Happening This Month - September 2015
The sense of anticipation that comes prior to the opening day of firearms deer hunting season is a feeling that many will have this week. Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 17 and continuing until Jan. 10, 2016 statewide, hunters will have the chance to hit the woods in pursuit of white-tailed deer.
Hunting is a safe sport with only a small fraction of hunters ever involved in a hunting incident.
Every time a hunter or angler purchases a sporting license, or buys hunting and fishing equipment or related items, they are participating in a subtle, yet successful conservation program that has been at work for more than 75 years.
The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 10. Last year, more than 48,000 hunters participated in primitive weapons season, bringing in over 10,000 deer with black powder rifles.
Hunters headed to the woods this weekend for the opening of primitive weapons deer hunting season, Oct. 10-16, should first review safety information.
For women curious to explore what the outdoors has to offer, but uncertain of how or where to begin, the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop series provides a practical introduction to a wide variety of outdoor recreational skills and activities.
Beginning Oct. 1, the Georgia hunter education course is available completely online, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Make plans to attend an upcoming night of fun at the ‘Family Campfire’ event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center .
The evening, scheduled from 7-9 p.m., will offer stories, games, a live animal presentation, and of course, s’mores!
Looking for information about the deer rut in Georgia? Be sure to visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division statewide rut map (www.georgiawildlife.com/rut-map) for information.
Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.
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