If you are a hunter, then you need to be familiar with the Georgia hunting seasons and licensing process. There are several things that you need to know in order to hunt legally in the state of Georgia.

In this blog post, we will discuss everything that you need to know in order to stay safe and within the law while hunting in Georgia. We will also provide a list of resources for you so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest hunting regulations.

Hunting In Georgia

Hunting in Georgia is a great experience for anyone who loves the outdoors. The state offers a variety of hunting opportunities, from deer and turkey hunting to small game and waterfowl hunting.

Georgia also has a rich history when it comes to hunting. Some of the first people to settle in the state were hunters, and many of the state's early settlers made their living as hunters. Hunting has always been an important part of the state's culture, and it remains so today.

Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or just getting started, Georgia is a great place to pursue your passion. So get out there and enjoy all that the state has to offer!

Georgia Deer Seasons

Archery Sept. 11-Jan. 9
Extended Archery Sept. 11-Jan. 31
Primitive Weapons Oct. 9-Jan. 9
Firearms Oct. 16-Jan. 9

Permits are required for deer hunts. Only 7,500 permits are issued. Specialty hunts, such as the disability hunting season, require permits. Nonresident junior hunters are not allowed to hunt during the youth hunt season. Some counties have special regulations regarding the use of firearms and what is considered a legal deer.

Georgia Bear Seasons

Archery Sept. 11-Jan. 9
Primitive Weapons Oct. 9-Jan. 9
Firearms Oct. 16-Jan. 9**

**Season dates vary by zone

Georgia 2022 Turkey Seasons

General Spring Season Apr. 2-May 15
Speical Opportunity Youth/Mobility Impaired March 26-27

Georgia Alligator Seasons

General Season Aug. 20 (sunset)-Oct. 4 (sunrise)

*Permits are required to hunt alligator, and only one alligator can be harvested per year.

Georgia Small Game Seasons

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

How To Get A Hunting License In Georgia?

Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt.

  1. Complete the Georgia hunter education certification requirements.
  2. Choose the correct license type.
  3. Buy the license through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website or a Georgia–approved agent.

Georgia License Expiration

Hunting licenses are good for 12 months from the date of purchase. Georgia residents are able to purchase a lifetime hunting license.

Where to Buy a Georgia Hunting License

**Season dates vary by zone

Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Georgia hunting seasons do vary based on animal and seasons. For more information on obtaining licenses, permits and regulations, visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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