Georgia Hunting Season 2022-2023

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With hunting season approaching, we thought we would help out all our hunting buddies and put this information in one, easy-to-find place. We hope it helps! If you need more information than you see listed here please check the Georgia DNR website.


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Whitetail Deer Season

LIMIT

12
10 Antlerless, 2 Antlered
One must have a minimum of 4 points,
1 inch or longer, on one side.
 

Please be sure that you are aware of all the regulations in your area. The hunting season dates and basic regulations are listed below. For more information check the Georgia DNR website.

Deer Season Dates by Zone

ZONE 1

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
ArcherySep 10, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Primitive WeaponsOct 15, 2022Oct 21, 2022Either Sex
FirearmsOct 22, 2022Nov 25, 2022Antlered Bucks
Nov 26, 2022Nov 27, 2022Either Sex
Nov 28, 2022Dec 31, 2022Antlered Bucks
Jan 1, 2023Jan 1, 2023Either Sex
Jan 2, 2023Jan 8, 2023Antlered Bucks
Counties: Fannin, Rabun, Towns, Union

ZONE 2

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
ArcherySep 10, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Primitive WeaponsOct 15, 2022Oct 21, 2022Either Sex
FirearmsOct 22, 2022Nov 20, 2022Antlered Bucks
Nov 21, 2022Nov 27, 2022Either Sex
Nov 28, 2022Dec 31, 2022Antlered Bucks
Jan 1, 2023Jan 1, 2023Either Sex
Jan 2, 2023Jan 8, 2023Antlered Bucks
Counties: Dawson, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Stephens, White, Whitfield

ZONE 3

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Archery
Sep 10, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Counties: Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton
No firearms are allowed.

ZONE 4

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Archery
Sep 10, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Primitive Weapons
Oct 15, 2022Oct 21, 2022Either Sex
Firearms
Oct 22, 2022Nov 4, 2022Antlered Bucks
Nov 5, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Counties: Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chatooga, Cherokee, Coweta, Crawford, Dade, Elbert, Floyd, Franklon, Gordon, Greene, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Heard, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Spalding, Taliaferro, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, Wilkes

ZONE 5

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Archery
Sep 10, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Primitive Weapons
Oct 15, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Firearms
Oct 22, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Counties: Baker, Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Brooks, Burke, Calhoun, Candler, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Clarke, Clay, Colquitt, Columbia, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Emanuel, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Glascock, Grady, Gwinnett, 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, Worth
In the portion of Forsyth County lying south of GA Hwy 20, only archery equipment, shotguns and muzzleloading firearms are allowed. No other firearms are allowed.
In Hancock, Harris, Meriwether, Montgomery, Randolph, Talbot and Troup Counties, only bucks with at least 4 points (one inch or longer) on either side or a 15-inch outside spread are legal.
In Dooly and Macon Counties, bucks must have a minimum 15-inch outside spread.

ZONE 6

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Archery
Sep 10, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Primitive Weapons
Oct 15, 2022Oct 21, 2022Either Sex
Firearms
Oct 22, 2022Oct 23, 2022Antlered Bucks
Oct 24, 2022Jan 8, 2023Either Sex
Counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware, Wayne
In the portion of Glynn County lying within Jekyll Island no firearms are allowed.




Black Bear Season

LIMIT

2
No more than 1 taken
from Southern or Central zones.
 

Please be sure that you are aware of all the regulations in your area. The hunting season dates and basic regulations are listed below. For more information check the Georgia DNR website.

NORTHERN ZONE

EquipmentStartingEnding
ArcherySep 10, 2022Jan 8, 2023
Primitive WeaponsOct 15, 2022Jan 8, 2023
FirearmsOct 22, 2022Jan 8, 2023
Counties: Carroll, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Walton, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Hart and all counties north

CENTRAL ZONE

EquipmentDay of Hunt
FirearmsDec 17, 2022
Counties: Bibb, Bleckley, Houston and Twiggs

SOUTHERN ZONE

EquipmentStartingEnding
FirearmsSep 22, 2022Sep 24, 2022
Sep 29, 2022Oct 1, 2022
Oct 6, 2022Oct 8, 2022
Oct 13, 2022Oct 15, 2022
Counties: Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes and Ware




Turkey Season

LIMIT

2
2 Gobblers per season, Daily bag limit of 1
including Special Opportunity season.
 

Please be sure that you are aware of all the regulations in your area. The hunting season dates and basic regulations are listed below. For more information check the Georgia DNR website.

PRIVATE LANDS

StartingEnding
Apr 1, 2023May 15, 2023

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY SEASON

StartingEnding
Mar 25, 2023Mar 26, 2023
Only for youth 16 years of age and younger and mobility impaired persons.

PUBLIC LANDS

StartingEnding
Apr 8, 2023May 15, 2023




Feral Hog Season

NO

LIMIT

Please be sure that you are aware of all the regulations in your area. The hunting season dates and basic regulations are listed below. For more information check the Georgia DNR website.

OPEN SEASON

Night hunting allowed on private land.
Hunting over bait is allowed.
No hunting from a vehicle under power.



Enter our Giveaway to Get Your Free Hunting Guide

We are having a giveaway for a knife from Goose Creek Knives. Entering the free giveaway will give you access to download our free Big Game Hunting Season guide. This will give you an easy reference later for the seasons in your area, without having to have cell service while you're in the woods. Feel free to share our giveaway with your friends. Giveaway details can be found here.


Enter the Free Giveaway


Other Hunting Guides

If you're looking for information about Small Game or Migratory Bird hunting seasons we've created hunting guides for them as well. They can be found at the following link.


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