Georgia’s 2019-2020 Either Sex Deer Hunting Dates

Georgia’s 2019-2020 Either Sex Deer Hunting Dates

DNR News, Georgia Deer Hunting
Georgia DNR recently announced the dates for Georgia's 2019-2020 deer season. For firearms hunters, those dates are October 19, 2019 to January 12, 2020 (see restrictions below). Once again, the dates in which you can legally harvest does with a firearm vary by county. Those dates are listed on the map and in the table below. If you prefer to search by county name rather than a map, scroll down to the listings at the bottom of the page. We've made every effort to ensure these dates are accurate, but ALWAYS check the newest hunting regulations booklet before heading afield. Firearms deer hunting is not allowed in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton (north of GA Hwy 92), and the portion of Glynn County lying within Jekyll Island. In the portion of…
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Georgia’s 2019-2020 Primitive Weapons Deer Season Opens October 12

Georgia’s 2019-2020 Primitive Weapons Deer Season Opens October 12

Georgia Deer Hunting
The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 12. Last year, almost 30,000 hunters took to the woods with muzzleloaders, bringing in more than 5,000 deer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “Dust off that smoke pole, or your stick and string, and hit the woods because the primitive weapons season is a great time to hunt, and we are already seeing bucks exhibiting pre-rut patterns,” said Charlie Killmaster, state deer biologist with the WRD Game Management Section. “Share Your Passion! Remember to find time during the season to introduce someone new to hunting and share your love of the outdoors with others.” Over one million acres of public hunting land is available to hunters in Georgia, including more than 100 state-operated…
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Episode 13 – Martin Meeks’ 175-inch Suburban Atlanta Buck

Episode 13 – Martin Meeks’ 175-inch Suburban Atlanta Buck

Podcast
Listen Now Show Notes In this episode of the Georgia Afield Hunting Podcast, we talk to Martin Meeks about his tremendous 175-inch suburban Atlanta buck taken on the opening day of Georgia's archery deer season. Martin talks about his hunting background, his history with this massive buck, and how the whole hunt played out. [gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="2056,2053,2052"] Important Show Links Get 20% OFF of any onX Hunt Membership using promo code gaafield Details of the #Mentor2Hunt Challenge Please subscribe to the Georgia Afield YouTube channel Georgia Afield Facebook Groups Georgia Deer Hunting (family friendly) Georgia Turkey Hunting Georgia Hog Hunting Georgia Public Land Hunters Georgia Bowhunting & Competitive Archery Support the Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcast platform (links…
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Episode 12 – Georgia Quota Deer Hunt Tips and Public Land Hunting Etiquette

Episode 12 – Georgia Quota Deer Hunt Tips and Public Land Hunting Etiquette

Podcast
Listen Now Show Notes In this episode of the Georgia Afield Hunting Podcast, we look at the process of hunting in one of Georgia's quota deer hunts. Discussion includes what to expect, steps to a successful hunt, and we also dive into public hunting land etiquette. Important Show Links Get 20% OFF of any onX Hunt Membership using promo code gaafield Details of the #Mentor2Hunt Challenge Please subscribe to the Georgia Afield YouTube channel Georgia Afield Facebook Groups Georgia Deer Hunting (family friendly) Georgia Turkey Hunting Georgia Hog Hunting Georgia Public Land Hunters Georgia Bowhunting & Competitive Archery Support the Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcast platform (links below). Also, we would greatly appreciate any positive reviews on those same…
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Episode 11 – 2019 Georgia Deer Season Opening Weekend Results on Public and Private Lands

Episode 11 – 2019 Georgia Deer Season Opening Weekend Results on Public and Private Lands

Podcast
Listen Now Show Notes In this episode of the Georgia Afield Hunting Podcast, we look at how Georgia deer hunters fared during the opening weekend of the archery deer season. We discuss how the weekend went for the Georgia Afield crew, as well as statewide deer harvest numbers on both public and private lands. We also briefly touch on a new hunting mentor challenge for this fall and the importance of wearing a safety harness. Important Show Links Check out our article featuring the full private and public land harvest numbers Get 20% off an onX membership using promo code gaafield Details of the #Mentor2Hunt Challenge Please subscribe to the Georgia Afield YouTube channel Georgia Afield Facebook Groups Georgia Deer Hunting (family friendly) Georgia Turkey Hunting Georgia Hog Hunting Georgia…
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2019 Georgia Deer Season Opening Weekend Results

