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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

Beginner’s Guide To Georgia Public Land Deer Hunting

As a 30-year public-land deer hunter and former WMA manager for the Georgia DNR, I know the challenges of hunting deer on public land all too well. You have hunting pressure to contend with, limited season dates, and rules that can be confusing to someone new. In this article, we’ll dive into how deer hunting…

Charlton County’s Chesser Island

It lies, does the old homestead, on an island of its own. A century old now but even at that little changed, it is surrounded by the vastness of the Okefenokee Swamp. The alligators know the place well, as do the bears, the hogs, the deer. But not as well as Joe Chesser. Looking back…

The Georgia Deer Management Assistance Program

    It’s no secret that just about every deer hunter wants to shoot big bucks. With the exception of obtaining free-range meat and perhaps the challenge of the pursuit, it’s a top reason many of us hunters wake up so early just to sit 20 feet up in the cold, dark woods instead of…

Take That Rebekah!

I love my sister. I truly do, but sometimes she just really rubs me the wrong way. I’m 11 years old, and Rebekah is four years older. I’m told that is usually the case with brothers and sisters. For instance, I have been deer hunting with my dad many, many times, but I dad never…

How The 2023-24 Weeks Were Won, Part II

Another group of Georgia deer hunters will soon take the stage at the Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast on July 28 to compete in the 35th annual Truck-Buck Shoot-Out. The second-best shot will win a Firminator G-3 food-plot implement by Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment, and the man, woman or youngster who makes that last shot will win…

Deer Hunting Resources

Georgia Rut Map

Venison Recipes

Wild Game Recipes: Cube Steak

You ever hear the expression that something is so good it’ll make you slap your mama? Well, if you cook this recipe, you better buckle down for a whuppin’ from daddy, because this is the best venison recipe you are ever going to have the pleasure of putting in your mouth. Period. You’ll need:venison steaks, cubedCrisco…

Wild Game Recipes: Crock Pot Venison BBQ

Crock Pot Venison BBQ 1 small venison roast1 large onion, quartered1 package Lipton Cup of Onion Soup Mix4 strips of baconPinch of fennelPinch of dillSalt and pepper, to tasteGarlic salt, to tasteBarbecue sauceBrown sugar Wrap roast in bacon, and secure with toothpicks. Place in crock pot. Add onion soup mix, fennel, dill, salt and pepper,…

Wild In The Kitchen: Venison Sausage And Black Bean Soup

Last month we told you how to make venison sausage. If you’ve already got some in the freezer, here’s a recipe to use it in. For a little kick, add your favorite hot sauce or a few hot peppers when you add the liquid ingredients. Black Deer Soup (Venison sausage and black bean soup) 1…