It’s likely that you’re used to seeing wildlife on a scenic drive through the North Georgia mountains, but our Windsong communities are located in the parts of Cobb, Cherokee, and Paulding counties where deer, birds, and other creatures abound, and sightings are frequent this time of year.
Deer sightings are in full-swing this week with females “in-season,” so be cautious when driving in the early morning hours or at dusk.
Boomers who have previously had little time to indulge in hunting and fishing activities often find that downsizing into an active adult, maintenance-friendly community allows them time to resume or take up the sport.
While bow season for deer has drawn to a close, sportsmen may participate through January 1 if they use firearms, and observe the maximum 12 animals per season (maximum 10 non-antlered, 2 antlered). The season is also open for bear (through December 7), dove (through November 27), grouse, opossum, quail, rabbit, and squirrel (all through February 28).
Processing companies handle deer at facilities across Georgia, including Neese’s in Woodstock, Crane’s in Acworth, and Hunter’s Haven in Dallas, making it easy to enjoy a healthy, fresh meal, prepared in your gourmet kitchen or on the patio with a grill or smoker.
Licenses are required for all hunters and fisherman in the state, renewable annually. Cabela’s, which opened on August 21 in Acworth (Highway 92 at Interstate 75) is equipped to register or renew licenses, as well as offer test facilities to try out a Cabela’s bow prior to purchase. Plus, the museum-like quality of the in-store display, the “General Store” with food and delicious fudge, and gift shop make Cabela’s a destination that can be enjoyed by everyone, not just sportsmen. (And they have kennels available to entertain your four-legged friends, if you happen to be out and about with Fido or Fluffy!)
There’s no “deer in the headlights” moments for Windsong homeowners, who revel in the luxury finishes and peaceful atmosphere of their ranch-style homes. Courtyards provide the perfect setting for a smoker, to prepare fresh venison, quail, or other game. And there’s no better way to spend a chilly fall evening than gathering with friends around a firepit or outdoor fireplace, sipping cocoa or cocktails.
Welcome home to Windsong – Where Life’s A Breeze!