Watch for deer around Lake Sinclair road all the time, but...

... you can know when you need to be the most careful.

If you drive around Lake Sinclair for any length of time no doubt in my mind you will see deer on the side of the road.  We have a huge population of them in these parts.  Turn your back and they will eat your flowers and garden in heartbeat. And there are a HUGE number of traffic accidents involving deer. In a recent study done between the years 2005 and 2012 more than 45,000 traffic accidents involved deer.  As recent as 2011 8 of those accidents involved the loss of human life. They actually use traffic accidents to map movement of deer in Georgia.  And if you will check the map you can know what time of what month to be the MOST careful in your county.

Three years ago one deer related fatality in Georgia was my 34 year old cousin Ryan Williams.  So yes, I am an advocate of population control through responsible hunting. 

Archery Only: Sept. 10 – Oct. 14
Statewide, either-sex
Either-sex deer maybe taken with archery equipment statewide from Sept. 10-Jan. 8.

Primitive Weapons Week: Oct. 15-21

Youth Week: Oct. 15-21

Firearms Season:  Oct. 22 – Jan. 8

Deer Limit: 12 per season. Ten may antler-less and no more  than two may be antlered. One of the antlered bucks must have at least 4 points 1-inch or longer on one side of the rack.

Hunting Over Feed/Bait: It is legal to hunt deer over feed with no restrictions in the Southern Zone and illegal to hunt any game except hogs over feed in the Northern Zone.

Other game information can be found on the Georgia Outdoor News website. Either sex days are marked on the map included.



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Comment balloon 10 commentsTammy Lankford, • July 22 2016 10:35AM


Hi Tammy - I didn't realize the Georgia was a big game hunting state.  I grew up in Pennsylvania when you saw lots of absences on the opening day of hunting season.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

My last house was set in the woods and we had so many deer. Sometimes there would be 15 in the yard at once. They liked to gather at our bird feeders.

I loved seeing them even though they did eat my hosta!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 4 years ago

We have to be careful in our neighborhood year round because of the deer population near by.  Just about every morning and every evening I see at least one in the area.  And if you see one, you know there are others nearby.  Very rare for them to be alone.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 4 years ago

I hope local resident will read this post and learn from it.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

NOw that is some great info!  Love it!  I am sure many will appreciate this too!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 4 years ago

Sounds like such a pretty area and a great place that hunters can have some fun too.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 4 years ago

I live in an older established community and recently I had 2 deer playing in the woods behind my house and just 2 weeks ago I had a deer in my backyard. While it was really cool to see that in such a busy residential area, I am much more aware when driving around now.

Posted by Rebecca Lewis (ODAT Realty Services, Inc) over 4 years ago

When our son attended college in Virginia, he had friends from that area that said they actually had a portion of their driver's education in high school that covered this topic, Tammy Lankford, ... that's how populated some areas were with deer.  If in this situation when driving, it's good to know (and be trained) in the proper response.  It just might save your life ...

Great post and info for those in your local area ... but other deer-populated areas as well!


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 4 years ago

Hi Tammy, It sounds like you have a hunter or hunters in your family.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida over 4 years ago

Tammy, we have seen at least 40 deer in and around our yard. I am all for deer control. We haven't hit a deer, but 4 years ago we hit a bear. The impact killed the bear and our car was totalled. We and Zeke were all okay.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 4 years ago