Georgia Hunting Season 2023 - Shokunin USA

Georgia Hunting Season 2023


For avid hunters, the onset of hunting season is much like a second Christmas. With the fall air growing crisper and the foliage turning into a tapestry of color, Georgia becomes a haven for hunters targeting everything from deer to waterfowl. This blog aims to provide you with a comprehensive guide on the Georgia hunting season for 2023, including game types, important dates, and essential regulations that you'll need to follow.

Table of Contents

  1. Important Dates and Seasons
  2. Types of Game
  3. Licensing Requirements
  4. Regulations and Restrictions
  5. Hunting Locations in Georgia
  6. Conclusion

Important Dates and Seasons

Deer Hunting

  • Archery: September 14 to October 11
  • Firearms: October 19 to January 12

Turkey Hunting

  • March 23 to May 5

Waterfowl Hunting

  • Specific dates vary by species

Note: These are provisional dates for 2023 and are subject to change based on animal populations and other environmental factors.

Types of Game

Big Game

  • Deer
  • Bear
  • Turkey

Small Game

  • Squirrel
  • Rabbit
  • Waterfowl

Licensing Requirements

To hunt in Georgia, you'll need to purchase the appropriate license for the game you're targeting. Residents and non-residents have different licensing requirements, which can all be viewed and purchased online.

Regulations and Restrictions


  • Only shotguns, muzzleloaders, and certain rifles are permitted
  • Use of bait is restricted for certain animals

Bow Hunting

  • Crossbows are allowed
  • Broadheads must have at least two cutting edges


  • A trapping license is required for non-residents

Hunting Locations in Georgia

Public Lands

  • Chattahoochee National Forest
  • Oconee National Forest

Private Lands

  • Must have written permission from the landowner


Georgia offers a variety of opportunities for both novice and experienced hunters. With a range of game and diverse landscapes, it's a hunter’s paradise. Just make sure to adhere to all the rules and regulations to ensure a safe and legal hunting experience. Good luck and happy hunting!

For more information, visit the official Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.

We hope this guide has been helpful as you plan your hunting adventures in Georgia for 2023. Whether you're a resident or just visiting, Georgia's diverse ecosystems offer an unparalleled hunting experience.

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