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Subject 391-4-2 HUNTING REGULATIONS

Rule 391-4-2-.01 [Repealed]

Rule 391-4-2-.02 Definitions

(1) Except as otherwise specifically defined herein, all words shall be defined in accordance with O.C.G.A. Section 27-1-2.
(2) "Mobility Impaired" is as defined in O.C.G.A. § 27-2-4.4(a).
(3) "Hunt and Learn" means a department hosted event during which the department provides one-on-one mentored hunting opportunity to new or inexperienced hunters, and may be application only and limited by quota.
(4) "Specialty" hunt means a Wildlife Management Area hunt open to Youth (as specified in 391-4-2-.64) , women, Disability License holders, Returning Georgia Veterans Honorary License holders, and hunters age 65 years and older.

Rule 391-4-2-.03 Harvest Recording and Reporting Requirements

(1) It is unlawful for any person killing a black bear, deer, wild turkey, or alligator to:
(a) remove such carcass from the place of killing without first recording all information specified by the department in the manner specified by the department.
(b) fail to report the harvest of each black bear, alligator, deer, or turkey within 24 hours of carcass recovery by providing such information specified by the department in the manner specified by the department; provided, however, that such wildlife killed by a motor vehicle (O.C.G.A. Sec. 27-3-28), taken under authorization of a department-issued permit (O.C.G.A. Secs. 27-2-18, 27-2-21, or 27-2-31) or tagged by authorized personnel at a public land hunt are exempt from harvest recording and reporting requirements.
(c) transfer possession to any private or commercial cold storage or processing facility without first providing the harvest-reporting confirmation number unless the animal was killed by a motor vehicle, taken under authorization of a department-issued permit, or tagged by authorized personnel at a public land hunt.
(d) transport a carcass (not processed for human consumption) killed by another person unless the following written information is attached to the carcass: name and address of the hunter who killed such black bear, deer, turkey, or alligator, date and county of kill, and the harvest-reporting confirmation number, if applicable in accordance with (b) above.
(e) provide false harvest recording or reporting information.
(2) It is unlawful for any private or commercial cold storage or processing facility to take possession of a black bear, deer, wild turkey, or alligator without first recording the following information for each carcass: name of the hunter who killed the animal, date and county of kill, and sex of the animal.
(3) It is unlawful for a person to hunt black bear, deer, wild turkey, or alligator without first procuring from the department an annual Harvest Record for the current season. The Harvest Record must be carried on the hunter's person either in printed paper or electronic format when hunting.

Rule 391-4-2-.04 Required Clothing

It is unlawful for any person to hunt deer or bears or for any person to accompany another person hunting deer or bears during firearms and primitive weapons deer or bear seasons unless each person shall wear a total of at least 500 visible square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material as an outer garment. This also includes any deer or bear firearms and primitive weapons hunt on a wildlife management area, or any other hunt so designated in 391-4-2-.70 or 391-4-2-.71 regardless of state season. Such clothing must be worn above the waistline and may include a head covering.

Rule 391-4-2-.05 Hunter Education Courses

(1) Recognized courses of hunter education instruction shall align with educational standards established by a national governing body for hunter education, including but not limited to those endorsed by the International Hunter Education Association or the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
(2) Upon the successful completion of a recognized course established under this rule, the trainee shall receive a hunter education certificate according to policies and procedures approved by the Department. This certificate is evidence of successful completion of the prescribed course of study and shall satisfy the requirements of O.C.G.A. § 27-2-5.
(3) The Department may accept similar certificates issued outside the State for completion of a course that meets educational standards established by a national governing body for hunter education such as the International Hunter Education Association or the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, as valid for the requirements of this section that persons have successfully completed firearm safety, hunter education, or similar courses as evidence of compliance with O.C.G.A. § 27-2-5.
(4) Classroom courses shall be free of charge to participants with the exception that volunteers may charge nominal fees, in accordance with policies established by the Department, to cover training costs such as facility fees or instructional supplies. The Department may charge participants for special training courses, home study, equivalency testing, educational materials, and other programs as approved by the Department.
(5) The Department may offer an online or electronic course of instruction under the hunter education program in hunter ethics, wildlife laws and regulations, and competency and safety in the handling of firearms provided that such course meets educational standards established by a national governing body for hunter education including but not limited to those endorsed by the International Hunter Education Association or the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
(6) The Wildlife Resources Division Director is authorized to issue a conditional hunter education certificate to a resident with developmental disabilities as defined in O.C.G.A. § 37-1-1.
(7) A resident with developmental disabilities shall be required to complete the hunter education course as provided in § 27-2-5 in the presence of a licensed adult, but is not required to attain a particular score on the course examination or take the course more than once.
(8) A person issued a conditional hunter education certificate shall be accompanied by an adult at least twenty-five (25) years of age or older, while the individual with the developmental disability is hunting. The accompanying adult shall have a valid hunting license unless otherwise license exempt while hunting.

Rule 391-4-2-.06 Hunter Education Instructors

(1) An employee or volunteer of the department may become a hunter education instructor upon satisfactory completion of an instructor led training program administered or approved by the department.
(2) Persons or agencies authorized to administer a recognized course of hunter instruction shall submit to the Department a list of all persons who have successfully completed the course of instruction in accordance with the department's hunter education instructor handbook.
(3) Volunteer and staff instructors must have a valid Georgia hunter education instructor certificate on record at the time they conduct a course.

Rule 391-4-2-.07 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.08 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.09 General

(1) Hunting seasons or dates on lands within the boundaries of wildlife management areas, other department managed lands, State or Federal Wildlife Refuges, and military reservations may not coincide with statewide, regional, local or general seasons or regulations unless so stated pursuant to 391-4-2-.70 through 391-4-2-.73.
(2) It is unlawful to hunt any wildlife on that portion of Morgan Falls Lake (Bull Sluice) impoundment lying within Fulton County and that portion lying within Willeo Creek.

Rule 391-4-2-.10 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.11 Quota Hunts

(1) Applicants for department administered quota hunts shall complete an online application provided by the department, except as otherwise instructed in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(2) Only selected applicants may hunt, except that selected applicants for waterfowl, quail, and rabbit may bring no more than two hunting guests; selected parties for dog-deer may bring no more than eighteen hunting guests; selected applicants for a dog-bear hunt may bring no more than nine guests, and selected applicants for dog-feral hog may bring no more than four hunting guests. The individual selected for the hunt shall be present except that only one member of a selected dog-deer party must be present, and may designate up to eighteen hunting guests at check-in on the day of the hunt.
(3) The total hunting party size shall not exceed 5 for deer, State Park, dove, 10 for dog-bear hunts and feral hog hunts; 20 for dog-deer hunts; and 3 for alligator and turkey quota hunts unless otherwise specified in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(4) Only persons aged sixteen (16) years or less may apply for Youth hunts.
(5) An individual shall not participate in more than 3 quail quota hunts in a single season.

Rule 391-4-2-.12 Trapping

(1) The trapping season for raccoon, mink, otter, fox, opossum, muskrat, skunk, bobcat and weasel is December 1 through the last day of February.
(2) There is no closed season on trapping of beaver and coyotes.
(3) Within thirty (30) days after the close of trapping season, all trappers must report in writing the number of furs, hides or pelts which have been taken during the open season. Such reports may be made to any Game Management Section office. Completion of the annual trapping survey distributed by the department shall meet the reporting requirements herein.
(4) All bobcats and otters trapped in Georgia and exported out of Georgia shall be tagged with a Federal Export Tag. The tag must be attached to the hide or carcass no later than thirty (30) days after closure of trapping season. A trapper may have the tag attached by department personnel or may have a Federal Export Tag mailed to him/her from the regional Game Management Office where he/she resides.
(5) Snares may be used for trapping beaver provided that snares are set in water or on land within ten (10) feet of water, including swamps, marshes, and tidal areas. All snares must be marked with the trapper's name or identification number.

Rule 391-4-2-.13 [Repealed]

Rule 391-4-2-.14 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.15 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.16 Possession of Non-game Nonprotected Wildlife

It shall be unlawful to possess live coyotes, armadillos, groundhogs, and beaver except as provided in O.C.G.A. 27-2-12, 27-213, and 27-2-22. Coyotes may be held live in accordance with the same provisions for live fox as provided in O.C.G.A. 27-2-22.1, except coyotes trapped for sale to commercial fox hunting preserves may be held at any time for up to five days until sold.

Rule 391-4-2-.17 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.18 Confinement of White-tailed Deer

(1) Definitions. As used in these Rules and Regulations, the following term is defined as follows:
(a) "Confine" is to capture, possess or impede free egress of white-tailed deer with a fenced enclosure on an area less than 640 contiguous acres.
(b) "Contiguous" means a single unit of land that shall not be transected by public roads, creeks, rivers, or rights-of-way of public service corporations.
(2) It shall be unlawful to confine live white-tailed deer in an enclosure less than 640 contiguous acres except as permitted in O.C.G.A. § 27-2-12, § 27-2-13, AND § 27-2-22 and in enclosures more than 300 but less than 640 acres registered with the Department of Natural Resources as required in paragraph (5).
(3) White-tailed deer shall be considered to be confined in an enclosure where any portion of the fence is equal to or exceeds six feet in total height. Such fencing includes but is not limited to game fencing, high fencing, deer-proof fencing, game-proof fencing, high tensile wire, woven wire, red top, hog wire or electric wires.
(4) Anyone installing a high-fence (6 feet or higher) that encloses a contiguous land area less than 640 acres must either ensure:
(a) that no deer are captured, on purpose or inadvertently, inside the enclosure;
(b) that multiple ground-level locations are provided on all sides of an enclosure for deer to egress; or
(c) that no less than 25% of the total length of the fence is 4 feet in height or less.
(5) Owners of existing enclosures which confine white-tailed deer on more than 300 but less than 640 contiguous acres must register the site with the Department of Natural Resources within ninety days after the effective date of this regulation. No such enclosure shall be eligible for registration unless it is complete requiring no further expenditure of labor or material. Any enclosure registered with the Department of Natural Resources must be maintained for the registration to remain in effect. If any registered enclosure suffers damage through neglect or due to natural causes and ceases to be effective in confining white-tailed deer for a period_exceeding ninety days, the registration becomes invalid and the enclosure cannot be renovated or repaired in the future for the purpose of confining white-tailed deer.
(6) In the event that a parcel of property including an enclosure, or an enclosure itself, as herein described is sold or transfer of ownership is effected, the new owner shall re-register such enclosure with the Department of Natural Resources within ninety days after the effective date of such sale or transfer.
(7) It is unlawful to construct any mound, platform, one-way door, one-way gate, or other device designed to allow white-tailed deer into an enclosed area regardless of size of the enclosure.
(8) Upon registration, the owner or his registering agent shall provide a means of access to the enclosure to law enforcement personnel of the Department of Natural Resources to allow them to exercise their authority to enforce all Game and Fish laws and regulations.
(9) The provisions of paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) shall not apply to local, state or federally-owned public lands or airport authority on which fences are erected to protect public health, safety or national security.

Rule 391-4-2-.19 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.20 General Regulations for Hunting Alligators

(1) It is unlawful to:
(a) hunt alligators except for hunters with a valid alligator harvest permit issued by the department for such purpose and except for assistants directly accompanying the alligator harvest permit holder if the assistant has in their possession a required valid license to hunt.
(b) transfer an alligator harvest permit to another person.
(c) hunt alligators in any management zone or any harvest period not designated on the alligator harvest permit.
(d) to fail to affix a department issued CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species) tag to an alligator carcass as specified by the department in the manner specified by the department.
(e) transfer a CITES tag to another person or use a CITES tag more than once.

Rule 391-4-2-.21 Alligator Seasons, Zones, Quotas and Limits

(1) The open season for alligators is from sunset on the day immediately preceding the 3rd Saturday in August through sunrise the day immediately following the 1st Sunday in October for persons in possession of a valid alligator harvest permit only.
(2) The bag limit on alligators is one (1), greater than or equal to forty-eight (48) inches in length as measured from the end of the snout to the tip of the tail, per season, except that in Zone 1A only alligators greater than or equal to ninety-six (96) inches in length as measured from the end of the snout to the tip of the tail may be taken.
(3) For the purpose of hunting alligators, the State is divided into eleven hunting zones with established quotas:

ZONE

COUNTY

QUOTA

1

Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Early, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Talbot, Terrell, and Webster Cos.

35

1A

Lake Walter F. George

30

2

Baker, Decatur, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, and Seminole Cos.

220

3

Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dougherty, Houston, Lee, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Schley, Sumter, Taylor, Upson, and Worth Cos.

60

4

Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Thomas, Tift, and Turner Cos.

85

5

Baldwin, Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Coffee, Dodge, Jeff Davis, Jones, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson Cos.

100

6

Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Echols, Pierce and Ware Cos.

80

7

Appling, Glynn, Long, McIntosh, Tattnall, Toombs, and Wayne Cos.

150

8

Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham (excluding the Bradley River, Cane Patch Creek, and Rush Creek areas located within the boundaries of Ossabaw Island), Effingham, Evans, and Liberty Cos.

160

8A

Fort Stewart

30

9

Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren, and Washington Cos.

80

Rule 391-4-2-.22 Bear

(1) Bears may be taken with archery equipment during the statewide archery deer season, with primitive weapons during the statewide primitive weapons deer season, and with firearms during the statewide firearms deer season in Barrow, Carroll, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hart, Jackson, Madison, and Walton counties and all counties north of these counties except that county specific weapons restrictions enumerated in 391-4-2-.25 and 391-4-2-.26 shall apply to bear hunting in such counties. Youth under 16 years of age may hunt bear with any firearm legal for hunting deer during the northern zone primitive weapons season for bears.
(2) Bears harvested in the counties specified in subsection (1) must be reported within 24 hours of carcass recovery pursuant to 391-4-2-.03. The entire hide and skull of any harvested bear shall be taken during normal business hours to any Game Management facility listed as open for bear check-in in the annual Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide for tagging by the department within 3 business days of harvest.
(3) Bears may be taken in Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes and Ware counties on the last two (2) Thursdays of September and the Friday and Saturday immediately following each, and the first two (2) Thursdays of October and the Friday and Saturday immediately following each. Hunting with dogs is allowed except that still hunting only is allowed in Lanier and Lowndes counties. Bears must be checked and tagged at the Georgia Forestry Commission Office at Fargo, the Georgia Forestry Commission Office at Folkston, or the Dixon Memorial check station during the hours and dates listed as open for bear check-in in the annual Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide.
(4) Bears may be taken in Bibb, Bleckley, Houston and Twiggs counties on the third Saturday in December. Hunting with dogs is prohibited. Bears must be checked and tagged at the Oaky Woods WMA check station from 12 noon through 9 p.m. on the day of hunt.
(5) It is unlawful to kill a female with cubs or kill a cub having a live weight of less than 75 pounds.
(6) It is unlawful to possess a bear unless it is reported and tagged as stated in subsections (1), (2) and (3) above.
(7) Bag limit 2; provided, however, that an individual may take no more than 1 bear per season from Bibb, Brantley, Bleckley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Echols, Houston, Lanier, Lowndes, Twiggs or Ware counties.

Rule 391-4-2-.23 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.24 General Regulations for Hunting Deer

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this Rule 391-4-2-.24, the season bag limit shall be 10 antlerless deer and 2 antlered bucks per hunter. One of the antlered bucks must have at least 4 points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers or a minimum outside antler spread of fifteen (15) inches.
(2) Deer harvested on public land during bonus deer hunts do not count toward the statewide bag limit when such deer are tagged with department issued single-use tags.
(3) Still hunting for deer is permitted in any area at any time during the legal season for hunting deer with dogs.
(4) In Dooly and Macon Cos., antlered bucks may be taken on private land only if they have a minimum outside antler spread of fifteen (15) inches.
(5) In Hancock, Harris, Meriwether, Montgomery, Randolph, Talbot, and Troup Cos., antlered bucks may be taken on private land only if they have a minimum of 4 antler points 1 inch or longer on one side of the antlers or a minimum outside antler spread of fifteen (15) inches.
(6) In accordance with O.C.G.A. Sec 27-3-15(a) and (b), the department is authorized to prescribe property-specific harvest objectives, based solely on sound wildlife management principles, relating to bag limit and season on properties enrolled in a deer management assistance program as established by the department.

Rule 391-4-2-.25 Archery Deer Hunting

(1) Deer of either sex may be taken with archery equipment in all counties of the state from the second (2nd) Saturday in September through the last day of firearms deer season, except as may otherwise be specified.
(2) Deer of either sex may be taken with archery equipment in Barrow, Bibb, Chatham, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Decatur, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Muscogee, Paulding, Rockdale, and Seminole counties from the second (2nd) Saturday in September through the last day of January.

Rule 391-4-2-.26 Primitive Weapons Deer Hunting

Deer of either sex may be taken with primitive weapons in all counties except Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb and that portion of Fulton Co. lying north of Georgia Highway 92, from the first Saturday after Oct. 8 through the following Friday.

Rule 391-4-2-.27 Firearms Deer Hunting

(1) Deer may be taken statewide with firearms authorized by law in accordance with the counties, sex, and seasons set forth below, except as otherwise specified. Deer of either sex may be taken with archery equipment any day during open firearms deer season, except as otherwise specified.

COUNTY

SEX

SEASON

(a) All counties, except Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, that portion of Forsyth lying south of GA Hwy 20, that portion of Fulton lying north of GA Hwy 92 and that portion of Glynn lying within Jekyll Island. In that portion of Forsyth lying south of GA Hwy 20, only shotguns and muzzleloaders may be used.

Antlered Bucks

First Saturday after Oct. 15 through the second Sunday in January.

(b) Baker, Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Brooks, Burke, Calhoun, Candler, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Clarke, Clay, Colquitt, Columbia, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Dougherty, Early, Emanuel, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton (South of Hwy. 92), Glascock, Grady, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Lee, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery, Muscogee, Peach, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Richmond, Rockdale, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson, and Worth. In that portion of Forsyth lying south of GA Hwy 20, only shotguns and muzzleloaders may be used.

Either-sex

First Saturday after Oct. 15 through the second Sunday in January.

(c) Dawson, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Stephens, White, and Whitfield.

Either-sex

Nov. 22-28, 2021 and Jan. 1, 2022 & Nov. 21-27, 2022 and Jan. 1, 2023

(d) Fannin, Rabun, Towns, and Union.

Either-sex

Nov. 27-28, 2021 and Jan. 1, 2022 & Nov. 26-27, 2022 and Jan. 1, 2023

(e) Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn (except that portion lying within Jekyll Island), Jeff Davis, Lanier, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware, and Wayne

Either-sex

Oct. 18, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022 & Oct. 24, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023

(f) Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Catoosa, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Coweta, Crawford, Dade, Elbert, Floyd, Franklin, Gordon, Green, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Heard, Lamar, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Spalding, Taliaferro, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, Wilkes.

Either-sex

Oct. 30 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022 & Nov. 5, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023

Rule 391-4-2-.28 Hunting Deer with Dogs

(1) Dogs may be used to hunt deer pursuant to O.C.G.A § 27-3-17 in the following counties during the seasons set forth below:

COUNTY

SEASON

(a)

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

First Saturday after Oct. 15 through second Sunday in Jan.

(b)

Colquitt, Marion, Stewart, Terrell, and Webster

First Saturday after Dec. 2 through second Sunday in Jan.

(c)

That portion of Atkinson lying south of US Hwy 82, Jefferson, and that portion of Johnson lying east of GA Hwy 15.

Thanksgiving Day through second Sunday in Jan.

