Georgia Hunting News

DNR Seeking Public Input for Major Wildlife Conservation Plan
Georgia residents can weigh in on a plan that will guide wildlife conservation efforts in the state for years to come. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will host six meetings across the state to solicit public input on Georgia’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS).
Deer Management Plan Now Being Implemented
White-tailed deer are an important natural resource and Georgia’s most popular game species. They provide diverse recreational opportunities and significant economic revenue, but also contribute to a variety of deer-human conflicts.
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 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 season.
Special Safety Tips Apply to Turkey 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.
Deer Management Plan
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) will present recommendations on this subject for public review and comment. These recommendations are included in a deer management plan developed by a committee of 16 persons representing landowners, small and big game hunters, farmers, university professors and other groups with an interest in how deer are managed in the state.
Hunters Make Donation to Food Bank
Hunters donated 862 harvested deer to the 2004 Hunters for the Hungry (HFTH) program. This year’s donations provided more than 25,000 pounds of venison that food banks across the state used to make nutritious meals for thousands of needy Georgians over the holiday season.
Hunters Donated 188 Deer During the First Collection Weekend
Generous Georgia hunters donated 188 harvested deer to the Hunters for the Hungry (HFTH) program during the first collection weekend (Oct. 30-31), according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
Hunters for the Hungry Collection
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 900 deer during the 2003 collection and in total, more than 115,000 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 Season for Deer Opens October 16th
White-tailed deer are the most popular game animal in Georgia, and since 95 percent of hunters pursue this species using modern firearms, they eagerly are anticipating the upcoming opening day of firearms deer season on Saturday, Oct. 16. Last year, 289,703 firearms hunters harvested 404,100 deer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
Hunters Prepare for Primitive Weapons Deer Season
Primitive weapons deer season, during which hunters may use either archery equipment or muzzleloading firearms, begins Saturday, Oct. 9. Last year more than 69,000 muzzleloader hunters harvested approximately 22,300 deer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). The statewide 2004 primitive weapons deer season is Oct. 9-15.