Primitive weapons deer hunting season begins Oct. 12 and runs through Oct. 18. Officials say during last year's primitive weapons season, more than 45,000 hunters hauled away more than 10,500 deer.
Chief of Game Management John Bowers says the season allows hunters to use traditional or inline black powder firearms, or continues hunting with archery gear.
Using primitive weapons, such as muzzleloaders, require specific safety precautions, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Hunters are reminded to wear at least 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange above the waist during primitive weapons season.
For more safety precautions for the hunting season, go to gadnr.org.