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New Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide Now Available

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (8/1/2014)

The 2014-2015 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now 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.    

“Hunters eagerly anticipate this publication each year in order to review their favorite hunting areas, seasons or activities, and I expect many vacation plans are made once this is out,” said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section.  “We encourage all hunters to review the publication each year to stay informed on any changes in hunting regulations and opportunities.” 

Major changes to hunting regulations this year include: 

  • Two new wildlife management areas: Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA (near Geneva) and Spirit Creek Forest WMA (near Augusta) will both open to hunting opportunities this fall.

  • New License Opportunities: A non-resident infant lifetime license is now available for infants under the age of 2.  Also, full-time active duty military personnel and their dependents are now eligible to purchase hunting and fishing licenses at resident fee prices (some exclusions apply)

  • Firearms Change: Suppressed firearms are now legal for hunting on private land with landowner permission. 

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 Hunter Services at (770) 761-3045.