I just saw this thread. It's Great BTW. I had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Whittington. Great Man, unbelievable outdoorsman. He never sat in a deerstand. And according to him he has some Giant horns...He was our caretaker at our club in Crawford county. he walked our lease many times and gave us detailed instruction on browse line and how many does needed killing. We shared many conversations and i learned alot about the restocking from him directly. Yes there were great numbers restocked privately. Usually still had the DNR's help just no real records were kept. I'm lucky to live in a county that had both Texas and WI strain placed. There here just dang hard to find...
Ive heard various stories all my life about this. I find the records very interesting.
For instance we all know Dooley countys reputation as a big buck county. Of there original deer stocking a 3rd came from the islands. Another 3rd came from PNWR. Im not sure where they came from originally. Makes you wonder how much genetics plays a role period.
In case you have not seen this document from 1975, Georgia Deer Restocking from 1928 to 1974, below is its web link, and then below that is a couple of its interesting summary tables that has answered many of my questions and hopefully some of yours:
Sorry for the delay to you, too. I just noticed the issue being pointed out. Original Post #1 is updated with web links that work now. Thanks for pointing out the need for an update after the website was reorganized.
The Original Post #1 is updated with web links that work now after the DNR website was reorganized. The link to the original document offers much more helpful info in case you are interested.
Appreciate everyone's patience.
Since there is a new limit of 10 images in a thread post, here's the first 10 of 15 Updated Recreated images that are a bit easier to read from Georgia Deer Restocking Program document continued in the next thread post with the last 5 of 15 Updated Recreated images.
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