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:
PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HEARINGS
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.
- Go Fish Education Center (1255 Perry Parkway, Perry, GA)
APRIL 12, 2017: 7 P.M.
- Forsyth Conference Center (3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming, GA)
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.
- Proposed Hunting Regulations 2017-2018 and 2018-2019: Three Public Hearings scheduled re: these proposed regulations. Interested persons who would like to submit comments on proposed regulations may do so here.
RECENTLY APPROVED REGULATIONS:
Alligator Creek WMA (Wheeler County): Approved Hunting Regulations These regulations were approved by the Georgia DNR Board at the February 2017 meeting. The comment period for these regulations is closed.
Alapaha River WMA: Approved Hunting Regulations These regulations were approved by the Georgia DNR Board at their August 2016 meeting. The comment period for these regulations is closed.