Rule 391-4-2-.29 Hunting Deer with Dogs, Permits and Violations

(1) For purposes of administering O.C.G.A. Sec. 27-3-17 and issuance of permits, the following terms are defined:
(a) "Contiguous acres" means a single unit of land described on an application for a permit to hunt deer with dogs that may include multiple ownerships and may be transected by public roads, creeks, rivers, or rights-of-way of any public service corporation.
(b) "Eligible tracts" are those tracts of real property that contain a minimum of 1000 contiguous acres or a minimum of 250 contiguous acres owned by the applicant; provided, however, that any eligible tract or any part thereof which was included in an application for a permit pursuant to this Chapter which has been the subject of a revocation or non-renewal pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sec. 27-2-25 shall not be eligible for inclusion in any subsequent application for a permit for a period up to 2 years regardless of a change in the name or membership of the applicant until the expiration period of revocation or non-renewal.
(c) "Hunting deer with dogs" includes the act of placing, releasing or in any other manner causing or procuring the cause of dog(s) to be, or attempting to be, in the pursuit of running, trailing or baying deer, whether such act results in a taking or attempted taking or not. Once the owner of the dog(s), his agents, or permittees place, release or otherwise cause dog(s) to be in the pursuit of running, trailing or baying deer, then the owner, his agents or permittees are deemed to be "hunting deer with dogs" until such time that the dog owner, his agents or permittees have regained physical possession and control of the dog(s), or the dog(s) have otherwise ceased in the pursuit or attempted pursuit of running, trailing or baying deer.
(2) Permit applications are to include a written description of the eligible tract boundaries and associated acreage. Acceptable documents are limited to certified plats, recorded deeds, surveys, tax maps or notarized leases. Additionally, any person not included on the membership list provided with the application for the permit and hunting under the authority of the permit is considered a guest of the permittee and must possess written permission on his or her person from the permittee. Finally, permit applications are to be received by the department not less than 30 days prior to the first day for hunting deer with dogs on an eligible tract.
(3) It is unlawful to:
(a) enter or exit permitted property for any purpose other than points of access from public roads marked on the map without the express written permission of the adjacent landowner upon whose land entry or exit is made. The express written permission of the adjacent landowner or a copy thereof must be carried on the person making the entry or exit; or,
(b) fail to control hunting dogs to keep them on the permitted property; or,
(c) interfere with the right of any person to freely, and in an unrestricted manner, travel any public road or stream transecting or bordering the permitted property; or,
(d) violate any of the terms and/or conditions of a permit; or,
(e) submit false information on a permit application. The submission of false information makes said permit invalid and persons hunting under authority of that permit may be considered hunting in violation of the laws, rules and regulations authorizing the hunting of deer with dogs.
(4) A serious or habitual violation of laws, rules and regulations or conditions of a permit while engaged in deer hunting with dog activities on or commencing from permitted tracts provide justification for revocation and or denial of permitted activities.
(5) The Commissioner, pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sec. 50-13-18(c)(1) may, upon a finding that the public health, safety, or welfare imperatively requires emergency action, incorporate such a finding into his order and order a summary suspension of a permit pending proceedings for revocation or other action, which proceeding shall be promptly instituted and determined. Evidence of physical harm or threats of physical harm to adjacent landowners, interference with the free and unrestricted travel of public roads or streams, significant destruction of the property of adjacent landowners or multiple violations of a permit in a single season is sufficient for a finding that the public health, safety, or welfare imperatively requires emergency action.
(6) Revocation or denial of a permit is for an eligible tract in its entirety, regardless of size, and remains in effect for a period of up to two years.

Rule 391-4-2-.30 [Repealed]

Rule 391-4-2-.31 Fox, Grouse, Opossum, Quail, Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel, Bobcat

(1) The following species may be hunted in accordance with the areas, seasons, and daily bag limits set forth below, except as otherwise specifically provided herein:

Species

Area

Season

Bag Limit

(a) Fox

Statewide

Dec. 1-last day in Feb.

No Limit

(b) Grouse

Statewide

Oct. 15-last day in Feb.

Daily: 3

(c) Opossum

Statewide

Oct. 15-last day in Feb.

No Limit

(d) Quail

Statewide

First Saturday following Nov. 11-last day in Feb.

Daily: 12

(e) Rabbit

Statewide

First Saturday following Nov. 11-last day in Feb.

Daily: 12

(f) Raccoon

Statewide

Oct. 15-last day in Feb.

Daily: 3

(g) Squirrel

Statewide

Aug. 15-last day in Feb.

Daily: 12

(h) Bobcat

Statewide

Dec. 1-last day in Feb.

No Limit

(2) Hunting with dogs is allowed. Electronic calls may not be used for hunting fox and bobcats.

Rule 391-4-2-.32 Turkey

(1) Turkeys may be taken from the first Saturday after March 26 through May 15 in all counties of the state.
(2) The bag limit is 2 gobblers per hunter per season.
(3) The daily bag limit is 1 gobbler per hunter.

Rule 391-4-2-.33 Special Opportunity Turkey Season

(1) Mobility impaired persons, as defined in O.C.G.A. § 27-2-4.4(a), and youth (not greater than 16 years of age) may take turkeys on the consecutive Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding the statewide open turkey season as prescribed in Rule 391-4-2-.32.
(2) Not less than one (1) adult, at least 18 years of age, shall accompany any youth or mobility impaired person participating in this season but such adult may not take or attempt to take a turkey.

Rule 391-4-2-.34 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.35 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.36 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.37 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.38 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.39 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.40 General Regulations for Hunting Federally Regulated Migratory Game Birds

(1) It is unlawful for any person 16 years of age or older to hunt waterfowl unless such person possesses a valid Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp in addition to all other required licenses.
(2) Legal hours for hunting migratory game birds shall conform to Federal Regulations except as may be otherwise specified in this Chapter.
(3) Federally approved nontoxic shot size F or smaller is required for all duck and goose hunting; no lead shot may be in possession.

Rule 391-4-2-.41 Baiting of Federally Regulated Migratory Game Birds

No person shall take migratory game birds by the aid of baiting, or on or over any baited area, where a person knows or reasonably should have known that the area is or has been baited. As used in this paragraph, "baiting" shall mean the direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing, distributing, or scattering of grain, salt, or other feed that could serve as a lure, or attraction for migratory game birds to, on, or over any areas where hunters are attempting to take them; and "baited area" means any area on which grain, salt, or other feed has been placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered if that grain, salt, or other feed could serve as a lure or attraction for migratory game birds to, on, or over any areas where hunters are attempting to take them and such area shall remain in a baited area for ten (10) days following complete removal of all such grain, salt, or other feed; "normal agricultural planting, harvesting, or post-harvest manipulation" means a planting or harvesting undertaken for the purpose of producing and gathering a crop, or manipulation after such harvest and removal of grain that is conducted in accordance with official recommendations of State Extension Specialists of the Cooperative Extension Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; "normal agricultural operation" means a normal agricultural planting, harvesting, post-harvest manipulation, or agricultural practice that is undertaken for purposes other than to produce and gather a crop - such as livestock feeding or wildlife management, and is conducted in accordance with official recommendations of State Extension Specialists of the Cooperative Extension Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; "manipulation" means the alteration of natural vegetation or agricultural crops by activities that include but are not limited to mowing, shredding, discing, rolling, chopping, trampling, flattening, burning, or herbicide treatments. This term does not include the distributing or scattering of grain, seed, or other feed after removal from or storage on the field where grown; and "natural vegetation" means any non-agricultural, native, or naturalized plant species that grows at a site in response to planting or from existing seeds or other propagules. This term does not include planted millet. However planted millet that grows on its own in subsequent years after the year of planting is considered natural vegetation. However, nothing in this paragraph prohibits:

(1) The taking of any migratory game birds, including waterfowl, on or over the following lands or areas that are not otherwise baited areas: standing crops or flooded standing crops (including aquatics); standing, flooded, or manipulated natural vegetation; flooded harvested croplands; or lands or areas where seeds or grains have been scattered solely as the result of a normal agricultural planting, harvesting, postharvest manipulation, or soil stabilization practice; and
(2) The taking of any migratory game birds, except waterfowl, on or over any lands or areas that are not otherwise baited areas, and where grain or other feed has been distributed or scattered solely as the result of manipulation of an agricultural crop or other feed on land where grown, or solely as the result of a normal agricultural operation.

Rule 391-4-2-.42 Special Regulations for Hunting Waterfowl on Certain Reservoirs

(1) No vegetation shall be cut or removed on Corps of Engineers or Georgia Power property. Temporary hunting blinds may be constructed, but are to be removed completely at the end of each day.
(2) The following U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Lakes are open to hunting during statewide seasons and during federal special opportunity hunting days, unless otherwise specified: Allatoona Lake, Carters Lake, George W. Andrews Lake, Hartwell Lake, J. Strom Thurmond Lake (Lake Clarks Hill), Lake Seminole, Lake Sidney Lanier (after Labor Day), Richard B. Russell Lake, Walter F. George Lake (Lake Eufaula), and West Point Lake.
(3) Special regulations for Walter F. George Lake:
(a) A permit purchased from the US Army Corps of Engineers Resource Management in Ft. Gaines, Georgia is required to hunt waterfowl.
(b) Hunting from land is prohibited outside of specified hunting areas and wildlife management areas.
(c) Waterfowl hunting is prohibited on the waters of Walter F. George Lake within the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge unless otherwise specified by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
(d) Hunting is prohibited within 600 feet of docks, structures, vessels, roads, public parks, public walking/biking trails, and other developed areas such as subdivisions.
(4) Special regulations for Lake Sidney Lanier:
(a) No hunting without written permission is allowed within 600 feet of any dock, house, structure, bridge, road, boat ramp, marina, or open recreation area outside of Lula Bridge WMA.
(b) Hunting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise to 10:00 AM daily during September and conform to federal legal hunting hours thereafter.
(c) Waterfowl hunting is permitted on closed parks as designated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 600 feet restriction does not apply within closed parks where waterfowl hunting is permitted.
(5) Special Regulations for Lake Allatoona:
(a) No hunting without written permission is allowed within 600 feet of any dock, house, structure, bridge, road, boat ramp, marina, or open recreation area.
(b) Waterfowl hunting is permitted on closed parks as designated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 600 feet restriction does not apply within closed parks where waterfowl hunting is permitted.
(6) No hunting without written permission is allowed within 300 feet of any dock, house, structure, bridge, road, boat ramp, marina, or open recreation area on Lake Seminole or Lake Blackshear.
(7) The following Georgia Power Lakes are open to hunting during statewide seasons and during federal special opportunity hunting days unless otherwise specified: Lake Burton, Lake Seed, Lake Rabun, Tallulah Falls Lake, Lake Tugalo, Lake Yonah, Lake Oconee, Lake Sinclair, Lake Oliver, Lake Harding, Goat Rock Lake, Lake Worth, and the Langdale and Riverview Projects.
(8) No hunting without written permission is allowed within 300 feet of any dock, house, structure, bridge, road, boat ramp, marina, or open recreation area on Lake Burton, Lake Seed, Lake Rabun, Tallulah Falls Lake, Lake Tugalo, Lake Yonah, Lake Oconee, Lake Sinclair, and that portion of Lake Oliver south of Standing Boy Creek.
(9) It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl on Lake Sinclair from the confluence of Shoulder Bone Creek north to Wallace Dam except as may otherwise be provided.
(10) The main portion of Lake Jackson is closed to waterfowl hunting. Those portions of Lake Jackson lying north of Georgia Highway 36 and north of Newton Factory Bridge Road are open under statewide regulations.
(11) It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl on Lake North Highlands.
(12) Waterfowl regulations specific to Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area shall apply to Lake Juliette.

Rule 391-4-2-.43 Canada Geese, Snow Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant

(1) The open season for hunting Canada Geese is September 4-26, October 9-24, November 20-28, and December 12, 2021 - January 31, 2022. Snow Geese (including Blue Geese) and White-Fronted Geese may be taken during open dates for hunting Canada Geese except during September. The season is closed on Atlantic Brant.
(2) The daily bag limits on Canada Geese and White-Fronted Geese combined are five (5) per day with a possession limit of fifteen (15) for both species combined. Bag limits on Snow Geese are five (5) per day with a possession limit of fifteen (15).

Rule 391-4-2-.44 Common (Wilson's) Snipe

(1) The open season for hunting snipe shall be from November 15 through February 28.
(2) The daily bag limit shall be eight (8) and the possession limit shall be twenty-four (24).

Rule 391-4-2-.45 Coots

(1) The open season for hunting coots is November 20-28, and December 12, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
(2) The daily bag limit is fifteen (15) daily and forty-five (45) in possession.

Rule 391-4-2-.46 Crows

(1) Crows may be taken from the first Saturday in November through the last day in February.
(2) There is no limit on the number of crows that may be taken.
(3) Electronic calls may be used.
(4) Pursuant to 50 CFR 21.43, as now or hereafter amended, crows may be taken outside the dates described herein only when crows are found committing or about to commit depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agriculture crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance.

Rule 391-4-2-.47 Ducks

(1) The open season for hunting ducks is November 20-28, and December 12, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
(2) The bag limit on ducks is six (6) daily with a possession limit of eighteen (18). This limit cannot include more than three (3) wood ducks daily and nine (9) in possession; nor more than two (2) mallards daily of which no more than one (1) may be a hen and six (6) in possession of which no more than three (3) may be hens; nor more than one (1) black duck or mottled duck daily and three (3) of both species combined in possession; nor more than one (1) pintail daily and three (3) in possession; nor more than two (2) redheads daily and six (6) in possession; nor more than one (1) lesser or greater scaup in any combination daily and three (3) of both species combined in possession; nor more than two (2) canvasback daily and six (6) in possession; nor more than one (1) fulvous whistling duck daily and three (3) in possession; nor more than four (4) scoters daily and twelve (12) in possession; nor more than four (4) eiders daily and twelve (12) in possession; and nor more than four (4) long-tailed ducks daily and twelve (12) in possession.
(3) The season is closed for the taking of harlequin ducks.

Rule 391-4-2-.48 Extended Falconry Season for Ducks, Coots, Gallinules (Common Moorhen), Mergansers and Sea Ducks

(1) The open season for hunting ducks by means of falconry is during the September and October Canada Goose season and November 13-14, and November 20 - December 4, and December 12, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
(2) Bag limits are three (3) daily and nine (9) in possession of a single species or in the aggregate of the above species during falconry season.

Rule 391-4-2-.49 Gallinules (Common Moorhen)

(1) The open season for hunting gallinules is November 20-28, and December 12, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
(2) The bag limit on gallinules is fifteen (15) daily and forty-five (45) in possession.

Rule 391-4-2-.50 Mergansers

(1) The open season for hunting mergansers is November 20-28, and December 12, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
(2) In addition to the limits applying to other ducks during the regular duck season, the bag limit on mergansers is five (5) daily with a possession limit of fifteen (15). This limit cannot include more than two (2) hooded mergansers daily and six (6) in possession.

Rule 391-4-2-.51 Mourning Doves

(1) For the purpose of hunting mourning doves and white-winged doves, the open seasons are from the first Saturday in September through October 10; the Saturday before Thanksgiving and 8 days thereafter, and December 19, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
(2) The daily bag limit is fifteen (15) mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate and the possession limit shall be forty-five (45) mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate.
(3) Daily shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Rule 391-4-2-.52 Rails (Marsh Hens)

(1) The open season for hunting rails (marsh hens) is October 5-24 and November 1 - December 20, 2021.
(2) The daily bag limit on marsh hens (king and clapper rails) is fifteen (15) with a possession limit of forty-five (45), either singly or in combination.
(3) In addition to marsh hens, a daily bag limit of twenty-five (25) sora and Virginia rails may be taken with a possession limit of seventy-five (75), either singly or in combination.

Rule 391-4-2-.53 Sea Ducks (Scoters, Eiders, Long-tailed Ducks)

(1) The open season for hunting scoters, eiders, and long-tailed ducks is November 20-28, and December 12, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
(2) In addition to the limits applying to other ducks during the regular duck season, bag limits on sea ducks are five (5) daily with a possession limit of fifteen (15). This limit cannot include more than four (4) scoters daily and twelve (12) in possession; nor more than four (4) eiders daily and twelve (12) in possession; and nor more than four (4) long-tailed ducks daily and twelve (12) in possession in the special sea duck area for Georgia as defined in Federal regulations.

Rule 391-4-2-.54 Teal

(1) In addition to the open season for hunting ducks, the open season for hunting teal includes September 11-26, 2021.
(2) The bag limits on teal during this season are six (6) daily with a possession limit of eighteen (18).

Rule 391-4-2-.55 Woodcock

(1) The open season for hunting woodcock shall be from the first Saturday after December 4 through 44 days thereafter.
(2) The daily bag limit shall be three (3) and the possession limit shall be nine (9).

Rule 391-4-2-.56 Youth, Active Duty Military, and Veteran Waterfowl Season

The open season for youths 17 years of age or less, active duty military, and veterans hunting ducks, coots, gallinules (common moorhen), mergansers, sea ducks, Canada Geese and Snow Geese is November 13-14, 2021. An adult at least 18 years of age must accompany the youth into the field during this season but may not hunt.

Rule 391-4-2-.57 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.58 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.59 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.60 General Regulations on Wildlife Management Areas

(1) It is unlawful for any person to place bait or any wildlife food on a Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
(2) It is unlawful for any person to consume or use alcoholic beverages on any WMA except in houses or at campsites on these areas; provided, however, that this provision does not apply to national forest lands.
(3) The use of paintballs, paintball guns and related activities is prohibited on WMAs except on WMAs located on national forest lands.
(4) Dogs entering WMAs must be kept on a leash or otherwise confined except when hunting or while training dogs during designated seasons and on designated areas. Dog owners are responsible for their dogs and any damage the dogs may do to wildlife not being legally hunted.
(5) Except for Public Fishing Areas, fishing on WMAs is allowed in accordance with statewide seasons and limits, unless otherwise indicated or posted at the WMA check station.
(6) U.S. Forest Service regulations shall apply on all WMAs located on National Forest lands.
(7) It is unlawful for any person to unreasonably disturb or annoy others through abrasive, insulting or threatening words or actions, or physically harm or threaten any other person, or disobey any lawful order of a law enforcement official or act in a manner resulting in a breach of the peace.
(8) Camping, pre-season scouting, hiking, picnicking, horse riding, canoeing, and other recreational uses are allowed year-round unless otherwise indicated or posted at the WMA check station or at a specific recreation site. The department may close specific sites as needed for management purposes by posting at the site.
(9) It is unlawful for any unauthorized person to close or restrict access to roads, trails or other access features using motor vehicles, signage, or other methods. Roads, trails and other access features may be closed at the discretion of the department.
(10) It is unlawful to shoot from a motor vehicle except that disabled hunters on a designated handicapped access road or hunters who have been issued a department Special Use Permit as specified in said permit may shoot from a vehicle provided such vehicle is stationary and not under power.
(11) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess a loaded firearm in designated camping areas except as provided in O.C.G.A. § 16-11-126.
(12) O.C.G.A. Section 27-3-1.1 prohibits loaded long guns being carried in a motor vehicle on WMAs except for provisions stated in (10) above. Handguns may be loaded only as provided in O.C.G.A. § 16-11-126. A firearm shall be considered loaded if a shell is in the chamber or magazine except that muzzle-loading firearms are considered loaded only if a cap is on the nipple or powder is present on the frizzen pan. Crossbows must be un-cocked while being transported in a vehicle on a WMA.
(13) Suppressed firearms may be used for hunting on WMAs.

Rule 391-4-2-.61 Camping Regulations on Wildlife Management Areas

(1) All camps or fires shall be in designated campgrounds unless otherwise posted at the check station, except that camping is allowed anywhere on National Forest lands unless otherwise indicated or signed. U.S. Forest Service regulations govern camping on WMAs located on National Forest lands. All campers must comply with any conditions of use as posted or provided by the site.
(2) Unless otherwise provided through written permission by the Department, camping, or establishment of a campsite, shall be limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 consecutive days; after which the campsite shall be vacated and all personally owned property or physical features of the camp removed for a period of not less than 7 days. During such 7-day period a new campsite may neither be established within the boundaries of the same WMA nor within a 1-mile straight-line radius of the vacated campsite on any other WMA by the same person(s).
(3) It is unlawful for any person to use any musical instruments, radios, televisions, generators or other noise making devices after 10:00 p.m. daily, in such a manner that such devices may be heard by other WMA visitors. Nothing in this regulation shall be construed to prevent use of medically needed devices or aids to disabled persons.

