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

2021 Deer Seasons and Either-Sex Days

For full resolution go to page 26, 27 in the state PDF

Georgia Hunting Season Dates 2021

SpeciesWeaponZoneDatesLimits
DeerArchery
Either Sex
StatewideSept. 11–Jan. 9See Season Dates PDF for Limits
Extended Archery
Either Sex
Barrow,
Bibb, Chatham, Cherokee,
Clarke, Clayton, Cobb,
Columbia, Decatur, DeKalb,
Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth,
Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry,
Muscogee, Paulding, Rockdale &
Seminole Counties
Sept. 11–Jan. 31See Season Dates PDF for Limits
FirearmsOct. 16–Jan. 9See Season Dates PDF for Limits
BearArcheryNorthern
Zone
Sept. 11–Jan. 92 per season; provided, however, that no more
than 1 may be taken from the southern/central
bear zones.
FirearmsCentral ZoneDec. 182 per season; provided, however, that no more
than 1 may be taken from the southern/central
bear zones.
FirearmsSouthern
Zone
Sept. 23–25, Sept. 30–
Oct. 2, Oct. 7–9, Oct. 14–16
2 per season; provided, however, that no more
than 1 may be taken from the southern/central
bear zones.
TurkeyStatewideApr. 2–May 15 20222 gobblers per season. Daily bag of 1.

See Season Dates PDF for Limits

Georgia Hunting License

LicenceResident CostNonresident Cost
Combo Hunting & Fishing
Licenses
$30.00$150.00
Hunting Licenses$15.00$100.00
Big Game License$25.00$225.00
Quota Alligator Harvest
Permit
$75.00$250.00
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

Georgina hunting guides

Georgia Deer hunting guide

Georgia Duck hunting guide

Georgia Hog hunting guide

Official Sites & Links

Georgia State regulation site
Georgia license: GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com
Georgia State regulation PDF