2019 Georgia Deer Season Opening Weekend Results

Georgia Deer Hunting
Georgia's 2019-2020 deer season is now underway after an opening weekend that saw continued above average temperatures for this time of year. I've seen reports of a few respectable bucks taken that I have been sharing on our Facebook page, as well as a fair number of antlerless deer. I took a look at Georgia DNR's game check report this evening 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 may be some deer killed over the weekend that have not yet been recorded. And, as we all know,…
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Episode 10 – A Georgia Record Book Gator With Derrick Snelson

Episode 10 – A Georgia Record Book Gator With Derrick Snelson

Podcast
Listen Now Show Notes In this episode of the Georgia Afield Hunting Podcast, we are talking with Derrick Snelson of Meriwether County, Georgia about his recent harvest of a 14+ foot, 700-pound alligator taking on Lake Eufala. Derrick lays out the details of the hunt with his daughter Shelby and Lethal Guide Service, what he plans to do with the gator, and some of the nationwide attention the oversized reptile has brought into his life. Important Show Links Check out Lethal Guide Service Please subscribe to the Georgia Afield YouTube channel Georgia Afield Facebook Groups Georgia Deer Hunting (family friendly) Georgia Turkey Hunting Georgia Hog Hunting Georgia Public Land Hunters Georgia Bowhunting & Competitive Archery Support the Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe to us on iTunes or…
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Episode 9 – Talking Georgia Public Land Bowhunting with Jordan Barnes of Close Proximity TV

Episode 9 – Talking Georgia Public Land Bowhunting with Jordan Barnes of Close Proximity TV

Podcast
Listen Now Show Notes In this episode of the Georgia Afield Hunting Podcast, we are talking with Jordan Barnes of Close Proximity TV. Jordan shares his tips and tactics for deer hunting in southeast and middle Georgia, particularly on public land. He also discusses his YouTube channel, Close Proximity TV, as well as his deer hunting plans for the 2019-2020 season. Important Show Links Close Proximity TV YouTube Channel Georgia Afield Facebook Page Georgia Afield Facebook Groups Georgia Deer Hunting (family friendly) Georgia Turkey Hunting Georgia Hog Hunting Georgia Public Land Hunters Georgia Bowhunting & Competitive Archery Support the Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe to us on iTunes or your favorite podcast platform (links below). Also, we would greatly appreciate any positive reviews on those same platforms!…
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Corrections to the Printed Georgia Hunting Regulations

Corrections to the Printed Georgia Hunting Regulations

DNR News
Georgia's 2019-2020 regulation booklets recently hit store shelves and WMA check stations, and it quickly became apparent there were some typographical errors. These errors have been corrected in the online version, which can be downloaded here. As for the printed copies, here are the errors that the DNR would like you to be aware of: Mobility-impaired means anyone confined to a wheelchair, hemiplegia, monoplegia, paraplegia or single-leg amputation above the knee.Quail/Rabbit actual opening date: Nov. 16. Crow season actual dates: Nov. 2–Feb. 28. Ossabaw Island Deer Quota Hunt Either-Sex Dates: Nov. 28–Nov. 30. This is a youth hunt not available to adults. Oconee National Forest: Sept. 12–Jan. 1 is not applicable (pg. 71, first sentence in Special Regs section. These sets of dates were removed because they conflicted with pg.…
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Georgia’s 2019-2020 Quota Deer Hunts (with Drawing Odds)

Georgia’s 2019-2020 Quota Deer Hunts (with Drawing Odds)

Georgia Deer Hunting
Time is running out to apply for one of Georgia's 2019-2020 quota deer hunts. The deadline is September 1. Georgia offers a wide variety of these limited draw hunts, ranging from those that provide your best opportunity at a mature buck to those that offer great odds of putting fresh venison in your freezer. Here is a full list of WMA quota deer hunts offered for the 2019-2020 season, including the type of hunt, the number of hunters to be drawn, and the dates of the hunt. Below that table, we will discuss how many points it will likely take to draw each of these hunts. Georgia's 2019-2020 Quota Deer Hunts [table id=40 /] Your Odds of Getting Drawn Applying for Georgia's quota deer hunts can be a gamble. You…
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