About Hunting in Georgia

Georgia makes it easy and safe to hunt wildlife each year, this year in particular game checks will be introduced to report harvest of alligators as well. Everything can be done from the conveniences of a mobile device. This is great because there is such natural diversity that is offered and helps with wildlife conservation efforts made the more you can get to other people to join you the more fun you will have as well as making a strong positive impact on the natural environment.

Hunting in Georgia provides so many great opportunities so if you bring a friend or just bring yourself remember to show up ready to go with your license ready to go. Once again dates start September 12 in Deer season and last until May 15th for turkey season!

Georgia Hunting Seasons Offered

Big game: Deer, Bear Alligator, Bobcat

Small game:Beaver, Bobwhite, Coyote, Fox, Mink, Opossum, Rabbit, Raccoon, Otter, Ruffed Grouse, Skunk, Squirrel, Woodchuck, Muskrat

Bird: Quail, Dove, Grouse, Turkey

Georgia Game Management Map

georgia hunting season zones

Georgia Hunting Season Dates 2021

SeasonDatesZoneBag LimitWeaponNotes
DeerSept 12- Jan
Statewide12 per
ArcheryEither Sex
Sept 12- Jan
No more than
10 may be
and no more
than 2 may
be antlered.
Oct 17- Jan
FirearmsIn the portion
county south
of GA Hwy
shotguns and
s may be
BearSept 12- Jan
2 per seasonArcheryNo more than
one of these
may be taken
from the
Southern or
Dec 19Central Zone2 per seasonFirearms
Sept 17- 19,
Sept 24-26,
Oct 1-3, Oct
2 per seasonFirearms
Statewide3 Gobblers
per season

Be sure to check out the Georgia Wildlife State Commission Site to verify information.

Georgia Hunting License

LicenceResident CostNonresident Cost
Combo Hunting & Fishing
Hunting Licenses$15.00$100.00
Big Game License$25.00$225.00
Quota Alligator Harvest
Sportsman License$65.00 (annual)$400.00 (annual)
Harvest recordFreeFree

Purchase a license anytime at GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com Reliable ID and SSN are required to purchase a license. All required hunting licenses and stamps must be in possession assisting another hunter. Lifetime license must have hunter education before hunting.

To successfully hunt deer in Georgia, you must have a Combo, Hunting or Sportsman license along with a Big Game license and a Harvest record.

Hunting News

Alligator quota selected hunters no longer sent a plastic tag in the mail. Electric bicycles may be used the same as traditional bicycles. Nearly 630,000 people hunt in Georgia, Hunters Utilize Georgia’s 104 Wildlife Management Areas to get out and use their licenses. With such a diverse place to hunt it makes it great to get outside! Help to conserve and promote fishing, hunting and wildlife resources through management, education and scientific research.

Hunting Guides

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Georgia Deer hunting guide

Georgia Duck hunting guide

Georgia Hog hunting guide

Official Sites & Links

Georgia State regulation site: http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/hunting/
Georgia license: GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com
Georgia State regulation
pdf: http://www.eregulations.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20GAHD-VLR5.pdf