GON Magazine | GON Classifieds

Go Back   Georgia Outdoor News Forum > Deer and Small Game Hunting and Trail Cams > Small Game Hunting


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-13-2017, 06:37 PM
35 Whelen's Avatar
35 Whelen 35 Whelen is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default Proposed Hunting Regulations

Proposed Hunting Regulations for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. To share comments you can attend a meeting, comment via email, or with a written statement.

http://georgiawildlife.com/node/4355
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-19-2017, 01:30 PM
Rulo Rulo is offline
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NOYB, GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Dear DNR,
It is with much disgust that I see that you all are going to extend the deer season to January 14th from here on out.

4 ½ months long is now what the deer season will be. Its like DNRs whole purpose is simply deer management. Forget about any other outdoor activities like running rabbit dogs, coon hunting, predator hunting, squirrel hunting, or squirrel hunting with dogs…………..deer season is in and on until January 14th.

Who does this benefit? The few guys who don’t know when the deer season is over?Certainly not the majority of deer hunters. They will have had since September 9th to kill 2 bucks and 10 does. And I just love how you all have done this…..8 days extra last year, and now 14 days this year. Give it 2 years and you all will extend deer season until January 21st.

Why? You can’t tell me it’s about putting food on the table or population control. Nor is it about landowner’s rights. This is about QDM, deer horns, and selling magazines. Material items…..the stuff anti hunters hate.

Statements like ….oh……yall just gotta find a club that will let you run your dogs during deer season are not realistic. No deer club will let you run dogs during deer season. Also…..rabbit season is over by mid-February (unless you like gutting rabbits with babies in them). So ……..what do we have here……….4 weeks of rabbit hunting?

Oh and the compromise………….make small game hunting coincide with deer hunting on WMAs like on Redlands (which hasn’t produced any user conflicts, really? Like Redlands is some small game meca?) to increase small game hunting opportunities while we literally make it impossible to hunt small game on private land until January 15th…. Just a bad idea………………..Iam not worried about getting shot……….I am worried about my dog getting shot by a Bubba……………they shoot people clad in orange during deer season………….my new pup running a fox or a deer for the first time will surely get shot………..not to mention……….there is no small game management on WMAs any way………….only deer hunting.

But this is all in vain. A waste of a .49 cent stamp. The decision has been made. You all are just going through the motions.
It will be interesting to see what the hunter numbers look like in 20 years. I myself am in 2 deer clubs and neither one has any young hunters to speak of. Probably sitting around somewhere playing on their phone (like on the cover of last year’s regulations). On the horizon, hunting is on the way out. Whether its rabbit hunting, deer hunting, or coon hunting……..numbers are dropping. I have a hard time comprehending why DNR who is charged with regulating and promoting hunting is actually destroying small game hunting as we know it.

This state is changing alot quicker than most of us like. But to push one aspect of hunting over and at the the expense of other outdoor hunting pursuits is misguided and short sighted.

And, I forgot……promoting hunting in general………is not on your agenda……….just promoting deer hunting.

Good luck fellas.

Last edited by Rulo; 04-19-2017 at 01:34 PM. Reason: sp
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-20-2017, 10:05 AM
thomas gose's Avatar
thomas gose thomas gose is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: griffin ga
iTrader: (1) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Small game hunters have no chance
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-22-2017, 06:54 PM
Ruger#3's Avatar
Ruger#3 Ruger#3 is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Location: By the river...
iTrader: (35) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Someone from DNR will be along shortly to provide metrics showing the need for the new rules. Small game hunters just have be misguided after all it is the DNR working in the interest of the hunter.
__________________
I can't say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days. D. Boone
Association of Dime Store Cowboys, Member.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-22-2017, 10:56 PM
JohnBoy62 JohnBoy62 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Northeast Georgia
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

what has the Dnr done for the small game hunters except try to do away with them?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-23-2017, 08:00 PM
TurkeyH90's Avatar
TurkeyH90 TurkeyH90 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: In the country
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default New Regs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rulo View Post
Dear DNR,
It is with much disgust that I see that you all are going to extend the deer season to January 14th from here on out.

