Given the data about declining fawn recruitment and the need to reduce the doe “harvest”…

…will the USDA be allowed to continue to contract with neighborhoods in north Georgia to cull deer?

Currently, the USDA Aphis-Wildlife Services maintains a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources that allows lethal control of deer.  Big Canoe and Bent Tree have utilized the USDA for culling services in the past.  What is the general sentiment among hunters regarding the USDA deer culls, given the knowledge that the deer population is declining in many areas of the state?  Will the Georgia DNR withdraw the “Memorandum of Understanding”, at least until the deer population rebounds?

Public Meeting this evening regarding proposed Georgia hunting regulations

The third (and last) public meeting regarding the proposed hunting regulations will be held today (April 25) at 7:00 p.m., right here in Jasper.  The Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division will hold the meeting at Amicalola EMC, 544 Highway 15 South, Jasper.  The purpose of the meeting is to give interested persons the opportunity to comment on the proposed hunting regulations for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 hunting seasons. Click here to link to the DNR website.  Click here to link to a previous post regarding this subject.

Hunters petition State of Georgia to reduce deer harvest limit

There is concern among Georgia hunters that the deer population is declining. They would like to see the deer limit reduced (from 10 does / 2 bucks to 3 does / 2 bucks) in order to preserve hunting for future generations.

Click here to link to the petition started by a Georgia hunter two days ago.

 

Georgia bow hunting season opens September 8th

Click here to link to information on 2012-2013 Georgia hunting seasons/limits.
Here’s the agenda for next Tuesday’s board meeting. See item F. under New Business.
Click here to read yesterday’s post for more information.

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August 28, 2012 Board of Directors meeting agenda