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Georgia

Hunting

Big Game Seasons, Dates & Limits

Hunting seasons, dates, and bag limits on WMAs, PFAs, State Parks, and federal lands may differ from those below.

Species

Season

Dates

Limits & Restrictions

Big Game

Deer

Archery, Either Sex Statewide

Sept. 11 - Jan. 9

12 per season, Statewide. See Private Lands Opportunities for either sex days.

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 or at least a 15-inch outside spread.

*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). See Deer Hunting Regulations for requirements in counties with antler restrictions.

Extended Archery—Either Sex: Barrow, Bibb, Chatham, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Decatur, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Muscogee, Paulding, Rockdale & Seminole Counties

Sept. 11 - Jan. 31

Primitive Weapons & Youth-Only Firearms (see Deer Hunting Regulations)

Oct. 9 - Jan. 9

Firearms*

Oct. 16 - Jan. 9

Bear

Northern Zone

Archery: Sept. 11 - Jan. 9

Primitive Weapons & Youth Only Firearms: Oct. 9 - Jan. 9

Firearms: Oct. 16 - Jan. 9

Two per season, provided, however, no more than one of these may be taken from the Central or Southern Zones. See Hunting Information for bear harvest and reporting requirements. See Public Hunting Opportunities for reporting requirements for bears harvested on WMAs

Central Zone

Firearms: Dec. 18

Southern Zone

Firearms: Sept. 23-25, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Oct. 7-9, Oct. 14-16

Special Opportunity Season (Turkey)

Statewide

Mar. 26-27, 2022

Only for youth 16 years of age or younger and mobility impaired persons (see Bear, Turkey, Feral Hog, Alligator & Small Game). This season does not apply to public lands unless otherwise specified.

Turkey

Statewide

Apr. 2 - May 15, 2022

2 Gobblers per season; Daily bag limit of 1 (including Special Opportunity season). On WMAs, VPAs, & National Forest lands: 1 gobbler per area per person.