Georgia Hunting News

Public Hearings Regarding Hunting Regulations Scheduled
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will hold three public hearings to receive input on proposed changes to the hunting regulations for the 2006-2007 season. The purpose of the proposed regulation changes is to manage Georgia’s game birds and game animals according to sound principles of wildlife management and to meet public objectives for use of these renewable natural resources.
Special Safety Tips Apply to Hunters
Turkey hunting is not only about knowing how to use a box call or how to be patient while waiting on the perfect shot opportunity – it also is about knowing that there are several safety precautions that are unique to this hunting experience.
State Protected Species Lists to be Updated
The Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is initiating the first comprehensive revision of Georgia’s protected plant and animal lists since 1992. These lists specify what species are protected under Georgia’s Wildflower Preservation Act and Georgia’s Endangered Wildlife Act, and are increasingly used to help prioritize funding for conservation and research on rare species.
Turkey Season Arrives Next Month
Turkey season will be here before the end of the month, so don’t wait until the last minute to take a hunter education course, reminds the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). The hunting season for wild turkeys begins on Saturday, March 25, 2006 and runs through Saturday, May 15.
Gov. Sonny Perdue Announces Forestry for Wildlife Partners
“Private sector land management practices are a major part of our efforts to conserve Georgia's natural resources. To become a Forestry for Wildlife Partner, companies must consistently perform land management activities that benefit wildlife and exceed the current regulatory and industry certification standards,” said Gov. Perdue.
Georgia Boy Takes Monster Buck
Cody Thomas of Savannah, Ga. had no idea he would be harvesting Florida's 10th-highest-scoring deer when he accepted an offer to go hunting with his girlfriend's brother, but that is exactly what happened.
Hunters for the Hungry Collection Begins in November
Hunters for the Hungry (HFTH) is a program through which harvested deer become nutritious venison to benefit those who need it the most. Hunters donated more than 860 deer during the 2004 collection and in total, more than 145,000 pounds of venison have been donated since the program began in 1993, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
Firearms Deer Hunting Season Opens Oct. 22
White-tailed deer are the most popular game animal in Georgia, and since 96 percent of licensed, resident hunters pursue this species using modern firearms, they eagerly are anticipating the upcoming opening day of firearms deer season on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Hunting Regulations Correction
The 2005-2006 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide contains a date error about an adult/child hunt at Coopers Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA), according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
Hunters Ready for Deer Season
Deer hunting is the most popular form of hunting in the State of Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Over one million acres of public land on more than 90 state-operated wildlife management areas (WMA) and other state land is open for hunting.