SOCIAL CIRCLE –Beginning this month, the 2015-2016 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
This guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and much more. You may view, download and print the guide at www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/regulations . Pick up a printed copy at Wildlife Resources Division offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.
“We know that this is an eagerly anticipated publication each year and are ready to get this into the hands of hunters so that they may make their plans for the year,” said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section. “All hunters, new or experienced, should take some time to review the publication to stay informed on any changes in hunting regulations and opportunities.”
Some of the major changes to the hunting regulations this year include establishing a uniform statewide deer season, adding counties to the northern and southern zones for bear season, and increasing the alligator quota to 1,000 (from 850) and extending the alligator season.
Interested in seeing your photo in the regulations? Be sure to like the Wildlife Resources Division Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WildlifeResourcesDivisionGADNR) and enter advertised hunting contests throughout the year. Your photo may be used the following year in the hunting regulations guide!
Members of the Board of Natural Resources enact hunting regulations by acting on recommendations made by the Division’s professional wildlife biologists and field personnel. Georgia’s game and fish laws are enacted by the elected members of the General Assembly.
For more information on Georgia hunting seasons and regulations, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/regulations or contact a local Wildlife Resources Division office or call Game Management at (770) 918-6404.
Melissa Cummings is a Communications Specialist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.