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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)

 

On January 12, 1967, Chronic Wasting Disease was first identified in Colorado in a captive deer herd. It was later detected in free-ranging deer in 1981. The disease subsequently spread to surrounding areas of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming by the 1990s. It has continued to spread and is one of the most concerning and challenging natural resource issues facing wildlife professionals today.

Deer Information & Resources

 

With all the media coverage on deer diseases lately, let’s cut through the confusion and talk facts. To date, neither chronic wasting disease (CWD) or tuberculosis have been detected in Georgia deer. However, there are circumstances where wildlife biologists rely on the public to notify them of sick animals in order to monitor disease issues. Here are the top 5 circumstances when you should call and talk to a biologist:

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