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2014-15 Seasons, Dates & Limits

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Big Game Hunting 2014–2015 seasons, dates & limits

Species

Season

Dates

Limit

Deer

Archery, Either sex

Sept. 13-Oct. 10, Statewide

12 per season, Statewide.

No more than 10 may be antlerless and no more than 2 may be antlered. One of the 2 antlered deer must have at least 4 points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers.

Firearms deer hunting is not allowed in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton (north of GA Hwy. 92), and that portion of Glynn county lying within Jekyll Island. In the portion of Forsyth county south of GA Hwy. 20, only shotguns and muzzleloaders may be used (no other firearms allowed). In Hancock, Harris, Meriwether, Montgomery, Randolph, Talbot and Troup counties, only antlered bucks with at least 4 points on either side are legal. In Dooly and Macon counties, antlered bucks must have a minimum 15-inch outside spread.

Extended Archery—Either Sex (ONLY for Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett & Rockdale Counties)

Jan. 2–31

Primitive Weapons—Either Sex

Oct. 11-17, Statewide

Firearms—Northern Zone

Oct. 18–Jan. 1

Firearms—Southern Zone

Oct. 18–Jan. 15

Bear

Northern Zone

Archery: Sept. 13-Oct. 10

Two per season, Statewide; provided, however, that no more than one of which may be taken from the Southern or Central Zones. Harvested bears must be reported and tagged. Please see Bear.

Primitive Weapons: Oct. 11-17

Firearms: Oct. 18-Dec. 7

Central Zone

Firearms: Dec. 13

Southern Zone

Firearms: Sept. 25-27, Oct. 2-4, Oct. 9-11

Special Opportunity Season (Turkey)

Statewide

March 14-15, 2015

See Turkey for restrictions.

Turkey

Statewide

March 21–May 15, 2015

3 Gobblers per season , including Special Opportunity season.

SMALL GAME & MIGRATORY BIRDS (except waterfowl) 2014–2015 seasons, dates & limits

Species

Season

Dates

Limit

Alligator

Zone & Quota Limited

Sept. 6 – Oct. 5

1 per quota permit holder

Crows

Statewide

Nov. 1 – Feb. 28

No limit

Dove

Statewide

Sept 6-21;
Oct 11-Nov 3;
Nov 27-Jan 15

15 per day

Fox & Bobcat

Statewide

Dec. 1 – Feb. 28

No limit

Grouse

Statewide

Oct. 15 – Feb. 28

3 per day

Marsh Hens

Statewide

Sept. 19 – Oct. 31;
Nov. 7 – Dec. 5

15 per day

Opossum

Statewide

Oct. 15 – Feb. 28

No limit

Quail

Statewide

Nov. 15 – Feb. 28

12 per day

Rabbit

Statewide

Nov. 15 – Feb. 28

12 per day

Raccoon

Statewide

Oct. 15 – Feb. 28

3 per day

Squirrel

Statewide

Aug. 15 – Feb. 28

12 per day

Snipe

Statewide

Nov. 15 – Feb. 28

8 per day

Woodcock

Statewide

Dec. 6 – Jan. 19

3 per day

TRAPPING: Mink, Otter, Fox, Raccoon, Opossum, Muskrat, Skunk, Bobcat, Weasel

Statewide

Dec. 1 – Feb. 28

No limit

Regulations in red are new this year.

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