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Welcome to the forum.
Sounds like you are in a great place for hunting and shooting!
Not if you like hunting deer. Southern deer are the size of dogs. We are originally from Ohio were they are a bit larger. Target shooting is a bit better. There is an outdoor pistol, shotgun, and bow range on Post and an indoor pistol and subgun range off Post who's owners also have a 500 yard outdoor range. Life is good.
 

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You might be surprised. Back years ago deer numbers were really low and a large number of deer from Wisconsin were imported into Georgia. The deer in Georgia are a good bit bigger than most of the states surrounding it. They aren't quite as big as up north, since they have been bred down. Where I live your average spike buck weighs 140lbs or so and mature bucks average around 200lbs. My dad has 4 bucks on his wall that were over 200lbs with the highest being 265lbs. Hell, our average does are bigger than a good-sized Florida buck.
Most impressive but the ones I see running on Fort Stewart are the size of dogs. Maybe Uncle Sam has the big ones declared as enemy combatants and has them shipped off to an undisclosed location. :p
 

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It never ceases to amaze me how deer find those safe areas so quickly and seem to understand the bounderies of those areas. Our club has an old dairy barn next to a club members house that is used as a sign in and sign out point. One of the largest bucks ever sign on our lease bedded in a pine thicket within 50-75 yards of that man's house for years and never moved until after dark. Several club members saw him after shooting hours. If we attempted to jump him, he always headed straight for that house and always managed to escape.
The first time I hunted was when Uncle Sam had me in Wyoming in the mid-80s. The same thing happened. We came to the conclusion that the deer had a copy of the Wyoming hunting laws readily accessible.
 

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The problem with Georgia isn't so much with the number. It's more with the land available. The population of Georgia has exploded in the last few years and so many rich boys were complaining about deer eating their flowers that they raised the limit to 12.
Ya just gotta love those "rich boys", most of them Yankees.
 
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