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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - It's a day many south Georgians look forward to every year. Firearms deer season starts Saturday in Georgia.

A lot of South Georgians will watch the sunrise from deer stands. "You need to scout with somebody who knows the area. Make sure you know the area, know what you're doing. If you're inexperienced there's tons of information out there on deer hunting," said Stafford's Assistant Manager Michael Strickland.

And before you settle into your deer stand, make to sure you are wearing safety clothing. "You need camo obviously and you need to make sure you have plenty of orange. The government requires a certain amount of coverage," said Strickland.

State law requires all hunters to wear at least 500 square inches of Hunter Orange on all outer garments above the waist.

The most important and the most dangerous piece of hunting equipment is of course the gun. Hunters say it's important to know every facet of the gun, before you intend to use it. "The government offers hunter safety courses if you're not experienced with a gun it's definitely recommended that you take one of those," said Strickland.

These courses are required for all hunters under the age of 25. Experts say you will also need plenty of calls. "They make bugle calls, rattle calls. There's tons of different stuff out there so do your research and find out what's new and what's working," said Strickland.

Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. For more information go to www.gohuntgeorgia.com or www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting.


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