Hunting Regulations

Game Species

Turkey  Turkey

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Bear  Bear

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  Small Game

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  Dove & Waterfowl

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General Hunting Regulations

Hunter Education

All hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course before purchasing a hunting license. Hunter education is not required if purchasing an Apprentice License or short-term license, if you are hunting on your own land, or if you are hunting pen raised game birds on a licensed shooting preserve.

Game Check

All deer and turkey hunters are required to check their harvest through Georgia Game Check. Game can be checked at, by calling 1-800-366-2661 or on the GA Outdoors App.

Regulatory Process

General timeline of developing and proposing hunting regulations to the Board of Natural Resources.

U.S. Customs Firearm Rules

Department of Homeland Security's regulations for bringing a firearm into the U.S. for the purpose of sport hunting.