What kind of game in North Georgia?

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Greetings everyone! New guy on the forum here. My family and I will be relocating to the Cumming area from California (have no fear, we're a family of Constitutional Conservatives) in the summer of 2020. I currently hunt turkey and wild pig out here on the left coast and was wondering how the hunting is in North Georgia and what kind of game I can expect in that area.

Thank you!

Chris
 

1eyefishing

...just joking, seriously.
Welcome.
Fun, tough, rewarding...
More deer in the piedmont, 2hrs south, where I am in stand right now.... can't talk!
GL with your move...
 

transfixer

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Plenty of game as mentioned, fairly long seasons as well, and you won't have the ridiculous restrictions on firearms you have in Kalifornia ! Good luck in your move , and do plenty of research into the area you want to move to, some areas are getting more and more crowded, with more people usually comes the problems of the inner cities.
 
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Thank you very much fellas! Glad to hear that some excellent game hunting will be close by. We plan on renting for a year to make sure we find the right property in the right spot. We have young kids so we have to make sure we're close to dance, jiu jitsu and Awana clubs for them so we can't get too remote. We can't wait to get out of this insane state. Very much looking forward to enjoying more freedoms that the beautiful state of Georgia offers. We're just praying that the good people of Georgia keep the state heading in the right direction!
 
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Thank you very much fellas! Glad to hear that some excellent game hunting will be close by. We plan on renting for a year to make sure we find the right property in the right spot. We have young kids so we have to make sure we're close to dance, jiu jitsu and Awana clubs for them so we can't get too remote. We can't wait to get out of this insane state. Very much looking forward to enjoying more freedoms that the beautiful state of Georgia offers. We're just praying that the good people of Georgia keep the state heading in the right direction!
Welcome to the campfire sir. May I ask a question please ? What is "jiu jitsu" ? Ook....I googled it !! I see there are classes for such all around. Just never heard of it before !! Hurry and come on out !!
 

jbogg

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Welcome to Cumming! There is some great public land hunting opportunities within an hours drive. Good fishing is only a ten minute drive on Lake Lanier as well.
 
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Thank you Greg! Ah, I see you researched it and found out what jiu jitsu is. It's similar to judo, with throws and submission holds. Great for kids of all ages who want to learn a little self defense and discipline!
 
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Thanks jbogg! My family and I are looking forward to joining the Georgia community! During our visits there, we found folks to be very warm and kind, something that's lacking in all too many folks here on the left coast. Just a short 17 months away from retirement and we'll be on our way! Gonna be making periodic trips there to look around and explore some areas. Would like a little land, say 3 to 5 acres, but still be close enough for the wife to shop at Costco. Haha haha. So we're thinking the Cumming or Dahlonega area maybe?
 
in Dahlonega, you will be close to the Dawson forest. Lots of public land hunting there for turkey,deer,bear, and lots of small game. We squirrel hunt there quite a bit, and hold youth hunts there. Lot of nice fishing in that area too. Trout streams are abundant. Lake Lanier is just 20 minutes south of there. You will truly be in the mountain area of the state in Dahlonega, the site of the first gold rush in America.

You can jump on 400 south and be in Atlanta in 35 minutes or so if the traffic is flowing. That would be the closest Costco. Gainesville has a Sam's club if she could go for that, and the drive is shorter and much less traffic

Welcome to the forum.
 

rospaw

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Welcome 326! Lived 50 years in that area. Hope you like to fish because you will have a great lake (500 plus miles of coastline) within 10 mins of either city you stated. Might look at a year lease on Lake Lanier. Some really nice houses on the lake with boat dock at fair to upper rental market $. Several folks on this forum currently live in that area and will be a world of honest info for you. I moved an hour away about 3 years ago but have LOTS of friends/family in the area.


Hope you don't mind me asking but what are some of your RUFF costs living in Calf.
Car ins?
Home ins?
Taxes?
Other ect?

Reason i asked is i had a friend move from calf to ga and he was AMAZED how cheap it was here. Car ins was triple what Ga cost for the same three cars/coverage he came with. Home ins much cheaper. Taxes for a like sq foot 4/3 were 1/4 what he paid. This was about 12 years ago so i wondered if it was still the same.
Thanks again and Welcome!


EDIT: What area will you/wife be working in? The traffic drive time might come into play is the reason i ask.
 
Never heard of Jui Jitsu?
is that like judy choppin something?
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j_seph

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Thank you very much fellas! Glad to hear that some excellent game hunting will be close by. We plan on renting for a year to make sure we find the right property in the right spot. We have young kids so we have to make sure we're close to dance, jiu jitsu and Awana clubs for them so we can't get too remote. We can't wait to get out of this insane state. Very much looking forward to enjoying more freedoms that the beautiful state of Georgia offers. We're just praying that the good people of Georgia keep the state heading in the right direction!
Buy 100 acres of woods and let them kids learn playing in the great outdoors, and they will forget dance, and such ;-)
 
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is that like judy choppin something?
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"Don't go ninja-in' nobody who don't need ninja-in'." Oh man, that was a ****er! hahahaha
 
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Thank you rospaw, Pappy and j_seph for all the info! We're planning on renting for about a year to make sure we find the perfect property in the right area. And wood would be great! I know the kids would definitely enjoy that.

Pappy, my boy and I love fishing and it's great to hear that there's an abundance of that also. We'll definitely be spending some time doing that!

rospaw, I know for a fact that the cost of living is STILL a lot cheaper than in California. One of my former coworkers moved to Gainesville a few years ago and he told me that everything is much cheaper in Georgia with the exception of car insurance, which he says is actually a little more expensive.

We won't be having to do a lot of daily driving as my wife is a stay at home mom who home schools our kids and I will be retiring prior to our move (and so will also be helping out with the homeschooling)!
 
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