Georgia’s Best Bow Bucks For 2022-23

Brad Gill | September 1, 2023

The 2022-23 best non-typical buck was killed by Bryce Spillers in Upson County at 184 6/8 inches.

The 2022-23 season has tallied up 99 record-book bow bucks, the second-most ever recorded in a single season of Georgia hunting. There’s a chance that as a few late bucks trickle in this fall and winter we could exceed the 2020-21 record season of 111 record-class bow bucks.

The state map to the right represents the overall number of P&Y bucks taken in each county. The counties in orange had at least one P&Y buck taken last season. We had no new counties make their first marks on the record book, which leaves 14 counties without a single Pope & Young buck.

For a complete listing of the P&Y bucks taken last season, all 99 of them are listed to the left.

In all, if you look at GON’s Georgia Deer Records at, Georgia has 1,749 record-class bow bucks recorded. This number is a true testimony to Georgia, its hunters and the kind of bucks we’re growing in the Peach State. While it may not compare to Iowa or Illinois, Georgia is the state to hunt in the Deep South if you’re looking for the best chance to tag a mature bow buck.

To make it all even sweeter, GON continues to add deer scores, photos and hunt stories online to GON’s Georgia Deer Records. If you have old photos of the bucks you see listed online, or maybe you’d like to write your story of a buck killed years ago, is the place. We want you to have a place in our online record book for your great-great grandkids to look at one day.

If you’ve got a bow buck you need to have scored, scoring info is at

The 2022-23 best typical buck was killed by Tyler Jordan in Harris County at 157 4/8 inches.

Recognize this guy? It’s Gerald Yoder and the buck that put him in position to win the Truck-Buck Shoot-Out last month. His record-class bow-buck netted 132 3/8 inches and finished in eighth place in Week 1. However, because Gerald killed his buck on Flint River WMA, it went into a special category with all other public-land bucks that didn’t win a week, called appropriately Truck-Buck’s Public-Land Wildcard category. Gerald’s buck was the top buck in that category and the rest of the story is parked in his driveway.

Rob Rozar won Week 4 of Truck-Buck last year with this 153 1/8-inch buck from Worth County. (Below) Rob takes a 60-foot shot at a full-sized skeet in last month’s Truck-Buck Shoot-Out.

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