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Hunting Seasons & Limits Summary

2021-2022 Summary of Season Dates

Species

Season

Dates

Limits & Restrictions

Deer

Archery, Either Sex Statewide

Sept. 11 - Jan. 9

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 or at least a 15-inch outside spread.

Firearms deer hunting is not allowed in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton (north of GA Highway 92), and that portion of Glynn County lying within Jekyll Island. In the portion of Forsyth County south of GA Highway 20, only shotguns and muzzleloaders may be used (no other firearms allowed).

To see county/region seasons and more detailed information visit www.eRegulations.com/georgia/hunting.

Extended Archery—Either Sex: ONLY for 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

Oct. 9 - Jan. 9

Firearms

Oct. 16 - Jan. 9

Bear

Northern Zone

Archery: Sept. 11 - Jan. 9

Primitive Weapons*: Oct. 9 - Jan. 9

Firearms: Oct. 16 - Jan. 9

2 per season; provided, however, that no more than 1 may be taken from the southern/central bear zones.

* During the northern zone primitive weapons season, only youth may use any firearm legal for deer.

Central Zone

Firearms: Dec. 18

Southern Zone

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

Turkey

Statewide

Apr. 2 - May 15 (2022)

2 gobblers per season. Daily bag of 1.

Only for youth 16 years of age or younger and mobility impaired persons. This season does not apply to public lands unless otherwise specified.

Special Opportunity Youth/Mobility Impaired

Mar. 26 - 27 (2022)

Alligator

Zone & Quota Limited

Aug. 20 (sunset) - Oct. 4 (sunrise)

1 per quota permit

Crow

Statewide

Nov. 6 - Feb. 28

No limit

Dove

Statewide

Sept. 4–Oct. 10

Nov. 20–28

Dec. 19–Jan. 31

15 per day, 45 in possession

Fox & Bobcat

Statewide

Dec. 1 - Feb. 28

No limit

Grouse

Statewide

Oct. 15 - Feb. 28

3 per day

Sora & Rails

Statewide

Oct. 5-24

Nov. 1 - Dec. 20

King & Clapper: 15 per day, 45 in possession

Sora & Virginia: 25 per day, 75 in possession

Opossum

Statewide

Oct. 15 - Feb. 28

No limit

Quail

Statewide

Nov. 13 - Feb. 28

12 per day

Rabbit

Statewide

Nov. 13 - Feb. 28

12 per day

Raccoon

Statewide

Oct. 15 - Feb. 28

3 per day

Snipe

Statewide

Nov. 15 - Feb. 28

8 per day, 24 in possession

Squirrel

Statewide

Aug. 15 - Feb. 28

12 per day

Woodcock

Statewide

Dec. 11–Jan. 24

3 per day, 9 in possession

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2021-2022 Summary of Migratory Bird Season Dates


2021-2022 Summary of Migratory Bird Season Dates

Species

Dates

Limits & Restrictions

Canada Geese

Sept. 3-25

Oct. 8-23

Nov. 19-27

Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

5 per day, 15 in possession

Common (Wilson’s) Snipe

Nov. 15 - Feb. 28

8 per day, 24 in possession

Coots

Nov. 19-27

Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

15 per day, 45 in possession

Ducks

Nov. 19-27

Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

6 per day, 18 in possession
(See species limits below)

Falconry

Sept. 3-25

Oct. 8-23

Nov. 12-13

Nov. 19 - Dec. 3

Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

3 per day, 9 in posession

Gallinules

Nov. 19-27

Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

15 per day, 45 in possession

King & Clapper Rails

Oct. 8-28

Nov. 8 - Dec. 26

15 per day, 45 in possession

Mergansers

Nov. 19-27

Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

5 per day, 15 in possession

Not more than 2 hooded mergansers (6 in possession)

Mourning Doves

Sept. 3 - Oct. 9

Nov. 19-27

Dec. 19 - Jan. 31

15 per day,45 in possession

Sea Ducks
(Scoters, Eiders, Long-tailed Ducks)

Nov. 19-27

Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

5 per day, 15 in possession
(See species limits below)

Sea ducks count towards the total bag limit of 6 ducks except in the Sea Duck Zone, which is defined as tidal waters greater than 1 mile offshore

Snow & White-fronted Geese

Oct. 8-23

Nov. 19-27

Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

5 per day, 15 in possession

Sora & Virginia Rails

Oct. 8-28

Nov. 8 - Dec. 26

25 per day, 75 in possession

Teal

Sept. 10 - 25

6 per day, 18 in possession

Woodcock

Dec. 10 - Jan. 23

3 per day, 9 in possession

Youth, Active Duty Military & Veterans Waterfowl Days

Nov. 12 - 13

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