Primative Weapons Deer Hunting Gets Started this Saturday

October 11, 2013

Hunters looking to pursue deer with firearms that harken back to a different time will have their chance, Oct. 12-18, during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season.

During last year’s primitive weapons season, more than 45,000 hunters took home more than 10,500 deer representing about three percent of Georgia’s total deer harvest.

Youth under 16 years of age may hunt deer with any legal deer firearm Oct. 12-18, including during any wildlife management area primitive weapons hunt.

During primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment, muzzleloading shotguns, and muzzleloading firearms to pursue whitetails.

Hunters are allowed a season bag limit of 10 antlerless deer and two antlered deer (one of the two antlered deer must have a minimum of four points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers).

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 , by phone at 1-800-366-2661 or at a license agent (list of agents available online).

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