We set out to create the most simplified guide to Georgia hunting seasons for 2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.
Nearly 630,000 people hunt in Georgia. Hunters utilize Georgia's 104 Wildlife Management Areas to get out.
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.
Archery: September 11 - January 9, 2022
Extended Archery: September 11 - January 31, 2022
Primitive Weapons: October 9 - January 9, 2022
Firearms: October 16 - January 9, 2022
General Spring Season: April 2 - May 15
Special Opportunity Youth/Mobility Impaired: March 26 - 27
General Season: August 20 (sunset) - October 4 (sunrise)
There is no limit on feral hogs in Georgia and no closed season.
Fox and Bobcat: Dec. 1-Feb. 28
Grouse: Oct. 15-Feb. 28
Opossum: Oct. 15-Feb. 28
Quail: Nov. 13-Feb. 28
Rabbit: Nov. 13-Feb. 28
Raccoon: Oct. 15-Feb. 28
Squirrel: Aug. 15-Feb. 28
Woodcock: Dec. 11-Jan. 24
See the map below for a breakdown of Georgia's hunting zones:
Deer Bag limits: No more than 10 may be antlerless and no more than 2 may be antlered.
Alligator Bag Limits: Only one alligator can be harvested per year.
Bear: Two bears per season, however, only one bear may be taken from the Central or Southern Zone.
Turkey: Daily: 1 gobbler per hunter, Season: 2 gobblers per hunter
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.
You can also purchase your license over the phone by calling 1-800-366-2661
Alligator quota selected hunters no longer sent a plastic tag in the mail. Electric bicycles may be used the same as traditional bicycles.
For deer hunting, one of the 2 antlered deer must have at least 4 points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers.
Feral hogs may be hunted at night on private land. Hunting over bait is allowed. You can't hunt from a vehicle under power.
Official State Site: https://license.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx
Georgia's hunting season September 11 for archery and October 16 for firearms.
Georgia deer hunting season ends Jan 31 for extended archery season.
You can hunt deer over bait but only on private land. You cannot hunt deer over bait, or place bait, on any state or federally managed lands.