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Florida Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Florida Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Florida's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Florida's white-tailed deer harvest for 2014 is 101685 deer with 64821 bucks and 36864 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Florida's deer habitat as described below. The 2014 white-tailed deer harvest density for Florida's deer habitat is 2.5 deer per square mile with 1.59 bucks per square mile and 0.93 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerFlorida HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks648211.59
Anterless 368640.93
Total1016852.5

Florida Whitetail Deer Habitat

Florida's total land area is 56502 square miles. This includes 8171 square miles of urbanized areas, 2270 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Florida is comprised of 45743 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest9679
Grassland6948
Crops4291
Wetland19627
Shrubland5198
Total Habitat45743

Florida Deer Hunting by County

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