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Statewide Changes

Alligator Hunting

Quota-selected hunters are no longer sent a plastic tag in the mail nor required to bring their harvested alligator to a WRD Game Management office for a CITES tag. Hunters are required to report their harvest through the Georgia Game Check system within 24 hours of harvest.

Alligator & Small Game

Fort Stewart has added alligator hunting. Visit https://ftstewart.isportsman.net/ for more information and how to apply.

Federal Area Regulations

Electric Bicycles

Electric bicycles (750 watts or less) may be used the same as traditional bicycles on WMAs. Those exceeding 750 watts are restricted to roads open for vehicular access.

General WMA Regulations

Game Check

All harvested alligators, deer, and turkey must be reported using the Georgia Game Check system within 24 hours of harvest.

Hunting Information

New Public Hunting Opportunities

Canoochee Sandhills WMA: Bulloch & Bryan Counties – 6,324 acres
Ceylon WMA: Camden County – 16,000 acres
Wire Road Tract (Sansavilla WMA): Wayne County – 1,665 acres

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

See specific WMA pages

Waterfowl

Special restrictions for Lake Allatoona. Active duty military and veterans may hunt during the Special Opportunity Waterfowl Season November 14-15, 2020. The bag limit for scaup is reduced to 1 bird.

Migratory Birds Seasons

2021-2023 Hunting Regulations Public Input Meetings

January 12, 2021

7:00PM

Gordon Central High School
335 Warrior Path NE #9266, Calhoun, GA 30701

Oakland Library
445 Oakland Parkway West, Leesburg, GA 31763

Augusta Technical College
Waynesboro Campus, 216 GA-24 , Waynesboro, GA 30830

January 13, 2021

7:00PM

Dodge County PFA Pavilion
325 Dodge Lake Road, Eastman, GA 31023

Coastal Pines Technical College, Waycross Campus
1701 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, Georgia 31503

Jackson EMC
850 Commerce Road, Jefferson, GA 30549

January 14, 2021

7:00PM

Idlewilde Event Center, Indian Springs State Park
678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla, GA 30216

Clay-Wood Community Center
135 Heery Road, Newnan, GA 30263