Georgia drivers can show their support for the state’s wildlife conservation efforts in a new way. Governor Nathan Deal and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams unveiled three new license plate designs Thursday.
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.
Georgia wildlife and public safety authorities want drivers to be on the lookout for deer now that fall is in full swing. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has issued a special warning to drivers in cities and suburbs.
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.
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.