Before You Go
- What’s in season today?
Use this helpful calendar to find out what is in season today, and even sync with your Gmail calendar.
All hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course before purchasing a hunting license. Hunter education is not required if purchasing an Apprentice License or short-term license, if you are hunting on your own land, or if you are hunting pen raised game birds on a licensed shooting preserve.
Both adults and youth are invited to a weekend of hunting and classes in a variety of skills-based and conservation-focused programs.
New Hunter Resources
Are you a new hunter looking for information on how to hunt different game species in Georgia? These resources are a great place to start.
The Hunting 101 PowerPoint Series:
- Deer Hunting 101
- Dove Hunting 101
- Rabbit Hunting 101
- Squirrel Hunting 101
- Turkey Hunting 101
- Waterfowl Hunting 101
The Adventure Together – Hunt Georgia website contains valuable information for new hunters like how to go hunting, where to find hunter ed classes, and what licenses you’ll need. There’s also over 70 videos on topics ranging from planning your hunt, to selecting a firearm or bow, to how to process your game meat!
- Dove & Waterfowl
- Small Game
- Non-native & Invasive Species (feral hogs, coyotes, armadillos, beavers, groundhogs, starlings, pigeons and English sparrows)
Check for shooting range and WMA closures before you head out.
Places to Hunt
After the Hunt
Venison is the ultimate high-protein, low-fat, organic meat. You can help get this quality protein from the woods to a local food bank, and onto the tables of those in your community that need it most. Participate by: Donating a deer to a participating processor near you, donating to the Georgia Wildlife Federation or becoming a sponsor.
Hunting with Kids
Children, ages 10–17, and their supervisors are invited to a weekend of hunting and classes in a variety of skills-based and conservation-focused programs.
Children under 17 may apply for youth hunts and specific quota hunts.
Remember your child’s first hunt with a fun printable certificate.
Find out how WRD uses valid survey methodology to get populations estimates and view annual reports of harvest data.