Will McCrea

Will McCrea
Will McCrea is responsible for managing the field operations of the Legacy Wildlife Division in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Will earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida and began working for LWS in 2017. Will’s primary responsibilities include supporting the oversight and management of over 350,000 acres and 500+ hunt clubs on LWS-managed hunting leases in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. He also works on various wildlife consulting and GIS mapping projects.

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) In The South

Posted by Will McCrea on Dec 7, 2021 2:16:53 PM

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is quite a hot topic in the deer hunting world lately and should not be taken lightly. With numerous cases creeping outwards, the southern states are attempting to take as many preventative cautions as possible to keep this fatal disease out of our deer herds. CWD is an infectious, incurable disease of animals in the deer family that causes brain cells to die, ultimately leading to the death of the affected animal. If that isn’t scary enough, experts now urge hunters to avoid eating venison from a CWD-positive animal even though there are no documented cases of humans contracting CWD from eating wild game. While CWD is already found in 26 US states, what are the precautionary steps in place to prevent the spread of this devastating disease? What can you do as a hunter to prevent the spread of CWD?

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Topics: Environmental, Wildlife Management, Hunting, Deer Management

Where to Hunt in Georgia?

Posted by Will McCrea on Nov 6, 2020 1:58:33 PM

Many folks migrate to Georgia during the fall to chase White-tailed Deer (WTD). So much so,
that it had the nation’s sixth-highest number of license holders in 2018. Most of the state is known for
quality soils optimal for commercial agriculture. With that, deer have access to high-quality forage ideal
for growing large bodies and antlers.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunt Club, Georgia

Why hunt club and deer management lead to bigger bucks

Posted by Will McCrea on Jan 7, 2020 2:23:08 PM

Since 2014, our hunt club in Hamilton County, FL has noticed a trend of high-quality bucks like never before. We have observed over half a dozen deer that have or would have scored over 130” Boone & Crockett. Fortunately, our club has been able to harvest four of these hit listers.

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