SOCIAL CIRCLE — The 2012-13 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
This guide provides information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and more.
The guide can be viewed, downloaded and printed at www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/regulations.
Those interested can pick up a printed copy at Wildlife Resources Game Management and Law Enforcement offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.
“This critical customer service publication keeps hunters informed on current laws and opportunities,” said John Bowers, assistant chief of the Game Management Section. “We encourage all hunters to review the publication each year for any changes to their favorite hunting areas, seasons or activities.”
New and/or improved hunter services are highlighted in the guide, such as:
• New online quota hunt system: In order to better serve our customers, all quota hunt applications must be submitted through the new online system. This includes all previous paper-based quota hunts (including adult/child, dove, feral fog, dog-deer and quail quota hunts. Wheelchair hunts are not included in the online system.
• New dove hunting opportunities: Rogers State Prison Farm Dove Fields will offer sign-in dove hunting near Reidsville, and Indian Ford Farms Dove Field will offer an adult/child quota dove hunt near Lyons.
Members of the Board of Natural Resources enact hunting regulations by acting on recommendations made by the Division’s professional wildlife biologists and field personnel.
Georgia’s game and fish laws are enacted by the elected members of the General Assembly.
For more information on Georgia hunting seasons and regulations, go to www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/regulations or contact a local Wildlife Resources Division, Game Management Office or call Hunter Services at 770-761-3045.