About This Publication

Hunting Regulations Icon Georgia Hunting

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
Outreach Coordinator

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.


First District

Alfred W. “Bill” Jones, III

Second District

Jeff “Bodine” Sinyard – Vice-Chairman

Third District

Aaron McWhorter – Chairman

Fourth District

Dwight H. Evans

Fifth District

Paul Shailendra

Sixth District

Dwight J. Davis

Seventh District

Thomas M. “Mike” Phelps, Jr.

Eighth District

J. Mark Mobley, Jr.

Ninth District

William A. Bagwell, Jr.

Tenth District

Ray P. Lambert, Jr.

Eleventh District

Robert D. Leebern, Jr.

Twelfth District

Duncan N. Johnson, Jr.

Thirteenth District

Billy E. New, Jr.

Fourteenth District

Delos H. Yancey, III

Coastal District

Nancy A. Addison – Secretary


Winburn E. “Brother” Stewart, Jr.

Joe Hatfield

Philip A. Wilheit, Jr.

Miki Thomaston

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.