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This is an email I received yesterday:  One of the proposed regulations would add a feral hog and coyote two week long season on WMA’s, right after turkey season.


Hunting Regulations Focus at Upcoming Public Hearings

To save folks having to click multiple times, here are the public hearing locations and dates:


Hunting Regulations Public Hearings: Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of three upcoming public hearings to provide comment on proposed hunting regulations for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 hunting seasons:

APRIL 11, 2017: 7 P.M.

APRIL 12, 2017: 7 P.M.

APRIL 13, 2017: 7 P.M.

  • Sports Complex and Civic Center (786 Austin Avenue East, Pearson, GA)

WRD recognizes that some individuals will not be able to make the public hearings.  At the public hearings, staff will give a brief presentation highlighting major changes in the proposed regulations for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 hunting seasons.

To view a PDF of proposed hunting regulations for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 hunting seasons, click HERE (link coming soon).

To view a PDF of the Powerpoint presentation to be presented at the hearings, click HERE (link coming soon).

Those unable to attend a public meeting or hearing may submit comments electronically or by mail. More information found HERE.

And here is the link to the proposed regulations, and recently added regulations:


The purpose of hunting regulations is to manage Georgia’s game birds and game animals according to principles of sound wildlife management and to meet public objectives for use of these renewable natural resources.





Frustrating, trying to find an open public hunting area this year, isn’t it?  The DNR has eight public hearings coming up in January – I highly recommend folks attend these hearings and join the discussion.



Hunting Regulations Public Meetings: Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 hunting seasons:

JAN. 9, 2017: 7 P.M.

  • Merle Manders Conference Center (111 Davis Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281)
  • Stellar Center (144 Stellar Drive, Brunswick, GA 31525)

JAN. 10, 2017: 7 P.M.

  • Southern Regional Technical College (800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA 31788)
  • Southeastern Technical College (3001 East 1st Street, Vidalia, GA 30474)

JAN. 11, 2017: 7 P.M.

  • Augusta Tech College (216 Hwy. 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 30830)
  • Middle Georgia State University-Dillard Hall (1100 Second Street, SE, Cochran, GA 31014)

JAN. 12, 2017: 7 P.M.

  • Lion’s Club Barn (1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540)
  • Banks Co. High School (1486 Historic Homer Hwy., Homer, GA 30547)”
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Goings-on in the South and beyond

(This is an excerpt – the rest of the states are in the original article, found HERE or by clicking the Garden & Gun logo above – Niko)

Book Review

Savannah’s gothic charm has certainly been a source of literary inspiration, but during the annual Savannah Book Festival (February 13–16), the city aims to work its magic on readers instead of writers. With events unfolding in the historic Trustees Theater and other venues around stroll-worthy Telfair and Wright squares, and an impressive lineup of more than thirty authors including blockbuster best sellers such as Anita Shreve and Mitch Albom, that shouldn’t be a problem. Authors appear in one-hour solo sessions instead of group panels, and with the exception of three ticketed headliner addresses, admission is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so scope out the schedule in advance and arrive early.


January 11, 12, and 13th we will host the First Annual Archery and Whitetail Deer Expo featuring Team Bow Masters of Arkansas 3-D Pop Up Shoot-em-Up Challenge.
  • Team Bow Masters puts on shoots all over the country and this is their first shoot in the state of Indiana. This is a challenging and fun 3-D Pop Up Shoot open to the public and to all ages. There will be approximately $2500.00 in cash and prizes to be awarded after the shoot and many other door prizes to be given away through out the three day event.
  • We will also have a beginner range with state certified and well trained instructors to teach people of all ages who want to learn how to shoot a bow and learn about the rules and regulations of an archery range.
  • Peggy and Allen Royer will be putting on seminars throughout the event. The Whitetail fix TV show airing this summer will be here giving seminars throughout the three day event as well as a biologist who will talk about the effect that this years drought has had on the deer heard in Putnam County and the Mid West. If you have questions about food plots and property and deer management, we will have someone giving talks about this as well.
  • We have quality hand made crafts, art, jewelry, furniture, clothing and sporting goods, Trucks and ATVs from various vendors. There will be something for everyone to see at the expo.
Bring your bows and participate in the shoot or watch from the bleachers. We will be scheduling other indoor shoots for 2013 including a 3-D Pop-Up Shoot-Em-Up Challenge State Championship. In March of 2013 we will also be celebrating our grand opening of our Mid West (outdoor) 3-D Archery Range located behind the C Bar C Expo Center in Cloverdale, Indiana just off of I-70 and 231 which will be open to the public. Be sure to “like” the Mid West 3 D Archery Facebook page, and check out our website at





Douglasville – Sweetwater Archery Saturday 8-3    The weather report on shows

Details for Saturday, May 19
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 83F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Evening: Mostly clear skies. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.” ( Douglasville)


Cartersville – Bad to the Bone GA   The weather report is:

Details for Sunday, May 20
More sun than clouds. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s.” ( Cartersville)

Franklin – Riverbottom Outdoors

Details for Saturday, May 19
Generally sunny. High 84F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Evening: Clear skies. Low around 55F. Winds light and variable.” ( Franklin)


So – pack some bug spray and sunblock, and stay hydrated.   (WebMD link to Hydration)