hours, giving hunters a better chance at seeing and harvesting one....


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