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Deer-Dog Hunting

Dog-Deer Seasons

Hunting deer with dogs is allowed in select counties by permit only. Hunting deer with dogs is allowed on leased properties of at least 1,000 contiguous acres or privately-owned properties of at least 250 acres that are permitted by DNR. Permits are specific to only one piece of property and only one permit application per property should be submitted. Applications for a permit must be received at least 30 days prior to hunting deer with dogs. Applicants wishing to hunt on opening day must submit an application by September 21, 2023. Applications are available at The permit number must be clearly marked on all dogs and all vehicles being used during the hunt. Call (770) 918-6408 for specific rules and regulations.


Either Sex

Atkinson (south of US Hwy 82), Jefferson, and Johnson (east of GA Hwy 15)

Nov. 23 - Jan. 14

Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Dougherty, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn (except Jekyll Island), Jenkins, Lanier (east of the Alapaha River and southeast of US Hwy 221), Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce (southeast of US Hwy 84 and portion lying northwest of US Hwy 84 and east of Scenic Drive), Screven, Tattnall, Ware (south of US Hwy 82; and that portion lying north of US Hwy 82 and southeast of US Hwy 84), Washington (north of GA Hwy 24), and Wayne (north of US Hwy 341 and west of Beard’s Bluff Rd.; north of GA Hwy 169; and southeast of US Hwy 84)

Oct. 21 - Jan. 14

Baker, Decatur, Early, Grady, Seminole, and Thomas

Oct. 21 - Jan. 15

Colquitt, Marion, Stewart, Terrell, and Webster

Dec. 9 - Jan. 14

Pre-season Deer Hunting Checklist
Pre-season Deer Hunting Checklist