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Georgia Boone and Crockett Records

Over the years, Georgia has become renowned for its deer management and deer hunting opportunities; with many deer taken that exhibit antlers of superior quality and size. While this is a testament to quality of Georgia's deer herd and deer management, it represents only a fraction of the quality deer taken each year.

Search Georgia's Boone & Crockett Records

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

There is no evidence that CWD has made it into the Southeast. Georgia hunters and DNR need to do everything possible to keep this disease out of Georgia.

What is it?

CWD is a fatal neurological disease found in deer and elk. It is caused by infectious proteins, called prions.  The prions change healthy proteins into abnormal proteins, which in turn affects additional healthy proteins. Infected deer become emaciated, display abnormal behavior, lose control of bodily functions, and die.

Hunter Safety Tips

Think Safety First When Hunting

Hunting and the shooting sports are safe, enjoyable activities for all ages.  

To ensure that you and your family, and those hunting around you always have a safe experience, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division encourages you to review the following safety tips as a way to prevent incidents from happening while hunting.  

Georgia Game Check: Reporting Turkey/Deer Harvest

All turkey and deer hunters are required to have a Harvest Record for the current season.

This includes:

  • hunters under 16 years of age
  • landowners
  • honorary, lifetime and sportsman's license holders
  • hunters not required to purchase any license or a big game license
  • hunters whose big game license has not expired

Additionally, all harvest must be reported within 72 hours through Georgia Game Check