Squirrel hunting season in Georgia begins Monday

ATLANTA — Squirrel hunting season is right around the corner.

The season begins on Monday and lasts through February 28, 2023, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

During the season, squirrel hunters can pursue both gray and fox squirrels. The maximum daily bag limit is 12 per hunter, according to the GDNR


Finding squirrels is typically easy as they occur statewide, according to Ga. DNR.

Squirrel meat is high in iron and B vitamins, according to Ga. DNR.

More information on the season and information on hunting permits can be found on the department’s website.

If you’re not sure what to do with it once you catch, DNR also has some recipes that could give you some ideas.

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