Posted: Friday, September 6th 2013 at 10:37am
Archery season for deer opens Sept. 14
SOCIAL CIRCLE – Deer hunting season is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for many in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. And, archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 14.
“Spring and summer seasons with abundant rainfall, like Georgia has experienced this year, generally produce abundant natural foods,” said John W. Bowers, chief of Game Management. “These conditions often contribute to an increase in deer quality, but can also make it a challenging year to hunt deer.”
State officials say hunters account for $977 million in retail sales in Georgia each year with a $1.6 billion ripple effect and almost 24,000 jobs.
For more information on deer hunting seasons, regulations, licenses and WMA maps, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting .
Link: Go Hunt Georgia
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