Georgia deer season open to hunters with 'primitive weapons'

Published: Oct. 16, 2017 at 5:37 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

October 16, 2017

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) -- Deer season has opened in Georgia for hunters using bows and muzzle-loading guns.

The hunting season for Georgians using so-called primitive weapons started Saturday. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says nearly 42,000 hunters took advantage of the primitive weapons season last year and brought in nearly 6,000 deer.

Georgia's main firearms hunting season for deer opens Oct. 21 and runs through Jan. 14. The state DNR says about 320,000 hunters took part last year.

Charlie Killmaster, a deer biologist with the Wildlife Resources Division, is reminding hunters that they are required to report their kills to the state.