4 ½ months long is now what the deer season will be. Its like DNRs whole purpose is simply deer management. Forget about any other outdoor activities like running rabbit dogs, coon hunting, predator hunting, squirrel hunting, or squirrel hunting with dogs…………..deer season is in and on until January 14th.

Who does this benefit? The few guys who don’t know when the deer season is over?Certainly not the majority of deer hunters. They will have had since September 9th to kill 2 bucks and 10 does. And I just love how you all have done this…..8 days extra last year, and now 14 days this year. Give it 2 years and you all will extend deer season until January 21st.

Why? You can’t tell me it’s about putting food on the table or population control. Nor is it about landowner’s rights. This is about QDM, deer horns, and selling magazines. Material items…..the stuff anti hunters hate.

Statements like ….oh……yall just gotta find a club that will let you run your dogs during deer season are not realistic. No deer club will let you run dogs during deer season. Also…..rabbit season is over by mid-February (unless you like gutting rabbits with babies in them). So ……..what do we have here……….4 weeks of rabbit hunting?

Oh and the compromise………….make small game hunting coincide with deer hunting on WMAs like on Redlands (which hasn’t produced any user conflicts, really? Like Redlands is some small game meca?) to increase small game hunting opportunities while we literally make it impossible to hunt small game on private land until January 15th…. Just a bad idea………………..Iam not worried about getting shot……….I am worried about my dog getting shot by a Bubba……………they shoot people clad in orange during deer season………….my new pup running a fox or a deer for the first time will surely get shot………..not to mention……….there is no small game management on WMAs any way………….only deer hunting.

But this is all in vain. A waste of a .49 cent stamp. The decision has been made. You all are just going through the motions.
It will be interesting to see what the hunter numbers look like in 20 years. I myself am in 2 deer clubs and neither one has any young hunters to speak of. Probably sitting around somewhere playing on their phone (like on the cover of last year’s regulations). On the horizon, hunting is on the way out. Whether its rabbit hunting, deer hunting, or coon hunting……..numbers are dropping. I have a hard time comprehending why DNR who is charged with regulating and promoting hunting is actually destroying small game hunting as we know it.

This state is changing alot quicker than most of us like. But to push one aspect of hunting over and at the the expense of other outdoor hunting pursuits is misguided and short sighted.

And, I forgot……promoting hunting in general………is not on your agenda……….just promoting deer hunting.

Good luck fellas.
Spot on. This pretty close to the same thing I emailed them and have been screaming on these forums.Its pretty common knowledge that it's best to start new hunters on small game because their are usually multiple opportunities and learning experiences. Thanks to the DNR,insurance companies and the elitist deer hunters we can probably sit back and watch our hunting traditions die. It will happen. During my grandfather's day everybody had a quail dog.....
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-24-2017, 07:11 AM
mudcreek's Avatar
mudcreek mudcreek is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Milledgeville, GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

So true, TH90. I am sure the auto insurance co. lobbyists have had maximum influence on this legislation. Of course our legislators are in touch with the money, not their constituents.
__________________
I will go to the woods today,for deer do not paw on marble slabs, and redwing blackbirds do not sing on tombstones.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-24-2017, 08:01 AM
Uptonongood's Avatar
Uptonongood Uptonongood is offline
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Florida
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rulo View Post
Dear DNR,
It is with much disgust that I see that you all are going to extend the deer season to January 14th from here on out.

4 ½ months long is now what the deer season will be. Its like DNRs whole purpose is simply deer management. Forget about any other outdoor activities like running rabbit dogs, coon hunting, predator hunting, squirrel hunting, or squirrel hunting with dogs…………..deer season is in and on until January 14th.

