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Hunters need to be safe

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DNR Sgt. Ellis Wynn DNR Sgt. Ellis Wynn
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Wednesday was  the last day of deer hunting season,  but small game season continues through February 28th.        

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is stressing safety.  They want hunters to have the right gear, and know the laws.     

Most accidents this year have been hunters falling from tree stands. There have been two fatalities this year and more severe injuries than they've seen in the past.  

"Don't leave them sitting out in the weather for five or six years and not do any maintenance on them, and expect them to hold you up. These guys aren't just falling out their stands are collapsing and breaking, straps are breaking on them and pitching them out of their stands," said DNR Sgt. Ellis Wynn.     

Wynn reminds those out duck hunting to make sure your boat is licensed, you have the proper number of life jackets, and the boat is not overloaded.

For more information on hunting, rules and regulations or available classes go to www.gohuntgerogia.com

 

 

 

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