The purpose of the proposed rule change is to better manage hunting opportunities in Florida by allowing additional choices of methods of take. The effect would be to allow the use of crossbows during archery seasons as authorized by Commission ...  


  • Rule No.: RULE TITLE
    68A-12.002: General Methods of Taking Game; Prohibitions
    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the proposed rule change is to better manage hunting opportunities in Florida by allowing additional choices of methods of take. The effect would be to allow the use of crossbows during archery seasons as authorized by Commission rules.
    SUMMARY: The proposed rule would allow the use of crossbows during archery seasons on lands otherwise not established as a wildlife management area, wildlife and environmental area or miscellaneous area.
    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: The agency has determined that this rule will ____or will not __X__have an impact on small business. A SERC has ____ or has not _X_ been prepared by the agency.
    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
    SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: Article IV, Section 9, Florida Constitution.
    LAW IMPLEMENTED: Article IV, Section 9, Florida Constitution.
    A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
    DATE AND TIME: During the regular meeting of the Commission, September 1-3, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., each day
    PLACE: Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, 12 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561
    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: The ADA Coordinator, at (850)488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Diane R. Eggeman, Director, Division of Hunting and Game Management, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

    68A-12.002 General Methods of Taking Game; Prohibitions.

    (1) through (2) No change.

    (3) Game birds, crows or game mammals may be taken with any of the following:

    (a) through (c) No change.

    (d) Bow or crossbow.

    1. through 3. No change.

    4. The take of game, except migratory birds, with any gun other than a bow or crossbow is prohibited during any special archery season.

    5. No change.

    (e) No change.

    (4) through (9) No change.

    PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2011.

    Rulemaking Specific Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV. Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 8-1-79, mended 6-4-81, 11-17-81, 6-21-82, 7-1-83, 7-1-84, 7-1-85, Formerly 39-12.02, Amended 6-1-86, 4-11-90, 4-14-92, 4-20-93, 3-1-94, 3-30-95, 4-1-96, 12-28-98, Formerly 39-12.002, Amended 7-1-05, 7-1-06, 7-1-08, 10-23-08, 1-1-11.


    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Diane R. Eggeman, Director, Division of Hunting and Game Management, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: June 23, 2010
    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAW: December 11, 2009

Document Information

Comments Open:
7/30/2010
Summary:
The proposed rule would allow the use of crossbows during archery seasons on lands otherwise not established as a wildlife management area, wildlife and environmental area or miscellaneous area.
Purpose:
The purpose of the proposed rule change is to better manage hunting opportunities in Florida by allowing additional choices of methods of take. The effect would be to allow the use of crossbows during archery seasons as authorized by Commission rules.
Rulemaking Authority:
Article IV, Section 9, Florida Constitution.
Law:
Article IV, Section 9, Florida Constitution.
Contact:
Diane R. Eggeman, Director, Division of Hunting and Game Management, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
Related Rules: (1)
68A-12.002. General Methods of Taking Game; Prohibitions