September 26, 2020 is National Hunting and Fishing Day and there are FREE Events happening statewide! Check back in August 2020 for a schedule of events.
All turkey and deer hunters are required to have a Harvest Record for the current season.
- hunters under 16 years of age
- honorary, lifetime and sportsman's license holders
- hunters not required to purchase any license or a big game license
- hunters whose big game license has not expired
Additionally, all harvest must be reported within 72 hours through Georgia Game Check.
Regulating Agencies in Georgia
In Georgia, aquaculture and live fish sales (non-aquarium trade related) are regulated by the Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Early Renewal Discount
An easy way to save! Most annual hunting and fishing licenses offer an early renewal option with a savings of $2.50 when a same privilege license is purchased before expiration of the old license. Same privilege licenses renewed early "stack" and add a full additional license term to the end of the expiring license.
Be sure to enter your email address when buying or reprinting a license. We will email a renewal reminder before your annual license expires. Renew early and save $2.50 on your annual license!
Application lists individual licenses and fees. Please complete the whole application and provide the required information then return by mail. Applications may be obtained from any Wildlife Resources Division Office.
Resident Disability Hunting & Fishing License Options
Went into effect July 1, 2017.
A One Time Veterans License is available free to Georgia resident military veterans who served on active Federal duty for 90 or more days and were honorably discharged on July 1, 2005 or later. This free license is valid for one year from date of issue, is available to Georgia residents, and may be issued only once.