2022–2023 Georgia Hunting Season Dates

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2022–2023 Georgia Hunting Season Dates:

Species SeasonLimit
DeerArchery, Either Sex
Statewide

Extended Archery
Either Sex (ONLY for Barrow,
Bibb, Chatham, Cherokee,
Clarke, Clayton, Cobb,
Columbia, Decatur, DeKalb,
Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth,
Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry,
Muscogee, Paulding, Rockdale &
Seminole Counties)
Primitive Weapons &
Youth-Only Firearms
Firearms
Sept. 10–Jan. 8
Sept. 10–Jan. 31
Oct. 15–Jan. 8
Oct. 22–Jan. 8
12 per season, statewide. No more than 10
may be antlerless and no more than 2 may be
antlered. One of the 2 antlered deer must have
at least 4 points, one inch or longer, on one side
of the antlers or at least a 15-inch outside spread.
Firearms deer hunting is not allowed in
Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton (north of GA
Highway 92), and that portion of Glynn County
lying within Jekyll Island. In the portion of
Forsyth County south of GA Highway 20, only
shotguns and muzzleloaders may be used (no
other firearms allowed).
BearNorthern Zone
Central Zone
Southern Zone
Archery:
Primitive Weapons*:
Sept. 10–Jan. 8
Oct. 15–Jan. 8
Firearms: Oct. 22–Jan. 8
Dec. 17
Sept. 22–24, Sept. 29–
Oct. 1, Oct. 6–8, Oct. 13–15
2 per season; provided, however, that no
more than 1 may be taken from the central or
southern bear zones.
*During the northern zone primitive weapons season,
only youth may use any firearm legal for deer.
TurkeyStatewide
Special Opportunity Youth/
Mobility Impaired
Private Land: Apr. 1–May 15, 2023
Public Land: April 8 – May 15, 2023
Mar. 25–26, 2023
2 gobblers per season. Daily bag of 1.
Only for youth 16 years of age or younger and
mobility impaired persons. This season does not
apply to public lands unless otherwise specified.
AlligatorZone & Quota Limited Aug. 19 (sunset)–Oct. 3 (sunrise)1 per quota permit.
CrowsStatewideNov. 5–Feb. 28No limit.
DoveStatewideSept. 3–Oct. 9
Nov. 19–27
Dec. 19–Jan. 31
15 per day, 45 in possession.
FalconryStatewideSquirrel:
Grouse:
Falconry Statewide
Aug. 15–Mar. 15
Rabbit, Quail: Oct. 1–Mar. 15
Oct. 1–Mar. 15
Squirrel: 12 per day.
Rabbit & Quail: 12 per day.
Grouse: 3 per day
Fox & BobcatStatewideDec. 1–Feb. 28No limit.
GrouseStatewideOct. 15–Feb. 283 per day.
Sora & RailsStatewideOct. 8–28
Nov. 8–Dec. 26
King & Clapper: 15 per day, 45 in possession.
Sora & Virginia: 25 per day, 75 in possession.
Opossum &
Raccoon
StatewidePrivate Land: no closed season
Public Land: Aug. 15 – Feb. 28
No limit.
No limit.
QuailStatewideNov. 12–Feb. 2812 per day.
RabbitStatewideNov. 12–Feb. 2812 per day.
SnipeStatewideNov. 15–Feb. 288 per day, 24 in possession.
SquirrelStatewideAug. 15–Feb. 2812 per day.
WoodcockStatewideDec. 10–Jan. 233 per day, 9 in possession.

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