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New Deer Management Assistance Program is now available

New Deer Management Assistance Program is now available

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

A new Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) dedicated to assisting hunt clubs and landowners is now available for deer management on private lands.

DMAPs are not a new concept in the Southeast. In fact, more southern states have them than not. The program gained traction in Georgia during the development of the Deer Management Plan 2015-2024, and as hunters and landowners expressed interest in getting advice from wildlife biologists.

Georgia’s DMAP has several levels, each with its own fees and acreage minimums that provide increasing levels of service and deer harvest flexibility.

Services the program offers include deer herd and habitat management plans, property mapping, harvest data analysis, assistance with camera surveys, and harvest recommendations.

Through the new program DMAP biologists will stay up to speed on the latest deer research and deliver that knowledge to hunters and landowners. It will also allow staff to resolve site-specific deer management issues, and simplify hunting regulations across larger geographic areas based on hunter desires. The strategy can protect more casually managed properties from overharvesting deer, while affording increased harvest flexibility on intensively managed properties. 

Interested hunt clubs or landowners can schedule a site visit with a biologist to view the property. For contact information, click here.

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