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Firearms Deer Hunting Season Opens Saturday, October 21

Many Georgia hunters eagerly await the opening day of firearms deer hunting season each year. Luckily, that wait is almost over as the statewide deer hunting firearms season opens Sat., Oct. 21 and continues through Jan. 14, 2024. “The deer hunting firearms season is right around the corner, and I am expecting a fantastic season…

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Deer Hunters: Review Safety Tips If Hunting With Primitive Weapons

Before you head to the woods for the primitive weapons deer hunting season that opens Oct. 14, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages you to review important safety information. Primitive weapons, such as muzzleloaders, have specific safety use rules beyond general firearms safety, and these should be reviewed each year. Following…

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Hunters: Primitive Weapons Deer Hunting Season Opens Saturday, October 14

Hunters in Georgia have the opportunity for an early “shot” at a deer during the upcoming week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opening Sat., Oct. 14. Last year, nearly 10,000 deer were harvested by over 26,000 hunters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “The primitive weapons season is a…

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Hunting From A Tree Stand? Review Safety Tips

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – 12:00 Ready to start the Georgia hunting season? If your plans include utilizing a tree stand, don’t overlook important safety precautions. Generally, most hunting incidents that occur each year are related to tree stands. Last year, 14 of 29 incidents in 2022, were tree stand use related, according to the…

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Be Part Of The Georgia Defense Against Chronic Wasting Disease

Monday, August 28, 2023 – 08:45 Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal disease affecting deer, has not been detected in Georgia and you can be instrumental in helping keep it out, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “Moving live deer is the greatest risk factor for introducing CWD to…

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