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- CENTRAL GEORGIA BEAR SEASON: In response to biological concerns relating to the harvest of female bears, the Central Georgia Bear season has been modified.
- DOG-FERAL HOG HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES: Beaverdam, Big Hammock, Cohutta, Chattahoochee, Cooper’s Creek, and Warwoman WMAs will offer quota dog-feral hog hunts this season.
- CHANGES TO EITHER SEX DAYS: To address statewide biological concerns and strike a balance with diverse hunter desires, most counties of the state will have a reduction in either sex days. Biological trends in certain deer population parameters and public desires to reduce antlerless harvest led to this change. The goal of this change is to stabilize the population at the current level.
- LEGAL FIREARMS FOR FOX & BOBCAT: The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation that expands the legal firearms for hunting fox & bobcat to include any centerfire firearm of .17 caliber or larger.
- SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TURKEY SEASON: The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation directing the Department to establish a special opportunity turkey season for youth (16 years of age or younger) and mobility impaired persons..
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.
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