Hunting Regulations Correction

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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). The Guide states on page 23 that the hunt is on Nov. 7-8, 2005, when in fact, the hunt is on Oct. 7-8, 2005.

During this particular hunt, one adult (18 or older) may supervise one child (15 or younger). Both the adult and the child are allowed to possess firearms and hunt. Hunters may take deer of either sex or bear on this hunt. Check-in is required.

Hunting helps young people develop self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-esteem and sportsmanship. The discipline and self-control required for responsible firearms use carries over into many other aspects of life. Hunting and shooting are rich American traditions and these traditions only can continue through the involvement of the whole family: youth, teens, parents, grandparents, and other adults.

Coopers Creek WMA is a 30,000-acre area located near Blairsville. To get there, take Old Blue Ridge Highway west five miles to Mulkey Gap Road, turn left and travel eight and one-half miles to check station.

For adult/child hunt or other specialty hunt information, see page 18 of the 2005-2006 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guidebook, which is available at, at license agents and through WRD Offices. Call the WRD Hunter Services Office at (770) 761-3044 for further information.