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Deer gun season opens on Saturday
by Chuck Thompson
Oct 17, 2013 | 2930 views | 0 0 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend | print
There is finally a bit of a nip in the air, the leaves are changing, and those food plots you sweated over planting are beginning to come up – if you got rain.

The camo clothes have been washed and de-scented, the rifles sighted in and the deer stands checked and placed.

It is that time.

Deer season for those using modern firearms opens Saturday morning.

Thousands of hunters in camo and bright orange (for safety) will be taking to the woods and fields of Georgia in pursuit of a big buck, or some meat for the freezer.

A change in regulations this year, made by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, decreases the number of days that does may be harvested. The DNR says this is because of a decrease in fawn survival during the first fall after they are born and hunter complaints about fewer deer. Interestingly enough, however, the DNR still allows hunters to take up to 10 antlerless deer and two antlered deer during the season, which runs through Jan. 1 in the northern zone, which includes Jones County, and Jan. 15 in the southern zone.

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