Georgia Archery Hunting Rules and Information

Georgia archery hunting rules and information 

In Georgia, archery hunting is very open and unrestricted. We have one of the longest deer seasons in the nation and try to give the Hunter as much leniency as possible. This is a list of bow hunting regulations that you will see in other states as well as their restriction status for Georgia.  


Bow Draw weight minimum - none

Bow let off maximum - none

Crossbow allowance - allowed

Crossbow length – not restricted

Crossbow draw weight – not restricted

Crossbow with scopes - allowed



Arrow length minimum - none

Arrow weight minimum - none

Arrow materials – not restricted 



Barbed broadheads - Allowed 

Broadhead cutting edges – not restricted

Broadhead material – not restricted

Crossbow broadhead diameter – not restricted



Bow hunter education not required (only basic hunters ed)

Lighted pin sights - allowed

Sight magnification - allowed

Lighted knocks – allowed

Lazer sights – allowed

Electronic tracking devices – allowed


            Georgia hunters should be sure and check all the bow hunting rules and regulations when participating in out of state hunts. Other states are much more restrictive and you should know the laws and regulations before you get out and do any hunting.