Primative Weapons Season Kicks Off Saturday

October 10, 2012

Muzzleloader.  Black Powder Gun. These names apply to the type of firearm that can be used during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season that begins Saturday, Oct. 13.

Hunters may harvest up to 10 antlerless deer and no more than two antlered deer. During primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment, muzzle loading shotguns (20 gauge or larger) and muzzle loading firearms (.44 caliber or larger) to pursue whitetails.

All hunters, including archers, must wear at least 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange above the waist during primitive weapons season. Scopes and other optical sighting devices are legal for muzzle loading firearms and archery equipment.

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

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