SOCIAL CIRCLE — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division reminds deer hunters who purchased a big game license for the 2007-08 season that they need a new deer harvest record prior to the 2008-09 deer-hunting season. Hunters under 16, landowners and honorary and lifetime license holders must also obtain a deer harvest record and complete deer harvest information. Hunters may obtain new deer harvest records free of charge from any license agent.
"A deer harvest record is good for only a single hunting season because the bag limit is a seasonal limit," John Bowers, assistant chief of WRD game management said. "Once hunters get the 2008-2009 harvest record, they should discard old harvest records."
Hunters must complete a deer harvest record before moving a deer from the site of a kill, except when participating in a Wildlife Management Area or National Wildlife Refuge hunt.