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Controlling Deer Damage In Georgia


White-tailed deer are a valuable natural resource in Georgia. Although these animals sometimes cause damage to agricultural and horticultural operations, deer also provide substantial economic benefits and recreational opportunities for people throughout the state. Through wise management and careful use of control methods, Georgia can continue to have a healthy deer population, profitable agricultural and horticultural operations, and productive gardens. Many control methods are available for both small and large landowners requiring various investments of time and money. Managing deer damage must involve careful assessment of the problem, selection of the most suitable method of population control, exclusion or deterrence, and persistence in following through with the best technique or combination of techniques.

For further information contact the nearest office of the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, Game Management Section:

Northwestern Region  Armurchee  (706) 295-6041 
Northeastern Region Gainesville (770) 535-5700
East Central Region Thomson  (706) 595-4222 
East Central Region  Augusta  (706) 667-4672
West Central Region Fort Valley (478) 825-6354
Southwestern Region Albany  (229) 430-4254
South Central Region  Fitzgerald (229) 426-5267 
Coastal Region  Brunswick (912) 262-3173
Headquarters  Social Circle  (770) 918-6416

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