Which law? Is it a federal mandate because it's federal land, or are those dates set by the state? And can they be modified?
- Statements may be electronically submitted at: https://georgiawildlife.com/regulations/meetings
- Written statements should be mailed to: GA DNR/Wildlife Resources Division/Game Management Section; Attn: Tina Johannsen; 2067 U.S. Highway 278, S.E.; Social Circle, Georgia 30025
- Call 706-557-3350
This is what I sent in an email, feel free to copy or improve on:
I am writing to OPPOSE the proposed bear hunt with dogs during the archery season on Chattahoochee and Chestatee WMA's. This nearly 25% reduction in bow seaon for a small handful of houndsmen will seriously reduce and have a negative impact for the 100-200 bowhunters who utilize the archery seasons on these WMA's.
The timing for the proposed hunt is terrible. If it must be tried, please consider a late December or January date.
In addition the dogs will harass deer and other wildlife, will likely range on to private land during the chase causing conflicts, and there will be road damage and litter on the land.
I, and many others, would instead like to propose a late spring or summer bear season. This would effectively reduce the bear population, and would benefit more hunters. Nevertheless, I, and many other Chattahoochee and Chestatee bowhunters, OPPOSE dog hunting for bears in north Georgia.