Hunters’ input sought in Georgia regulation changes

As Georgia considers expanding the hunting of alligators and bears, the state Department of Natural Resources wants to hear from hunters and concerned residents.

A public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 15 in the mathematics building of Middle Georgia State College in Macon.

“At this point in the process, we are interested in public comments specific to the proposed changes under consideration,” said Tina Brunjes, operations manager with DNR’s Game Management Section.

The state also is mulling a uniform statewide deer season, modifying either-sex days in managing white-tailed deer and regulating activities on wildlife management areas.

A summary of proposed rule changes can be found at www.gohuntgeorgia.com/Hunting/ProposedRegulations.

Written statements must be received by April 24 at: GA DNR/Wildlife Resources Division/Game Management Section; Attn: Tina Brunjes; 2070 U.S. Highway 278, S.E.; Social Circle, Georgia 30025, or entered electronically at www.georgiawildlife.com/Hunting/SubmitComments.