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Major Changes

Hunting Regulations Icon Georgia Hunting

Statewide Changes

Licenses & Fees

Fewer licenses needed and fees increased.

Alligator Zones

Ten new counties are now open for hunting alligators (quota only): Baldwin, Columbia, Hancock, Harris, Jones, McDuffie, Monroe, Talbot, Upson and Warren Counties.

Bear Seasons

The Central Georgia Bear Season is now second Saturday in January. The South Georgia Bear Season will add one three-day (Thurs. – Sat.) period the second to last weekend in September.

Deer Either-Sex Days

The Piedmont and The Ridge and Valley regions will have an additional 21 either-sex days and the Lower Coastal Plains region an additional 14 either-sex days.

Outdoors GA App

You can now report your harvest through the GA Outdoors App when your phone has no service. Enter your harvest date and county on the Harvest Record through the App. When you get to a location with service, access the App and sync to receive your confirmation number.

Changes to Wildlife Management Areas

New WMAs & Public Hunting Areas

Alapaha River WMA: 6,870 acres, Irwin County – deer, turkey and small game opportunities

Alligator Creek WMA: 3,086 acres, Wheeler County – deer, turkey and small game opportunities

New VPA Properties: Anderson Farms Dove Field, Camp Thunder VPA, Cardinal Tract WMA, DuPont Tract WMA, GloKrest Dairy Dove Field, Kretlow Farm Tract WMA, Lola Tract WMA, McEntire Rd. VPA, Nashville Tract WMA, Pleasant Valley VPA, Rock Ranch Dove Field, Seabolt Farms Dove Field, Sparks Cut Off WMA, Warren Farm Tract WMA

Small Game Sign-in and Hunter Orange

All small-game hunters must sign-in for all small game hunts unless otherwise stated. Sign-in available at Most WMAs will now allow small game hunting on dates concurrent with deer and bear seasons on WMAs. When small game hunting on a WMA when firearms deer and/or bear seasons are open, all hunters must wear hunter orange, except for dove hunters hunting on managed dove fields, furbearer hunters hunting at night, and waterfowl hunters hunting on managed waterfowl impoundments or other water bodies.


Buckshot may be used consistent with state law when hunting appropriate species.

Suppressed Weapons

Silenced or suppressed weapons may be used on WMAs unless otherwise specified.

Feral Hog + Coyote

A season for feral hogs and coyotes, during which all legal weapons may be used, will be open on WMAs May 16-31 unless otherwise specified. Hunter orange is required. Restrictions for incidental take of hogs and coyotes during other open seasons and hunts on WMAs remain unchanged.

Youth Big Game Hunts

Only the youth may hunt on any big game Youth Hunt.

Land Access

Any person age 16 and older entering any WMA or PFA must have a valid license to hunt or fish or a Lands Pass (exclusions apply).