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Trophy Deer Farming in Florida

More than 300 game farms are registered in Florida, and the majority of them produce trophy white-tailed deer. Deer farming is relatively young industry started in the 1950's by the Amish communities of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Trophy-sized bucks are raised, sold, and released into high-fenced hunting preserves for hunting opportunities. Deer farmers also raise deer to sell for their pedigreed genetics. Like other livestock enterprises, deer farming requires reliable production of fawns and growing animals quickly for the enterprise to be economically sustainable. The following publications discuss some of the most common diseases in the deer farm industry, managing private lands for deer and what to do when deer become a nuisance.
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