Killing of females with cub(s) or a cub under 75 pounds is prohibited.
In Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White, Whitfield Cos.:
Hunting bears with dogs or over bait is prohibited. Harvested bears must be reported to personnel of the Wildlife Resources Division, Gainesville Office (770) 535-5700 or Armuchee Office (706) 295-6041 within 24 hours of harvest. After hours, call 1-800-241-4113. At a minimum, the hide and skull must be taken to the Gainesville or Armuchee office within 3 business days of harvest for tagging. Harvested bears may also be checked at any WMA check station in the counties listed above that are open for a managed deer/bear/hog hunt between 8 a.m.–8 p.m. during the bear season.
Hunting bears with dogs or over bait is prohibited. Hunting bears on WMAs in the Central Zone is prohibited. Harvested bears must be checked and tagged at the Oaky Woods WMA check station between 12 noon and 9 p.m. on the day of the hunt.
In Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Echols and Ware Cos.:
Hunting with dogs is allowed. Hunting over bait is prohibited. Bears must be checked and tagged at either the Georgia Forestry Commission Office at Fargo, from Noon through 9 p.m. on days of hunts or at the Waycross DNR office from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays of hunts and Noon through 9 p.m. on Saturdays of hunts. Harvested bears may also be checked at Dixon Memorial WMA check station when WMA is open for a check-in deer or bear hunt.
Two; provided, however, that no more than one of which may be taken from the Southern or Central Zones.
Regulations in red are new this year.
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