Our 2019–2020 Hunting Regulations contains rules, seasons, limits and other information. If you plan to hunt in Georgia, start here!
Before You Go
2019–2020 Seasons & Dates (includes 2020 Turkey Season Dates)
- Seasons Google Calendar
Use this helpful calendar to find out what is in season, 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.
Both adults and youth are invited to a weekend of hunting and classes in a variety of skills-based and conservation-focused programs.
- Dove & Waterfowl
- Small Game
- Non-native & Invasive Species (feral hogs, coyotes, armadillos, beavers, groundhogs, starlings, pigeons and English sparrows)
Check for shooting range and WMA closures before you head out.
Places to Hunt
- 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.
After the Hunt
Hunting with Kids
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.
Remember your child's first hunt with a fun printable certificate.
Find out how WRD uses valid survey methodology to get populations estimates and view annual reports of harvest data.