Major Changes for 2018

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Statewide Changes

Nonresident Youth Sportsman’s License

This annual license can be purchased by nonresident youth through age 15. The license includes privileges for all Hunting and Fishing including Big Game and Trout (except for the Quota Alligator Harvest Permit).

Licenses, Permits & Fees


Deer may be hunted over or near any bait on private lands in all counties.

Unlawful Acts & Baiting

New Public Hunting Opportunities

Gaither WMA: 2,129 acres, Newton County (Visit https://georgiawildlife.com/gaither-wma for hunt information)

Ohoopee Dunes WMA: Added 6,000+ acres, Emanuel County

Bullard Creek WMA, Bell Telephone Tract: Added 491 acres, Jeff Davis County

New VPA Properties: Camp Creek VPA, Collins Road VPA, Cowart Lake VPA, Lanahasee VPA , Pleasant Valley VPA, Sills Brothers Farm VPA Dove Field

For information on these properties, visit georgiawildlife.com/allwmas

See Specific WMA sections

Mentor Opportunities

DNR will create a mentor program to help connect experienced sportsmen with those just starting out. Visit georgiawildlife.com/mentor for more details.

2019-2020 Public Meeting Dates

January 7, 2019
7:00 PM

Gainesville Civic Center, Chattahoochee Room
830 Green Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501

Armuchee High School
4203 Martha Berry Hwy NW, Rome, GA 30165

January 10, 2019
7:00 PM

Southern Regional Technical College, 253-B Auditorium
15689 US-19 Thomasville, GA 31792

Coffee County Courthouse
101 Peterson Avenue, Douglas, GA 31533

Sweetwater Creek State Park, Group Shelter
1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

January 14, 2019

7:00 PM

GA Tech Savannah
210 Technology Circle, Savannah, GA 31407

January 16, 2019
7:00 PM

Augusta Tech, Thomson Campus
388 Tech Drive, Thomson, GA 30824

FD Roosevelt State Park, Group Shelter
2970 GA Hwy 190, Pine Mountain, GA 31822