Deer Archery Season Begins this Weekend

September 12, 2013

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.

Archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 14.

Last year, over 110,000 archery hunters harvested more than 60,000 deer.

Statewide archery season runs through Oct. 11, although hunters may hunt deer with archery equipment through the entire deer season.

Many public lands offer specialty hunts, including primitive weapons hunts, adult/child hunts and ladies-only hunts.

Dates and locations for these hunts are listed in the 2013-2014 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide.

Hunters are allowed a season bag limit of 10 antlerless deer and two antlered deer.

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

Licenses can be purchased online at , or by phone at 1-800-366-2661.

For more information on deer hunting seasons, regulations, licenses and WMA maps, visit .