Social Circle, GA -(Ammoland.com)- Hunters participating in the spring 2016 turkey season, which ended May 15, had something new to remember, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division – the reporting of all harvested turkeys.
All turkey hunters, including those under 16 years of age, landowners, honorary, lifetime, and sportsman license holders, were required to obtain a free harvest record and to enter date and county of harvest prior to moving a harvested bird. Then, within 72 hours, they had to complete the reporting process through Georgia Game Check.
According to the Georgia Game Check System, the number of turkeys reported during the 2016 Georgia turkey season is 11,224. Based on previous year harvest estimates, it appears that approximately 40-45% of the actual statewide harvest was reported via the Georgia Game Check system.
“It is important to understand that this year’s results from the Georgia Game Check System do not represent the full statewide turkey harvest as this was the first year of required reporting. Certainly, there are some hunters that were unaware of this new system and did …Read the Rest