Rule 391-4-2-.62 Vehicle, Horse, ATV and Other Conveyance Use on Wildlife Management Areas

(1) As used in this Rule:
(a) "all-terrain vehicle" or "ATV" means a tracked or wheeled motor vehicle powered by an electrical or motor fuel engine and generally characterized by low-pressure tires, an open operator area, a seat designed to be straddled by the operator or a bench style seat, handlebars, lever arms or steering wheel for steering, and is intended for off-road use by an individual or multiple riders on natural terrain. This includes off-road motorcycles (dirt bikes), utility vehicles, golf carts, 4 and 3-wheeled cycles and other off road vehicles.
(b) "Open roads" shall mean those roads not closed with a gate, sign, earthen berm, or similar device.
(c) "Bicycle" includes electric assisted bicycles as defined in O.C.G.A 40-1-1.
(2) Horses, bicycles and all motor vehicles, including off-road vehicles, are restricted to open roads. Provided, however, that horses and bicycles may use designated trails or designated areas; bicycles may be used on closed roads for hunter access; horses may be used off roads and trails during permitted field trials.
(3) Vehicles, including ATVs, marked by official handicap license plates, placard, or sticker for special handicap access may be used on roads otherwise closed for vehicular access but specifically designated by the department for handicapped hunter access. WMA users possessing a Department issued Other Power-Driven Mobility Device (OPDMD) Special Use Permit may also use OPDMD's on handicap access roads or any other closed roads and locations as specified by the Department in the OPDMD Special Use Permit.
(4) Motor vehicles must meet safety, insurance, licensing, and registration requirements for use on public roads. However, 3-wheel and 4-wheel All-Terrain Vehicles, (ATVs) need not be licensed (tagged) to be operated on a WMA unless the WMA is on National Forest lands.
(5) ATVs may be operated only on roads within WMAs during the period between 2 hours before sunrise and 2 hours after sunset one day prior to and during big game, small game, and special hog only hunts by hunters actively participating in the hunt except where otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70.
(6) ATV operators must be at least 16 years old.
(7) Trails and areas open to horses and bicycles may be closed during certain hunting seasons or certain times of day to avoid user conflicts.
(8) Horses and non-motorized bicycles may be used on National Forest lands not otherwise closed.
(9) No person may operate any motor vehicle, including off-road vehicles, in a reckless and negligent manner, or in a manner that willfully causes damage to improved roads, open roads, seasonal roads, ditches, wildlife openings, wildlife habitat, berms, firebreaks, campgrounds, or parking areas.

Rule 391-4-2-.63 Hunting Structures on Wildlife Management Areas

(1) For purposes of this Rule, "hunting structure" means any portable tree stand, ground blind, stool, chair, bucket, waterfowl blind, or other similar device used for hunting.
(2) For small game hunts, hunting structures may be placed and shall be removed from the WMA only on the day of the hunt, except that on opening day of dove season hunters shall not enter a managed dove field and hunting structures shall not be placed on a managed dove field prior to 10 a.m. or as otherwise noted in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(3) For big game and feral hog/coyote hunts, hunting structures shall not be placed any sooner than one day prior to the hunt and shall be removed from the WMA no later than 12:00 noon the day following the hunt.
(4) It is unlawful for any person to place any tree stand on utility poles or other structures supporting utility lines.

Rule 391-4-2-.64 Youth Hunting on Wildlife Management Areas

(1) As used in this Rule, "Youth" means persons 16 years of age and younger, "Adult" means persons 18 years and older, and "direct supervision" or "directly supervised" means uninterrupted, unaided visual contact and auditory communication of a child by an adult.
(2) All persons under sixteen (16) years of age shall be accompanied by and under direct supervision of an Adult when hunting.
(3) On Youth Hunts for big game, only one firearm is allowed and only the Youth may hunt. An Adult shall supervise no more than one Youth.
(4) On Youth Hunts for small game, one Adult may directly supervise no more than two (2) Youth. Except as otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70, adults and Youth may possess firearms and hunt on small game Youth hunts, provided that an Adult hunting on such hunts shall be directly supervising the Youth or Youths participating in the hunt.
(5) On Youth hunts, a person of 16 years of age may hunt unsupervised provided that person is properly licensed. The 16- year old may bring an Adult for supervision, provided that the Adult is directly supervising the 16-year old for a big game hunt or directly supervising the 16-year old and no more than one other Youth during a small game hunt.
(6) On Youth hunts for quail, bird dog handlers may accompany youth parties provided, however, that such handlers may not hunt or carry a firearm except as provided in O.C.G.A. 16-11-129.

Rule 391-4-2-.65 [Repealed]

Rule 391-4-2-.66 Big Game Regulations on Wildlife Management Areas

(1) Two (2) deer may be killed during any one bonus deer hunt. However, on bonus hunts when antler restrictions are in effect, no more than one (1) of the two (2) deer allowed may be an antlered buck.
(2) On bonus deer hunts, hunters should not record deer on the harvest record nor enter it in the Georgia Game Check harvest reporting system, but deliver the deer on the date of kill to the Wildlife Resources Division check station on the area where department personnel will provide a single-use tag. On all other deer hunts, the hunter's deer harvest record must be completed and the harvest must be reported pursuant to Rule 391-4-2-.03.
(3) All deer hunts are either sex unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70.
(4) A hunter shall harvest no more than 1 gobbler per season on any single wildlife management area, department-managed property, the Oconee National Forest outside of wildlife management areas or the Chattahoochee National Forest outside of wildlife management areas, unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70.
(5) Turkeys harvested on WMAs must be recorded on the hunter's harvest record and reported pursuant to Rule 391-4-2-.03.
(6) The head and hide of all bears killed during open seasons must be presented at the check station on same date as killed on hunt dates when the check station is staffed. If the check station is unstaffed, the hunter shall report the harvest pursuant to 391-4-2-.03.
(7) Sign in is required for all big game hunts unless otherwise specified in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(8) Man-drives are prohibited during deer hunts. A man-drive is defined as an organized hunting technique involving three (3) or more hunters using a coordinated effort to drive animals from cover to another hunter for the purpose of shooting.

Rule 391-4-2-.67 Small Game Regulations on Wildlife Management Areas

(1) During small game hunts, hunters may hunt any small game in season subject to state seasons, regulations and bag limits except as may otherwise be provided in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(2) Sign-in is not required for small game hunting (including migratory birds) unless otherwise provided in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(3) Small game and furbearer hunting are not allowed during quota hunts unless otherwise provided in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(4) Small game hunters hunting on dates concurrent with deer and bear primitive weapons or firearm hunts must wear fluorescent orange as specified in Rule 391-4-2-.04, except for dove hunters hunting on managed dove fields, furbearer hunters hunting at night, and waterfowl hunters hunting on managed waterfowl impoundments or other water bodies.
(5) Only waterfowl hunting can take place on managed impoundments during waterfowl hunting dates. Waterfowl on all other WMA locations may be taken any day of the waterfowl seasons whenever the area is open for small game hunting unless otherwise specified.
(6) On quota waterfowl hunts, hunters must hunt from assigned areas. Shooting hours begin in accordance with applicable federal regulations and end at 12:00 noon except that on the last Saturday of the season, hunters may shoot until sunset.
(7) No night hunting is allowed on any WMA except for raccoon, fox, opossum, or bobcat on open dates. Coyotes and feral hogs may be taken at night while hunting raccoon, fox, opossum, or bobcat. When hunting fox and bobcat at night centerfire weapons may not be used.
(8) Raccoon, opossum, fox and bobcat may be hunted within statewide seasons during small game and furbearer dates, unless otherwise specified; electronic calls may not be used.
(9) Permitted alligator hunters may hunt during day or night on open small game and big game dates unless otherwise specified in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(10) Coyotes and feral hogs may be taken during all hunts but weapon types are restricted to only those weapons allowed for the game species in season. Coyotes and feral hogs may be taken during small game season with any weapon legal for small game except that centerfire rifles may not be used, unless otherwise specified in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(11) Special coyote season:
(a) May 16-May 31 unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70.
(b) Hunters may use any weapon legal for small or big game unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70.
(c) Hunters and any person accompanying a hunter afield shall wear a total of at least 500 visible square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material as an outer garment above the waistline.
(d) Night hunting is prohibited.
(e) Feral hogs may not be taken unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70.
(f) Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70. Where allowed, hunting dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number.
(g) Hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.
(12) Unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70, small game may be taken on WMAs by permitted falconers at any time during the state falconry season pursuant to O.C.G.A. 27-3-15 except during any quota big game hunts or small game quota hunts for which the falconer has not been drawn.
(13) The daily bag limit on fox squirrels is 1 per hunter.

Rule 391-4-2-.68 Training of Hunting Dogs on Wildlife Management Areas

(1) The training of hunting dogs for hunting any particular species may occur only during dates open for hunting such species on each WMA, unless otherwise specified, and in accordance with O.C.G.A. Section 27-3-16.
(2) There is no limit on the number of trail dogs for rabbit, fox, squirrel, raccoon, bobcat or opossum unless otherwise provided in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(3) Trail dogs for rabbit are limited to beagles, bassets and dachshunds only.
(4) Dogs are not allowed for pursuing big game or for pursuing or catching hogs unless otherwise specified in rules 391-4-2-.70, 391-4-2-.71 and 391-4-2-.73. Hunters whose dogs are found in violation of this regulation shall be deemed in violation of O.C.G.A. Section 27-1-33.
(5) On bird dog training areas, as indicated in 391-4-2-.70 for individual WMAs, dog training is restricted to designated portions of WMA only and is allowed year-round and during daylight hours only unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70. Pen-reared quail or pigeons may be used during training exercises on bird dog training areas in accordance with O.C.G.A. 27-3-16.
(6) Dog training is prohibited during quota quail or rabbit hunts.
(7) Field trials may be held on WMAs provided the organizer has the proper permit authorized by O.C.G.A. Section 27-2-21. The conditions provided in the permit shall be met. No permits will be issued if there are conflicts with area objectives as determined by the department.
(8) It is unlawful for any person to fail to remove his/her dog(s) from a WMAs upon his/her departure from such WMA.

Rule 391-4-2-.70 Wildlife Management Areas, Other State Lands, and Federal Areas

The following species may be hunted on State areas in accordance with restrictions set forth below except as prescribed in 391-4-2-.60 through 391-4-2-.68, and on Federal areas in accordance with the restrictions set forth below.

Alapaha River WMA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 17 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 23-Oct 24 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 11-Nov 13 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Nov 24-Nov 28, Dec 14-Dec 19 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 23 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 29-Oct 30 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 10-Nov 12 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Nov 23-Nov 27, Dec 13-Dec 18 Sign-in

Dove

Saturdays only during 1st season.

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9 Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 50

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 50

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 23-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 16-Apr 22 Sign-in Quota 15

2022-23

Apr 22-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 15-Apr 21 Sign-in Quota 15

Albany Nursery WMA

Special Regulations

Physically Disabled hunters should apply by letter by Mar. 10 to Albany Nursery Quota Turkey Hunt, Game Management, 2024 Newton Road, Albany, Georgia 31701. Include a phone number. See page 74 for all other quota hunt application instructions.; No camping. No May 16-31 coyote season. Dog training in designated area only.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Dec 5-Jan 9 Sign-in

Mobility Impaired Firearms Either Sex Oct 28-Oct 31, Nov 25-Nov 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Dec 4-Jan 8 Sign-in

Mobility Impaired Firearms Either Sex Oct 27-Oct 30, Nov 24-Nov 27 Sign-in

Dove

Quota on designated fields only. All other areas open to the public.

2021-22

Sep 11-Oct 10, Nov 21-Nov 24, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 35

2022-23

Sep 10-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 23, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 35

Quail

Quail hunting by quota only. Maximum 3 persons per party. Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in (survey) per party.

2021-22

Jan 15 Sign-in Quota 1

Youth Nov 20, Dec 4 Sign-in Quota 1

2022-23

Jan 14 Sign-in Quota 1

Youth Nov 19, Dec 3 Sign-in Quota 1

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Mobility Impaired Apr 16-Apr 20, Apr 30-May 4 Sign-in Quota 1

Youth Apr 9-Apr 13, Apr 23-Apr 27 Sign-in Quota 1

2022-23

Mobility Impaired Apr 15-Apr 19, Apr 29-May 3 Sign-in Quota 1

Youth Apr 8-Apr 12, Apr 22-Apr 26 Sign-in Quota 1

Alexander WMA

Special Regulations

No camping. Bird dog training allowed year-round in designated areas.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 15, Dec 1-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Nov 30 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 21, Dec 1-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Nov 30 Sign-in

Dove

Quota; No dove hunting outside of dove field; Shooting hours from 12 noon - sunset on quota hunts

2021-22

Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31 Sign-in

Sep 4, Sep 11 Sign-in Quota 50

2022-23

Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31 Sign-in

Sep 3, Sep 10 Sign-in Quota 50

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Allatoona WMA

Special Regulations

Firearms prohibited in U.S. Corps of Engineers developed campsites. Horse and bicycle trails & areas are closed all day during Firearms Specialty Hunt and before 10:00 a.m. EST during all other deer and turkey seasons. No ATVs. No camping.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 15 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 2-Jan 1 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Oct 17 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 18-Nov 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 21 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 1-Jan 1 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Oct 23 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 24-Oct 31 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Alligator Creek WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Altama Plantation WMA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 10, Dec 31-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 28-Dec 30 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Nov 11-Nov 13, Dec 2-Dec 4 Sign-in Quota 50

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 9, Dec 30-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 27-Dec 29 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Nov 10-Nov 12, Dec 1-Dec 3 Sign-in Quota 50

Small Game

No furbearer season.

2021-22

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Firearms Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Firearms Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Altamaha WMA - Buffalo Swamp, Lewis Island, and McGowan Lake Tracts

Special Regulations

This area includes those Altamaha WMA lands west of Butler & Champney Islands.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 18-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Oct 23 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 24-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Firearms Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Firearms Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Altamaha WMA - Waterfowl Management Area

Special Regulations

This area includes Broughton, Butler, Champney, Rabbit and Rhett's Islands. Butler Refuge (located on Butler Island east of HWY 17) and Ansley Hodges MARSH Project (located west of HWY 17 on Champney Island) are closed to firearms at all times, but open to archery deer hunting seasons and archery rabbit hunting after the last Saturday of waterfowl season. Airboats are prohibited inside managed waterfowl impoundments. Boats are restricted to one motor of 25hp or less. Access to Rhett's Island at designated crossover sites only. Waterfowl shooting hours end at noon, except last day of season when shooting hours end at sunset. Rhett's Island is closed to fishing, shrimping & crabbing during early teal season & statewide waterfowl season. Butler Island ponds & impoundments closed to cast netting west of Highway 17. Drone use prohibited, including launching and landing.

Coyote

Mar. 1-May 31. Small game weapons only. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 15 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4-Sep 5, Sep 11-Sep 12, Sep 18-Sep 19, Sep 25-Sep 26

2022-23

Sep 3-Sep 4, Sep 10-Sep 11, Sep 17-Sep 18, Sep 24-Sep 25

Rabbit

Bag Limit of 6/person/day. Archery Youth Only, Butler Refuge Area

2021-22

Youth Archery Jan 29-Jan 30

2022-23

Youth Archery Jan 28-Jan 29

Small Game

Butler Island opens after the last Saturday of waterfowl season. Aug. 15-Nov. 15, Feb. 1-Feb.28. No furbearer season. Snipe: Wed.-Sun. & State Holidays during season.

Turkey

No turkey season

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon, except last day of season when shooting hours end at sunset. Rhett's Island: Wed., Sat., Sun. & State Holidays during statewide season. Q25 Butler Island: Saturday Only. Stand selection drawing will be held at 5:00am. Stand-by hunters will be issued unfilled quota slots based on drawing the morning of the hunt. Maximum of 3 persons per party. Q25 Champney Island: Weekends Only. Quota selection required, no stand-by allowed. Maximum 3 persons per party. First hunt open only to youth and veterans to apply; other 2 party members do not have to be youth or veterans.

2021-22

Butler Island Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 18, Jan 1, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29 Quota 25

Champney Island Youth and Veterans only: Nov 20-Nov 21 General Quota: Nov 27-Nov 28, Dec 18-Dec 19, Dec 25-Dec 26, Jan 1-Jan 2, Jan 8-Jan 9, Jan 15-Jan 16, Jan 22-Jan 23, Jan 29-Jan 30 Quota 25

2022-23

Butler Island Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28 Quota 25

Champney Island Youth and Veterans only: Nov 19-Nov 20; General Quota: Nov 26-Nov 27, Dec 17-Dec 18, Dec 24-Dec 25, Dec 31-Jan 1, Jan 7-Jan 8, Jan 14-Jan 15, Jan 21-Jan 22, Jan 28-Jan 29 Quota 25

Appling County Dove Field VPA

Special Regulations

On opening day, hunters shall not enter a managed dove field and hunting structures shall not be placed on a managed dove field prior to 10:00 am. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Dove

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 18 Sign-in

Youth Sep 4 Sign-in

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17 Sign-in

Youth Sep 3 Sign-in

Arrowhead WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's except by mobility impaired hunters during mobility impaired hunts. No camping.

Coyote

May 16-31. Small game weapons only.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Dec 6-Jan 9 Sign-in

Mobility Impaired Archery Either Sex Nov 29-Dec 5 Sign-in

Youth Archery Either Sex Nov 1-Nov 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Dec 5-Jan 8 Sign-in

Mobility Impaired Archery Either Sex Nov 28-Dec 4 Sign-in

Youth Archery Either Sex Nov 1-Nov 27 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Youth Aug 15-Oct 31, Feb 1-Feb 28

2022-23

Youth Aug 15-Oct 31, Feb 1-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Mobility Impaired Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 16-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Mobility Impaired Apr 8-Apr 14 Sign-in

Youth Apr 15-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Saturdays only during statewide season.

B.F. Grant WMA

Special Regulations

No hunting on or access through pastures.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Sep 19, Dec 2-Dec 5 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 4-Nov 6, Nov 18-Nov 20 Bonus Deer Quota 300

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 17-Dec 19 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Sep 18, Dec 1-Dec 4 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 3-Nov 5, Nov 17-Nov 19 Bonus Deer Quota 300

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 16-Dec 18 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2-10, Nov 21-Nov 28, Dec 20-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1-9, Nov 20-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-Apr 22 Sign-in Quota 80

Apr 23-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 15-Apr 21 Sign-in Quota 80

Apr 22-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 8-Apr 14 Sign-in

Waterfowl

No waterfowl hunting on MARSH ponds. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

2021-22

First Sat. of 2nd Season, Jan 22 Sign-in Quota 3

2022-23

First Sat. of 2nd Season, Jan 21 Sign-in Quota 3

Balls Ferry State Park

Special Regulations

No camping. On youth hunts, only youth may hunt. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8, Oct 16-Jan 9 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14, Oct 22-Jan 8 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 18-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 9-Apr 17 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 17-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 8-Apr 16 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

Banks Lake NWR

Special Regulations

No commercial activities allowed. Open only to Quota selected hunters in Alligator Hunt Zone 4.

Alligator

2021-22

Aug 27-Aug 29

2022-23

Aug 26-Aug 28

Bartram Forest WMA

Special Regulations

Archery only for all species. No firearms hunting is allowed. Bartram Forest is a multiple- use recreation area; other users may be present during open hunting seasons. Gates may be opened or closed at the discretion of Georgia Forestry Commission. Please see WMA maps for safety zones. No camping. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Beaverdam WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 17, Sep 25-Oct 15 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 25-Nov 27, Dec 15-Dec 18 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Sep 18-Sep 24 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 16, Sep 24-Oct 21 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 24-Nov 26, Dec 14-Dec 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Sep 17-Sep 23 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Berry College WMA

Special Regulations

There is no open season for the taking of any wildlife on Berry College campus and refuge. Firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on the campus and refuge. Hunters may not use the campus or refuge for gaining access to the WMA. No ATV's. Horse, bicycle, and foot trails and areas are closed all day during firearms deer season and before 10:00am during deer archery and turkey season. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 2, Nov 7-Nov 12 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 1-Dec 4 Bonus Deer Quota 1000

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 3-Nov 6 Bonus Deer Quota 1000

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Jan 8-Jan 9 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Nov 6-Nov 11 Sign-in

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 1 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 2-Nov 5 Bonus Deer Quota 1000

Firearms Either Sex Nov 30-Dec 3 Bonus Deer Quota 1000

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Jan 7-Jan 8 Bonus Deer

Dog Training

Aug 15 - Mar 19, except during firearms deer hunts.

