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New requirement set for turkey hunters
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Hunters heading to the woods for the upcoming turkey season will have something new to remember — the reporting of all harvested turkeys, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

All turkey hunters must obtain a free harvest record each season. Before moving a harvested turkey, hunters are required to immediately enter the date and county on the harvest record. Within 72 hours, they must complete the reporting process through Georgia Game Check.
Access to a free harvest record is available online through the Wildlife Resources Division license system ( or through a license vendor or by phone (1-800-366-2661).

Deer hunters already are familiar with obtaining a new harvest record each year. The new record meets the requirement for hunting both turkey and deer for the 2016 season. Hunters who have cell service can use the new Outdoors GA app (free from the Apple or Google Play store) or go online to report their harvest and complete the harvest record and Georgia Game Check requirement at one time.

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