Who does this benefit? The few guys who don’t know when the deer season is over?Certainly not the majority of deer hunters. They will have had since September 9th to kill 2 bucks and 10 does. And I just love how you all have done this…..8 days extra last year, and now 14 days this year. Give it 2 years and you all will extend deer season until January 21st.

Why? You can’t tell me it’s about putting food on the table or population control. Nor is it about landowner’s rights. This is about QDM, deer horns, and selling magazines. Material items…..the stuff anti hunters hate.

Statements like ….oh……yall just gotta find a club that will let you run your dogs during deer season are not realistic. No deer club will let you run dogs during deer season. Also…..rabbit season is over by mid-February (unless you like gutting rabbits with babies in them). So ……..what do we have here……….4 weeks of rabbit hunting?

Oh and the compromise………….make small game hunting coincide with deer hunting on WMAs like on Redlands (which hasn’t produced any user conflicts, really? Like Redlands is some small game meca?) to increase small game hunting opportunities while we literally make it impossible to hunt small game on private land until January 15th…. Just a bad idea………………..Iam not worried about getting shot……….I am worried about my dog getting shot by a Bubba……………they shoot people clad in orange during deer season………….my new pup running a fox or a deer for the first time will surely get shot………..not to mention……….there is no small game management on WMAs any way………….only deer hunting.

But this is all in vain. A waste of a .49 cent stamp. The decision has been made. You all are just going through the motions.
It will be interesting to see what the hunter numbers look like in 20 years. I myself am in 2 deer clubs and neither one has any young hunters to speak of. Probably sitting around somewhere playing on their phone (like on the cover of last year’s regulations). On the horizon, hunting is on the way out. Whether its rabbit hunting, deer hunting, or coon hunting……..numbers are dropping. I have a hard time comprehending why DNR who is charged with regulating and promoting hunting is actually destroying small game hunting as we know it.

This state is changing alot quicker than most of us like. But to push one aspect of hunting over and at the the expense of other outdoor hunting pursuits is misguided and short sighted.

And, I forgot……promoting hunting in general………is not on your agenda……….just promoting deer hunting.

Good luck fellas.
Great letter but you are wasting your time if you don't append it to letters you send to your state representatives.
__________________
"Shoot up here amongest us, one of us gotta have some relief!" Coon hunting with Jerry Clower (RIP Mr. Clower)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-26-2017, 08:07 PM
p&y finally's Avatar
p&y finally p&y finally is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: monroe ga.
iTrader: (6) Check/Add Feedback
Default

It's a sad case but yes, the small game hunter in GA is being pushed out and it's all for the love of $$. Any deer hunter seriously interested in trophy hunting would be against killing deer so late in the season that bucks are dropping antlers. The common sense answer would be to shorten deer season (alot) which would mean more deer and better quality while satisfying the small game opportunity at the same time. Key word being "common sense" which is something DNR/WRD refuses to work with.
__________________
CHRISTIAN BOWHUNTERS OF GEORGIA member
CHRISTIAN BOWHUNTERS of AMERICA member
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-28-2017, 10:56 AM
specialk's Avatar
specialk specialk is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: L.A. .....(Lower Atlanta)
iTrader: (4) Check/Add Feedback
Default

most of us hound guys deer hunt also....I love deer hunting, go every weekend during bow, muzzy and rifle season....spend thousands on it yearly.....but I normally got the freezer filled with enough meat by thanksgiving.....I was so use to the December break that I don't hunt any after thanksgiving.......in fact I would give the deer hunters the month of January if they would give us back the month of December......it's easier sitting in a deer stand at 70 degrees than stomping brairs at 70 degrees too.....
__________________
It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty...there's still room for more alcohol....
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-28-2017, 12:44 PM
Beagler282's Avatar
Beagler282 Beagler282 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Harris County
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Some folks don't know how to deer hunt that's why they need more time I reckon. I deer hunt and love it but if I wanted to even kill 10 deer I could do it in 1 month. I'm like Chris I kill a couple deer and I go run dogs.
__________________
A person is only as good as their word and the respect they show towards others!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-01-2017, 12:48 PM
Dreamer69's Avatar
Dreamer69 Dreamer69 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Loganville, Ga
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

