SOCIAL CIRCLE – Georgia hunters can now apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“Are you hoping to get to hunt the area of your choice? If so, be sure to take note of quota hunt deadlines and get that application in before that date,” Tina Johannsen, assistant chief of the Game Management Section with the Wildlife Resources Division, said in a news release. “Quota hunts allow for a specific number of hunters on a particular area and provide for excellent hunt opportunities.”
A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property during which a limited number of hunters is allowed. Quota levels are based on the sound principles of wildlife management and public desires for a quality hunt. These hunts provide a challenging and rewarding experience to hunters of all levels. Selected hunters must be properly licensed to participate in a quota hunt.
Applying for a quota hunt is simple. Visit www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com and select “Quota Hunts” and follow the steps to complete an application. Make sure that the listed email is current and correct in order to receive quota updates, confirmations or any notices about quota hunts.
Application deadlines vary depending on hunt type. The first deadlines are July 15 for alligator, Aug. 15 for dove (including adult/child hunts), and Sept. 1 for all types of deer hunts (including adult/child hunts). Check the complete deadline list located at http://georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota#deadlines.
To view selection odds, based on previous years’ applicants, visit http://georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota#odds.
For more information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota.