Georgia Dove Season Opens September 2

Georgia Dove Season Opens September 2

DNR News, Small Game Hunting
Georgia’s dove hunting season opens Saturday, September 2, 2017. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) wants to know if you have plans for opening day. “Dove season is a fantastic reason to introduce someone new to hunting, it brings a lot of joy to participants and is a great kick off to the fall hunting season,” said John W. Bowers, Chief of WRD Game Management. “Georgia has more than 50 public dove fields, including opportunities on private land made available to the public through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program called the Voluntary Public Access (VPA)/Habitat Incentive Program.” The official 2017-2018 dove seasons are Sept. 2-17, Oct. 14-Nov. 2 and Nov. 23 - Jan. 15. Shooting hours are noon until sunset on opening day (Sept. 2)…
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2017 Public Dove Field Forecast

2017 Public Dove Field Forecast

Small Game Hunting
Dove season is less than two weeks away and the Georgia DNR  has released their preliminary public dove fields forecast. The field conditions listed are those expected on opening day of dove season, but obviously a lot can change between when the fields were checked in mid-July and September 2. For the most current information, call the Game Management Section regional office associated with that field. Two things to keep in mind when planning a public land dove hunt: the public fields marked with an ## in the table below are adult/child and/or quota hunts. The drawing for quota dove hunts has already taken place, so if you didn't apply prior to August 15, you are too late. Second, season dates on public dove fields often differ from the statewide…
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