Use this calendar to see what's in-season for a day you plan on hunting, as well as add it to your Google Calendar.
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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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.
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:
Wildlife Resources Division is pleased to continue its series of programs focusing on the development of hunting skills and conservation knowledge.
All turkey and deer hunters are required to have a Harvest Record for the current season.
- hunters under 16 years of age
- 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.
Increased deer sightings often happen in the Fall of the year and may occur for a number of reasons, such as the following: