Public Meetings and Hearings


Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 hunting seasons:

APRIL 11, 2017: 7 P.M.

APRIL 12, 2017: 7 P.M.

APRIL 13, 2017: 7 P.M.

  • Sports Complex and Civic Center (786 Austin Avenue East, Pearson, GA)

WRD recognizes that some individuals will not be able to make the public meetings. It is important to understand that there are no proposals currently available and these meetings start the regulations process. The purpose of these meetings is to gather input from interested person for our professional wildlife staff to consider as they begin developing proposed regulations in February. At the public meetings, staff will give a brief presentation that includes specific items of interest that we are considering. These items are not the only issues we will consider as we are always open to input from the public for consideration. 

Click here to view a PDF of this PowerPoint presentation

Click here to view a video of a recently held public meeting (Jan. 9/Stockbridge).

Those unable to attend a public meeting or hearing may submit comments electronically or by mail.

  • Phone: 770-918-6404
  • Mailing: Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division. 2067 US Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025


Currently, there is one public hearing scheduled for Georgia Fishing Regulations:

Last spring, the Wildlife Resources Division conducted public scoping efforts to determine if Georgians would support adjusting the walleye creel and possession limit at Lake Blue Ridge from fifteen (15) to the statewide limit of eight (8).  A public hearing on this topic is scheduled:

July 14, 2016; 7:00 PM

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce: Welcome Center

152 Orvin Lance Drive

Blue Ridge, GA 30513

More information about the subject of the hearing can be found under Proposed Regulations.