Jul 31 2017
Find all updates in the Georgia hunting guide, now available online.
Now online and in print, the 2017-18 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently announced.
The guide provides information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and more. Hunters may view, download and print the guide at http://georgiawildlife.com/hunting/regulations. A printed copy can be picked up at Wildlife Resources Division offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.
Some of the major changes to the hunting regulations this year include:
Georgia Game Check: In an effort to further improve upon the reporting of game, hunters can now record their harvest with the Outdoors GA app, even if they do not have service or wifi. Enter the information, then sync it once service or wifi is available to get a confirmation number.
New WMAs and Areas to Hunt: Alapaha River Wildlife Management Area (Irwin County) and Alligator Creek WMA (Wheeler County) are two new WMAs. Additionally, there are new Voluntary Public Access (VPA) locations open and available for all kinds of hunting, including deer, turkey, dove and waterfowl.
Bear and Deer Seasons: The South Georgia bear season added a three-day hunting period (second to last weekend in September) and the Central Georgia bear season will be the second Saturday in January. This year’s deer season ends on Jan. 14. Either-sex day deer opportunities increased by 21 days in Ridge, Valley and Piedmont regions, and by 14 days for the lower coastal plains region.