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 that wants a safe and educational learning environment. Both youth and adult programs are available to accommodate a wide range of ages.

101 Courses

101 courses contain educational and live-fire components that focus on a specific game animal. The educational component will consist of game identification, regulations, habitat and hunting tactics for the specific game animal. The live-fire component will cover basic firearm safety, effective shot placement and proper firearm selection for the specific game animal.

*The $10 fee will be waived if you are selected and attend the associated hunt.


Dates

Hunt & Learns

Dates
Species
Location
101 Required?
Cost
Application Due
More Information
Apr. 17–19, 2020
Turkey
Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA
565 Fort Perry Rd.
Box Springs, GA 31801
No
$90
Nov. 1, 2019
Participants arrive Friday at 4 p.m. at Chattahoochee Fall Line Wildlife Management Area to attend a safety briefing, turkey hunting overview, and practice shooting proficiency at the range. Participants will hunt with guides Saturday morning and evening and again on Sunday morning. Saturday afternoon will include a lesson in turkey biology, habitat, and behavior. Participants will be educated on how to clean a turkey with any harvested birds. Participants will depart by noon on Sunday. Camping on-site is optional.

Youth Hunt & Learns

These events are for youth ages 12–17.

Dates
Species
Location
101 Required?
Cost
Application Due
More Information
Apr. 3–5, 2020
Turkey
Buck Shoals WMA
501 Buck Shoals Dr.
Cleveland, GA 30528
No
$90
Nov. 1, 2019
Participants arrive Friday at 4 p.m. at Buck Shoals Wildlife Management Area to attend a safety briefing, turkey hunting overview, and practice shooting proficiency. Participants will hunt with guides Saturday morning and evening and again on Sunday morning. Saturday afternoon will include a lesson in turkey biology, habitat, and behavior. Participants will be educated on how to clean a turkey with any harvested birds. Participants will depart by noon on Sunday. Camping on-site is optional.
May 1–3, 2020
Turkey
Clybel WMA
543 Elliott Tr.
Mansfield, GA 30055
No
$130
Nov. 1, 2019
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is the premier hunting and shooting education facility in the nation. The center boasts 6,400 acres managed for game animals such as deer, turkey, small game, and doves. This beautiful area is centrally located in the state in a beautiful wooded setting near Mansfield, making it easily accessible from Atlanta, Athens, and Macon. Along with many outdoor activities to enjoy on-site, the center has 28 hotel-style guest rooms, conference rooms, and a beautiful banquet hall. Participants arrive Friday afternoon between 3 p.m.–5 p.m. at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center to check-in rooms, attend a safety briefing, turkey hunting overview, and practice shooting proficiency at the range. Participants will hunt with guides Saturday morning and evening and again on Sunday morning. Saturday afternoon will include a lesson in turkey biology, habitat, and behavior. Participants will be educated on how to clean a turkey with any harvested birds. Participants will depart by noon on Sunday.

Specialty Hunting Opportunities

Check back for upcoming opportunities.

101 Courses

Date
Species
Location
Time
Associated Hunt
Cost
Application Due
Mar. 21, 2020
Turkey 101
Richmond Hill Shooting Range
803 Kilkenny Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
 
$10
Nov. 1, 2019

 

*The $10 fee will be waived if you are selected and attend the associated hunt.


Teaching Woman to ShootApplication ProcessHunt and Learn Instruction

  1. Fill out an application:
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    • Applications must have the applicants DNR Customer ID#. If you do not have a DNR Customer ID#, please visit: www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com and click on Create/Manage Your Account to create a new account.
  2. Email completed application to HD.TEMP2@dnr.ga.gov.
  3. Applicants will receive a confirmation email stating that their application has been received.
  4. Applications will be reviewed, sorted, and ranked by DNR staff.
  5. Selected applicants will be notified via email with a selection letter that provides additional details and payment information. Non-selected participants will receive an email letting them know that they were not selected.
  6. Applicant pays the required fee. Upon receiving acceptance of payment information, the selected applicant will be registered and cleared to participate in the selected Hunt and Learn.