The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering shortening doe hunting season to stabilize the state's deer population. In a story April 8, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the department is considering shortening deer hunting season in general.
Wildlife officials said hunters can take to the woods for firearm season starting Saturday, Oct. 20. The season runs through Jan. 1 in the northern part of the state and through Jan. 15 in the southern half of Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the designated deer season for primitive weapons starts Oct. 13. Hunters are allowed to harvest up to 10 deer without antlers and no more than two deer with antlers.