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9-Oct 10, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 7, Jan 10-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 6, Jan 9-Jan 31

Small Game

No night hunting.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Big Dukes Pond WMA

Special Regulations

Camping, ATVs & horses prohibited. Note Safety Zone on map - access prohibited between Feb. 1 and July 15.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Nov 30 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Nov 30 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Wednesdays and Saturdays only during statewide season. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Big Hammock WMA

Special Regulations

If the river stage is 9 feet or higher, measured at the Doctortown Gauge, the gates will be closed. Deer hunters may not hunt within 50 feet of the nature trail off Mack Phillips Rd.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Dec 1-Jan 9 Sign-in

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 6, Oct 10-Oct 15 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 23-Nov 7 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Dec 1-Jan 8 Sign-in

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 5, Oct 9-Oct 21 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 29-Nov 13 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 6-Oct 8 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Big Lazer Creek WMA

Coyote

2021-22

May 16-May 31

2022-23

May 16-May 31

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Sep 24, Oct 17-Oct 31 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day Oct 14-Oct 16, Nov 11-Nov 13 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 19-Nov 21 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 25-Sep 26 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Sep 23, Oct 16-Oct 30 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day Oct 13-Oct 15, Nov 10-Nov 12 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 18-Nov 20 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 24-Sep 25 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18-Sep 24, Nov 24-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17-Sep 23, Nov 23-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 17, Apr 23-May 1 Sign-in Quota 50

May 2-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 16, Apr 22-Apr 30 Sign-in Quota 50

May 1-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

PFA is open for waterfowl hunting Wednesdays and Saturdays only during statewide waterfowl season.

  

Blackbeard Island NWR

Special Regulations

All hunters 16 years of age or older must purchase a $25 Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex Annual Hunt Permit at www.savannahcoastalpermits.com. No alligator hunting. Visit www.fws.gov/refuge/blackbeard_island for seasons, dates and more information. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Blanton Creek WMA

Coyote

2021-22

May 16-May 31

2022-23

May 16-May 31

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Oct 8, Oct 11-Oct 17, Nov 21-Nov 28 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 21-Oct 23, Nov 18-Nov 20 Bonus Deer Quota 200

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 9-Oct 10 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Oct 6, Oct 10-Oct 16, Nov 20-Nov 27 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 20-Oct 22, Nov 17-Nov 19 Bonus Deer Quota 200

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 8-Oct 9 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 18-Sep 30, Nov 21-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 4, Sep 11 Sign-in Quota 75

2022-23

Sep 17-Sep 30, Nov 20-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 3, Sep 10 Sign-in Quota 75

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 23-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 16-Apr 22 Sign-in Quota 35

2022-23

Apr 22-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 15-Apr 21 Sign-in Quota 35

Waterfowl

No waterfowl hunting on MARSH ponds. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Blue Ridge WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Sep 11-Oct 6, Oct 16-Oct 31 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 24-Nov 27 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 3-Nov 7 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Sep 10-Oct 12, Oct 22-Oct 31 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 23-Nov 26 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 2-Nov 6 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Bond Swamp NWR

Special Regulations

Refuge permits are required for all hunts. Quota deer and waterfowl application deadline is September 22, 2021 & September 21, 2022. Quota turkey application deadline is February 16, 2022 & February 15, 2023. Sign-in required for youth deer hunt. Contact the Piedmont Refuge office to obtain applications, permits and refuge specific hunting regulations. Hunters are required to sign out harvested game at refuge check stations. Feral hogs may only be taken during refuge big game and small game hunts with applicable weapons restrictions. No May 16-31 coyote season. Baiting is prohibited. For more information call 478-986-5441 or email.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 7

Firearms Either Sex Nov 19-Nov 20, Dec 3-Dec 4 Quota 200

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 13-Nov 14 Sign-in Quota 50

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 6

Firearms Either Sex Nov 18-Nov 19, Dec 2-Dec 3 Quota 200

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 12-Nov 13 Sign-in Quota 50

Quail

2021-22

Dec 5-Jan 31

2022-23

Dec 4-Jan 31

Rabbit

2021-22

Dec 5-Jan 31

2022-23

Dec 4-Jan 31

Small Game

Bag Limit of 1/day for Fox Squirrel

Squirrel

2021-22

Aug 15-Sep 10, Dec 5-Jan 31

2022-23

Aug 15-Sep 9, Dec 4-Jan 31

Turkey

Bag Limit 1

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 10, Apr 22-Apr 23 Quota 40

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 9, Apr 21-Apr 22 Quota 40

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

2021-22

Dec. 12-13, Dec 23-Dec 24, Jan 7-Jan 8, Jan 21-Jan 22 Quota 20

2022-23

Dec 12-13, Dec 23-Dec 24, Jan 6-Jan 7, Jan 20-Jan 21 Quota 20

Broad River WMA

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 30

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 30

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15

Buck Shoals WMA

Special Regulations

Day Use access is available on River Rd. Access for scheduled events is available on Cloverleaf Dr. and Buck Shoals Dr. Limit of 1 for all big game (Turkey and Deer) hunts. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer/Bear

1 deer limit on all hunts

2021-22

Hunt-and-Learn Firearms Either Sex Nov 6-Nov 7 Bonus Deer Quota 12

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 20-Nov 21, Dec 4-Dec 5 Bonus Deer Quota 12

2022-23

Hunt-and-Learn Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Nov 6 Bonus Deer Quota 12

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 19-Nov 20, Dec 3-Dec 4 Bonus Deer Quota 12

Dove

2021-22

Hunt-and-Learn Sep 11-Sep 12 Quota 15

Youth Sep 4 Quota 25

2022-23

Hunt-and-Learn Sep 10-Sep 11 Quota 15

Youth Sep 3 Quota 25

Small Game

No night hunting.

2021-22

Youth Jan 1-Jan 9, Jan 22-Jan 30 Sign-in Quota 10

2022-23

Youth Jan 7-Jan 15, Jan 21-Jan 29 Sign-in Quota 10

Turkey

2021-22

Hunt-and-Learn Apr 9-Apr 10 Quota 3

Youth Apr 23-Apr 24, May 7-May 8 Quota 5

2022-23

Hunt-and-Learn Apr 8-Apr 9 Quota 3

Youth Apr 22-Apr 23, May 6-May 7 Quota 5

Bullard Creek WMA

Special Regulations

No firearms deer hunting within posted Towns Bluff Tract but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game hunting.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 22, Sep 26-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 16-Dec 18 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 24-Nov 27 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 14-Oct 16 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 23-Sep 25 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 29-Oct 31 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 21, Sep 25-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 15-Dec 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 23-Nov 26 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 20-Oct 22 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 22-Sep 24 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 28-Oct 30 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in Quota 80

Apr 16-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 14 Sign-in Quota 80

Apr 15-May 15 Sign-in

Bullard Creek WMA - Bell Telephone Tract

Special Regulations

No firearms deer hunting but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Bullard Creek WMA - Montgomery Tract

Special Regulations

Access is limited to foot or boat travel only and is quality buck which means bucks must have a minimum of four points (1 inch or longer) on one side. No firearms deer hunting but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game hunting.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Bullard Creek WMA - Ocmulgee Tract

Special Regulations

No firearms deer hunting but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Camp Creek VPA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Camp Thunder VPA

Special Regulations

No ATVs. No camping.

Coyote

May 16-31, archery only.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Canoochee Sandhills WMA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 9 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 16-Dec 18 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 21-Oct 23, Nov 11-Nov 13 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 15-Dec 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 27-Oct 29, Nov 10-Nov 12 Sign-in

Dove

Saturdays only during 1st season.

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9 Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Cardinal VPA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Firearms Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Firearms Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Carter's Lake WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's except by mobility impaired hunters during the mobility impaired hunt. No camping. Quota hunters must apply by letter to US Army Corps of Engineers, 975 Powerhouse Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705 between Aug 15 and Sept 10.

Coyote

May 16-31. Small game weapons only.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Nov 14-Jan 1 Sign-in

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 4, Nov 8-Nov 12 Sign-in

Mobility Impaired Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Nov 7 Bonus Deer Quota 20

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 13 Bonus Deer Quota 20

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Nov 13-Jan 1 Sign-in

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 3, Nov 7-Nov 11 Sign-in

Mobility Impaired Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer Quota 20

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 12 Bonus Deer Quota 20

Dog Training

Rabbit Dog Training Only: Wed/Fri/Sat from Nov-Feb, except during firearms deer hunts.

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Cedar Creek WMA

Special Regulations

ATVs prohibited.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 10 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 29-Dec 12 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 14-Oct 16 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 11-Nov 13 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Nov 23-Nov 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 16 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 28-Dec 11 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 20-Oct 22 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 10-Nov 12 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Nov 22-Nov 27 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2-10, Nov 20-Nov 22, Dec19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1-9, Nov 19-Nov 21, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

Cedar Creek WMA - Little River Area

Special Regulations

No ATVs. No camping.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8, Oct 16-Jan 9 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14, Oct 22-Jan 8 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Cedar Grove VPA

Special Regulations

No furbearer hunting.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Ceylon WMA

Special Regulations

This area includes new acquisitions, including the Black Point Tract and Grover Island. Black Point is accessible from Harriet's Bluff Road. Access to Grover Island is by river only.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Oct 17, Dec 3-Dec 26 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 21-Oct 23, Nov 11-Nov 13, Dec 2-Dec 4 Bonus Deer Quota 100

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Oct 16, Dec 4-Dec 27 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 20-Oct 22, Nov 10-Nov 12, Dec 1-Dec 3 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Dog Training

Bird dog training area: The mature pine stands bounded by hardwood drains/marsh adjacent to the intersection of Boat House and Ceylon Rd.

Small Game

2021-22

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Firearms Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 23-Apr 29, May 7-May 13 Sign-in Quota 40

2022-23

Firearms Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 22-Apr 28, May 6-May 12 Sign-in Quota 40

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Special Regulations

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the evening before the hunt. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass will be required. Coyotes and feral hogs may be taken during deer hunts. Campsites (hunters only) will be available for hunter use and may be reserved through the park office at (770) 254-7271. ATVs Prohibited. All park access will be closed to the general public during the hunt. No May 16-31 Coyote season.

Deer

5 deer limit, no more than 2 may be antlered bucks.

2021-22

Firearms Either Sex Nov 30-Dec 1 Bonus Deer Quota 100

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Nov 29-Nov 30 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA - Almo

Special Regulations

No ATVs. No horses. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and location.

Coyote

2021-22

May 16-May 31

2022-23

May 16-May 31

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 20-Nov 28 Sign-in

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 21-Oct 23, Nov 11-Nov 13 Bonus Deer Quota 150

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 19-Nov 27 Sign-in

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Oct 13 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 20-Oct 22, Nov 10-Nov 12 Bonus Deer Quota 150

Quail

Quail hunting prohibited due to low population levels.

Small Game

Hunting of fox squirrels prohibited.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 17, Apr 30-May 8 Sign-in Quota 50

Hunt-and-Learn Apr 22-Apr 24

May 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 16, Apr 29-May 7 Sign-in Quota 50

Hunt-and-Learn Apr 21-Apr 23

May 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA - Blackjack Crossing

Special Regulations

Archery only for all hunting. No camping. No ATVs. No horses. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and location.

Coyote

2021-22

May 16-May 31

2022-23

May 16-May 31

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

Hunting of fox squirrels prohibited.

2021-22

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

Exception to Archery Area Rules. Hunt and Learn can use firearms.

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA - Fort Perry

Special Regulations

No ATVs. No horses. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and locations.

Coyote

2021-22

May 16-May 31

2022-23

May 16-May 31

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 21-Nov 28 Sign-in

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Sep 19, Oct 4-Oct 10 Sign-in

Firearms Antlerless Only Oct 1-Oct 3 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 28-Oct 30, Nov 11-Nov 13 Bonus Deer Quota 35

Hunt-and-Learn Firearms Nov 5-Nov 7

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 25-Sep 26 Sign-in Quota 35

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 20-Nov 27 Sign-in

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Sep 18, Oct 3-Oct 9 Sign-in

Firearms Antlerless Only Sep 30-Oct 2 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 27-Oct 29, Nov 10-Nov 12 Bonus Deer Quota 35

Hunt-and-Learn Firearms Nov 4-Nov 6

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 24-Sep 25 Sign-in Quota 35

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18-Sep 24, Sep 27-Sep 30, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17-Sep 23, Sep 26-Sep 30, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Quail

Quail hunting prohibited due to low population levels.

Small Game

Hunting of fox squirrels prohibited.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 11, Apr 23-Apr 25 Sign-in Quota 15

May 11-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 16-Apr 18 Sign-in Quota 15

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 10, Apr 22-Apr 24 Sign-in Quota 15

May 10-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 15-Apr 17 Sign-in Quota 15

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA - Hilliard

Special Regulations

No ATVs. No horses. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and locations.

Coyote

2021-22

May 16-May 31

2022-23

May 16-May 31

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Sep 30, Nov 21-Dec 10 Sign-in

Firearms Antlerless Only Oct 1-Oct 3, Sep 30-Oct 1 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 28-Oct 30, Nov 18-Nov 20 Bonus Deer Quota 50

Hunt-and-Learn Firearms Nov 5-Nov 7

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 13-Nov 14 Sign-in Quota 50

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Sep 29, Nov 20-Dec 9 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 27-Oct 29, Nov 17-Nov 19 Bonus Deer Quota 50

Hunt-and-Learn Firearms Nov 4-Nov 6

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 12-Nov 13 Sign-in Quota 50

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18-Sep 30, Nov 21-Nov 28, Dec 19-Dec 31, Jan 2-Jan 14, Jan 16-Jan 31

Youth Sep 4, Sep 11 Sign-in Quota 35

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17-Sep 29, Nov 20-Nov 27, Dec 19-Dec 30, Jan 1-Jan 13, Jan 15-Jan 31

Youth Sep 3, Sep 10 Sign-in Quota 35

Quail

Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in (survey) per party.

2021-22

Dec 11, Jan 1, Jan 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Dec 10, Dec 31, Jan 14 Sign-in

Small Game

Hunting of fox squirrels prohibited.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 23

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 17, Apr 30-May 8 Sign-in Quota 40

Hunt-and-Learn Apr 22-Apr 24

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 16, Apr 29-May 7 Sign-in Quota 40

Hunt-and-Learn Apr 21-Apr 23

Waterfowl

Wednesdays and Saturdays only during statewide season. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA - VPA Tracts

Special Regulations

No ATVs. No horses. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and locations. No May 16-31 coyote season.

  

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

Hunting of fox squirrels prohibited

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

Chattahoochee National Forest - Outside of WMAs

Special Regulations

Transportation of any loaded weapon in a motor vehicle or possession of alcohol when hunting are prohibited. Placing, leaving, or depositing any food, bait, or garbage in a manner likely to attract or concentrate any wildlife, whether for purposes of hunting or viewing animals. Failure to properly store food or garbage so as to prevent access by wildlife. Baiting is prohibited. No night hunting. Hogs and coyotes may be taken with archery equipment during archery deer season, with deer weapons during firearms deer season, with turkey weapons during turkey season and with small game weapons during small game dates. Hogs may be hunted with dogs with appropriate weapons restrictions while training dogs during dates when training season coincides with small game or turkey season. No May 16-31 coyote season. NOTE: Be aware of hikers and campers.

Bear

Hunting bears with dogs is prohibited on the Chattahoochee National Forest.

2021-22

Archery Jan 2-Jan 9

Archery Sep 11-Oct 8

Firearms Oct 16-Jan 1

Primitive Weapons Oct 9-Oct 15

2022-23

Archery Jan 2-Jan 8

Archery Sep 10-Oct 14

Firearms Oct 22-Jan 1

Primitive Weapons Oct 15-Oct 21

Deer-East of I-75

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Jan 2-Jan 9

Archery Buck Only Sep 11-Oct 8

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Jan 1

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Oct 9-Oct 15

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Jan 2-Jan 8

Archery Buck Only Sep 10-Oct 14

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Jan 1

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Oct 15-Oct 21

Deer-West of I-75

2021-22

Archery Buck Only (except during county either-sex days) Jan 2-Jan 9

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8

Firearms Buck Only (except during county either-sex days) Oct 16-Jan 1

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15

2022-23

Archery Buck Only (except during county either-sex days) Jan 2-Jan 8

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14

Firearms Buck Only (except during county either-sex days) Oct 22-Jan 1

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21

Dog Training

Other requirements apply, see Dog Training page in the Popular Guide.

2021-22

Aug 1-Sep 9, Jan 2-Mar 19

2022-23

Aug 1-Sep 8, Jan 2-Mar 19

Small Game

Use of centerfire firearms at night prohibited.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

Bag Limit 1

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15

Chattahoochee WMA

Bear

Dog-bear hunters must check in at the Chestatee WMA check station prior to hunting and are required to attend a pre-hunt meeting as directed in their draw notification email. All dogs used in the dog-bear hunt must be marked with the selected hunter's name and phone number. The party bag limit is 5 bears.

2021-22

Firearms Dogs Oct 2-Oct 10 Quota 9

Firearms Sep 18-Sep 24 Sign-in

2022-23

Firearms Dogs Oct 1-Oct 9 Quota 9

Firearms Sep 17-Sep 23 Sign-in

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Sep 11-Sep 17, Sep 25-Oct 1, Oct 11-Oct 27 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 20-Nov 28 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 28-Oct 31, Dec 9-Dec 12 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Oct 10-Oct 26 Sign-in

Archery Buck Only Sep 10-Sep 16, Sep 24-Sep 30 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 19-Nov 27 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 27-Oct 30, Dec 8-Dec 11 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Chestatee WMA

Bear

Dog-bear hunters must check in at the Chestatee WMA check station prior to hunting and are required to attend a pre-hunt meeting as directed in their draw notification email. All dogs used in the dog-bear hunt must be marked with the selected hunter's name and phone number. The party bag limit is 5 bears.

2021-22

Firearms Dogs Oct 2-Oct 10 Quota 6

Firearms Sep 18-Sep 24 Sign-in

2022-23

Firearms Dogs Oct 1-Oct 9 Quota 6

Firearms Sep 17-Sep 23 Sign-in

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Sep 11-Sep 17, Oct 11-Oct 31 Sign-in

Archery Buck Only Sep 25-Oct 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 17-Nov 21, Dec 8-Dec 12 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Sep 10-Sep 16, Oct 10-Oct 31 Sign-in

Archery Buck Only Sep 24-Sep 30 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 16-Nov 20, Dec 7-Dec 11 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Chickasawhatchee WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

  

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8, Dec 30-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 9-Dec 11 Sign-in Quota 350

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer Quota 350

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 21-Nov 27, Dec 24-Dec 29 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14, Dec 29-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 8-Dec 10 Sign-in Quota 350

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5 Bonus Deer Quota 350

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 20-Nov 26, Dec 23-Dec 28 Sign-in

Dove

Quota on designated fields only. All other areas open to the public.

2021-22

Sep 11-Oct 10, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 40

2022-23

Sep 10-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 40

Quail

Quail hunting by quota only. Maximum 3 persons per party. Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in (survey) per party.

