Beginning Aug. 15 and continuing through Feb. 28, hunters can pursue both gray and fox squirrels. The maximum daily bag limit is 12 per hunter.
Soon to follow will be the opening of dove season and bow hunting for deer.
Dove season opens Sept. 7, and deer archery season opens Sept. 14.
Squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of hunting, according to officials with 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 hunting in the fall has always been a significant cultural hunting tradition in Georgia,” said John Bowers, chief of the game management section. “It also provides a great opportunity to take a young person or someone new to hunting with you on a fun, inexpensive and active outdoor adventure.”
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