Managing Florida’s wild game populations using science, leadership and key partnerships occurs under the Game Species Management (GSM) Section. Statewide management programs that include alligator, deer, small game, waterfowl and wild turkey provide leadership and coordination to achieve responsible and sustainable use of game species.
Conservation and sustainability of game species, while providing opportunities for responsible hunting, drives GSM staff, which use scientific research to design sound management practices. Partnerships with other agencies foster sound management practices. FWC actively manages populations of alligators, deer, small game, and waterfowl.