2021-22

Nov 13, Dec 4, Jan 1, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29 Sign-in Quota 4

Nov 23, Nov 30 Sign-in

Youth Jan 29 Sign-in Quota 1

Youth Nov 13, Dec 4, Jan 1, Jan 15, Jan 22 Sign-in Quota 1

2022-23

Nov 12, Dec 3, Dec 31, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28 Sign-in Quota 4

Nov 22, Nov 29 Sign-in

Youth Jan 28 Sign-in Quota 1

Youth Nov 12, Dec 3, Dec 31, Jan 14, Jan 21 Sign-in Quota 1

Small Game

No fox squirrel hunting.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 30-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 16-Apr 22, Apr 23-Apr 29 Sign-in Quota 40

2022-23

Apr 29-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 15-Apr 21, Apr 22-Apr 28 Sign-in Quota 40

Clarks Hill WMA

Special Regulations

Areas west of U.S. HWY 78/GA HWY 17 are open for hunting during statewide seasons only. Camping in designated sites only.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 23, Sep 27-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 1-Nov 21 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Sep 24-Sep 26 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Oct 24 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 22, Sep 26-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 7-Nov 27 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Sep 23-Sep 25 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 28-Oct 30 Sign-in

Dove

Quota on designated fields only.

2021-22

Sep 11-Sep 14, Sep 18, Oct 2, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 30

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 30

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Clayhole Swamp WMA

Special Regulations

Horseback riding prohibited during ALL deer hunts. Area west of Cowpen Swamp is archery only for all species, open during their respective statewide seasons.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 15, Sep 20-Sep 28, Oct 3-Nov 26, Dec 4-Dec 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 27-Dec 3, Dec 18-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Sep 30-Oct 2 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 17-Sep 19 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 14, Sep 19-Sep 27, Oct 2-Nov 25, Dec 3-Dec 16 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 26-Dec 2, Dec 17-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Sep 29-Oct 1 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 16-Sep 18 Bonus Deer

Small Game

No furbearer hunting or dog training in Archery Only Areas.

2021-22

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Firearms Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Firearms Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Firearms Apr 8-May 15

Clybel WMA

Special Regulations

Multi-use trails and areas are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 a.m. during archery and turkey seasons. Rules are posted at trailhead.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 30, Nov 12-Nov 14 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6, Nov 18-Nov 20 Bonus Deer Quota 200

Hunt-and-Learn Firearms Either Sex Oct 8-Oct 10, Nov 15-Nov 16

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Nov 23-Nov 28 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 2-Oct 7 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 30, Nov 11-Nov 13 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5, Nov 17-Nov 19 Bonus Deer Quota 200

Hunt-and-Learn Firearms Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9, Nov 14-Nov 15

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Nov 22-Nov 27 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 1-Oct 6 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Hunt-and-Learn Georgia R3 Dove Field Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 Sign-in

Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Nov 21-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31 Sign-in

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 200

2022-23

Hunt-and-Learn Georgia R3 Dove Field Sep 3, Sep 10 Sign-in

Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 20-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31 Sign-in

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 200

Quail

Bag limit is 6 per person or 12 per party for quail.

  

2021-22

Dec 4, Dec 18, Jan 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Dec 3, Dec 17, Jan 21 Sign-in

Rabbit

Bag limit=3 rabbits/person/day.

2021-22

Hunt-and-Learn Dec 11, Jan 7-Jan 9

2022-23

Hunt-and-Learn Dec 10, Jan 6-Jan 8

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-Apr 22, May 9-May 15 Sign-in Quota 25

Hunt-and-Learn Apr 29-May 1

Youth Apr 9-Apr 15, May 2-May 8 Sign-in Quota 25

2022-23

Apr 15-Apr 21, May 8-May 14 Sign-in Quota 25

Hunt-and-Learn Apr 28-Apr 30

Youth Apr 8-Apr 14, May 1-May 7 Sign-in Quota 25

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

Cohutta WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's except on designated ATV trails.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Sep 11-Oct 6, Oct 11-Nov 30, Dec 6-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 7-Oct 10, Dec 1-Dec 5 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Sep 10-Oct 5, Oct 10-Nov 29, Dec 5-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 6-Oct 9, Nov 30-Dec 4 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Collins Rd VPA

Special Regulations

No ATVs. No camping. Bird dog training: Sun-Tues & Thurs-Fri year-round. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Rabbit

Wed & Sat during statewide season

2021-22

Nov 13, Nov 17, Nov 20, Nov 24, Nov 27, Dec 1, Dec 4, Dec 8, Dec 11, Dec 15, Dec 18, Dec 22, Dec 25, Dec 29, Jan 1, Jan 5, Jan 8, Jan 12, Jan 15, Jan 19, Jan 22, Jan 26, Jan 29, Feb 2, Feb 5, Feb 9, Feb 12, Feb 16, Feb 19, Feb 23, Feb 26

2022-23

Nov 12, Nov 16, Nov 19, Nov 23, Nov 26, Nov 30, Dec 3, Dec 7, Dec 10, Dec 14, Dec 17, Dec 21, Dec 24, Dec 28, Dec 31, Jan 4, Jan 7, Jan 11, Jan 14, Jan 18, Jan 21, Jan 25, Jan 28, Feb 1, Feb 4, Feb 8, Feb 11, Feb 15, Feb 18, Feb 22, Feb 25

Small Game

Rabbit only

Conasauga River WMA

Special Regulations

No ATVs. No camping.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Dec 10, Dec 12-Dec 17, Dec 19-Dec 24, Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Dec 9, Dec 11-Dec 16, Dec 18-Dec 23, Dec 25-Jan 1 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 24 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 23 Sign-in

Waterfowl

January - Saturdays only during statewide season.

2021-22

Dec 11, Dec 18, Dec 25 Sign-in Quota 3

2022-23

Dec 10, Dec 17, Dec 24 Sign-in Quota 3

Coopers Creek WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Sep 11-Oct 6, Nov 1-Nov 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 1-Dec 5 Bonus Deer

Firearms Buck Only Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Oct 27-Oct 31 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Buck Only Oct 8-Oct 10 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Sep 10-Oct 5, Nov 1-Nov 13 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 30-Dec 4 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Oct 26-Oct 30 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Buck Only Oct 7-Oct 9 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Coosawattee WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's. Hunters must sign-in for big game hunts and check-out bonus deer and bear at the Carter's Lake WMA check station.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 14, Oct 18-Nov 3, Nov 7-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer Quota 35

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 17 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 20, Oct 18-Nov 2, Nov 6-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5 Bonus Deer Quota 35

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 21-Oct 23 Bonus Deer

Dove

State Season

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Cordele Fish Hatchery

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Waterfowl

Maximum 3 persons per party. Shooting hours end at 12 noon. Designated Pond Only.

2021-22

Dec 18, Jan 1 Sign-in Quota 3

Youth Dec 4, Jan 15 Sign-in Quota 3

2022-23

Dec 17, Dec 31 Sign-in Quota 3

Youth Dec 3, Jan 14 Sign-in Quota 3

Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's. All non-hunting activities except camping are closed during firearms deer hunts. Additionally, horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00am during archery deer and turkey season. Firearms restrictions apply to certain portions of the WMA (consult WMA map for specific limitations).

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Dec 12-Jan 1 Sign-in

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 15, Oct 18-Nov 10, Nov 14-Dec 7 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 8-Dec 11 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 11-Nov 13 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Oct 17 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Sep 10-Oct 21, Oct 24-Nov 9, Nov 13-Dec 6, Dec 11-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 7-Dec 10 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 10-Nov 12 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Oct 23 Bonus Deer

Dog Training

Aug 15 - Mar 19, except during firearms deer hunts. Training limited to designated areas (see map).

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9-Oct 10, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in Quota 40

2022-23

Apr 15-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14 Sign-in Quota 40

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Special Regulations

Registration opens July 1st at www.pay.gov. Hunting fee is $35. No standby hunters. No non-hunters. Cumberland Island Ferry is available for access to and from the island for a fee. Mandatory check-in starts at 9:00 AM EST one day prior to hunt at Plum Orchard Camp and Brickhill Campground. Children must be 12-17 for Youth Hunt; under age 16 must be accompanied by and under direct supervision of an adult at all times during the hunt. All NPS regulations apply to hunting areas. On primitive weapons hunts, modern centerfire handguns that meet state regulations may be used. Buckshot prohibited. Visit www.nps.gov/cuis/ for detailed information. No May 16-31 Coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Oct 5-Oct 7, Bonus Deer Quota 125

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Nov 9-Nov 11, Dec 7-Dec 9, Bonus Deer Quota 100

Youth Firearms Either Sex Dec 20-Dec 21, Bonus Deer Quota 50

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Oct 4-Oct 6, Bonus Deer Quota 125

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Nov 8-Nov 10,, Dec 6-Dec 8, Bonus Deer Quota 100

Youth Firearms Either Sex Dec 19-Dec 20, Bonus Deer Quota 50

Feral hog

2021-22

Firearms Hog Only Jan 4-Jan 6, Jan 25-Jan 27 Sign-in Quota 100

2022-23

Firearms Hog Only Jan 3-Jan 5, Jan 24-Jan 26 Sign-in Quota 100

Dawson Forest WMA

Special Regulations

All trails are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 AM during archery and turkey seasons. Special rules apply to horse, bicycle and camping use; rules are posted at trailhead, camping areas & WMA check station. Permits are required for horse, bicycle and camping use. Permits must be completed and on person to be valid. Roads on the city of Atlanta Tract are closed to vehicles daily from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM except for individuals legally camping, hunting, or fishing on the area.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Oct 13, Dec 13-Dec 26 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day Oct 28-Oct 31 Bonus Deer

Firearms Quality Buck Only Nov 10-Nov 14, Dec 2-Dec 5 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 15-Oct 17 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Oct 12, Dec 12-Dec 25 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day Oct 27-Oct 30 Bonus Deer

Firearms Quality Buck Only Nov 9-Nov 13, Dec 1-Dec 4 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 14-Oct 16 Bonus Deer

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4 Quota 40

Sep 6, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3 Quota 40

Sep 5, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Di-Lane Plantation WMA

Special Regulations

Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side are legal. For information about bird dog field trials call 706-595-4222. No May 16-31 coyote season.

  

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Oct 6 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 11-Nov 13 Bonus Deer

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 7-Oct 9, Oct 21-Oct 23 Bonus Deer Quota 400

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Oct 12 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 10-Nov 12 Bonus Deer

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 13-Oct 15, Oct 27-Oct 29 Bonus Deer Quota 400

Dove

Quota; No dove hunting outside of dove fields. Field 2 only (South of Rocky Creek) Jan. 1-31

2021-22

Field 1 & 2 Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Nov 20-Nov 28 Sign-in

Field 1 Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 100

Field 2 Jan 1-Jan 31 Sign-in

Youth Field 2 Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 75

2022-23

Field 1 & 2 Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27 Sign-in

Field 1 Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 100

Field 2 Jan 1-Jan 31 Sign-in

Youth Field 2 Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 75

Quail

Quota: limit 6 quail/person, 12 quail/party. Quail hunters may take woodcock, snipe, and other gamebirds with an open season.

2021-22

Dec 1, Dec 4, Dec 8, Dec 11, Dec 15, Dec 18, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9 Sign-in Quota 8

Youth Feb 5 Sign-in Quota 8

2022-23

Dec 3, Dec 7, Dec 10, Dec 14, Dec 17, Dec 21, Dec 28, Dec 31, Feb 8 Sign-in Quota 8

Youth Feb 4 Sign-in Quota 8

Rabbit

Rabbit hunting in designated areas only.

Small Game

Squirrel hunting area wide during state season on dates open for small game. Rabbit hunting in designated areas only. Rabbit, raccoon, and woodcock hunting permitted South of Rocky Creek only Jan. 1-31. Designated areas posted at check station.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-Apr 22, Apr 23-Apr 29 Sign-in Quota 30

Apr 30-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in Quota 20

2022-23

Apr 15-Apr 21, Apr 22-Apr 28 Sign-in Quota 30

Apr 29-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 8-Apr 14 Sign-in Quota 20

Dixon Bay WMA

Special Regulations

No camping.

  

Alligator

Alligator hunting prohibited.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 12 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Nov 13-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 11 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Nov 12-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

Furbearer hunting prohibited.

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Dixon Memorial WMA

Special Regulations

Alligators may not be taken on the Federal portion of Cowhouse Island or Laura S. Walker State Park. No airboats.

Bear

Bears may not be taken on the Federal portion of Cowhouse Island.

2021-22

Archery Sep 23-Sep 25 Sign-in

Firearms Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Oct 7-Oct 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Sep 30-Oct 2 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Sep 22-Sep 24 Sign-in

Firearms Nov 3-Nov 5 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Oct 6-Oct 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Sep 29-Oct 1 Bonus Deer

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

Dog-deer hunting allowed in designated area only. All dogs used in the dog-deer hunt must be marked with the selected hunter's name and phone number. The dog-deer hunting area will be closed to all users during dog-deer hunts except to hunters with a valid quota permit.

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 28, Oct 3-Oct 6, Oct 10-Oct 15 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 17, Oct 23-Oct 26 Sign-in

Firearms Dog Deer Nov 20, Dec 4 Sign-in, Buckshot only Quota 3

Firearms Either Sex Nov 24-Nov 28 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 29-Oct 2 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 27, Oct 2-Oct 5, Oct 9-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 15-Oct 16, Oct 22-Oct 25 Sign-in

Firearms Dog Deer Nov 19, Dec 3 Sign-in, Buckshot Only Quota 3

Firearms Either Sex Nov 23-Nov 27 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 28-Oct 1 Bonus Deer

Deer/Bear

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 6-Oct 8 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4-Oct 10, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3-Sep 27, Nov 19-Nov 22, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Dodge County PFA

Special Regulations

Hunting in designated area only. Area map posted at office and kiosk. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Alligator

Night hunting only.

2021-22

Sep 10-Sep 12 Sign-in

2022-23

Sep 9-Sep 11 Sign-in

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 14 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 13 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Youth Apr 22-Apr 23, Apr 29-Apr 30 Sign-in Quota 2

2022-23

Youth Apr 21-Apr 22, Apr 28-Apr 29 Sign-in Quota 2

Doerun Pitcherplant Bog WMA

Special Regulations

Doerun Pitcherplant Bog WMA contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources, vehicular access is limited. No ATVs or horses allowed. No Camping. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

No fox or bobcat hunting. No fox squirrel hunting.

2021-22

Jan 10-Feb 28

2022-23

Jan 9-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Youth Apr 9-Apr 10, Apr 16-Apr 17 Sign-in Quota 1

2022-23

Youth Apr 8-Apr 9, Apr 15-Apr 16 Sign-in Quota 1

Dukes Creek - Smithgall Woods State Park

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Sep 17-Sep 19 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 1-Dec 4 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Nov 10-Nov 13 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Buck Only Oct 15-Oct 17 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Sep 16-Sep 18 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 30-Dec 3 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Nov 9-Nov 12 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Buck Only Oct 14-Oct 16 Sign-in

Small Game

Small Game hunting by reservation only. Maximum 10 furbearer hunters/25 small game hunters per hunt period. Reservations must be made beginning Nov. 1 by calling (706) 878-3087.

2021-22

Dec 9-Dec 11, Jan 6-Jan 8, Feb 3-Feb 5

2022-23

Dec 8-Dec 10, Jan 5-Jan 7, Feb 2-Feb 4

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 15-Apr 17, Apr 29-May 1, May 13-May 15 Bonus Deer Quota 20

2022-23

Apr 14-Apr 16, Apr 28-Apr 30, May 12-May 14 Bonus Deer Quota 20

Dupont Tract VPA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Bear

2021-22

Archery Sep 16-Sep 18 Sign-in

Archery Sep 23-Sep 25, Sep 30-Oct 2, Oct 7 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Sep 15-Sep 17 Sign-in

Archery Sep 22-Sep 24, Sep 29-Oct 1, Oct 6-Oct 8 Sign-in

Deer

2021-22

Archery Nov 15-Jan 9 Sign-in

Archery Sep 11-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Oct 30-Nov 14 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Nov 14-Jan 8 Sign-in

Archery Sep 10-Oct 28 Sign-in

Firearms Oct 29-Nov 13 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Echeconnee Creek WMA

Special Regulations

Archery only area. Public access to Ocmulgee River tract is only by boat. No camping. Firearms prohibited.

  

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Elbert County WMA

Special Regulations

No camping. Sign-in required only on Vaughter Tract.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 30-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 4 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Elmodel WMA

Special Regulations

No Camping. Dog training in designated area only.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4-Oct 10, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Quail

Quail hunting on designated dates only. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in (survey) per party. Bag limit is 3 per person.

2021-22

Nov 13, Nov 16, Nov 20, Nov 23, Nov 27, Nov 30, Dec 4, Dec 7, Dec 11, Dec 14, Dec 18, Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 1, Jan 4, Jan 8, Jan 11, Jan 15, Jan 18, Jan 22, Jan 25, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19

2022-23

Nov 12, Nov 15, Nov 19, Nov 22, Nov 26, Nov 29, Dec 3, Dec 6, Dec 10, Dec 13-Dec 17, Dec 17, Dec 20, Dec 27, Dec 31, Jan 3, Jan 7, Jan 10, Jan 14, Jan 17, Jan 21, Jan 24, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18 Sign-in

Small Game

No fox or bobcat hunting.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Eufaula NWR

Special Regulations

Apply July 9-Aug. 15 for youth deer hunts; Aug. 1-Sept. 15 for waterfowl hunts. User fees must be prepaid ($2 per hunter). Eligible ages for all youth hunts (deer and waterfowl) are 10-15 years. A waterfowl permit holder is allowed to bring up to two guests (no more than 3 individuals/blind). No May 16-31 Coyote season.

Alligator

Closed to alligator hunting.

Deer

Bradley Unit opens for archery Nov. 1.

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 2, Oct 16 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 1, Oct 15 Bonus Deer

Waterfowl

Q16 Ducks and Geese Only: Wednesdays during statewide season. Shell limit is 25. Youth Hunt: Check with refuge office for specific dates. Shell limit is 25. Portions of Chattahoochee River and Walter F. George Reservoir within the Eu-Eufaula NWR boundaries are closed to waterfowl hunting.

  

Evans County PFA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Alligator

Night hunting only.

2021-22

Sep 3-Sep 5 Sign-in

2022-23

Sep 2-Sep 4 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Hunting allowed in waterfowl impoundment only. No boats allowed. Maximum of 3 people per blind. Parties must stay in designated spots, must stay together, and must stay within 100 feet of blind marker except when retrieving game. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Special Regulations

Hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 pm on the evening before the hunt. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 non-refundable, non-transferable park-hunting fee and a $5 Park Pass will be required. ATVs prohibited. Cabins and campsites (hunters only) may be reserved by calling the park office at (706) 663-4858. All park facilities will be closed during the hunt. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Jan 3-Jan 4 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Fishing Creek WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 30-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 4 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4-Oct 10, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Wednesdays and Saturdays only during statewide season. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Flat Creek PFA

Special Regulations

No camping. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Alligator

Night only. No daytime hunting.

2021-22

Sep 10-Sep 12

2022-23

Sep 9-Sep 11

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Dog Training

Bird dog training allowed August 15-March 15 only.

Dove

2021-22

Oct 2, Oct 9, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Youth Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25

2022-23

Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Youth Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

During second season Wednesdays and Saturdays only. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

2021-22

Nov 20, Nov 27 Sign-in Quota 3

2022-23

Nov 19, Nov 26 Sign-in Quota 3

Flat Tub WMA

Special Regulations

No ATVs.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Nov 20, Dec 26-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 21-30 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 19, Dec 26-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 20-30 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Flint River WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Sep 20, Nov 21-Nov 30 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 18-Nov 20 Bonus Deer Quota 25

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 4-Nov 6 Sign-in Quota 25

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 9-Oct 17 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Sep 19, Nov 20-Nov 29 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 17-Nov 19 Bonus Deer Quota 25

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 3-Nov 5 Sign-in Quota 25

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 8-Oct 16 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18-Sep 30, Nov 21-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17-Sep 30, Nov 20-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Fort Gordon

Special Regulations

Hunting and fishing permits are offered to the general public through "ftgordon.isportsman.net". Lottery winners can purchase any outdoor recreation permit, valid for one year from date of purchase or no later than Aug. 1 of the year following the drawing. Application period begins July 1 and ends July 15 each year. All hunters, regardless of age, must possess a Hunter Education Certificate. For more information go to "https://ftgordon.isportsman.net". No May 16-31 Coyote season.

