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Deer Hunting

Georgia 2024-2025 Deer Hunting Dates

Archery Sept. 14 - Oct. 11

Primitive Weapons/Youth Firearm  Oct. 12-18

Firearms   Oct. 19 - Jan. 12

Wilkinson County Non-Typical Booner

Georgia’s first Boone & Crockett class buck in two years has fallen in Wilkinson County. On the morning of Nov. 19, 1990, Dwaine Davis, of Macon, killed a monster non-typical buck barely 10 minutes after he climbed into his stand. Dwaine’s family owns several tracts of land in Wilkinson County, one of which consists of…

Troup County Monster Buck Shot By Lady Hunter

A Pine Mountain woman has killed what appears to be the biggest buck taken in Georgia thus far this season. Delaine Flowers is a member of a serious deer hunting family. Her husband, son and daughter all love to chase white-tailed deer. Delaine was hunting with her 15-year-old daughter on the evening of Oct. 9…

Dougherty County’s First Pope & Young

The number of Pope & Young qualified bucks taken in Georgia this year continues to climb! The buck pictured below, killed on the Marine Corps Logistics Base near Albany by 28-year-old Michael Layfield, is the eighth buck we’ve seen that should easily qualify. In addition, there are at least four more bucks on the bubble—an…

Man Bikes From Snellville To Redlands WMA, Kills First Buck

Rob Barnard, of Snellville, was successful at bagging his first deer on Saturday, Oct. 20, 1990. Rob didn’t have a car Friday, but he wanted to go hunting real bad—bad enough that he decided to ride his bike from Snellville to Redlands WMA! Rob started peddling at 3:30 p.m. Friday and got all the way…

Troup Trophy Takes 1990 Truck-Buck Week 2

Harvesting a deer with a bow is not an easy task. The limiting factors that archers face range from, first, just practicing enough to be proficient with a stick and string, to having to wait for that close-in, clear shot. It’s just a different ball game than hunting with a high-powered rifle. But for all…

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Venison Recipes

Wild In The Kitchen: Easy Venison Pot Roast

Easy Venison Pot Roast Every hunter needs a tender venison pot roast full of rich meaty flavor in their cooking arsenal. A venison sirloin is the perfect cut of meat for a roast. • 1 sirloin roast • Small red potatoes left whole • 1 small bag baby carrots • 1 large yellow onion, chopped…

Wild In The Kitchen: Venison Sausage Jalapeno Shots

Venison Sausage Jalapeno Shots There are plenty of wild-game recipes out there, but very few for wild-game appetizers. This appetizer is guaranteed to be a hit at your next backyard cookout. Plan on making two or three per guest. • Venison rope sausage • 1 block cream cheese • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese •…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Ground Venison Shipwreck Casserole

Ground Venison Shipwreck Casserole 1 pound ground venison 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 28-oz. canned diced tomatoes Nonstick cooking spray 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp black pepper 30-oz. pack frozen hashbrowns 4 cups grated cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 400. Set the oven rack in center. Spray 9×13-inch baking…