Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
From Atlanta: Take I-20 East to Exit 101. Take a left off the exit and drive for about 1.5 miles. The Wildlife Resources Conservation Center will be on the left.
Yes. You can buy hunting and fishing  licenses online.
Any licenses purchased may be replaced free of charge here .
To qualify for a free hunting and fishing license for the disabled, you must complete a Disability License application form (available from any WRD office - contact us  online or call 800-366-2661) and send it to the WRD License Unit, along with certification from the Social Security Administration, the Veterans administration, the Railroad Retirement Board or some other governmental entity which certifies disability. Your disability must be both permanent and total. Partial disabilities do not qualify. The disability license is good for three years, and then must be renewed with proof of continuing disability.
Disability is defined, for licensing purposes, as being unable to hold gainful employment because of a physical or mental impairment.
Senior citizen licenses, called Honorary Sportsman's License, are available for Georgia residents 65 years of age and older. The Honorary Sportsman's License covers everything, including small and big game hunting and saltwater, freshwater and trout fishing. You can get an Honorary Sportsman's License here  or at any license dealer, such as Wal-mart, K-mart, bait and tackle stores, many convenience stores, etc.
Both federal and state law requires anyone buying any kind of license (commercial, recreational, occupational) to provide his or her Social Security number (SSN) prior to the purchase of the license. The law is in place in order to enhance enforcement of nationwide child support laws. The federal law was passed in 1996. The Georgia law passed in 2003. Failure to provide a SSN makes you ineligible to purchase a license. SSNs will only be released to the Georgia Department of Human Resources.
A lifetime license allows the purchaser to enjoy a lifetime worth of hunting and fishing privileges in the State of Georgia. It covers all hunting and fishing license requirements except for the Federal Duck Stamp. Download  a Lifetime Sportsman's License application and mail or hand-delivered it to one of our offices. The Lifetime Sportsman's License is not available online because of strict residency and age documentation requirement.
Call the customer service line at 1-800-366-2661.