Georgia Releases 2007-2008 Hunting Regulations

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The 2007-2008 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). This guide provides information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas and much more and is available on the WRD website, www.gohuntgeorgia.com, and at over 1,000 license agents, including Bass Pro Shops, Wal-Mart, K-Mart and outdoor sporting goods stores.

"The hunting regulations guide is designed to help hunters understand the laws and regulations for hunting in Georgia," says WRD Assistant Chief John Bowers. "We recommend that even experienced hunters take a look at the new regulations to note any changes to their favorite hunting areas or activities."

Members of the Board of Natural Resources set hunting regulations by acting on recommendations made by WRD's wildlife biologists and field personnel. The Georgia General Assembly sets laws applicable to hunting in the State.

Major changes for the upcoming season include:

  • ·Alligator zones and seasons: The open zones for alligator hunting have been expanded. Additionally, the season has been extended by two weeks and the number of available quotas has been increased.
  • ·Bear hunting: Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Walker and Whitfield counties have been added to the Northern Bear Zone for hunting.
  • ·New areas available for hunting: Five new areas are available this year, including Townsend WMA in Long County, Fall Line Sand Hills Natural Area in Taylor County and three State Parks- Bobby Brown, Mistletoe and Tugaloo.

For more information on Georgia hunting seasons and regulations, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com , contact a local WRD Game Management Office or call the WRD Hunter Services Office at (770) 761-3044.