Meetings for Georgia hunters take up various subjects January 11, 2015

Georgia Deer Population, Management News and Informatin Archive

... “The deer population in the state has definitely come down,” said Don McGowan, regional operations manager for Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division, which organized the Wilkes County meeting and seven similar gatherings across the state last week.
Georgia’s deer herd peaked more than a decade ago at 1.6 million to 1.7 million animals, he said. “Today, it’s down to about 1 million –we think.”  The decline has been attributed to overhunting, liberal bag limits, longer seasons and the rapid spread of coyotes, which prey on fawns each spring...



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