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield

Special Regulations

All hunters must set up an account and acquire a permit at https://ftstewart.isportsman.net. Mandatory check-in. All hunting is subject to post regulations and access for hunting is not guaranteed. No May 16-31 Coyote season.

Alligator

2021-22

Either Sex Aug 21-Oct 3

2022-23

Aug 20-Oct 2

Deer

Additional permits and restrictions apply, visit https://ftstewart.isportsman.net for details.

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Jan 10-Jan 30

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8

Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Jan 9

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 7, Jan 9-Jan 29

Firearms Either Sex Oct 15-Jan 8

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 8-Oct 14

Quail

2021-22

Nov 13-Feb 27

2022-23

Nov 12-Feb 26

Rabbit

2021-22

Nov 13-Feb 27

2022-23

Nov 12-Feb 26

Squirrel

2021-22

Aug 21-Feb 27

2022-23

Aug 20-Feb 26

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15

Fort Yargo State Park

Special Regulations

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 pm. on the evening before the hunt. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at (706) 356-4362. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public during hunt. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Coyote season.

Deer

5 deer limit, no more than 2 may be antlered bucks.

2021-22

Firearms Either Sex Nov 30-Dec 1 Bonus Deer Quota 85

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Nov 29-Nov 30 Bonus Deer Quota 85

Gaither WMA

Special Regulations

No horseback riding. Bicycles are only permitted for hunter access. Archery only area is South of Old Post Rd and East of Davis Ford Rd and is only for deer on the deer hunting dates. All other species can be hunted with firearms except deer in this area. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Oct 16-Oct 24, Nov 15-Nov 17 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Dec 20-Dec 26 Sign-in Quota 25

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Oct 22-Oct 30, Nov 14-Nov 16 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6, Jan 6-Jan 8 Sign-in Quota 25

Youth Firearms Either Sex Dec 19-Dec 25 Sign-in Quota 25

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 16-Apr 22, Apr 23-Apr 29 Sign-in Quota 10

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 15-Apr 21, Apr 22-Apr 28 Sign-in Quota 10

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Germany Creek WMA

Special Regulations

No camping.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 30-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 4 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Grand Bay WMA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. Harvested deer must be removed from the area whole (no field dressing). No ATVs or motorcycles. A valid Moody Air Force Base Hunting and Fishing Permit may be substituted for WMA license. Hiking trail from check station closed to hikers during firearms deer hunts. Federal lands within WMA may be closed for military training. No firearms hunting within designated archery-only areas.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 12, Sep 18-Sep 19, Sep 25-Sep 26, Nov 20-Nov 21, Dec 4-Dec 5, Dec 18-Dec 19, Dec 25-Dec 26, Jan 1-Jan 2 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Oct 17 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Oct 23-Oct 24, Oct 30-Oct 31, Nov 6-Nov 7, Nov 13-Nov 14, Nov 27-Nov 28, Dec 11-Dec 12 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 10 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 2-Oct 3 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 11, Sep 17-Sep 18, Sep 24-Sep 25, Nov 19-Nov 20, Dec 3-Dec 4, Dec 17-Dec 18, Dec 24-Dec 25, Dec 31-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 16 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Oct 23, Oct 29-Oct 30, Nov 5-Nov 6, Nov 12-Nov 13, Nov 26-Nov 27, Dec 10-Dec 11 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 8-Oct 9 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 1-Oct 2 Sign-in

Small Game

No fox squirrel or furbearer hunting.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 30-May 1 Sign-in

Youth Apr 9-Apr 10, Apr 23-Apr 24 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 29-Apr 30 Sign-in

Youth Apr 8-Apr 9, Apr 22-Apr 23 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Saturdays and Sundays only during statewide season.

  

Griffin Ridge WMA

Special Regulations

No ATVs or horses. No vehicles allowed beyond designed parking areas. River access allowed. Camping only at Fountain Hole camping area.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8, Dec 4-Dec 26 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Nov 14 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 17 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 29-Oct 31 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14, Dec 3-Dec 25 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 13 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 23 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 28-Oct 30 Sign-in

Small Game

No furbearer season.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-Apr 22, Apr 30-May 6, May 7-May 13 Sign-in Quota 25

Youth Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in Quota 25

2022-23

Apr 15-Apr 21, Apr 29-May 5, May 6-May 12 Sign-in Quota 25

Youth Apr 8-Apr 14 Sign-in Quota 25

Hannahatchee WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18-Sep 30, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17-Sep 30, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Hard Labor Creek State Park

Special Regulations

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the evening before the hunt. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at (706) 557-3001. All other park facilities will be closed to the general public during deer hunt. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Coyote season.

Deer

5 deer limit, no more than 2 may be antlered bucks.

2021-22

Firearms Either Sex Nov 2-Nov 3 Bonus Deer Quota 250

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Nov 2-Nov 3 Bonus Deer Quota 250

Harris Neck NWR

Special Regulations

All hunters 16 years of age or older must purchase a $25 Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex Annual Hunt Permit at www.savannahcoastalpermits.com. Visit www.fws.gov/refuge/harris_neck for seasons, dates and more information. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Hart County WMA

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Nov 11 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 12-Nov 14 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 18-Nov 20 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 6, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 5, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Hiltonia WMA

Special Regulations

No camping.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 12 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Nov 13-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 11 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Nov 12-Jan 8 Sign-in

Dove

Saturdays only during 1st season.

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9 Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8 Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

No furbearer season.

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Hitchiti Experimental Forest

Special Regulations

Dates and regulations are the same as Piedmont NWR. The Hitchiti Experimental Forest is open for hunting only during Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge hunting seasons with a valid Piedmont Refuge hunting permit and in accordance with refuge specific regulations. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Small Game

Bag Limit of 1/day for Fox Squirrel

Turkey

Bag Limit 1

Horse Creek WMA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 15, Sep 19-Oct 1, Oct 4-Oct 26, Jan 1-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 27-Oct 30 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 9-Dec 11 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 18-Nov 20 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 16-Sep 18 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 2-Oct 3 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 14, Sep 18-Sep 30, Oct 3-Oct 25, Jan 1-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 26-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 8-Dec 10 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 17-Nov 19 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 15-Sep 17 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 1-Oct 2 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Hugh M. Gillis PFA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 14 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 13 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Youth Apr 15-Apr 16, Apr 29-Apr 30 Sign-in Quota 2

2022-23

Youth Apr 14-Apr 15, Apr 28-Apr 29 Sign-in Quota 2

Indian Ford Farm Dove Fields

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season. Hunters must sign-in at check station at 12:00 P.M. Maps and instructions will be provided at sign-in. Hunt is 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM. No ATVs. Hunters must use open gates to access fields; DO NOT climb fences. It is of utmost importance to have no litter left behind, including expended shotgun shells. Extra caution should be taken to ensure absolutely no live shells are left behind!

Dove

2021-22

Youth Sep 11 Sign-in Quota 50

2022-23

Youth Sep 10 Sign-in Quota 50

J.L. Lester WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's. No night hunting. Fishing prohibited during deer hunts, quota hunts and field trials. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Nov 22-Nov 28, Dec 25-Dec 31 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 2-Oct 3, Jan 8-Jan 9 Bonus Deer Quota 20

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Nov 21-Nov 27, Dec 24-Jan 1 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 8-Oct 9, Jan 7-Jan 8 Bonus Deer Quota 20

Dog Training

Aug 15 - Mar 19, except during deer hunts, quota hunts and field trials.

  

Dove

2021-22

Sep 18, Sep 25

Youth Sep 4, Sep 11

2022-23

Sep 17, Sep 24

Youth Sep 3, Sep 10

Quail

2021-22

Jan 1, Feb 27 Quota 5

2022-23

Dec 31, Feb 26 Quota 5

Rabbit

2021-22

Jan 2, Feb 26 Quota 5

2022-23

Jan 1, Feb 25 Quota 5

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Joe Kurz WMA

Special Regulations

Bird dog training allowed August 15-March 15 in designated areas, except during deer and quota quail hunts, in designated area only.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

  

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 31-Nov 7 Sign-in

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Sep 19 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day Oct 14-Oct 16, Oct 28-Oct 30 Bonus Deer Quota 100

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Sep 18, Nov 6-Nov 11 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day Oct 20-Oct 22, Nov 3-Nov 5 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9-Oct 10, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 15, Jan 17-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 14, Jan 16-Jan 31

Quail

Bag limit is 6 per person or 12 per party.

2021-22

Dec 11, Jan 16, Feb 5 Sign-in Quota 3

2022-23

Dec 10, Jan 15, Feb 4 Sign-in Quota 3

Rabbit

Bag limit=3 rabbits/person/day.

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 17, Apr 30-May 8 Sign-in Quota 25

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 16, Apr 29-May 7 Sign-in Quota 25

Waterfowl

Wednesdays and Saturdays only during statewide season. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

John's Mountain WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 29, Nov 1-Nov 17, Nov 21-Dec 25 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 18-Nov 20 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 30-Oct 31 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 28, Oct 31-Nov 16, Nov 20-Dec 25 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 17-Nov 19 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 29-Oct 30 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Keg Creek WMA

Special Regulations

No camping.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Kretlow Farm VPA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Lake Russell WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 7, Oct 11-Oct 16 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 24-Nov 27 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Dec 9-Dec 15 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 8-Oct 10 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Nov 7 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 6, Oct 10-Oct 15 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 23-Nov 26 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Dec 8-Dec 14 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Lake Seminole WMA

Special Regulations

No camping. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

State Season. No hunting waterfowl within 300 yards of a house, dock, building, or other structure, or a developed recreation area (i.e. beach, campground, boat ramp, etc.)

  

Lake Sidney Lanier - Buford Dam

Special Regulations

All facilities will be closed to the general public during the hunts. Limit: 2, only one of which may be antlered. Hunters must apply by letter no later than October 10, 4:30 PM. Hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 P.M. the evening before the hunt. Visit http://go.usa.gov/SE85 for more information. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Lake Sidney Lanier - Islands

Special Regulations

Hunters must apply by letter no later than October 10, 4:30 PM. Visit http://go.usa.gov/SE85 for more information. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

Limit of one deer per day which counts against state bag limit. Hunters must record harvest through Georgia Game Check.

  

Lake Walter F. George WMA

Special Regulations

No camping. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

State season. No hunting waterfowl within 300 yards of a house, dock, building, or other structure, or a developed recreation area (i.e. beach, camp-ground, boat ramp, etc.) Eufaula Wildlife Refuge has separate regulations.

  

Lanahassee Creek VPA

Quail

Quail hunting by quota only. Maximum 3 persons per party. Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in (survey) per party.

  

Lanahassee WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Oct 8, Oct 16-Nov 7 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 18-Nov 20, Dec 2-Dec 4 Bonus Deer Quota 50

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Oct 14, Oct 22-Nov 6 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 17-Nov 19, Dec 1-Dec 3 Bonus Deer Quota 50

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 25-Dec 31 Sign-in

Quail

Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in (survey) per party.

2021-22

Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 12 Sign-in

2022-23

Nov 20, Dec 4, Dec 11 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

Turkey hunting prohibited due to low population levels.

Little Ocmulgee State Park

Alligator

Alligator hunting by special permit only; open only to drawn quota hunters for alligator zone #4 who apply and are selected for the park hunt. Interested hunters must call 229-896-3551 no later than close of business on July 31 to apply. Selected hunters will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass is required. Only night hunting is permitted (30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise). Hunting is allowed Sunday nights through Thursday nights only, during state season. Special permit restriction apply. Special permit hunters may legally harvest one alligator at least 48" or greater in length. Only one vessel is permitted per special permit. Fishing/boating and other non-permitted lake activities are prohibited by regulation after sunset and before sunrise.

Little Satilla WMA

Special Regulations

No camping.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 18-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Oct 23 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 24-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Lola Tract VPA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Bear

2021-22

Archery Sep 16-Sep 18, Sep 23-Sep 25, Sep 30-Oct 2, Oct 7-Oct 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Sep 15-Sep 17, Sep 22-Sep 24, Sep 29-Oct 1, Oct 6-Oct 8 Sign-in

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 29, Nov 15-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 30-Nov 14 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 28, Nov 14-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 29-Nov 13 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

London Farms VPA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season. Selected hunters may start checking in at noon on the first hunt (Sept 4, 2021) and hunt until 30 minutes before official sunset. Selected hunters may check in 6:00 AM on the Sept 11, 2021 hunt and hunt from 30 minutes before sunrise until noon. No blinds, buckets, seats or other devices may be placed on the field until the hunter has checked in. No stand-bys. Selected hunters may bring up to two guests.

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11 Quota 30

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10 Quota 30

Lower Broad River WMA

Special Regulations

No camping.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 30-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 4 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 30

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 30

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Lula Bridge WMA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Waterfowl

2021-22

Sep 4-Sep 26, Oct 9-Oct 24, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 12-Jan 31

Youth Nov 13-Nov 14

2022-23

Sep 3-Sep 25, Oct 8-Oct 23, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 12-Jan 31

Youth Nov 12-Nov 13

Mayhaw WMA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Nov 30 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 1-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 30 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 1-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

McDuffie PFA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Dove

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 25

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 25

Waterfowl

Waterfowl hunters must check kiosk at entrance gate for information on which ponds are open. Designated ponds only. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

2021-22

Dec 18, Dec 25, Jan 1

2022-23

Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31

McEntire Road VPA

Special Regulations

No ATV's. VPA is only open to the public for hunting during designated seasons. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25-Oct 3

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24-Oct 2

McGraw Ford WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 1 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9-Oct 10, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in Quota 10

2022-23

Apr 15-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14 Sign-in Quota 10

Mead Farm WMA

Special Regulations

Foot traffic only. No camping. Bird dog training is allowed year-round.

Deer

Archery only

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 1 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 15, Sep 18, Sep 22, Sep 25, Dec 15, Dec 18, Dec 22, Dec 25, Dec 29, Jan 1, Jan 5, Jan 8, Jan 12, Jan 15, Jan 19, Jan 22, Jan 26, Jan 29

Youth Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 14, Sep 17, Sep 21, Sep 24, Dec 14, Dec 17, Dec 21, Dec 24, Dec 28, Dec 31, Jan 4, Jan 7, Jan 11, Jan 14, Jan 18, Jan 21, Jan 25, Jan 28

Youth Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26

Mistletoe State Park

Special Regulations

Hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 pm on the evening before the hunt. Two deer limit. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the Park Office at 706-541-0321. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public during the hunt. No ATVs. No May 16-31 coyote season.

  

Deer

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Nov 15-Nov 16 Bonus Deer Quota 75

Montezuma Bluffs WMA

Special Regulations

Montezuma Bluffs WMA contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources, vehicular access is limited to boat landing road. No ATVs or horses allowed. No camping. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

No fox or bobcat hunting.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Moody Forest WMA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season. No ATVs. Check for prescribed burn info and Sign-In at kiosk on East River Rd.

Deer

2021-22

Firearms Either Sex Nov 1-Dec 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Nov 1-Dec 15 Sign-in

Small Game

Squirrel hunting only. No fox squirrels may be taken.

Squirrel Only

2021-22

Nov 1-Jan 20

2022-23

Nov 1-Jan 20

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 15-Apr 30 Sign-in

Youth Apr 9-Apr 10 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 14-Apr 29 Sign-in

Youth Apr 8-Apr 9 Sign-in

Morgan Lake WMA

Special Regulations

Archery Only Area for all species. The operation of a Personal Watercraft (defined in GA Code 52-7-8.2 and commonly known as a "jet ski") on Morgan Lake and other water bodies within Morgan Lake WMA is prohibited.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Oaky Woods WMA

Special Regulations

No bear hunting.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 23-Dec 26 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 28-Oct 30 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Dec 2-Dec 4 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 7 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 22-Dec 25 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 27-Oct 29 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Dec 1-Dec 3 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 8-Oct 14 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in Quota 80

2022-23

Apr 15-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14 Sign-in Quota 80

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Ocmulgee WMA

Special Regulations

No bear hunting.

Alligator

Alligator hunting on Ocmulgee PFA allowed Sept. 3-5, 2021, and Sept. 2-4, 2022. No hunting during daylight hours.

  

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 9-Dec 12 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 21-Oct 23 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 18-Nov 20 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 2-Oct 8 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 30 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 8-Dec 11 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 27-Oct 29 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 17-Nov 19 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 1-Oct 7 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 23-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 16-Apr 22 Sign-in Quota 100

2022-23

Apr 22-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 15-Apr 21 Sign-in Quota 100

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Ocmulgee WMA - Gum Swamp Creek

Special Regulations

No camping. Bird dog training allowed August 15-March 15.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Oconee National Forest

Special Regulations

No dog training Mar. 20-July 31, 2021, 2022 & 2023, Sept. 12, 2021-Jan. 1, 2022 and Sept. 10, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023. Pursuit of bears with dogs is prohibited. Hogs may be taken only during daylight hours consistent with regulations above. Coyotes may be taken during deer, turkey and small game hunts; weapons are restricted to legal firearms and archery equipment for the game species specified for a particular hunt as indicated heretofore; electronic calls may be used; night hunting is prohibited. Placing, leaving, or depositing any food, bait or refuse in a manner likely to attract or concentrate any wildlife, whether for purposes of hunting or viewing animals, is prohibited. It is also prohibited to fail to properly store food or refuse to prevent access by wildlife. For public health and safety, the transportation of a loaded long gun or cocked crossbow in a motor vehicle is prohibited. NOTE: A firearm is considered "loaded" if a round of ammunition is in the chamber or magazine, a percussion cap is on the nipple, or powder is present in the frizzen pan. A "Long gun" is a firearm with an extended barrel, usually designed to be fired braced against the shoulder. It shall include all rifles, shotguns, carbines, muzzleloaders, and/or other such weapons. For public health and safety, the possession of an alcoholic beverage as defined by state law, while hunting, is prohibited.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 29, Nov 1-Nov 26, Nov 29-Dec 5, Dec 26-Dec 31, Jan 3-Jan 9

Firearms Either Sex Oct 30-Oct 31, Nov 27-Nov 28, Jan 1-Jan 2

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 4, Nov 7-Nov 25, Nov 28-Dec 4, Dec 26-Dec 30, Jan 2-Jan 8

Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Nov 6, Nov 26-Nov 27, Dec 31-Jan 1

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

Bag Limit 1

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15

Oconee WMA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8, Nov 15-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Nov 14 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14, Nov 14-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Nov 13 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 11-Sep 14, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 60

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 60

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 23-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 16-Apr 22 Sign-in Quota 30

2022-23

Apr 22-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 15-Apr 21 Sign-in Quota 30

Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Waterfowl Area

Special Regulations

No fishing or hunting (other than ducks & geese and archery deer hunting during statewide archery and primitive weapons season) on waterfowl impoundments. Waterfowl hunting on impoundments 1 & 3 open only to hunters selected in quota drawing. Waterfowl hunters are prohibited from entering impoundments before 5:00 am on the day of the hunt and shooting hours end at 12 noon except on last hunt of the season when shooting hours end at legal sunset. Herndon Pond and Impoundment 2 are closed to hunting. Waterfowl hunting is prohibited on the Oconee River between Wallace Dam and GA HWY 16. Handicapped quota hunters may request assistance by calling (706) 595-4222. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 21 Sign-in

Waterfowl

2021-22

Pond 1 Dec 18, Dec 25, Jan 1, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29 Sign-in Quota 3

Pond 3 Dec 18, Dec 25, Jan 1, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29 Sign-in Quota 2

Youth Pond 1 Nov 13, Nov 27 Sign-in Quota 3

Youth Pond 3 Nov 13 Sign-in Quota 2

Youth Pond 3 Nov 27 Sign-in Quota 2

2022-23

Pond 1 Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28 Sign-in Quota 3

Pond 3 Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28 Sign-in Quota 2

Youth Pond 1 Nov 12, Nov 26 Sign-in Quota 3

Youth Pond 3 Nov 12, Nov 26 Sign-in Quota 2

Oconee WMA - Rock Hawk Trails & Effigy

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Nov 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Nov 21-Feb 28

Turkey

Selected quota turkey hunters only may hunt with firearms during quota hunt dates in this area.

