Deer hunting season kicks off Saturday, DNR gives safety tips

Deer hunting season kicks off on Saturday, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources gives tips for hunters. / Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

The day has finally arrived, and hunters have been waiting for a while now.

It’s time to dust off those firearms because Saturday kicks off deer hunting season.

Thousands of people participate, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, DNR, wants to make sure hunters are being safe.

Hunters are asked to wear a harness and make sure their tree stand is stable. They should also wear orange to avoid being a target while hunting in the woods.

More than 250,000 deer were harvested last year. DNR wants to make sure deer are harvested and recorded properly.

“Even if you give that deer to someone, you still need to make sure you record it on your harvest record,” Eric White, Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement, said. “Even though you gave the deer away, you still harvested that animal. It still goes towards your season limit.”

Hunters are allowed to kill 10 does and 2 bucks.

You can record your harvest by using the GA Outdoors app, going online to, or calling the number on the back of your hunting license.

The season starts Saturday, and it ends in January.

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