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Georgia hunters need new deer harvest record prior to 2009-10 season

From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

-- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division reminds all deer hunters, including big game license holders, honorary and lifetime license holders, hunters under 16 years of age and landowners alike, to obtain a new deer harvest record for the upcoming season.

Deer harvest records are required for any person hunting deer, regardless of age, are free of charge and available at www.gohuntgeorgia.com or at any retail license agent.

“A deer harvest record is good only for a single hunting season  because the bag limit is a seasonal limit,” said John Bowers, assistant chief of Game Management for the Wildlife Resources Division. “Once hunters obtain the 2009-2010 harvest record, they should discard old harvest records.”

Hunters must complete a deer harvest record before moving a deer from the site of a kill, except when participating in a wildlife management  area or national wildlife refuge hunt that requires hunters to check out harvested deer. Hunters may not possess or use multiple big game licenses or deer harvest records and should keep harvest records with hunting licenses.

“We appreciate the honesty, cooperation and support from each hunter in abiding by game and fish laws, and encourage hunters to police themselves by using the anonymous Turn In Poachers (TIP) line at (800) 241-4113) to turn in individuals who violate these laws,” said Bowers.

For more information, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com , contact a Wildlife Resources Division Game Management office or call (770) 761-3044.

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