For Immediate Release


SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Sept. 5, 2008) – Deer hunting remains the most
popular form of hunting in the state of Georgia, according to the
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.
Archery hunting season opens on Sat., Sept. 13 and runs through Oct. 10,
(statewide). Last year, almost 94,000 archery hunters harvested
more than 34,000 deer.

More than one million acres of public land on more than 90
state-operated wildlife management areas and other state land is open
for hunting. Information about these WMAs and other public lands is
available at , including a searchable database of
newly updated maps for each area. Various WMAs offer special hunts
throughout the season, including primitive weapons hunts, ladies only
hunts and adult/child hunts. For dates and locations of special hunts,
check the 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide
available on the WRD Web site and at all WRD Offices and license agents.

In addition to state-managed land, there is public National Forest land
and private land available for hunting in Georgia. Hunters wishing to
hunt on private property must get written landowner permission and have
it with them while hunting.

Georgia sportsmen and women must possess a primitive weapons license
and a big game license to hunt during the archery season and primitive
weapons seasons, unless they possess a lifetime, honorary or
sportsman’s license. A WMA license is required to hunt on a WMA.

Hunters may take a season total of 12 deer. No more than 10 may be
antlerless deer and no more than two may be antlered bucks (one of which
must have at least four points – one inch or longer – on one side of the

For more information on deer or other hunting seasons and deer hunting
regulations, visit .

For more information, contact:
Jennifer N. Barnes, Sr. Public Relations and Information Specialist –
(770) 918-6795,
Melissa Cummings, Public Affairs Coordinator – (770) 918-6788,