Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to authority contained in the Game and Fish Code (Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Secs. 12-3-9, 27-1-4, 27-1-12, 27-3-3, 27-3-15, 27-3-17, 27-3-22, and 27-3-40), the Board of Natural Resources proposes to amend Department of Natural Resources rules governing the hunting of game animals and game birds for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons. The proposed rules (copy attached hereto), when adopted, will amend applicable rules of Chapter 391-4-2, relating to hunting regulations.
The purpose of hunting regulations is to manage Georgia’s game birds and game animals according to sound principles of wildlife management and to meet public objectives for use of these renewable natural resources.
Changes to the existing rules reflect the need to adopt hunting regulations for the next two years, reflect statutory changes, establish a uniform statewide deer season, expand hunting opportunity for alligators and bears, modify either-sex days to manage white-tailed deer, and regulate hunting and other activities on wildlife management areas (WMAs) and other state lands.