It's Time to Think About Hunting Season(s) for Georgia's Recreational Hunters


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.
Georgia's 2022-20223 hunting regulations are available for download in the state's annual guide.Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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:

  • Deer
  • Bear
  • Turkey
  • Feral Hog
  • Alligator
  • Small Game
  • Trapping
  • Falconry

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.

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I'm a trained journalist, global traveler and retired business executive who worked for more than 20 years with some of the world's best and largest restaurant enterprises. I left the business world behind, living in Northwest Georgia and writing about avocations including outdoor excursions, family-friendly travel, road trips, exploration ideas for active seniors and some of my community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries, and I'm still counting up. I'm a traveler, hiker, cyclist, blogger, marketing consultant, community volunteer and local high school band nerd who previously has lived in Florida, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi. I'm a South Louisiana-born French Cajun whose great-grandparents were sugar farmers, bar owners and reputed bootleggers. My upbringing in food-rich Louisiana and my restaurant industry career affirmed my status as an over-qualified eater. That also inspired the name of my blog, There, I offer up a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

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