Take note of important changes and seasonal clarifications.
Are you ready to plan your hunting season adventures? Get a copy of the new Georgia 2022-2023 Regulation Guide and Hunting Seasons. You can find it online, on the Go Outdoors GA app, and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife Resources.
This guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas (WMAs), hunting quotas, youth opportunities, and much more.
View the guide (or download it) online at eregulations.com/georgia/hunting/ or on the Go Outdoors GA app. Pick up a hard copy at Division of Wildlife Resources offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.
- Chronic Wasting Disease Update: There are changes to the requirements for bringing out-of-state harvested deer/moose/caribou/moose into Georgia, including only bringing back meat or boneless products; skins without heads attached; antlers, skulls, skull plates, teeth, or jaws without attached soft tissue; finished taxidermy products.
- raccoon and opossum: On private land, with no closed season and no bag limit to hunt or trap raccoons and opossums. Hunting season on National Forest lands and in most WMAs is from August 15 to the last day of February. There is no bag limit for raccoons.
- sea ducks: Bag limits have changed for sea ducks (scoters, eiders, long-tailed ducks).
CLARIFICATIONS: In the hard copy of the new Georgia Hunting Regulations, WRD staff identified 15 areas that need some clarification regarding the length of the declared “state season.” The online version and app of the guide will be updated to reflect these clarifications.
|Guide listing readings||WMA or other area||Clarification|
|Archery and primitive gun seasons for deer listed as “state seasons”.||Big Dukes Pond, Elbert County, Fishing Creek, Flat Tub, Germany Creek, Hart County, Lower Broad River, Redlands, Soap Creek, and Tallulah Gorge WMA and Oconee NF||Deer archery season is from September 10 to October 10. 14; Primitive Weapon Season is October 15-21.|
|Primitive gun season for deer listed as “state season”.||Clarks Hill, Lanahassee and Oconee MMA||Primitive Weapon Season is October 15-21.|
|Archery season for deer is listed as “state season”.||Yuchi WMA||Deer archery season is from September 10 to October 10. 14|
For more information on hunting in Georgia, visit GeorgiaWildlife.com/hunting/hunter-resources or contact your local Division of Wildlife Resources office (GeorgiaWildlife.com/about/contact).