  

2021-22

Archery Apr 23-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 22-May 15 Sign-in

Ohoopee Dunes WMA - North Tract

Special Regulations

Ohoopee Dunes WMA contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources vehicular access is limited. No ATV's or horses. No dogs from Mar. 1 - Nov. 1.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Dec 5-Jan 9 Sign-in

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 2-Dec 4 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 28-Oct 30 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Dec 4-Jan 8 Sign-in

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 1-Dec 3 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 27-Oct 29 Bonus Deer

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 23-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 16-Apr 22 Sign-in Quota 20

2022-23

Apr 22-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 15-Apr 21 Sign-in Quota 20

Ohoopee Dunes WMA - South Tract

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge-Cowhouse Unit

Special Regulations

Bears and alligators may not be taken. Foot travel only on ONWR portion of Cowhouse Island. No dogs allowed except pointing dogs for hunting quail. Sign-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Visit www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee for more information. Feral hogs may be taken May 16-31, no dogs allowed. No coyote hunting.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 28, Oct 3-Oct 6, Oct 10-Oct 15 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 17, Oct 23-Oct 26

Firearms Either Sex Nov 24-Nov 28 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 29-Oct 2 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 27, Oct 2-Oct 5, Oct 9-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5 Bonus Deer

Firearms Buck Only Oct 15-Oct 16, Oct 22-Oct 2

Firearms Either Sex Nov 23-Nov 27 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 6-Oct 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 28-Oct 1 Bonus Deer

Small Game

Quail, rabbit, squirrel only.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge-Pocket Unit

Special Regulations

Sign-in/sign-out required. Bears and alligators may not be taken. Foot travel only off paved road. No dogs allowed. Visit www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee for more information. No May 16-31 coyote season, no coyote hunting.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 7 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 6 Sign-in

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge-Suwannee Canal Unit

Special Regulations

Quota applications accepted Aug. 15 - Sept. 15 at http://www.fws.gov/forms/32354.pdf. Youth hunters are those 16 and under and supervised by an adult 21 or older. Hunter Education is required for youth hunters. Shooting hours close at noon; shotguns with slugs or muzzleloaders only; hunters will be charged a $15.00 permit fee; check-out required; hunters are not required to tag deer prior to check out - special NWR tags provided for two harvested deer; hunt area zoned; Chesser Island zone is for wheelchair and/or youth hunters only. No dogs allowed. Feral hogs may be taken: no limit. Visit www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee for more information. No May 16-31 coyote season, no coyote hunting.

Deer

2021-22

Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Oct 23 Bonus Deer Quota 30

Youth/Wheelchair Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Oct 23 Bonus Deer Quota 10

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Oct 21-Oct 22 Bonus Deer Quota 30

Youth/Wheelchair Firearms Either Sex Oct 21-Oct 22 Bonus Deer Quota 10

Oliver Bridge WMA

Special Regulations

No ATVs. No camping.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Ossabaw Island WMA

Special Regulations

Hunters on Ossabaw Island WMA will be required to furnish their own boat transportation to & from the island. Limited docking space is available; some boats may have to stream anchor. All hunter access to the island will be over the dock facilities at Newell Creek on the south end of the island. Hunters may not enter upon Ossabaw Island until 12:00 PM EST one day prior to check-in. Hunters may check-in at 9:00 AM EST one day prior to hunt & camps must be removed by 12:00 PM EST on the day following the hunt. One person from each campsite must check in and upon leaving check out from the campsite at the check-in station. No motorized vehicles allowed & only permitted activities allowed. No pets. Campfires restricted to provided fire rings. No access permitted to Ossabaw above high tide mark. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6, Dec 9-Dec 11 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 21-Oct 23 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 25-Nov 27 Bonus Deer Quota 75

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Oct 6-Oct 8 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5, Dec 8-Dec 10 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 20-Oct 22 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Youth Firearms Either Sex Nov 24-Nov 26 Bonus Deer Quota 75

Feral hog

2021-22

Firearms Hog Only Jan 20-Jan 22, Feb 3-Feb 5 Bonus Deer Quota 100

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Jan 19-Jan 21, Feb 2-Feb 4 Bonus Deer Quota 100

Otting WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 1 Sign-in

Dog Training

Furbearer Dog Training Area: Aug 15-Mar 19

  

Furbearer Dog Training

2021-22

Aug 15-Mar 19

2022-23

Aug 15-Mar 19

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Panola Mountain State Park

Special Regulations

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the evening before the hunt. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and $5 Park Pass will be required. Hunting within 50 yards of the PATH Trail is prohibited. An archery-only portion of the park may be available to a limited number of hunters drawn for the quota, details will be provided in selection letter. All other park facilities will be closed during the hunt. No ATVs. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

5 deer limit, no more than 2 may be antlered bucks.

2021-22

Firearms Either Sex Nov 9-Nov 10 Bonus Deer Quota 54

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Nov 8-Nov 9 Bonus Deer Quota 54

Paradise PFA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Dove

Dove hunting in designated fields only; shooting hours follow state regulations.

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Youth Sep 4

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 8-Jan 31

Youth Sep 3

Waterfowl

Hunting for ducks and geese in designated areas only. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

2021-22

Dec 16, Dec 30

2022-23

Dec 15, Dec 29

Paulding Forest WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's. Horse and bicycle trails and areas, except Silver Comet Trail, are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00am during archery deer and turkey hunts.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8, Oct 11-Nov 10 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Dec 9-Dec 12 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 11-Nov 14 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 10 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14, Oct 17-Nov 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Dec 8-Dec 11 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 10-Nov 13 Bonus Deer

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 16 Bonus Deer

Dog Training

Bird and Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug 15-Mar 19 except during firearms deer hunts.

  

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 17, Apr 23-May 1 Sign-in Quota 40

May 2-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 16, Apr 22-Apr 30 Sign-in Quota 40

May 1-May 15 Sign-in

Paulks Pasture WMA

Special Regulations

No camping. No horseback riding during deer hunts.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

Dog-deer hunting allowed in designated areas only. Dog-deer hunters must check in at check station prior to hunt. All dogs used in the dog-deer hunt must be marked with the selected hunter's name and phone number. The WMA will be closed to all users during dog-deer hunts except to hunters with a valid quota hunt permit.

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 15, Sep 20-Sep 28, Oct 4-Nov 19 Sign-in

Buckshot Only Dog Deer Either Sex Nov 26-Nov 27, Dec 3-Dec 4, Dec 17-Dec 18 Bonus Deer Quota 3

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Nov 2 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 20-Nov 24, Dec 19-Dec 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Sep 30-Oct 2 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 17-Sep 19 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 14, Sep 19-Sep 27, Oct 3-Nov 18 Sign-in

Buckshot Only Dog Deer Either Sex Nov 25-Nov 26, Dec 2-Dec 3, Dec 16-Dec 17 Bonus Deer Quota 3

Firearms Buck Only Oct 15-Nov 1 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 19-Nov 23, Dec 18-Dec 28 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Sep 29-Oct 1 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 16-Sep 18 Bonus Deer

Small Game

No furbearer hunting or dog training in Archery Only Areas.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Penholoway Swamp WMA

Special Regulations

Idle speed only on Cogden Lake. Access to Boyle's Island is by river only, except during the early season managed firearms hunts, pending river level and road conditions.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 22, Sep 27-Oct 5, Oct 10-Nov 19, Nov 27-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 20-Nov 26 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 24-Sep 26 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 21, Sep 26-Oct 4, Oct 9-Nov 18, Nov 26-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 19-Nov 25 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 6-Oct 8 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 23-Sep 25 Bonus Deer

Small Game

Bird dog training area located in the areas of Redman and Deadend Rds. No furbearer hunting or dog training in Archery Only Areas.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Perry Dove Field

Special Regulations

No camping. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19, Dec 26, Jan 2, Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18, Dec 25, Jan 1, Jan 8 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28

Phinizy Swamp WMA

Special Regulations

No camping.

Deer

Archery only

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Wednesdays and Saturdays only during statewide season. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 15, Sep 18, Sep 22, Sep 25, Nov 20, Nov 24, Nov 27, Dec 15, Dec 18, Dec 22, Dec 25, Dec 29, Jan 1, Jan 5, Jan 8, Jan 12, Jan 15, Jan 19, Jan 22, Jan 26, Jan 29

Youth Nov 13

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 14, Sep 17, Sep 21, Sep 24, Nov 19, Nov 23, Nov 26, Dec 14, Dec 17, Dec 21, Dec 24, Dec 28, Dec 31, Jan 4, Jan 7, Jan 11, Jan 14, Jan 18, Jan 21, Jan 25, Jan 28

Youth Nov 12

Piedmont NWR

Special Regulations

Refuge permits are required for all hunts. Applications for quota deer hunts must be received by August 25, 2021 and August 31, 2022. Quota turkey hunts applications must be received by February 23, 2022 and February 22, 2023. Permit fee required for all quota hunts. The Hitchiti Experimental Forest is open for hunting only during refuge hunting seasons with a valid Piedmont Refuge hunting permit and in accordance with refuge regulations. Baiting is prohibited. No May 16-31 coyote season. Contact the refuge office to obtain applications, permits and refuge specific hunting regulations (478-986-5441) or email piedmont@fws.gov.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 3

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 28-Oct 30 Quota 1250

Wheelchair Firearms Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 16 Sign-in Quota 25

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 16 Sign-in Quota 50

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 2

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5, Nov 10-Nov 12 Quota 1250

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 27-Oct 29 Quota 1250

Wheelchair Firearms Either Sex Oct 14-Oct 15 Sign-in Quota 25

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 14-Oct 15 Sign-in Quota 50

Quail

2021-22

Nov 26-Nov 27, Dec 10-Dec 11, Dec 23-Dec 24, Jan 7-Jan 8, Jan 21-Jan 22

2022-23

Nov 25-Nov 26, Dec 9-Dec 10, Dec 23-Dec 24, Jan 6-Jan 7, Jan 20-Jan 21

Rabbit

2021-22

Nov 15-Jan 31

2022-23

Nov 15-Jan 31

Raccoon/Opossum

2021-22

Dec 3-Dec 4, Dec 10-Dec 11, Dec 17-Dec 18, Dec 23-Dec 24, Dec 31-Jan 1, Jan 7-Jan 8, Jan 14-Jan 15, Jan 21-Jan 22, Jan 28-Jan 29

2022-23

Dec 2-Dec 3, Dec 9-Dec 10, Dec 16-Dec 17, Dec 23-Dec 24, Dec 30-Dec 31, Jan 6-Jan 7, Jan 13-Jan 14, Jan 20-Jan 21, Jan 27-Jan 28

Small Game

Bag Limit of 1/day for Fox Squirrel

  

Squirrel

2021-22

Aug 15-Sep 10, Oct 4-Oct 14, Oct 17-Oct 27, Oct 31-Nov 3, Nov 7-Nov 10, Nov 14-Jan 31

2022-23

Aug 15-Sep 9, Oct 3-Oct 13, Oct 16-Oct 26, Oct 30-Nov 2, Nov 6-Nov 9, Nov 13-Jan 31

Turkey

Bag Limit 1

  

2021-22

Apr 12-Apr 16, Apr 26-Apr 30, May 10-May 14 Quota 300

2022-23

Apr 11-Apr 15, Apr 25-Apr 29, May 9-May 13 Quota 300

Pine Log WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's. Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00am during archery deer and turkey hunts. No night hunting.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture. No night hunting.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 15 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 15-Dec 18 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 17-Nov 20 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 21 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 14-Dec 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 16-Nov 19 Bonus Deer

Dog Training

Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug 15 - Mar 19, except during firearms deer hunts.

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 100

Sep 5-Sep 6, Sep 10-Sep 13, Sep 17-Sep 20, Sep 24-Sep 27, Oct 1-Oct 4, Oct 8-Oct 10, Nov 21-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 100

Sep 4-Sep 5, Sep 9-Sep 12, Sep 16-Sep 19, Sep 23-Sep 26, Sep 30-Oct 3, Oct 7-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

No night hunting.

  

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Pleasant Valley VPA

Special Regulations

No ATV's.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Youth Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 15 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 16-Oct 22, Oct 23-Oct 29, Oct 30-Nov 5, Nov 6-Nov 12 Sign-in Quota 4

2022-23

Youth Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21, Oct 22-Oct 28, Oct 29-Nov 4, Nov 5-Nov 11 Sign-in Quota 4

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Sep 10, Feb 1-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Sep 9, Feb 1-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Youth Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Youth Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Youth: Saturdays only during statewide season.

  

Rayonier Corridor Lands WMA

Special Regulations

WMA consists of 300ft wide section of non-contiguous property on the Wayne County side of the Altamaha River, extending from mile 61 (Doe Eddy) to 1.2 miles down river. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

Area closed to deer hunting.

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

Area closed to turkey hunting

  

Red Top Mountain State Park

Special Regulations

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the evening before the hunt. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and $5 Park Pass will be required. Cabins and campsites (hunters only) will be available for hunter use and may be reserved through the park office at (770) 975-0055. All other park facilities will be closed during the hunt. No ATVs. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

5 deer limit, no more than 2 may be antlered bucks.

2021-22

Firearms Either Sex Nov 16-Nov 17 Bonus Deer Quota 50

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Nov 15-Nov 16 Bonus Deer Quota 50

Redlands WMA

Special Regulations

No hunting on Dyar's Pasture MARSH Pond.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 30-Nov 30, Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 4 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Nov 30, Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 18, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Youth Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 80

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Youth Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 80

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Redlands WMA - Watson's Spring Area

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Nov 30, Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Nov 30, Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Reed Bingham State Park

Alligator

Alligator hunting by special permit only; open only to drawn quota hunters for alligator zone #5 who apply and are selected for the park hunt. Interested hunters must call 229-868-7474 no later than close of business on July 31 to apply. Selected hunters will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass is required. Only night hunting is permitted (30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise). Hunting is allowed Sunday nights through Thursday nights only, during state season. Special permit restriction apply. Special permit hunters may legally harvest one alligator 48" or greater in length. Only one vessel is permitted per special permit. Fishing/boating and other non-permitted lake activities are prohibited by regulation after sunset and before sunrise.

Rich Mountain WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Sep 11-Nov 22, Nov 29-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 23-Nov 28 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Sep 10-Nov 21, Nov 28-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 22-Nov 27 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Rich Mountain WMA - Cartecay

Special Regulations

No ATV's. Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00am during deer, bear and turkey seasons.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 1 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Richard B. Russell State Park

Special Regulations

Hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 on the evening before the hunt. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at 706-213-2045. All other park facilities will be closed to the general public during the hunt. No ATVs. Wheelchair hunters must apply by letter by Oct. 15 to: Wheelchair Hunt RBR State Park, 2650 Russell State Park Dr., Elberton, GA 30635. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

5 deer limit, no more than 2 may be antlered bucks.

2021-22

Firearms Either Sex Dec 7-Dec 8 Bonus Deer Quota 60

Mobility Impaired Firearms Either Sex Dec 7-Dec 8 Bonus Deer Quota 20

2022-23

Firearms Either Sex Dec 6-Dec 7 Bonus Deer Quota 60

Mobility Impaired Firearms Either Sex Dec 6-Dec 7 Bonus Deer Quota 20

Richmond Hill WMA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 18-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Oct 23 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 24-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

No furbearer hunting or dog training in Archery Only Areas.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

River Bend WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 30, Oct 4-Oct 15 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 2-Dec 4 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 11-Nov 13 Bonus Deer

Mobility Impaired Firearms Either Sex Oct 2-Oct 3 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 22-Oct 24 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 29, Oct 3-Oct 21 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 1-Dec 3 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 10-Nov 12 Bonus Deer

Mobility Impaired Firearms Either Sex Oct 1-Oct 2 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 28-Oct 30 Sign-in

Dove

Saturdays only during 1st season.

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 9, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 30

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 30

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 23-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 16-Apr 22 Sign-in Quota 15

2022-23

Apr 22-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 15-Apr 21 Sign-in Quota 15

Waterfowl

Waterfowl may be hunted on impoundment and its surrounding roads/dikes until noon only on Wed., Sat. and Sun. during statewide season.

  

River Creek, The Rolf and Alexandra Kauka WMA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 18-Sep 26, Oct 9-Oct 17 Sign-in

Firearms Antlerless Only Jan 2-Jan 4 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 1-Dec 4 Bonus Deer Quota 35

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 3-Nov 6 Sign-in Quota 35

Youth Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 20-Dec 22 Sign-in Quota 35

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 17-Sep 25, Oct 8-Oct 16 Sign-in

Firearms Antlerless Only Jan 1-Jan 3 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 1-Dec 3 Bonus Deer Quota 35

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 2-Nov 5 Sign-in Quota 35

Youth Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 19-Dec 21 Sign-in Quota 35

Dove

Dove hunting by quota only.

2021-22

Youth Sep 4, Sep 11 Sign-in Quota 15

2022-23

Youth Sep 3, Sep 10 Sign-in Quota 15

Quail

Quail hunting on designated dates only. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in (survey) per party. Bag limit is 3 per person.

2021-22

Nov 13-Nov 16, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 18, Jan 1, Jan 21, Jan 22 Sign-in Quota 3

Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 8, Dec 29, Jan 4, Jan 5 Sign-in

Youth Jan 28, Jan 29 Sign-in Quota 3

2022-23

Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 17, Dec 31 Sign-in Quota 3

Nov 16, Nov 23, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 28 Sign-in

Small Game

No fox or bobcat hunting. No fox squirrel hunting.

  

2021-22

Jan 23-Feb 8

2022-23

Jan 22-Feb 7

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 23-Apr 25 Sign-in Quota 5

Youth Apr 9-Apr 11, Apr 16-Apr 18 Sign-in Quota 5

2022-23

Apr 22-Apr 24 Sign-in Quota 5

Youth Apr 8-Apr 10, Apr 15-Apr 17 Sign-in Quota 5

Waterfowl

2021-22

Youth Dec 11, Jan 7, Jan 8, Jan 14, Jan 15 Sign-in Quota 3

2022-23

Youth Dec 10 Sign-in Quota 3

Rocky Mountain Recreation PFA

Special Regulations

Daily use fee (per vehicle) required for all users. Waterfowl hunters only may use firearms. No ATV's. All activities prohibited on upper and lower reservoirs. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Antioch Lake: Jan 1-31, except No Sunday Hunting.

Heath Lake: State Season

  

Rogers State Prison Farm Dove Fields

Special Regulations

Hunters must check in at the Rogers State Prison front office (1978 GA Hwy 147, Reidsville, GA) and sign in at the sign-in kiosks located at the entrances to each field prior to hunting. WMA license is NOT required. A map of the fields will be located in the kiosks (and on our website) with designated parking areas delineated on the maps. State hunting regulations will apply to the dove fields for the first segment of the dove season. No ATVs or UTVs will be allowed on the fields. No hunting within 100 yards of residences or 50 yards of county roads. Hunters must use open gates to access fields; DO NOT climb fences. Please leave no litter behind, which includes spent shotgun shells. Extra caution should be taken to ensure no live shells are left on the field. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18 Sign-in

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17 Sign-in

Rogers WMA

Special Regulations

No camping.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 18-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Oct 23 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 24-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Rum Creek WMA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 3, Nov 20-Dec 3 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 11-Nov 13 Bonus Deer Quota 200

Firearms Either Sex Oct 21-Oct 23 Bonus Deer Quota 200

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 4-Oct 10 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 2, Nov 19-Dec 2 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Nov 10-Nov 12 Bonus Deer Quota 200

Firearms Either Sex Oct 27-Oct 29 Bonus Deer Quota 200

Specialty Firearms Either Sex Oct 3-Oct 9 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 4, Sep 11 Sign-in Quota 75

2022-23

Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Sep 3, Sep 10 Sign-in Quota 75

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-Apr 22, Apr 30-May 6 Sign-in Quota 25

Youth Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 23-Apr 29 Sign-in Quota 25

Youth May 7-May 13 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 15-Apr 21, Apr 29-May 5 Sign-in Quota 25

Youth Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 22-Apr 28 Sign-in Quota 25

Youth May 6-May 12 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Rum Creek is broken up into 3 areas for waterfowl hunting (shooting hours 30 minutes before sunrise until noon): East of Ebenezer Rd. (includes Lake Juliette) open for all hunters. Youth Waterfowl Days (youth only) and Wed.-Sun. during statewide season. Boat motors in excess of 25hp prohibited on Lake Juliette. Youth Area: Between Juliette Rd and Ebenezer Rd; only youth may hunt. Youth Waterfowl Days and Wednesday through Sunday only during statewide season. The MARSH Project: Area (everything west of Juliette Rd.) is only open for 2 youth quota hunts each season (only youths may hunt).

