Hunt & Learn Programs

Young woman holding a rabbit with a puppyGeneral Information

Wildlife Resources Division is pleased to continue its series of programs focusing on the development of hunting skills and conservation knowledge.

Mission

The mission of the Hunt & Learn Program is to provide a conservation-based learning experience for new hunters that places emphasis on the future development of safe and ethical hunting skills.

We offer one to three-day Hunt & Learn programs that educate participants about hunting and conservation, along with an opportunity to hunt a specific game animal. Participants will have the chance to learn hunting tactics, game identification, and hunter safety from experts. Our Hunt & Learn courses are geared towards the new hunter with little to no hunting experience looking for a safe, educational learning environment. Both youth and adult programs are available to accommodate a wide range of ages. Once submitted, your application will go into a pool from which hunters will be selected. Youth participants will need to create their own DNR Customer Account and ID # to apply.


Dates

Adult Hunt & Learns

Dove

September 2–3, 2022 | Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Two-day dove Hunt & Learn for 10 adult hunters. The Dove Hunt & Learn Program includes the following: safety briefing and range time, dove hunt overview, guided hunt on Saturday morning, a discussion of dove identification, biology, habitat, and behavior. Participants will also learn how to field dress dove with any harvest. Participant fee is $74 per person and includes 1-night lodging and 2 meals at CEWC Conference Center. This event will run simultaneously with the Youth Dove Hunt & Learn.

Application deadline July 31, 2022. Apply for the Adult Dove Hunt & Learn Program.

Deer

October 7–9, 2022 | Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Three-day deer Hunt & Learn for 6 adult hunters. The Deer Hunt & Learn Program includes the following: safety briefing and range time, deer hunt overview, guided hunts on Saturday and Sunday, a discussion of deer biology, habitat, and behavior. Participants will also learn how to field dress deer with any harvest. Participant fee is $140 which includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals for the weekend at CEWC Conference Center. This hunt will run simultaneously with a youth deer Hunt & Learn.

Application deadline August 31, 2022. Apply for the Adult Deer Hunt & Learn Program.

Rabbit

December 10, 2021 | Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

One-day rabbit Hunt & Learn for 6 adult hunters. Participants will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Charlie Elliott Visitor Center for a safety briefing and basic rabbit hunting information. Hunting will begin by 10:00 a.m. and end by 6 p.m. Lunch is included in the $30.00 registration.

Application deadline October 31, 2022. Apply for the Adult Rabbit Hunt & Learn Program.

Youth Hunt & Learns

Dove

September 2–3, 2022 | Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Two-day dove Hunt & Learn for 10 youth hunters (ages 10 to 16) each accompanied by a parent. The Dove Hunt & Learn Program includes the following: safety briefing and range time, dove hunt overview, guided hunt on Saturday morning, a discussion of dove identification, biology, habitat, and behavior. Participants will also learn how to field dress dove with any harvest. Participant fee is $74 per person ($148.00 total for youth and parent) and includes 1-night lodging and 2 meals during the weekend at CEWC Conference Center. An adult must register with each youth. This event will run simultaneously with the Adult Dove Hunt & Learn.

Application deadline July 31, 2022. Apply for the Youth Dove Hunt & Learn Program.

Deer

October 7–9, 2022 | Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Three-day deer Hunt & Learn for 6 youth hunters (ages 10 to 16) each accompanied by a parent. The Deer Hunt & Learn Program includes the following: safety briefing and range time, deer hunt overview, guided hunts on Saturday and Sunday, a discussion of deer biology, habitat, and behavior. Participants will also learn how to field dress deer with any harvest. Participant fee is $140 per person ($280.00 total for youth with parent) and includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals during the weekend at CEWC Conference Center. An adult must register with each youth. This hunt will run simultaneously with an adult deer Hunt & Learn.

Application deadline August 31, 2022. Apply for the Youth Deer Hunt & Learn Program.

November 5–6, 2022 | Buck Shoals WMA

Two-day deer Hunt & Learn for 12 youth hunters (ages 10 to 16) each accompanied by a parent. The Deer Hunt & Learn Program includes the following: safety briefing and range time, deer hunt overview, guided hunts on Saturday and Sunday, a discussion of deer biology, habitat, and behavior. Participants will also learn how to field dress deer with any harvest. Participants will be allowed to camp Friday before the hunt (November 4th) at established campsites. There will be a safety meeting that night. Cost is $90 and food will be provided.

Application information will be provided soon.

Rabbit

January 6–8, 2023 | Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Three-day rabbit Hunt & Learn for 6 youth hunters (ages 10 to 16) each accompanied by a parent. The Youth Hunt and Learn program includes: a safety briefing, hunt overview, guided hunts on Saturday and Sunday, a discussion of rabbit biology, habitat, and behavior, as well as hunting techniques. Care of harvested game will also be demonstrated. Registration is $140 per person ($280.00 total for youth with parent) and includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals at the CEWC Conference Center. An adult must register with each youth. This hunt will run simultaneously with our Falconry Hunt & Learn.

Registration deadline November 30, 2022. Apply for the Youth Rabbit Hunt & Learn Program.

Falconry

January 6–8, 2022 | Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Three-day falconry Hunt & Learn for 10 youth hunters (ages 10 to 16) each accompanied by a parent. The Youth Hunt and Learn program includes: a safety briefing, hunt overview, guided hunts on Saturday and Sunday, a discussion of hawk/falcon biology, habitat, behavior, and equipment needed, as well as the process required to become a falconer. Care of harvested game will also be demonstrated. Registration is $140 per person ($280.00 total for youth with parent) and includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals at the CEWC Conference Center. An adult must register with each youth. This hunt will run simultaneously with our youth rabbit Hunt & Learn.

Application deadline November 30, 2022.

Turkey

April 8–9, 2022 | Buck Shoals WMA

Two-day turkey Hunt & Learn for 12 youth hunters (ages 10 to 16) each accompanied by a parent. The Youth Hunt and Learn program includes: a safety briefing, hunt overview, guided hunts on Saturday and Sunday, a discussion of turkey biology, habitat, and behavior along with an explanation of the gear needed for turkey hunting. Care of game will also be demonstrated with any harvested turkeys. Participants will be allowed to camp Friday before the hunt (April 7th) at established campsites. There will be a safety meeting that night. Cost is $90 and food will be provided.

Application information will be provided soon.

April 28–30, 2022 | Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Three-day turkey Hunt & Learn for 6 youth hunters (ages 10 to 16) each accompanied by a parent. The Youth Hunt and Learn program includes: a safety briefing, hunt overview, guided hunts on Saturday and Sunday, a discussion of turkey biology, habitat, and behavior along with an explanation of the gear needed for turkey hunting. Care of game will also be demonstrated with any harvested turkeys. Registration is $140 per person ($280.00 total for youth with parent) and includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals at the CEWC Conference Center. An adult must register with each youth.

Application deadline March 17, 2023. Apply for the Youth Turkey Hunt & Learn Program.


Not ready to hunt yet? Consider attending a S.H.A.R.P. program to learn more about hunting. Information can be found at https://georgiawildlife.com/sharp-program.