SOCIAL CIRCLE — The 2013-14 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently announced.
The guide provides information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife-management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and more.
The guide may be viewed, downloaded and printed at www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/regulations.
Printed copies are available at Wildlife Resources Division offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.
“This critical customer-service publication keeps hunters informed of changes in hunting regulations and opportunities,” said John Bowers, 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.”
Major changes to hunting regulations include:
• Changes to either-sex days for deer: To address statewide biological concerns and strike a balance with diverse hunter desires, most counties of the state will have a reduction in either-sex days.
• Special-opportunity turkey season: The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation directing the DNR to establish a special-opportunity turkey season for youth 16 years old or younger and mobility impaired persons.
• Dog feral hog hunting opportunities: Beaverdam, Big Hammock, Cohutta, Chattahoochee, Cooper’s Creek and Warwoman WMAs will offer quota dog feral hog hunts this season.
Members of the Board of Natural Resources enact hunting regulations by acting on recommendations made by the WRD’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, contact a local WRD office or call hunter services at 770-761-3045.