2021-22

Youth Dec 18, Jan 15 Sign-in Quota 3

2022-23

Youth Dec 17, Jan 14 Sign-in Quota 3

Rum Creek WMA - Berry Creek

Special Regulations

Archery only area. Camping prohibited. Firearms prohibited except as provided in O.C.G.A. 16-11-126.

Coyote

May 16-31, archery only.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

Falconry permitted during small game season.

2021-22

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Archery Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Sandhills WMA - East

Special Regulations

No camping. Bird dog training allowed Aug. 15-March 15 only.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

Hunting of fox squirrels is prohibited.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Sandhills WMA - West

Special Regulations

Camping in designated areas only. Bird dog training allowed Aug. 15-March 15 only.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Nov 5, Nov 8-Nov 26, Nov 29-Dec 24, Dec 27-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 6-Nov 7, Nov 27-Nov 28, Dec 25-Dec 26 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Oct 11-Oct 15 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 10 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 4, Nov 7-Nov 25, Nov 28-Dec 23, Dec 26-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Nov 6, Nov 26-Nov 27, Dec 24-Dec 25 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Buck Only Oct 17-Oct 21 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 16 Sign-in

Small Game

Hunting of fox squirrels is prohibited.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Sansavilla WMA

Special Regulations

This area includes the Wire Road Tract

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

Dog-deer hunting allowed in designated areas only. All dogs must be marked with the selected hunter's name and phone number. All vehicles used in the dog-deer hunt must display DNR issues permit on vehicle dash. Hunting area will be closed to all users during dog-deer hunt expect to hunters with a valid quota permit.

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 22, Sep 27-Oct 5, Oct 10-Oct 22, Oct 30-Nov 26 Sign-in

Buckshot Only Dog Deer Either Sex Dec 27-Dec 28 Sign-in Quota 1

Firearms Buck Only Oct 23-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 27-Dec 26, Dec 29-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 24-Sep 26 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 21, Sep 26-Oct 4, Oct 9-Oct 21, Oct 29-Nov 25 Sign-in

Buckshot Only Dog Deer Either Sex Dec 26-Dec 27 Sign-in Quota 1

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Oct 28 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 26-Dec 25, Dec 28-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 6-Oct 8 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 23-Sep 25 Bonus Deer

Small Game

No furbearer hunting or dog training in Archery Only Areas.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Sapelo Island WMA

Special Regulations

Reservations for transportation on state boat for Check-In hunts must be made through the Sapelo Island Visitors Center (912) 437-3224. No reservations will be accepted until you receive your selection notice. Visitor Center Hours: Tues.-Fri. 7:30 AM-5:30 PM, Sat. 8:00 AM-5:30 PM; closed Sunday & Monday. Stream anchorage may be required for hunters using their own boats. Hunter access is only allowed at Moses Hammock Dock at head of Duplin River. No motorized vehicles allowed on island. Hunters may check in starting at 9:00 AM EST one day prior to hunt. Camps must be removed by 12 noon on the day following each hunt. Departures and returns from deer hunting must be made from Moses Hammock campsite. Hunters are required to stay outside the boundaries of the safety zones. Hunting is restricted to the north end of Greater Sapelo Island and Little Sapelo Island unless otherwise indicated. Ferry Restrictions: There is limited space on the ferry, so please limit the amount and size of your gear; propane fuel only; guns must be unloaded and cased for transport on ferry; no folding chairs or tables, ladder stands, bicycles, or excessively large boxes; climbing stands are OK; coolers are limited to one 48 qt. per guest or one 96 qt. per two guests. For information on local charter options or transportation to the Moses Hammock hunt camp, please contact the Sapelo Island Visitors Center (912)437-3224. If you do not take the ferry to the island you may not return to the mainland via the ferry.

Coyote

Mar. 1-May 31. Feral hogs may also be taken. Feral hogs may be taken with dogs May 16-31 only. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

Maps of open hunting areas available at the Sapelo WMA sign-in kiosks, Brunswick DNR office, and georgiawildlife.com

  

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 3, Nov 22-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6, Nov 18-Nov 20 Bonus Deer Quota 125

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 21-Oct 23 Bonus Deer Quota 125

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 8-Oct 10 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 2, Nov 21-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5, Nov 17-Nov 19 Bonus Deer Quota 125

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 20-Oct 22 Bonus Deer Quota 125

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Savannah NWR

Special Regulations

No alligator hunting. All hunters 16 years of age or older must purchase a $25 Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex Annual Hunt Permit at www.savannahcoastalpermits.com. Visit www.fws.gov/refuge/savannah for seasons, dates and more information. No May 16-31 coyote season.

  

Scotland Road VPA

Special Regulations

No furbearer hunting.

  

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Sheffield WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 1 Sign-in

Furbearer Dog Training

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 17, Apr 23-May 1 Sign-in Quota 10

May 2-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 16, Apr 22-Apr 30 Sign-in Quota 10

May 1-May 15 Sign-in

Silver Lake WMA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 18 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 13-Nov 26, Dec 25-Jan 9 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 16-Dec 18 Bonus Deer Quota 160

Firearms Either Sex Oct 28-Oct 30 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 17 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 12-Nov 25, Dec 24-Jan 8 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Dec 15-Dec 17 Bonus Deer Quota 160

Firearms Either Sex Oct 27-Oct 29 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 23 Sign-in

Quail

Quail hunting by quota only. Maximum 3 persons per party. Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in (survey) per party.

2021-22

Nov 29, Dec 20 Sign-in

Nov 6, Dec 4, Dec 11, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29 Sign-in Quota 3

Youth Nov 6, Dec 4, Dec 11, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29 Sign-in Quota 1

2022-23

Nov 28, Dec 19 Sign-in

Nov 5, Dec 3, Dec 10, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28 Sign-in Quota 3

Youth Dec 10, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28 Sign-in Quota 1

Youth Nov 5, Dec 3 Sign-in Quota 1

Small Game

No fox or bobcat hunting. No fox squirrel hunting.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 13, Apr 28 Sign-in Quota 35

May 5-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 21-Apr 25 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 12, Apr 27-May 1 Sign-in Quota 35

May 4-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 20-Apr 24 Sign-in

Soap Creek WMA

Special Regulations

No camping.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 30-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 4 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 5-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Sparks Cut Off VPA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9, Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8, Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Spirit Creek Forest WMA

Special Regulations

Spirit Creek Forest is a multi-use forest; other users may be present during open hunting seasons. Gates may be opened/closed at the discretion of Georgia Forestry Commission. Please see WMA maps for safety zones. No camping. No ATVs. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

Archery only

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

Shotgun and archery only. No furbearer dog hunting.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

Archery only

2021-22

Archery Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Sprewell Bluff WMA - East

Special Regulations

The East Tract includes property east of the Flint River. No hunting in park day-use area. No camping.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

Shotguns and archery only. No furbearer hunting. No night hunting. Waterfowl hours end at 12 noon.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Sprewell Bluff WMA - West

Special Regulations

Furbearer dog training allowed Aug. 15-March 15. The West Tract includes property west of the Flint River. Camping in designated areas only.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 6-Nov 7, Nov 27-Nov 28, Dec 25-Dec 26 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck Only Oct 16-Nov 5, Nov 8-Nov 26, Nov 29-Dec 24, Dec 27-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 9-Oct 10 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck Only Oct 11-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Nov 5-Nov 6, Nov 26-Nov 27, Dec 24-Dec 25 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck Only Oct 22-Nov 5, Nov 7-Nov 25, Nov 28-Dec 23, Dec 26-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 15-Oct 16 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck Only Oct 17-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Standing Boy Creek Recreation Area

Special Regulations

No camping. No ATVs. No May 16-31 coyote season.

  

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Archery Apr 23-Apr 29 Sign-in Quota 10

Youth Apr 9-Apr 15, Apr 16-Apr 22 Sign-in Quota 10

2022-23

Archery Apr 22-Apr 28 Sign-in Quota 10

Youth Apr 8-Apr 14, Apr 15-Apr 21 Sign-in Quota 10

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

  

Swallow Creek WMA

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 18-Nov 21, Dec 9-Dec 12 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Sep 10-Oct 7 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 17-Nov 20, Dec 8-Dec 11 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Tallapoosa River VPA

Special Regulations

No ATV's. All deer harvested during the quota hunts must be checked-out at J.L. Lester VPA. Firearms restrictions apply to certain portions of the WMA (consult VPA map for specific limitations).

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Nov 29-Jan 1 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 2-Oct 3, Nov 27-Nov 28, Jan 8-Jan 9 Bonus Deer Quota 60

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Nov 28-Jan 1 Sign-in

Youth Firearms Either Sex Oct 8-Oct 9, Nov 26-Nov 27, Jan 7-Jan 8 Bonus Deer Quota 60

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Oct 1, Oct 4-Nov 26, Nov 29-Jan 7, Jan 10-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Oct 7, Oct 10-Nov 25, Nov 28-Jan 6, Jan 9-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Youth Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Youth Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Waterfowl

Youth: Statewide season during small game dates.

  

Tallulah Gorge WMA

Special Regulations

Mandatory Daily Sign-In. No ATVs. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 23-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 16-Oct 22 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Jan 1 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

No furbearer hunting at night on the north side of the gorge.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Townsend WMA - Buck Island Tract

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 16-Oct 17 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 18-Jan 9 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Oct 23 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 24-Jan 8 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 21 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Townsend WMA - North, South, and Pine Island Tracts

Special Regulations

Archery Only Area is archery equipment for all species. Dog deer hunters must check-in at Check station. Dog-deer hunting allowed in designated areas only. All dogs must be marked with the selected hunter's name and phone number. All vehicles used in the dog-deer hunt must display DNR issues permit on vehicle dash. Hunting area will be closed to all users during dog-deer hunt except to hunters with a valid quota permit.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 5 Sign-in

Buckshot Only Dog Deer Either Sex Dec 1-Dec 2, Dec 15-Dec 16, Dec 29-Dec 30 Bonus Deer Quota 3

Firearms Buck Only Oct 23-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 20-Nov 26, Dec 25-Dec 26 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9, Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 4 Sign-in

Buckshot Only Dog Deer Either Sex Nov 30-Dec 1, Dec 14-Dec 15, Dec 28-Dec 29 Bonus Deer Quota 3

Firearms Buck Only Oct 22-Oct 28 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 19-Nov 25, Dec 24-Dec 25 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 6-Oct 8, Nov 3-Nov 5 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15

Treat Mountain VPA

Special Regulations

No ATV's. All deer harvested during the quota hunts must be checked-out at J.L. Lester WMA

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 30, Oct 4-Nov 25, Nov 29-Jan 6 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 1-Oct 3, Nov 26-Nov 28, Jan 7-Jan 9 Bonus Deer Quota 200

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 6, Oct 10-Nov 24, Nov 28-Jan 5 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 7-Oct 9, Nov 25-Nov 27, Jan 6-Jan 8 Bonus Deer Quota 200

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Sep 30, Oct 4-Nov 25, Nov 29-Jan 6, Jan 10-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Oct 6, Oct 10-Nov 24, Nov 28-Jan 5, Jan 9-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-Apr 17, Apr 23-May 1 Sign-in Quota 10

May 2-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-Apr 16, Apr 22-Apr 30 Sign-in Quota 10

May 1-May 15 Sign-in

Tuckahoe WMA

Special Regulations

Camping in designated sites only.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter's name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Sep 16, Sep 20-Sep 29, Oct 3-Nov 3 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 23-Nov 27 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 4-Nov 6 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 30-Oct 2 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 17-Sep 19 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Sep 15, Sep 19-Sep 28, Oct 2-Nov 2 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 22-Nov 26 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Nov 3-Nov 5 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Sep 29-Oct 1 Bonus Deer

Youth Firearms Either Sex Sep 16-Sep 18 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Tugaloo State Park

Special Regulations

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the evening before the hunt. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at (706) 356-4362. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public during the hunt. No ATVs. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

No limit on antlerless deer, no more than 2 antlered bucks.

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Nov 30-Dec 1 Bonus Deer Quota 36

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Nov 29-Nov 30 Bonus Deer Quota 36

Walton WMA

Special Regulations

No unleashed dogs except for bird dog training and dove hunting purposes. Only shotguns are allowed for small game hunting.

Coyote

May 16-31. Archery and shotgun only.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Youth Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 80

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Youth Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 80

Small Game

2021-22

Oct 1-Feb 28

2022-23

Oct 1-Feb 28

Warren Farm Tract VPA

Special Regulations

No May 16-31 coyote season.

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Warwoman WMA

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Buck Only Sep 11-Sep 24 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 11-Nov 14, Dec 2-Dec 5 Bonus Deer

2022-23

Archery Buck Only Sep 10-Sep 23 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Nov 10-Nov 13, Dec 1-Dec 4 Bonus Deer

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Wassaw NWR

Special Regulations

No alligator hunting. All hunters 16 years of age or older must purchase a $25 Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex Annual Hunt Permit at www.savannahcoastalpermits.com. Visit www.fws.gov/refuge/wassaw for seasons, dates and more information. No May 16-31 coyote season.

  

West Point WMA

Special Regulations

No gasoline engines allowed on waterfowl ponds. No fishing in managed waterfowl impoundments. No fishing from bridges.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Oct 6, Oct 18-Nov 12 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day Oct 7-Oct 9, Dec 2-Dec 4 Bonus Deer

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 11-Dec 12 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 15-Oct 17 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 9-Oct 13, Oct 17-Nov 11 Sign-in

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Oct 5 Sign-in

Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day Oct 6-Oct 8, Dec 1-Dec 3 Bonus Deer

Primitive Weapons Quality Buck and Antlerless Dec 10-Dec 11 Sign-in

Specialty Firearms Quality Buck and Antlerless Oct 14-Oct 16 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25-Sep 30, Oct 2-Oct 6, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

2022-23

Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24-Sep 30, Oct 1-Oct 5, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31

Small Game

Furbearer dog training is allowed Aug 15-Mar 19, except during deer hunts.

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in Quota 80

2022-23

Apr 16-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in Quota 80

Waterfowl

Daniels Pond & Pond 1 open for Youth Waterfowl Days and Saturdays only during statewide waterfowl season.

  

West Point WMA - Dixie Creek

Special Regulations

No camping.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Small Game

Bird Dog Training: Aug 15-Mar 15

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 9-Apr 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 15-May 15 Sign-in

Youth Apr 8-Apr 14 Sign-in

West Point WMA - Glovers Creek

Special Regulations

No gasoline motors on waterfowl impoundment. No fishing on Glovers Creek Area.

Deer

Antlered bucks must have at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side OR a 15 inch outside spread to be legal.

2021-22

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 11-Jan 9 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Quality Buck and Antlerless Sep 10-Jan 8 Sign-in

Waterfowl

2021-22

Jan 1, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29

Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18, Dec 25 Quota 7

Youth Nov 13

2022-23

Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28

Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 10, Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31 Quota 7

Youth Nov 12

Wilson Shoals WMA

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 29 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Oct 30-Nov 14 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Dec 18-Dec 26 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 28 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Last Day Oct 29-Nov 13 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Dec 17-Dec 25 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Youth Sep 4 Sign-in Quota 15

2022-23

Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19 -Jan 31

Youth Sep 3 Sign-in Quota 15

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 16-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 9-Apr 15 Bonus Deer Quota 15

2022-23

Apr 15-May 15 Sign-in

Apr 8-Apr 14 Bonus Deer Quota 15

Yuchi WMA

Deer

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Oct 8 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 24-Nov 25, Nov 29-Dec 5, Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 14-Oct 16 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Oct 17-Oct 23, Nov 26-Nov 28 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 9-Oct 13 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Oct 14 Sign-in

Firearms Buck Only Oct 30-Nov 24, Nov 28-Dec 4, Dec 26-Jan 1 Sign-in

Firearms Either Sex Oct 20-Oct 22 Bonus Deer

Firearms Either Sex Oct 23-Oct 29, Nov 25-Nov 27 Sign-in

Primitive Weapons Either Sex Oct 15-Oct 19 Sign-in

Dove

2021-22

Sep 4-Oct 10, Nov 20-Nov 28, Dec 19-Jan 31 Sign-in

2022-23

Sep 3-Oct 9, Nov 19-Nov 27, Dec 19-Jan 31 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28 Sign-in

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Zahnd WMA

Special Regulations

No ATV's.

Deer/Bear

2021-22

Archery Either Sex Sep 11-Jan 1 Sign-in

2022-23

Archery Either Sex Sep 10-Jan 1 Sign-in

Small Game

2021-22

Aug 15-Feb 28

2022-23

Aug 15-Feb 28

Turkey

2021-22

Apr 9-May 15 Sign-in

2022-23

Apr 8-May 15 Sign-in

Rule 391-4-2-.71 Voluntary Public Access Areas

(1) A Voluntary Public Access (VPA) Area is a privately owned parcel or parcels of land enrolled through the USDA Voluntary Public Access Grant Program for limited and specific public hunting opportunity. Unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70, rules and regulations for each area are posted on-site and on the department's website.
(2) VPAs are closed to coyote and hog hunting during the statewide May 16-May 31 coyote season unless otherwise specified in 391-4-2-.70.

Rule 391-4-2-.72 [Repealed]

Rule 391-4-2-.73 Pursuit of Bears with Dogs on Wildlife Management Areas, Other State Lands and Federal Areas

(1) The purpose of this rule is to establish regulations governing the use of dogs to pursue bears for training and hunting purposes on wildlife management areas, other state lands and federal areas.
(2) It is unlawful for any person to allow their dog(s) to pursue a bear(s) on any wildlife management area, other state land or federal land during any time other than the season(s) specified for such wildlife management area, other state land or federal land in rule 391-4-2-.70.
(3) On wildlife management areas, other state lands or federal lands that have a season(s) specified for pursuing bears for the purposes of training hunting dogs or hunting bears pursuant to rule 391-4-2-.70:
(a) It is unlawful for any person to participate or assist in a lawful open season for pursuing bears with dogs without first procuring a valid hunting license and big game license pursuant to O.C.G.A. Title 27; and
(b) Any person participating or assisting in a lawful open season for pursuing bears for the purpose of training hunting dogs shall comply with the provisions of O.C.G.A. Sec. 27-3-16; and
(c) It is unlawful for any person participating or assisting in a lawful open season for pursuing bears for the purpose of training hunting dogs to fail to check-in once per season at any one of the following WMA check stations: Rich Mountain, Swallow Creek or Warwoman; and
(d) It is unlawful for any person to fail to mark each dog used for pursuing bears with such person's first name, last name, address, and valid telephone number; and
(e) It is unlawful for any person to fail to remove their dog(s) from any such area upon departure; and
(f) It is unlawful for any person participating or assisting in a lawful open season for pursuing bears with dogs to allow their dog(s) to pursue any bear onto property for which permission has not been granted in accordance with O.C.G.A. Sec. 27-3-1 or onto any wildlife management area, other state land or federal land at any time not specified in Rule 391-4-2-.70.
(4) In accordance with O.C.G.A. Sec. 27-2-25, the commissioner may revoke the hunting privileges, big game privileges, and/or wildlife management area privileges of any person who fails to comply with subsections (2) or (3)(a) through (3)(f) of this rule.

Rule 391-4-2-.74 through 391-4-2-.100 Reserved

Rule 391-4-2-.101 through 391-4-2-.178 Repealed

Rule 391-4-2-.179 through 391-4-2-.200 Reserved

Rule 391-4-2-.201 [Repealed]

Rule 391-4-2-.202 Repealer

Any other regulation, or parts thereof in conflict with the above regulations is hereby repealed.