Monday, August 6, 2012
Georgia Preparing for Squirrel Season
Beginning August 15, 2012, and lasting through February 28, 2013, hunters can pursue both gray and fox squirrels. The maximum daily bag limit is 12 per hunter.
"Prior to the successful restoration of white-tailed deer, pursuing squirrels in the fall became a significant cultural hunting tradition in Georgia," said John Bowers, assistant chief of the Game Management Section. "Squirrel hunting provides one of our best opportunities to introduce youth to hunting, instill in them our responsibilities to wildlife conservation and provide exposure to the outdoors. Plus, it's fun, inexpensive and provides constant action."
Squirrel hunting, especially with squirrel dogs such as feists, terriers and curs, is a great way to introduce youth to hunting and the outdoors. In terms of the number of hunters and harvest, squirrels are the second most pursued small game species in Georgia, behind doves.
Squirrel Season News Release
2012-2013 Hunting Regulation Guidebook
Squirrel Fact Sheet
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