Georgia hunters look forward to the opening of deer season each year. September 11 marked the opening of the 2010 archery deer hunting season in the state. Georgia is one of the top U.S. destinations for non-resident hunters. In 2009, over 54,000 deer were harvested by 107,792 archery hunters.
The season runs until October 8, with special regulations for archery-only counties as well as areas offering an extended archery season. To get more information regarding the special regulations, hunters can refer to the 2010-2011 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide. It can be found online, at any Wildlife Resources Division office of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, or through a retail license agent.
As in the past, hunters are expected to travel to the state by the tens of thousands this year. What draws them to Georgia are the almost one million acres of land available for public hunting and the quality of the deer herd. There are over 90 wildlife management areas operated by the state and many of these offer specialty hunts. These include ladies-only, adult and child, and primitive weapon hunts. The dates and locations for these special hunts can also be found in the guide.
To learn where hunting is permitted, hunters can obtain wildlife management area maps online. Seasonal bag limits are two antlered and ten antlerless deer per hunter. One of the antlered deer must have at least four points of one inch or greater on one side.
State regulations stipulate that deer hunting in Georgia requires a big game license in addition to a valid hunting license and a current record of deer harvest. Individuals hunting in a wildlife management area also need a wildlife management area license. Those who have questions or wish to obtain additional information should visit the official hunting Web site for the state of Georgia.
Source: Ammo Land.com. Before it’s News. Georgia Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens September 11.