No Deer At First-Ever Hunts On River Creek WMA
First two quota bowhunts leave hunters completely skunked — not a single deer.
Blame it on the south Georgia heat and bugs, blame it on how tough bowhunting can be, or, like some of those who attended the hunts, blame it on a simple lack of deer.
The first two bowhunts on River Creek, Georgia’s newest WMA, produced zero deer. Both had quotas of 30 — 20 bowhunters showed up for the first hunt, while the number who attended the second hunt wasn’t available.
The new WMA, officially named River Creek, the Rolf and Alexandra Kauka Wildlife Management Area, has long been operated as a private Thomas County plantation, and the past two decades it has been quality-managed for deer.
During three morning hunts and two evening hunts, Daryl saw only three deer. However, two were bucks that met the 4-points-on-a-side minimum. Another bowhunter reported seeing only one deer, but it was a nice buck.
Three more deer hunts are scheduled for River Creek this season, all with quotas of 30 hunters: primitive weapons October 27-29; firearms December 8-10; and adult/child firearms December 29-31.
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