Turkey Hunting Season Opens up this Weekend in Georgia

March 18, 2013

Springtime is noisy! The clucking, the strutting, the yelping . . . and that’s just the hunters preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia.

The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 23 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2013 season should be a good one.

Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings says its one of the favorite seasons for Georgia hunters.

“Georgia hunters love some turkey season. I would say it goes dove, deer, and turkey season in terms of popularity”, said Cummings. “Sometimes you have people who want one species, so people that hunt turkey are very passionate about it.”

She also reminds hunters about some of the important things to keep in mind as they get ready to hunt this weekend.

“Only three male turkeys are allowed to be harvested during that time, so they want to pay attention that they are only hunting male turkeys”, explains Cummings. “Then of course make sure they are properly licensed.”

Georgia’s turkey hunting season runs from March 23rd until May 15th, which makes Georgia’s turkey season one of the longest in the nation.

For additional hunting information, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting.