Our 2022–2023 Hunting Regulations contains rules, seasons, limits and other information. If you plan to hunt in Georgia, start here!
Before You Go
Seasons & Dates
- What's in season today?
Use this helpful calendar to find out what is in season today, and even sync with your Gmail calendar.
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.
New Hunter Resources
Are you a new hunter looking for information on how to hunt different game species in Georgia? These resources are a great place to start.
The Hunting 101 PowerPoint Series:
- Deer Hunting 101
- Dove Hunting 101
- Rabbit Hunting 101
- Squirrel Hunting 101
- Turkey Hunting 101
- Waterfowl Hunting 101
Adventure Together - Hunt Georgia
The Adventure Together - Hunt Georgia website contains valuable information for new hunters like how to go hunting, where to find hunter ed classes, and what licenses you'll need. There's also over 70 videos on topics ranging from planning your hunt, to selecting a firearm or bow, to how to process your game meat!
Buy a License
- Dove & Waterfowl
- Small Game
- Non-native & Invasive Species (feral hogs, coyotes, armadillos, beavers, groundhogs, starlings, pigeons and English sparrows)
Get the App! Go Paperless
Alerts & Closures
Check for shooting range and WMA closures before you head out.
Places to Hunt
Interactive Map of Public Hunting Locations
Private Land Hunting
State-owned Land Access Information
Hunting on Federal Land
After the Hunt
Check Your Game
Find a Game Processor
Hunters for the Hungry
Venison is the ultimate high-protein, low-fat, organic meat. You can help get this quality protein from the woods to a local food bank, and onto the tables of those in your community that need it most. Participate by: Donating a deer to a participating processor near you, donating to the Georgia Wildlife Federation or becoming a sponsor.
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.
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.
Harvest Summaries & Population Surveys
Find out how WRD uses valid survey methodology to get populations estimates and view annual reports of harvest data.
Public Meetings/Hearings and Public Comment Opportunities