Being young has its advantages! During the statewide primitive weapons deer season, October 13-19, 2012, children under 16 years of age may hunt deer with any legal deer firearm. Additionally, youth under 16 years of age may hunt deer with any legal deer firearm during any wildlife management area primitive weapons hunts.

“This special firearms opportunity is a fantastic time to get a kid involved in hunting,” said John W. Bowers, assistant chief of Game Management. “It is one of many unique opportunities we promote to encourage the next generation to experience the hunting tradition and learn much about themselves.”

Hunters under age 16 do not need a hunting license. However, a deer harvest record is required. A deer harvest record is free and can be found at Adults accompanying youth must have all appropriate licenses and use seasonally appropriate hunting equipment.

For more information, visit and view the online copy of the 2012-2013 Hunting Regulations guidebook.

Logo courtesy Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division

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