Deer Season Gets Underway

| October 16, 2015


VALDOSTA — Another firearms deer hunting season gets underway, beginning Saturday and running until January 10, 2016.

Statewide, hunters will have the opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer.

“There is no better way to manage the deer population than by hunting,” said John W. Bowers, chief of game management for the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Deer hunting is also an economic boom to Georgia, according to Bowers, with hunters pumping millions of dollars into the state economy as they travel to hunting locations, purchase equipment, and visit lodges and restaurants.

During the 2014-2015 firearms deer season, more than 300,000 hunters harvested more than 400,000 deer in the state. The use of regulated deer hunting ensures that Georgia’s deer population continues to be healthy and strong.

Georgia hunters have access to more than 1 million acres of public hunting land across the state, including over 100 state-operated wildlife management areas.

Hunters are allowed a harvest of up to 10 antlerless deer and no more than two antlered deer (with one of the two antlered deer having a minimum of four points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers). While these are the maximum limits, harvest of female deer should be appropriate for the property hunted. Information on establishing deer harvest guidelines for your property may be found at

Hunters in Georgia must have a valid hunting license, a big game license, and a current deer harvest record.

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  1. Yeah Buddy Roe says:

    Takes a really brave one to go out in the woods and blow away a target a 5 year old could hit.

    COWARDS !!!

  2. Carl says:

    Takes a real brave one to raise animals like you care on a farm and then Slaughter them…(cows,chickens,pigs, etc…)