Georgia Waterfowl Season Opens On Saturday

Friday, November 17, 2017

With waterfowl hunting season opening in Georgia on Saturday, duck and goose hunters across Georgia should face much better hunting conditions than last year, according to experts with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

 

 

“Last year many of the managed wetlands that provide habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl on state-operated Wildlife Management Areas were dry,” said WRD state waterfowl biologist Greg Balkcom. “But this year conditions are much better due to summer rains and fall hurricanes. WRD managed impoundments are flooded or near full, with good food production.” 

 

“Duck and goose hunters should have no problems this year finding hunting spots that have water and provide habitat for migratory ducks and geese,” said Mr. Balkcom. 

 

Duck season dates are Nov. 18 -26 and Dec. 9 – Jan. 28.  Full migratory bird hunting regulations can be found at www.georgiawildlife.com/Hunting/Waterfowl

 

To hunt waterfowl in Georgia you will need a Georgia hunting license, a Georgia migratory bird license, a federal duck stamp (now available when you purchase your other recreational licenses).  WRD has made your purchase decision even easier by the creation of the Waterfowl Package at www.GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com, which includes all you need (and includes a convenient plastic card).

 

For more information on Georgia Hunting Regulations, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/regulations.

 


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