Tag Archives: Deer

Hunters! Deer Archery Season Opens Sat., Sept. 10

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (8/31/2016) Archers will get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 10, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Last year, 132,641 archery hunters harvested more than 66,039 deer. Statewide, hunters can use archery equipment throughout the entire 2016-2017 deer season (ending Jan. 8, 2017). “The early… Read More »

Drivers urged to be on lookout for deer crossing roadways this fall

New map breaks down county-by-county when drivers should be more vigilant Athens, Ga. — Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. UGA researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists… Read More »

Georgia Man Ordered to Pay $1.6 million in Deer Trafficking Case

Georgia Man Ordered to Pay $1.6 million in Deer Trafficking Case News Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio Benjamin N. Chason, 61, of Climax, Georgia pleaded guilty and was sentenced in U.S. District Court for three charges related to violating the Lacey Act. Chason was ordered to pay $1.6 million in fines… Read More »

Don’t Let the Deadline Pass: Apply for GA Deer Quota Hunts Now

Looking to participate in a deer quota hunt this fall? Be sure to get online soon! An online quota application must be received before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Georgia’s well-managed properties offer some of the best deer hunts in the state,” said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section.… Read More »

Multi-Agency Two-Year Study on Coyotes Begins in 2015

Coyote. The word can bring a multitude of reactions – curiosity, respect, fear, suspicion – depending on your level of interaction with this animal. A new multi-agency study, scheduled to begin in 2015, will help answer many coyote-related questions, including determining what types of resources, such as prey availability and hiding cover, are important to coyotes when establishing… Read More »

Georgia hunting rules: does off-limits to firearms hunters through Christmas

Hunting does with firearms is currently off-limits in Georgia, according to recently adopted hunting regulations. Beginning in 2013, the number of firearms either-sex days was reduced in most Georgia counties. For those counties, Dec. 1-25 will be buck-only. (Archery hunters can still bag either bucks or does.) Why are there fewer days in the hunting season for firearms… Read More »

Hunting Safely During Primitive Weapons Deer Season

Primitive weapons, like all firearms, should be handled with care. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, hunters participating in the upcoming primitive weapons deer hunting season, Oct. 11-17, should be aware of the specific safety precautions that are required when using primitive weapons, such as muzzleloaders. “All hunters planning on using a black… Read More »

Primitive Weapons Deer Season Opens Oct. 11

Black powder rifles, and bows and arrows. These are the weapons of choice during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season beginning Saturday, Oct. 11. Over 48,000 hunters participated in last year’s primitive weapons season, bringing in over 11,000 deer with black powder rifles. “The primitive weapons deer season provides hunters an opportunity to be one of the… Read More »

GA Hunters: New Deer Rut Map Available

Hunters, ever asked yourself “when does the rut happen in my part of the state?”  If so, you are in luck.  Staff with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently updated the statewide rut map (www.georgiawildlife.com/rut-map) with brand new information and it is ready for you! “Each fall, a constant question we receive at our… Read More »

Hunters: Archery Deer Season Begins Saturday, Sept. 13

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 13. Last year, 118,238 archery hunters harvested more than 74,490 deer. Statewide… Read More »

Clock is Ticking to Apply for Georgia Deer Quota Hunts

Hunters wishing to apply for a chance at a deer quota hunt need to get online soon! An online quota application must be in before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Georgia’s deer quota hunts provide a diversity of opportunities on some well-managed properties,” said John Bowers, chief of the… Read More »