Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Hunters should be alert and aware during primitive weapons deer hunting season, Oct. 13-19, as muzzleloaders require specific safety precautions, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“Hunters using muzzleloading guns should know that they have specific safety precautions,” says Walter Lane, Wildlife Resources Division hunter development program manager. “Be familiar with the difference between these types of firearms and modern firearms before heading to the woods.”
Following are recommendations to ensure a safe experience:
All hunters, including archers, must wear at least 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange above the waist during the primitive weapons season.
To pursue deer in Georgia, hunters must have a valid hunting license, big game license and a current deer harvest record. If hunting on a wildlife management area, a WMA license also is required. To purchase a license, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes .
For more information on muzzleloader safety, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/education  .