About This Publication
Nathan Deal, Governor
Mark Williams, Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources
Rusty Garrison, Director, Wildlife Resources Division
About This Publication
Welcome to Georgia’s 2018-2019 Hunting Seasons and Regulations. Hunting regulations are set by the Board of Natural Resources, acting on the recommendations of Wildlife Resources Division’s professional wildlife biologists and other field personnel. Laws are set by the elected members of the General Assembly. This guide is designed to help you understand the laws and regulations for hunting in Georgia. For complete rules and exact wording, refer to the Game and Fish Code (Title 27) and the current copy of the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division’s regulations (Chapter 391) on file with the Secretary of State.
The cost of this publication is offset through the sale of advertising space. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources neither endorses the products or services listed nor accepts any liability arising from the use of products or services listed.
Editor: Taylor Brown, Georgia DNR
Advertising: J.F. Griffin Publishing (413) 884-1099
On The Cover
Edwin Louis and David Kidd
Photo by Aubrey Pawlikowski, WRD Social Media and
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this publication. If any errors are discovered, the online version of this publication found at www.gohuntgeorgia.com will be updated.
BOARD OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Alfred W. “Bill” Jones, III
Jeff “Bodine” Sinyard – Vice-Chairman
Aaron McWhorter – Chairman
Dwight H. Evans
Dwight J. Davis
Thomas M. “Mike” Phelps, Jr.
J. Mark Mobley, Jr.
William A. Bagwell, Jr.
Ray P. Lambert, Jr.
Robert D. Leebern, Jr.
Duncan N. Johnson, Jr.
Billy E. New, Jr.
Delos H. Yancey, III
Nancy A. Addison – Secretary
Winburn E. “Brother” Stewart, Jr.
Philip A. Wilheit, Jr.
Meet our Cover boys!
David Kidd and Edwin Pierre Louis met through Field to Fork, a partnership between the Wildlife Resources Division, Quality Deer Management Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Georgia Wildlife Federation that teaches adults how to hunt. Edwin is a PhD student at the University of Georgia who has always had an interest in hunting, but didn’t know how to get started on his own. David began hunting in his early thirties and understands how intimidating it can be. David served as Edwin’s mentor during the Field to Fork program and the two have continued to hunt together ever since. Learn more about Field to Fork and mentor opportunities at georgiawildlife.com/mentor.