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Hunting


Welcome to 2021-22 Georgia Hunting

What's New

Statewide Changes

Antler Restrictions

Statewide, the antler restriction on one of the two bucks is: One of the two antlered bucks must have a minimum of 4 points, 1-inch or longer, on either antler or a minimum 15-inch outside antler spread to be legal.

In counties with county-wide antler restrictions (except Dooly & Macon Cos.), antlered bucks must have a minimum of 4 points, 1-inch or longer, on either antler or a minimum 15-inch outside antler spread to be legal.

Deer Hunting Regulations

Bear Harvest Reporting & Season

All Northern Zone bear hunters are required to have a bear harvest record. Bear harvested in the Northern Zone must be reported using the Georgia Game Check system within 24 hours of harvest.

Youth (under 16 years of age) may hunt bear with any legal bear firearm during the Primitive Weapons season (Northern Bear Zone).

Hunting Information

Dove Season

The statewide dove season has changed by expanding the first season into early October and changing opening day hours from noon-sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise-sunset.

Hunting Information

Extended Archery Season

Extended archery season has been added to the following counties: Barrow, Cherokee, Columbia, Decatur, Douglas, Fayette, Hall, Muscogee, Paulding, and Seminole.

Deer Hunting Regulations

New Public Hunting Opportunities

Cedar Grove VPA (Laurens co.) - 294 acres

Scotland Road VPA (Laurens co.) - 199 acres

Tallapoosa River VPA (Haralson co.) - 3,053 acres

Treat Mountain VPA (Polk co.) - 5,087 acres

Voluntary Public Access Opportunities

Turkey Season & Bag Limit

Statewide turkey season is shifted to open one week later on April 2, 2022. On WMAs, VPAs, and National Forests, the turkey season opens 2 weeks later on April 9, 2022. The season still closes on May 15.

Bear, Turkey, Feral Hog, Alligator, & Small Game

The statewide bag limit has been reduced to 2 gobblers per season, with a 1 gobber daily bag limit. Additionally, the bag limit on WMAs, VPAs, and National Forest lands (outside WMAs) is 1 gobbler per area.

WMA Small Game

On most WMAs, small game may be hunted any time a small game species statewide season is open except during area specific quota hunts or as otherwise specified for that area.

Public Hunting Opportunities