Florida FWC Public Meetings on Deer Season

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled six public meetings throughout the state to receive input from Florida hunters on possible changes to the state's hunting zones and corresponding deer hunting season dates.

The FWC wants to solicit as much public comment as possible, and everyone is invited. If changes are approved by the Commission, they could take effect as early as the 2010-2011 hunting season.

Meetings will be at the following locations:

Thursday, May 7
6-8 p.m.
West Palm Beach
Crowne Plaza
1601 Belvedere Rd.
561-688-8611

Wednesday, May 20
6-8 p.m. (CDT)
Crestview
Crestview Community Center
1446 Commerce Drive
850-682-0647

Wednesday, May 27
6-8 p.m.
Lakeland
Magnolia Building
702 East Orange St.
863-602-6280

Wednesday, June 3
6-8 p.m.
Lake City
Columbia County School Board Auditorium
372 West Duval St.
386-755-8000

Wednesday, June 10
6-8 p.m.
Tallahassee
Antique Car Museum
6800 Mahan Drive
850-942-0137

Meetings will be open-house type format with FWC staff making a presentation, followed by question-and-answer sessions with FWC staff, giving hunters more one-on-one time.

Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the workshops should advise the FWC at least five calendar days before the workshop by calling 850-488-6411. If you are hearing- or speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TTY) or 800-955-8770 (voice).