Georgia Quota Hunt App Period Opens June 1

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) reminds hunters that June 1 is opening day of the 2008-2009 quota hunt application period. Successful quota hunt applications are selected solely from the online applicant pool (paper applications are no longer accepted), so interested hunters must apply online through their personal accounts on the WRD Web site, www.gohuntgeorgia.com.

"The quota hunt application period always is an exciting and busy time of year. It is our goal to make the application process as efficient and customer friendly as possible. Customers with a WRD online account can facilitate this effort by keeping their e-mail addresses current," says WRD Assistant Chief of Game Management John Bowers. "By utilizing applicant e-mail addresses for quota hunt correspondence, including sending application status alerts and answering applicant questions, we have improved customer service and saved sportsmen's dollars."

To be eligible for quota hunt drawings applicants must ensure that they have a valid online account and must apply prior to midnight as follows: July 31 for alligator quota hunts; September 1 for deer quota hunts; September 1 for State Park quota hunts; October 15 for waterfowl quota hunts; and February 15, 2009 for turkey quota hunts.

Hunters who have applied in years past or those who have recently completed a hunter education course or purchased a Georgia hunting license via the WRD Web site www.gohuntgeorgia.com, may have pre-existing accounts with which to apply and must login to their accounts to begin the application process.

Interested persons without pre-existing accounts should visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com and select "Quota Hunts," from the Home page under the "Permits & Services" menu to create a new account and submit applications online.

Upon completion of the selection process, applicants will receive a status notification e-mail and also will be able to login to their accounts to view their updated status. In addition, complete lists of chosen participants will be available at www.gohuntgeorgia.com .

For more information on hunting seasons or the quota hunt application process, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com, contact Hunter Services at (770) 761-3045 or call a WRD Game Management Office.