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Squirrel hunting season rules and regulations

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Squirrel hunting season begins August 15th Squirrel hunting season begins August 15th
DNR officials say all hunters should abide by hunting rules and regulations DNR officials say all hunters should abide by hunting rules and regulations
Cpl. Scott Carroll says squirrel hunting is a fun, easy activity to do with children Cpl. Scott Carroll says squirrel hunting is a fun, easy activity to do with children
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Squirrel hunting season in Georgia begins this Thursday and DNR officials are asking hunters to abide by hunting rules.

Hunters should be licensed and have the land owners' permission to hunt on their property. Each hunter must use small game firearms such as shot guns and rifles to hunt up to 12 squirrels per day. Hunting squirrels illegally can lead to a misdemeanor citation. DNR officials say squirrel hunting is a fun, easy activity to do with children but that precautions should be taken while they are on the hunt.

"We've had a lot of rain this season, so you need to be paying attention to where you step," said Cpl. Scott Carroll. "There are some venomous snakes that move around through the woods in the same place that squirrels do. Mosquitoes are going to be kind of bad this fall so you need to take precautions as far as having bug spray with you. Have plenty of water to drink with you while you're out there in the woods."

Squirrel Hunting season goes until February 28. A list of hunting regulations and laws can be found here. You can also call the Albany Department of Natural Resources at 229-430-4252.

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