Wed., April 10, 2013 9:00am
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.
Wed., October 31, 2012 12:00pm
Georgia wildlife officials plan to hold a deer hunt at Panola Mountain State Park to control deer population in and around the park. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the park will be closed during the quota hunt on Nov. 13 and 14.
Thu., October 11, 2012 12:00pm
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.
Wed., October 3, 2012 10:00am
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.
Mon., June 4, 2012 10:00am
Wildlife officials in Georgia are now accepting online applications for quota hunts. The redesigned system allows hunters to apply for permission to hunt deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and other game.
Mon., April 16, 2012 6:37am
An abundance of white-tailed deer on Jekyll Island has made the critters a sort of tourist attraction, but a recent survey suggests there may be too many on the island state park.
Sat., May 7, 2011 7:42am
Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Friday that removes baiting restrictions on south Georgia deer and hog hunters.
Fri., May 6, 2011 11:42am
Described as using ‘science-based agricultural practices,’ the bill calls for an integrated system that would expand output, but also protect natural resources and preserve the land for future generations.
Mon., March 7, 2011 4:53pm
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow hunting with bait. Right now, it's illegal to hunt deer and hogs within 200 yards of a supplemental food source. The bill’s opponents say baiting wildlife undermines sportsmanship.