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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

Hunting Angels

A hunting angel. Do you have one? You may and never realize that you do. A hunting angel is that special person from your past who you talk to when you are in your deer stand. Or perhaps you are on the lake, and you aren’t sure which color topwater you should be using, so…

The Old 7-Point — A Missed Opportunity

It wasn’t the biggest deer I had ever seen. It wasn’t even close. But the regret of missing my shot opportunity haunted me and grew more painful as time went on. When the 2018 deer season came to an end, I still had two buck tags unused. It was the first season in a long…

Macon County’s Fiddler

Jennifer Fields has done what most hunters will never do after she killed a buck with baseball-bat bases that measured 7 5/8 inches. The 7 1/2-year-old 10-pointer was taken in Macon County on Nov. 15 and weighed 240 pounds. “I am still in shock that I shot his deer, a true deer of a lifetime,”…

Hannahatchee Hog Hunt Results In WMA Piebald Buck

By Austin Michel My buddy Parker and I went down to Hannahatchee Creek WMA on the weekend of Christmas to hunt the feral hogs there. We figured that most hunters would be home during the holidays. Thankfully we were right. Leaving early on Sunday the 24th, we got to Hannahatchee at around 9 a.m. Shortly…

Hunter Falls On Rattling Antler

Woody Rogers liked to hunt with rattling horns. On Nov. 23, 1993, the then 29-year-old tucked his antlers into his fanny pack and went hunting in Butts County. He came to a steep-banked erosion ditch that was 8 feet deep. As Woody attempted to cross the ditch, his feet slipped and shot out from under…

Deer Hunting Resources

Georgia Rut Map

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…