In the dog days of summer, as temperatures and humidity reaches into the 90s on some days, some Georgia outdoors lovers are already thinking of the fall, cooler temperatures and the upcoming hunting seasons. In preparation, the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released the new 2022-2023 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide.
Hunters can download a PDF copy of the hunting regulations in book format. Georgia's Wildlife Resource Division also offers an app that provides access to all regulations, plus stores copies of hunting licenses, uses geo-locating tools and determines sunset/sunrise times based on GPS location.
The guide highlights changes and updates to Georgia's hunting regulations, along with information on:
- Chronic wasting disease regulations and warnings
- License fees and sales
- Residency and hunter education requirements
- License requirements
- Legal equipment for hunting
- Hunting hours and much more
Georgia game seasons and regulations covered in the guide include:
- Feral Hog
- Small Game
The guide also includes special regulations, seasons and events for wildlife management areas, federal lands, state parks, and voluntary public access lands.
"With recent discoveries of chronic wasting disease in several of our neighboring states and a declining turkey population, adhering to Georgia’s hunting regulations is as important as ever. Without your dedication to protecting these resources, it would be impossible to to ensure they remain plentiful and accessible for all people for decades to come," wrote Mark Williams Commissioner, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in his message to Georgia hunters.