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Georgia Boone & 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.


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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

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

General Outdoor Safety Tips for Hunters

  • Be sure to tell someone where you are going, what time to expect your return and what to do if you are not back at expected time.
  • Make sure your cell phone is fully charged.
  • Dress for the appropriate weather/season. For example, wear layers during cooler times of the year, have rain gear available, bring hats or face coverings, etc.

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