Hunting in Georgia

Hunting Regulations E-Book

Our 2018–2019 Hunting Regulations contains rules, seasons, limits and other information. If you plan to hunt in Georgia, start here!

Turkey Hunters: The Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division encourages you to review the Proposed Hunting Regulations for the 2019 spring turkey season on the Hilliard Plantation Tract of Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA. If, after reviewing these proposed regulations, you would like to provide public comment, you can do so in one of the following methods (please note that the public comment period ends Dec. 31, 2018):

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 706-557-3350
  • In Writing: Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division, Game Management
    ATTN: Don McGowan
    2067 U.S. Highway 278 SE
    Social Circle, GA 30025

Interested in Learning to Hunt?

Learn more about our hunting mentor and apprentice programs to help get you in the field!

Before You Go

2018–2019 Seasons & Dates

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.

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

Archery Hunting Rules & Information


Training Dogs

Get the App! Go Paperless

Places to Hunt

Wildlife Management Areas

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

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