I do not post on here much anymore bc of the bashing etc. I just read posts. I wanted to add to this post though. It has a lot to do with the deer hunting as why small game is getting pushed out. But it also has to do with that you all own dogs. Put them in the woods when deer season is in and you run all the deer out of the block. THAT IS NOT TRUE. But you cannot tell a deer hunter that. I have been a deer doggin fool most of my life. Getting back into it this year also. All of those are a dying tradition because of the way deer hunting is advertised now. Sadly its even happening with our own GON magazine. How many stories do you see about coon hunting, rabbit hunting, deer dogging? Maybe once a year or year and half. I even wrote a letter to GON a while back how the hunters are so divided in this state. My letter never got published. So I never wrote another one but still subscribe to GON. Why, I have no idea. We all need to be united together but as long as we are so called "dog hunters", we will always get the short end of the stick or looked down at.
__________________
R.I.P. Thunder My best friend ever. 5-4-2012
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-01-2017, 02:39 PM
Bucky T's Avatar
Bucky T Bucky T is offline
GONetwork Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Georgia
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

I don't think most people are aware that "Magenta and Cyan" are colors.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-01-2017, 09:19 PM
Rulo Rulo is offline
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NOYB, GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

hmmmm....and then theres this idea..........if deer season runs from Sept 09 through January 14th for now,,,,,and then in 2 years changes yet again to January 21st........and its 2 bucks and 10 does............and a whole lotta either sex days..........not to mention that legalized baiting is just over the horizon in the Northern Zone........do we really need a large DNR Law Enforcement presence?

Think about it.......we are on the verge of being basically a "single user"....the "deer hunter" ......... entity with a very very liberal bag limit.............what exactly is DNR Law Enforcement policing?

Keep in mind that every year the number of hunters is dropping throughout the nation.......

If the majority of hunting days are for deer hunting and most of those days are either sex..........what are they (DNR) policing?

And if DNR goes with the trend they are exhibiting ( a single species/pursuit of deer as the primary species that is hunted 90% of the time), then why do we need 40 + new game wardens?

What and who are they going to police?

Last edited by Rulo; 05-01-2017 at 09:22 PM. Reason: sp
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-14-2017, 10:09 PM
BowanaLee's Avatar
BowanaLee BowanaLee is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Henry co. GA.
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Man, I don't see what your feathers are ruffled over. Deer hunters lease their own land so why can't you ? Get together, exchange phone numbers, chip in, lease it and go hunt. Why can't you hunt during deer season ? Deer hunters hunt during Small game season. Theres at least one type of small game open from Aug 15 all the way through Feb 28. Theres at least 7 critters you can hunt year round, some even at night. Small game hunters already have the longest season. Its year round. Why can't you hunt with out blaming it on others ?
__________________
Bow - A weapon that uses elasticity to propel arrows. Bwana - Swahili, our father, master, boss. >>-Bowana-> Master bow hunter.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-14-2017, 10:21 PM
kmckinnie's Avatar
kmckinnie kmckinnie is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quitman Co. Ga.
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BowanaLee View Post
Man, I don't see what your feathers are ruffled over. Deer hunters lease their own land so why can't you ? Get together, exchange phone numbers, chip in, lease it and go hunt. Why can't you hunt during deer season ? Deer hunters hunt during Small game season. Theres at least one type of small game open from Aug 15 all the way through Feb 28. Theres at least 7 critters you can hunt year round, some even at night. Small game hunters already have the longest season. Its year round. Why can't you hunt with out blaming it on others ?
I bet that X bow wil nail a squirrel at 5oty
__________________
Howdy!!
I'm the VP of the useles Billy Club....
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-14-2017, 10:26 PM
kmckinnie's Avatar
kmckinnie kmckinnie is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quitman Co. Ga.
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

