2021–2022 Georgia Hunting Season Dates

whitetailed deer standing probably not excited about the Georgia Hunting Season Dates announcement! The 2021-2022 Georgia hunting season dates have been announced! The Georgia DNR Board of Directors met on May 25, 2021 to approve the proposed hunting season regulations. Visit Cherokee Feed & Seed for all your hunting needs!

Species: Season:Limit:
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)

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)

Firearms
Sept. 11–Jan. 9


Sept. 11–Jan. 9















Sept. 11–Jan. 9



Sept. 11–Jan. 9
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 &
Youth-Only Firearms

Central Zone

Southern Zone
Archery: Sept. 11–Jan. 9
Primitive Weapons: Oct. 9–Jan. 9
Firearms: Oct. 16–Jan. 9

Firearms: Dec. 18

Firearms: Sept. 23–25, Sept. 30–
Oct. 2, Oct. 7–9, Oct. 14–16
2 per season; provided, however, that no more
than 1 may be taken from the southern/central
bear zones.
TurkeyStatewide

Special Opportunity Youth/
Mobility Impaired
Apr. 2–May 15 (2022)

Mar. 26–27 (2022)
2 gobblers per season. Daily bag of 1.
Special Opportunity Youth/
Mobility Impaired Mar. 26–27 (2022)
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 LimitedAug. 20 (sunset)–Oct. 4 (sunrise)1 per quota permit.
CrowsStatewideNov. 6–Feb. 28No limit.
DoveStatewideSept. 4–Oct. 10
Nov. 20–28
Dec. 19–31
15 per day, 45 in possession.
FalconryStatewideSquirrel: Aug. 15–Mar. 15
Rabbit, Quail: Oct. 1–Mar. 15
Grouse: Oct. 1–Mar. 15
Squirrel: Aug. 15–Mar. 15
Rabbit, Quail: Oct. 1–Mar. 15
Grouse: Oct. 1–Mar. 15
Fox & BobcatStatewideDec. 1–Feb. 28No limit.
GrouseStatewideOct. 15–Feb. 283 per day.
Sora & RailsStatewideOct. 5–24
Nov. 1–Dec. 20
King & Clapper: 15 per day, 45 in possession.
Sora & Virginia: 25 per day, 75 in possession.
OpossumStatewideOct. 15–Feb. 28No limit.
QuailStatewideNov. 13–Feb. 2812 per day
RabbitStatewideNov. 13–Feb. 2812 per day
Raccoon StatewideOct. 15–Feb. 283 per day
SnipeStatewideNov. 15–Feb. 288 per day, 24 in possession.
Squirrel StatewideAug. 15–Feb. 2812 per day.
WoodcockStatewideDec. 11–Jan. 243 per day, 9 in possession.

Source: Georgia Wildlife

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