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Southern Zone Either Sex Days

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Southern Zone Firearms Deer Season
(Oct. 19-Jan. 15)

Either Sex: Oct. 19-Nov. 30, Dec. 26-Jan. 15

Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Grady, Houston, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, Marion, McIntosh, Miller, Mitchell, Muscogee, Peach, Pierce, Pulaski, Quitman, Schley, Screven, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Turner, Twiggs, Ware, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson, and Worth.

Either Sex: Oct. 19-Jan. 15

Dooly, Harris, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Talbot. Dooly and Macon Counties ONLY antlered bucks with a minimum outside spread of 15 inches are legal. Harris, Montgomery, Randolph, and Talbot Counties ONLY bucks with at least four points (one inch or longer) on one side of the antlers are legal.

Dog Hunting Seasons

EITHER SEX: OCT. 19-NOV. 30, DEC. 26-JAN. 15

Baker, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Grady, Jenkins, Lanier (east of the Alapaha River and southeast of US Hwy 221), Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce (southeast of US Hwy 84 and portion lying northwest of US Hwy 84 and east of Scenic Drive), Screven, Seminole, Tattnall, Thomas, Ware (that portion lying south of US Hwy 82; and that portion lying north of US Hwy 82 and southeast of US Hwy 84), Washington (north of GA Hwy 24), Wayne (north of US Hwy 341 and west of Beard’s Bluff Rd.; north of GA Hwy 169; and southeast of US Hwy 84)

EITHER SEX: NOV. 28-30, DEC. 26-JAN. 15

Atkinson (south of US Hwy 82), Jefferson, Johnson (east of GA Hwy 15)


Colquitt, Marion, Stewart, Terrell, and Webster.


Landowner Liability & Hunting

Legal liability has been identified as a major concern among landowners when considering whether or not to grant access to hunters to hunt their property. Legal liability has also been offered as a reason some landowners have stopped allowing hunter access to their property. This is an important issue of concern with the increasing need of improving deer management and hunting access.

To encourage landowners to make their lands available to the public for recreational purposes, including hunting and fishing, Georgia law (OCGA 51-3-20 through 51-3-26) explicitly shields landowners from civil liability for injuries to persons who use their land for recreational purposes without charge unless the landowner willfully or maliciously fails to guard against or warn of a dangerous condition, use, structure, or activity. Landowners will not be liable unless they violate this standard of care. Georgia Courts have interpreted this reasonable standard of care as the “duty of slight care”, which is lower than that of ordinary care.

Georgia law (OCGA 27-3-1) further extends this same protection to landowners, lessees of land, or lessees of hunting or fishing rights who give permission to another to hunt or fish on their property with or without charge.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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