October 04, 2013
Georgia Deer Season 2013: Hunting Forecast - 0
Last year Georgia hunters harvested 385,410 whitetails, including a new typical archery state record (173 5/8-inches) and the new no. 3 non-typical firearm buck (234 6/8-inches). The state has about a million deer, and the ample rains that fell during the summer gave those deer plenty of good forage. This means hunters should see a lot of healthy deer this fall.
“Early season food will be abundant, which will likely decrease deer movement, but antler quality should be higher than average,” said Charlie Killmaster, state deer biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. “The mast crop doesn’t look good in Northern Georgia, but the lucky hunter who finds the acorns will find the deer.”