Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday ... Yellow River Game Ranch

It's Outdoor Wednesday

Graciously Hosted by: Susan
Thank You Susan.
Stop by and see all those participating today.

Yellow River Game Ranch
As most of you know..
My family loves wildlife and the outdoors.
Last summer we took a group
of youth from our church on an outing to visit the

located near Stone Mountain.

Yellow River is home to Georgia's
most famous Ground Hog
General Beau Lee
Georgia’s Official Weather Prognosticator
We weren't lucky enough
to see Beau on this trip..
But I did get a shot of his fancy
white columned Southern mansion.

As you enter the ranch
you're greeted by these beautiful
hungry creatures.
The Ranch has strict rules about
what foods can be brought in from outside..
Nothing but carrots, apples, crackers, celery,
and peanuts.

All animlas along the 1 mile trail are
people friendly...
Here's Ashley and Jayden
petting a gentle young buck.

Jayden even got a couple of nose kisses..

Ashley literally has this big buck eating
out of her hand.

As you can see this is one of the animals that came
to the ranch wounded..
He's looking great and healthy.

Billy the Goat..
Original huh lol.
This guy was a hoot.
He was a lil trickster.

Black Bears...
I think these guys escaped from a
circus somewhere..
They were regular lil performers.
They were doing flips and handstands
for treats.

Just one of the hundreds of beautiful
roosters running around.

A Squirrel enjoying a peanut..
As soon as he finished
he'd run back down the tree..

and grab another.

Another beautiful young buck.
I think he was laughing at me..

I was looking like a hot mess
after walking the 24 acres
in the July Georgia heat.

But it was all worth it..
What's a lil sweat when
you can see and touch these
wonderful creatures
that God has graciously blessed us with.

Big Daddy Jeff
enjoying this Big Daddy Buck.
I think this one was his favorite.

I hope you enjoyed our lil outing..
It was an experience that we
will never forget and we've
vowed to make this an annual
event for our family.

Thank You For Visiting
Have A Blessed Day,


  1. Looks like a great trip. Such beautiful animals!


  2. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Debbie! Amazing place.....we'll have to ty to go sometime! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  3. OH! Love this post! Nose kisses? How sweet!
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday,

  4. what an amazing little animal assortment...i love the soft look of the deer antlers. how sweet.

  5. I have to type left handed but I wanted to stop by and see what you are doing.

    from Roberta Anne
    The Raggedy Girl

  6. What gorgeous animals! Thank you so much for sharing your photos. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Amy :)

  7. My, what an awesome place! My children would so love to see those great animals! Thanks for sharing that!

  8. My kids would love that! Who am I kidding ... I would too!! Really great pictures - looks like everyone (animals included) had a great time.

  9. How incredible! I can't believe how tame the animals are! Beautiful, aren't they? I visited Stone Mountain many years ago & loved it. We used to camp at the park there.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  10. Debbie,
    Loved all the little animals. Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time. Love seeing your kiddos enjoying the outdoors and animals.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

  11. Wow now that is getting up close and personal with the wildlife! Love it. Blessings on your day Debbie and congratulations on winning a prize!!

  12. Wow! I had never heard of this place, but I am going to look it up and take the kids.
    While my daughter probably won't be as thrilled, the rest of us will love it. : )
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Neat outing! I have not heard of the ranch - we will need to add it to our list of places to visit!

    Over from the Georgia list at Southern Daydreamer . . .

    Have a great day!

  14. what an awesome place to interact with the animals. I'd love to be there.


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