Georgia Hunting News

Georgians in Need Grateful to State Hunters
Hunters donated 911 harvested deer to the 2003 Hunters for the Hungry program, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. This year’s donations will provide more than 19,000 pounds of venison that food banks across the state will use to make nutritious meals for thousands of needy Georgians this holiday season.
Hunters for the Hungry Prepares for 2003 Collection
Hunters for the Hungry (HFTH) is a program through which harvested deer become nutritious venison to benefit those who need it the most. More than 800 deer were donated during the 2002 collection and in total, more than 95,000 pounds of venison havebeen donated since the program began in 1993, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
Primitive Weapons Deer Season Approaching
Muzzleloader users are eagerly awaiting the opening day of primitive weapons deer season, Saturday, Oct. 11, when hunters may use either archery equipment or muzzleloading firearms. Last year more than 64,000 muzzleloader hunters harvested approximately 23,700 deer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
2003-2004 Hunting Regulations Available
The 2003-2004 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide now is 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 1,200 license agents, including Bass Pro Shops, Wal-Mart, K-Mart and outdoor sporting goods stores.
Small Game Season Still Open
Deer hunting season may be over, but the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) reminds sportsmen and women that the small game hunting season runs through mid-to-late February, depending on the species. WRD encourages hunters to take this opportunity to introduce a youth to the hunting tradition and teach them that their support of hunting activities help conserve wildlife.
Hundreds of Deer Donated
Hunters for the Hungry (HFTH) received 488 donated deer the first donation weekend this holiday season. This exceeds the 455 donated last year over a two weekend time period. HFTH is extremely pleased with the record turn out thus far.
Governor Declares National Hunting and Fishing Day
Each day, 71 million Americans are working to conserve and improve our natural resources. They are America's hunters and anglers. Governor Roy Barnes recently signed a proclamation endorsing Saturday, Sept. 22 as National Hunting & Fishing (NHF) Day in Georgia. This year marks the 30th annual observance of this special day and plans are underway for a nationwide celebration. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) has over 30 activities, including kids fishing events, sight-in days at shooting ranges and hunting/fishing demonstrations, planned across the state and encourages everyone who loves the outdoors to attend one - and be sure to bring a friend!