Hopkins Prairie Unit Question
November 14, 2011, QUESTION: Why are does not allowed to be hunted in Hopkins Prairie Unit ever? With so many its over run with does in ocala.
ANSWER: With Ocala WMA being Florida's second largest and in close proximity to a area of dense population, the FWC has established liberal limits for the taking of the young age class bucks to allow everyone a chance at a buck instead of imposing an
antler restriction limit such as fork-horn or six or better rules. Therefore, the high doe population is necessary to allow for maximum recruitment each year of more buck fawns.