Before you head to the woods on the opening day of deer season, make sure to print a new deer harvest record and carry it with you, reminds the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

“The bag limit is the season limit, so a deer harvest record is good only for a single hunting season,” said John W. Bowers, assistant chief of Game Management.

All deer hunters, including big game license holders, honorary and lifetime license holders, hunters under 16 years of age and landowners, should obtain a new deer harvest record.  Deer harvest records are required for any person hunting deer, regardless of age, are free of charge and available at or at any retail license agent.

Hunters must complete a deer harvest record before moving a deer from the site of a kill, except when participating in a wildlife management area or national wildlife refuge hunt that requires hunters to check out harvested deer. Hunters may not possess or use multiple big game licenses or deer harvest records and should keep harvest records with hunting licenses.

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