From the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division
-- Georgia's 2010-2011 Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print, providing information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas and more.
It can be viewed, downloaded and printed at www.gohuntgeorgia.com. Print copies are available at Wildlife Resources Game Management and Law Enforcement offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.
Changes of interest in the coming season:
. In an effort to encourage youth participation in hunting and enhance youth hunting opportunities, the Georgia General Assembly passed SB 474, establishes a special youth hunting opportunity that allows youth under 16 years of age to hunt deer during the primitive weapons season with any firearm legal for hunting deer. This includes primitive weapons hunts on wildlife management areas.
. Tugaloo State Park near Lavonia on Lake Hartwell is host to a quota archery deer hunt in December 2010. Interested hunters can apply online at www.gohuntgeorgia.com.
. Mistletoe State Park, near Augusta on Clarks Hill Lake, hosts a quota firearms deer hunt in December 2010. Apply online at www.gohuntgeorgia.com .
. Alligator quota hunt opportunities have expanded. The number of available permits has increased from 700 to 850. Quota opportunities were increased in each of the nine zones. Details and applications may be found at www.gohuntgeorgia.com.
For more information on Georgia hunting seasons and regulations, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com contact a local Wildlife Resources Division, Game Management Office or call Hunter Services at (770) 761-3045.
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.