Hunting is a popular hobby in the south and with the new approaching hunting season, comes new rules for hunters.
Later this month as turkey season opens, the new rule will be in effect. The rule is called, Mandatory Harvest Reporting. It requires hunters to give data to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The hunters are required to report the information of, the age of the animal, location of death, and the weapon used while hunting within a 72-hour time period after the hunt. With the data, the wildlife management will be able to better calculate the hunting season lengths and bag limits.
The same reporting will apply to the deer hunting season in the fall. The data can be reported through the Department of Natural Resources website or by phone. Failure to report the data will result in fines or the possibility of the hunting license being revoked.