GA: Many hunting accidents
October 15, 2010
Hunters gear up for firearms deer season
Hunters are already allowed to hunt deer with bows and muzzle loaders,
but starting tomorrow rifles are added to that list
ALBANY, GA -- Hunters are already allowed to hunt deer with bows and
muzzle loaders, but starting tomorrow rifles are added to that list.
Southwest Georgians of all ages have been gearing up for firearm deer
season's kick off. Officials say about 300,000 people will be hunting
throughout the state this weekend.
Last year there were 45 hunting accidents; 14 involving firearms. DNR
Ranger Randy James says it's important to brush up on safety guidelines
before heading out. "Wear your bright orange and make sure you're aware of
your target and what's around it," says James.
Firearm season lasts through mid-January, but not all hunters are
planning on using rifles this year. DNR officials say they will be out this
weekend making sure everyone's staying safe and obeying the laws.
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