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Georgia hunters can begin hunting gray squirrels and foxes on Wednesday.

The Department of Natural Resources says the season lasts until February 28, 2019.

“Fall squirrel hunting has always been an important cultural hunting tradition in Georgia,” said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section. “It also provides a great opportunity to take a young person or someone new to hunting with you on a fun, affordable and active outdoor adventure.”

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The gray squirrel is the most common species. Predominantly gray, with white underparts, the gray squirrel has a slimmer body than fox squirrels and weighs between 12 ounces and 1.5 pounds.

Fox squirrels range from silvery gray with a predominantly black head to solid black to a light beige or brown tinged with reddish yellow.

Generally larger than grays, fox squirrels range in weight from one pound to almost three pounds.

The maximum daily bag limit is 12 per hunter.

CLICK HERE for more information on the 2018-2019 squirrel hunting season or other hunting seasons. To renew or purchase a hunting license, CLICK HERE.

Associated Press contributed to this report.