This weekend, hunters were able to get a jump on the deer season at the Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources organized a 3-day hunt in the area. According to Bobby Bond, a biologist with the DNR, hunters were allowed to take two free deer, which do not count towards their season limits. On Friday, hunters had the opportunity to hunt bucks while on Saturday they hunted does.
The town is also home to the Georgia Writers Museum, which pays tribute to local history and promotes a love of reading and writing. The museum opened in 2014 and features exhibits of famous writers such as Flannery O’Connor and Joel Chandler Harris. It also hosts special events and art classes.
This 39,223-acre nature preserve is located near Eatonton in Morgan and Putnam counties. The area is part of the University of Georgia and is managed as a quality deer area. Deer harvested here must have at least four points on the antler, with a spread of at least 15 inches. It is home to a deer management facility named after Bishop Franklin Grant, who was the first president of the University of Georgia.
For the sake of safety, hunters are encouraged to wear safety gear and orange safety vests. Deer stand harnesses are not required, but they are strongly recommended. Hunters should also wear safety equipment, such as helmets, gloves, and a head covering. Lastly, hunters should wear orange, which is mandatory while rifle hunting.
The Rock Eagle 4-H Center, which is an educational and 4-H development organization, is also situated at the site. Its mission is to help 4-H members develop their skills through the 4 H’s and explore the natural world. This site is also home to a prehistoric archaeology site called the Rock Eagle Mound, which is an ancient Native American burial mound. The center uses part of the site to hold lessons. It is an ideal location for recreational development programs.