Georgia Hunting News

Georgia Archery Camps - Spaces Still Available

Designed with everything outdoors in mind, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division's summer archery camps aim to educate and engage adventurous youth. Registration is now open for several camps, some beginning as early as this month!

Georgia Hunt and Learn Hunting Weekend

Can you think of a better way to spend a weekend than hunting with a kid? Join the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division for a weekend of family fun at the new "Hunt and Learn" program at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (Mansfield, GA) on May 13-15, 2011. This event is part of a series of Advanced Hunter and Aquatic Education weekend programs offered by the Division focusing on hunting and fishing skills and conservation knowledge.

Georgia Archery Range Now Open

A new archery range at Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge is now available for archers, bow hunters, youth groups and others interested in perfecting their target skills. While this is the first archery range located at a State Park, it is one of nine archery ranges currently available on public land in Georgia.

Georgia Turkey Season Opens March 26th

The opening day of the Georgia turkey hunting season is Sat., Mar. 26 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division anticipates that the 2011 season should be fair, with harvest likely down from the 2010 season. Statistics from the 2010 season harvest summary indicate that an estimated 47,275 resident Georgia hunters bagged 34,001 turkeys last year.

Georgia Schedules Public Meetings Regarding Hunting Regulations

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division will hold eight public meetings across the state to accept public input for consideration in the development of hunting regulations for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 hunting seasons. Public input is an important and valuable part of this process. The Department is interested in input that seeks to simplify regulations and encourage the recruitment of young hunters and retention of existing hunters.

Georgia to Reduce Fees for License Purchase Transactions

In news that is sure to be welcome in the current economy – some of the transaction fees for recreational licenses are being reduced, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. The internet transaction fee is going from $2.75 to $2.50 and the in-store transaction fee will go from $3.25 to $3.00. The telephone transaction fee will increase, going from $4.00 to $5.00. These fee changes will go into effect on Jan. 3, 2011.

Georgia Hunters for the Hungry Program Continues this Year

Since 1993, hunters have been bringing meat to the tables of those in need through the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program. This successful program continues to provide opportunities during hunting season for hunters to share their harvest with those in need. Currently, hunters can donate deer at 14 participating deer processors through Jan. 15.

New Archery Range Opens in Middle Georgia
A new archery range is open in middle Georgia at the Flat Creek Public Fishing Area, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.
Georgia's Firearm Deer Season Kicks Off Oct. 16th

It is finally that time of the year again for Georgia hunters. Firearms deer season opens Saturday, Oct. 16 and lasts through Jan. 1, 2011 in the Northern Zone and in the Southern Zone, through Jan. 15, 2011.

Georgia Deer Hunters Need New Harvest Record

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division reminds all deer hunters, including big game license holders, honorary and lifetime license holders, hunters under 16 years of age and landowners, to obtain a new deer harvest record for the upcoming season.