Squirrel Season Opens in Georgia

August 16, 2013

8-16-2013 SquirrelIt’s the beginning of the first weekend for the 2013-2014 squirrel hunting season.

Squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of bushytails often involves more action for energetic youth, providing a greater level of interaction with the outdoors.

Squirrel season is well underway, and lasts through February 28, 2014, hunters can pursue both gray and fox squirrels.

The maximum daily bag limit is 12 per hunter.

In terms of the number of hunters and harvest, squirrels are the second most pursued small game species in Georgia, behind doves.

For more information on the 2013-2014 squirrel hunting season or other small game hunting seasons, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/regulations .

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