If y'all get a small game lease, can I hunt deer on it. Y'all won't bother me on it. I will work around y'all schedule
__________________
Howdy!!
I'm the VP of the useles Billy Club....
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-16-2017, 09:15 AM
GLS's Avatar
GLS GLS is offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lowcountry, GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

I hate to see the extension proposal. Not long ago I saw an article, I believe it was on GON, about the "predator pit" issue in some areas regarding deer fawns and coyotes reaching a point of no return. So part of the solution to protect the herd is to allow more deer kills by extending the season??
Fortunately there are some WMA's that don't allow deer hunting except for managed weekend hunts several times during the season. Small game is allowed whenever the deer hunts aren't scheduled. I suppose we small "gamers" should be grateful for small favors. Gil
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-16-2017, 09:18 AM
Nicodemus's Avatar
Nicodemus Nicodemus is offline
FREELANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: GOD`S Country, Southwest Georgia
iTrader: (10) Check/Add Feedback
Default

The GON magazine and its writers do push the predator and coyote issue hard.
__________________
A single shot rifle and the memory of a 3 toe`d dog.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-16-2017, 11:38 AM
specialk's Avatar
specialk specialk is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: L.A. .....(Lower Atlanta)
iTrader: (4) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BowanaLee View Post
Man, I don't see what your feathers are ruffled over. Deer hunters lease their own land so why can't you ? Get together, exchange phone numbers, chip in, lease it and go hunt. Why can't you hunt during deer season ? Deer hunters hunt during Small game season. Theres at least one type of small game open from Aug 15 all the way through Feb 28. Theres at least 7 critters you can hunt year round, some even at night. Small game hunters already have the longest season. Its year round. Why can't you hunt with out blaming it on others ?

dang, why didn't we think of that?.....
__________________
It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty...there's still room for more alcohol....
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-16-2017, 11:57 AM
kmckinnie's Avatar
kmckinnie kmckinnie is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quitman Co. Ga.
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by specialk View Post
dang, why didn't we think of that?.....
It requires 1/2 a Brain.
__________________
Howdy!!
I'm the VP of the useles Billy Club....
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-16-2017, 12:51 PM
specialk's Avatar
specialk specialk is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: L.A. .....(Lower Atlanta)
iTrader: (4) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmckinnie View Post
It requires 1/2 a Brain.
i'll just give up and stick with deer killing....that requies no brain....
__________________
It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty...there's still room for more alcohol....
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-16-2017, 01:05 PM
kmckinnie's Avatar
kmckinnie kmckinnie is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quitman Co. Ga.
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by specialk View Post
i'll just give up and stick with deer killing....that requies no brain....
I'm going to shoot deer , rabbits , squirrels, turkeys.
I got my own lease. No one to tell me what and when.
Got ducks & doves. Hogs. Oh My.
__________________
Howdy!!
I'm the VP of the useles Billy Club....
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-16-2017, 02:15 PM
specialk's Avatar
specialk specialk is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: L.A. .....(Lower Atlanta)
iTrader: (4) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmckinnie View Post
I'm going to shoot deer , rabbits , squirrels, turkeys.
I got my own lease. No one to tell me what and when.
Got ducks & doves. Hogs. Oh My.
I hope to have a place like that when I grow up..i'm just a little fellar now....are you going to shoot yotes, bobcats, and foxes too, or do they get a pass??
__________________
It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty...there's still room for more alcohol....
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-16-2017, 09:29 PM
kmckinnie's Avatar
kmckinnie kmckinnie is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quitman Co. Ga.
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by specialk View Post
I hope to have a place like that when I grow up..i'm just a little fellar now....are you going to shoot yotes, bobcats, and foxes too, or do they get a pass??
Bobcat & fox do get a pass. Will shoot a coy when it's there.
__________________
Howdy!!
I'm the VP of the useles Billy Club....
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 Georgia Outdoor News, Inc.Ad Management by RedTyger