Firearms deer season gets underway - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Firearms deer season gets underway

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Purge threats target multiple U.S. cities

    Purge threats target multiple U.S. cities

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:43:33 GMT

    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Gang Unit will be in on high alert this weekend after "Purge" threats hit social media. Albany is one of several cities that has been targeted. It mimics the 2013 horror film, "The Purge." 

    More >>

    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Gang Unit will be in on high alert this weekend after "Purge" threats hit social media. Albany is one of several cities that has been targeted. It mimics the 2013 horror film, "The Purge." 

    More >>
  • Mars celebrates 50 years in Albany

    Mars celebrates 50 years in Albany

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:05:12 GMT
    Albany city commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night honoring one of the city's tastiest factories.More >>
    Albany city commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night honoring one of the city's tastiest factories.More >>
  • Alice Coachman Resolution Approved

    Alice Coachman Resolution Approved

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:59:04 GMT
    Bradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-lawBradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-law
    An Olympic legend from Albany is honored by home town leaders. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard presented a resolution honoring Alice Coachman to her son-in-law. More >>
    An Olympic legend from Albany is honored by home town leaders. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard presented a resolution honoring Alice Coachman to her son-in-law. More >>

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.


Copyright 2011 WALB. All rights reserved.