The 2019 Fab 40 Georgia Bucks
The 2019-2020 deer season hit about average—and for Georgia that means lots of jaw-dropping bucks!
An average season for giant bucks in Georgia is pretty awesome, especially when compared to other Southern states. The Fab 40, GON’s annual compilation of Georgia’s best bucks from the previous season, includes only those measured by certified scorers. The Fab 40 provides a great way to compare our deer seasons. The chart on page 41 includes a 20-year average of how many bucks cracked the 150-class benchmark, the 160-mark, and how many scored high enough to qualify for the all-time Boone & Crockett record book. Last season hit right at average on all three marks.
• Another Suburban Giant: Lee Ellis has taken so many huge bucks around the Atlanta suburbs over the past decade that it’s hard to keep up with them all. Several had world-class racks, but they ended up with net scores that got killed by the scoring process. Not his 2019 buck from Cobb County—with a net of 200 5/8 non-typical, it’s the season’s best buck, and it’s the No. 4 bow-kill in the history of Georgia deer hunting.
• Cook County Shows Out: With Jamie Williams’ No. 2 buck of the season and David Wall’s big non-typical that ranked No. 7—plus Luke Rountree’s 144 5/8-inch buck that just missed the Fab 40—it was a banner season for Cook County. Making folks proud in Adel.
• A Wonderful Tie For 40: Three bucks tied for 40th, and we love it, especially where those No. 40 bucks came from—Barrow, Floyd and Pierce. These aren’t considered well-known counties for big bucks. But it goes to show, you just never know!
The 2019-2020 Fab 40
15. 155 0/8 Wilton Stephens, Baker Co.
24. 151 7/8 Jacob Paschal, Dougherty Co.
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