Squirrel hunting season begins this week

(WTVM) - Squirrel hunting season in Georgia begins on August 15 and the Department of Natural Resources officials are asking hunters to obey hunting rules.

Hunters should be licensed and have the land owners permission to hunt on their property. Hunting squirrels illegally can lead to a misdemeanor citation. DNR officials say squirrel hunting is a fun, but precautions should be taken. Each hunter must use small game firearms such as a shot guns and rifles to hunt up to 12 squirrels per day.

The season runs until February 28.

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