Georgia Hunting Season 2019-2020

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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.


Georgia Big Game Hunting Guide

We've also created an easy to read infographic that shows the Big Game Hunting Seasons. You can click the button below to download it to your phone or computer. 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 it with your friends.


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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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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
Bow & CrossbowSep 14, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
MuzzleloaderOct 12, 2019Oct 18, 2019Either Sex
Oct 19, 2019Nov 29, 2019Antlered Bucks
Nov 30, 2019Dec 1, 2019Either Sex
Dec 2, 2019Dec 31, 2019Antlered Bucks
Jan 1, 2020Jan 1, 2020Either Sex
Jan 2, 2020Jan 12, 2020Antlered Bucks
Modern FirearmOct 19, 2019Nov 29, 2019Antlered Bucks
Nov 30, 2019Dec 1, 2019Either Sex
Dec 2, 2019Dec 31, 2019Antlered Bucks
Jan 1, 2020Jan 1, 2020Either Sex
Jan 2, 2020Jan 12, 2020Antlered Bucks
Counties: Fannin, Rabun, Towns, and Union

ZONE 2

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Bow & CrossbowSep 14, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
MuzzleloaderOct 12, 2019Oct 18, 2019Either Sex
Oct 19, 2019Nov 24, 2019Antlered Bucks
Nov 25, 2019Dec 1, 2019Either Sex
Dec 2, 2019Dec 31, 2019Antlered Bucks
Jan 1, 2020Jan 1, 2020Either Sex
Jan 2, 2020Jan 12, 2020Antlered Bucks
Modern FirearmOct 19, 2019Nov 24, 2019Antlered Bucks
Nov 25, 2019Dec 1, 2019Either Sex
Dec 2, 2019Dec 31, 2019Antlered Bucks
Jan 1, 2020Jan 1, 2020Either Sex
Jan 2, 2020Jan 12, 2020Antlered Bucks
Counties: Dawson, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Stephens, White, and Whitfield

ZONE 3

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Bow & CrossbowSep 14, 2019Jan 31, 2020Either Sex
MuzzleloaderOct 12, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
Modern FirearmOct 19, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
Counties: Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale
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 the portion of Fulton County lying north of GA Hwy 92 only archery equip- ment is allowed. Absolutely no firearms are allowed.

ZONE 4

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Bow & CrossbowSep 14, 2019Jan 31, 2020Either Sex
Counties: Clayton, Cobb, and Dekalb
No firearms are allowed.

ZONE 5

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Bow & CrossbowSep 14, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
MuzzleloaderOct 12, 2019Oct 18, 2019Either Sex
Oct 19, 2019Nov 1, 2019Antlered Bucks
Nov 2, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
Modern FirearmOct 19, 2019Nov 1, 2019Antlered Bucks
Nov 2, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
Counties: 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, and Wilkes

ZONE 6

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Bow & CrossbowSep 14, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
MuzzleloaderOct 12, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
Modern FirearmOct 19, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
Counties: Baker, Ben Hill, Bleckley, Brooks, Burke, Calhoun, Candler, Chattahoochee, Clay, Colquitt, Columbia, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Dougherty, Early, Emanuel, Fayette, Glascock, Grady, Hancock, Harris, Houston, Irwin, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Lee, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery, Muscogee, Peach, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Richmond, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson, and Worth
In Hancock, Harris, Meriwether, Montgomery, Randolph, Talbot and Troup Counties, only bucks with at least 4 points (one inch or longer) on either side are legal.
In Dooly and Macon Counties, bucks must have a minimum 15-inch outside spread.

ZONE 7

EquipmentStartingEndingOpportunity
Bow & CrossbowSep 14, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
MuzzleloaderOct 12, 2019Oct 18, 2019Either Sex
Oct 19, 2019Oct 20, 2019Antlered Bucks
Oct 21, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either Sex
Modern FirearmOct 19, 2019Oct 20, 2019Antlered Bucks
Oct 21, 2019Jan 12, 2020Either 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, and 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 14, 2019Jan 12, 2020
Primitive WeaponsOct 12, 2019Jan 12, 2020
Modern FirearmOct 19, 2019Jan 12, 2020
Counties: Carroll, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Walton, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Hart and all counties north

CENTRAL ZONE

EquipmentDay of Hunt
Modern FirearmDec 21, 2019
Counties: Bibb, Houston and Twiggs

SOUTHERN ZONE

EquipmentStartingEnding
Modern FirearmsSep 19, 2019Sep 21, 2019
Sep 26, 2019Sep 28, 2019
Oct 3, 2019Oct 5, 2019
Oct 10, 2019Oct 12, 2019
Counties: Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes and Ware




Turkey Season

LIMIT

3
3 Gobblers per season,
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.

STATEWIDE

StartingEnding
Mar 21, 2020May 15, 2020

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY SEASON

StartingEnding
Mar 14, 2020Mar 15, 2020
Only for youth 16 years of age and younger and mobility impaired persons.




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.



Get Your Free Hunting Guide

Don't forget to download our Big Game Hunting Guide. You can click the button below to download it to your phone or computer. 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 it with your friends.


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