2017 Georgia Deer Season Opening Weekend Results

Georgia’s 2017-2018 deer season is now underway after an opening weekend that saw below-normal temperatures and the approach of Hurricane Irma. I’ve seen reports of some respectable bucks taken that I have been sharing on our Facebook page, as well as plenty of antlerless deer. I took a look at Georgia DNR’s game check report this morning and wanted to share those results with you. There are two tables in this report. The first is deer harvest on Georgia’s public lands, organized by WMA. The second is the overall deer harvest by county. Keep in mind that hunters have 72 hours to report their harvest, so there are certainly some deer killed over the weekend that have not yet been recorded. And, as we all know, there were plenty of deer killed over the weekend that will never be reported, but that’s a whole other story. I can only report what is legally checked.

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Public Land Harvest by WMA

WMAMaleFemaleTotal
Alapaha River WMA101
Allatoona WMA235
Alligator Creek WMA011
Almo Tract,
Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA
224
Altama Plantation WMA202
Berry College WMA112
Berry Creek Area,
Rum Creek WMA
101
Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge123
Cartecay Tract,
Rich Mountain WMA
112
Carter's Lake,
Coosawattee WMA
011
Cedar Creek WMA101
Chattahoochee National Forest
(outside WMA)
11213
Chattahoochee WMA011
Chickasawhatchee WMA022
Clark's Hill WMA (Clark Hill)011
Clybel WMA (Charlie Elliott)303
Coosawattee WMA112
Corps of Engineers,
Clark's Hill Lake outside WMA
134
Corps of Engineers,
Lake Allatoona Outside WMA
044
Corps of Engineers,
Lake George outside WMA
011
Corps of Engineers,
West Point Lake outside WMA
022
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA
(Pigeon Mountain WMA)
145
Dawson Forest WMA022
Dilane WMA123
Elbert County WMA
(Beverly, Heardmont, Pickens, Vaughter)
101
Flat Creek PFA202
Flint River WMA022
Fort Gordon044
Fort Yargo State Park101
Grand Bay WMA011
Griffin Ridge WMA011
Joe Kurz WMA246
Lake Hartwell,
Corps of Engineers
011
Lake Russell WMA257
Lower Broad River WMA
(Broad River, Anthony Shoals)
101
McGraw Ford WMA011
Oaky Woods WMA011
Ocmulgee WMA101
Oconee National Forest
(outside WMA)
314
Oconee WMA235
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge011
Oliver Bridge WMA101
Paulding Forest WMA4711
Private Land4829171399
Public Land - Other011
Redlands WMA011
Richmond Hill WMA011
River Bend WMA224
Robins Air Force Base123
Rocky Mountain PFA101
Rum Creek WMA011
Sansavilla WMA011
Sheffield WMA011
Sprewell Bluff WMA011
Standing Boy Creek State Park101
Totals:52710061533

Overall Harvest by County

CountyMaleFemaleTotal
Appling044
Baker235
Baldwin167
Banks11112
Barrow3912
Bartow51318
Ben Hill033
Bibb347
Bleckley314
Brantley202
Brooks022
Bryan112
Bulloch325
Burke81826
Butts3710
Calhoun044
Camden101
Candler156
Carroll61117
Catoosa268
Chatham022
Chattahoochee066
Chattooga5914
Cherokee132538
Clarke369
Clay123
Clayton426
Clinch101
Cobb8715
Coffee224
Colquitt011
Columbia4812
Coweta81523
Crawford235
Crisp123
Dade178
Dawson5813
DeKalb617
Dodge134
Dooly055
Dougherty055
Douglas448
Early123
Echols011
Elbert82836
Emanuel033
Fannin41115
Fayette11920
Floyd8917
Forsyth131023
Franklin3912
Fulton121628
Gilmer459
Glascock011
Glynn213
Gordon61521
Grady022
Greene21012
Gwinnett22931
Habersham171734
Hall202949
Hancock81523
Haralson5712
Harris61016
Hart41822
Heard4711
Henry61016
Houston71017
Irwin224
Jackson112334
Jasper10717
Jefferson5712
Jenkins123
Jones31215
Lamar167
Laurens3710
Lee5914
Lincoln279
Long011
Lowndes055
Lumpkin71623
Macon246
Madison41014
Marion527
McDuffie246
McIntosh213
Meriwether43135
Monroe61016
Montgomery044
Morgan101121
Murray5510
Muscogee178
Newton9817
Oconee5813
Oglethorpe101727
Paulding142236
Peach213
Pickens5611
Pike3710
Polk31619
Pulaski134
Putnam5914
Quitman011
Rabun022
Randolph011
Richmond31013
Rockdale325
Schley448
Screven369
Seminole112
Spalding156
Stephens1910
Stewart101
Sumter4610
Talbot22123
Taliaferro224
Tattnall022
Taylor134
Telfair011
Terrell213
Thomas123
Tift033
Towns202
Treutlen011
Troup6612
Turner101
Twiggs5712
Union41317
Upson8715
Walker71421
Walton82432
Ware336
Warren11112
Washington5611
Wayne033
Webster022
Wheeler022
White21113
Whitfield639
Wilcox022
Wilkes41014
Wilkinson055
Worth279
Total:52810061534