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Major Changes


All turkey and deer hunters, including those under 16 years of age, landowners, honorary, lifetime, and sportsman license holders, are required to have a Harvest Record for the current season. Additionally, all harvest must be reported within 72 hours through Georgia Game Check.



If you have a cell phone and available service, enter the harvest date and county on the Harvest Record —available at and through the Outdoors GA App— before moving the turkey or deer from the site of the kill. Great job! You just checked your game!


Log It–Enter the harvest date and county on your paper Harvest Record before moving the turkey or deer from the site of the kill.

Report It–Within 72 hours of the kill, report your deer and turkey harvest by going online at or calling 1-800-366-2661.

Record It–Copy the confirmation number received onto your paper Harvest Record.

New WMAs

Altama Plantation WMA is 3,986 acres of recently acquired state-owned land in Glynn County and offers archery and firearms deer (including adult/child), adult-child turkey, and small game hunting opportunities.

Buck Shoals WMA is 582 acres of state-owned land in White County. This small WMA focuses on youth and hunter recruitment by offering adult/child and Hunt & Learn opportunities for deer, turkey, small game and dove.

Migratory Bird & Waterfowl Seasons and Regulations

Beginning with the 2016-2017 season, complete migratory bird and waterfowl seasons and regulations are now included in this publication!

Download the new Outdoors GA App!

Purchase and store licenses, check your game harvest, locate properties and more with the new Outdoors GA App. Available now for both Android and iOS.

2016-2017 Hunting Regulations Public Meetings

1/9/2017 7:00 PM

Merle Manders Conference Center

111 Davis Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281

Stellar Center

144 Stellar Drive, Brunswick, GA 31525

1/10/2017 7:00 PM

Southern Regional Technical College

800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA 31788

Southeastern Technical College

3001 East 1st Street, Vidalia, GA 30474

1/11/2017 7:00 PM

Augusta Tech College

216 HWY 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 30830

Middle Georgia State University, Dillard Hall

1100 Second Street, SE, Cochran, GA 31014

1/12/2017 7:00 PM

Lion’s Club Barn

1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540

Banks Co. High School

1486 Historic Homer Hwy, Homer, GA 30547

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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