Hunting in Georgia

Hunting Regulations E-Book

Our 2020–2021 Hunting Regulations contains rules, seasons, limits and other information. If you plan to hunt in Georgia, start here!

Before You Go

2020–2021 Seasons & Dates

  • Seasons Google Calendar
    Use this helpful calendar to find out what is in season, and even sync with your Gmail calendar.

Hunter Education

All hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course before purchasing a hunting license. Hunter education is not required if purchasing an Apprentice License or short-term license, if you are hunting on your own land, or if you are hunting pen raised game birds on a licensed shooting preserve.

Hunt & Learn Programs

Both adults and youth are invited to a weekend of hunting and classes in a variety of skills-based and conservation-focused programs.

Buy a License

Depending on age and residency, Georgia law may require hunters to have a current Georgia hunting license in their possession while hunting in Georgia. Requirements vary. Licenses may be purchased online, in person at participating locations, or by phone. Your purchase supports the conservation of Georgia's outdoor resources.

Game Species


Training Dogs

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Alerts & Closures

Check for shooting range and WMA closures before you head out.

Places to Hunt

Interactive Map of Public Hunting Locations

  • Sign In/Check In Online for WMAs
    NOTE: Certain WMAs do not require sign-ins for small game hunts anymore. Those that do will have their hunts online shortly, but on-site sign-ins are still available in the meantime.

Quota Hunts

Private Land Hunting

State-owned Land Access Information

Hunting on Federal Land

After the Hunt

Check Your Game

Find a Game Processor

Hunter Surveys

Hunting with Kids

Hunt & Learn Programs: Youth

Children, ages 10–17, and their supervisors are invited to a weekend of hunting and classes in a variety of skills-based and conservation-focused programs.

Youth Hunts

Children under 17 may apply for youth hunts and specific quota hunts.

"My First" Certificates

Remember your child's first hunt with a fun printable certificate.

More Information

Harvest Summaries & Population Surveys

Find out how WRD uses valid survey methodology to get populations estimates and view annual reports of harvest data.

Things of Interest