Hunting Seasons

Hunting Season is always a special time of the year. Whether you are planning on waiting patiently in a deer stand to bag that trophy buck or sitting knee deep in the marsh hoping to bag a band. Being able to take advantage of all the hunting seasons is why The Waterfowl Hunter has put together the hunting dates for Georgia.

These dates serve as a general guide for more specific hunting visit Georgia Depart. of Natural Resources. 

Deer

Hunt TypeEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
ArcherySep. 9,2017Jan. 14,2018
Extended ArcherySep. 9,2017Jan. 31,2018
Primitive WeaponsOct. 14,2017Jan. 14,2018
FirearmsOct. 21,2017Jan. 14,2018

Bear

ZoneHunt TypeEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
Northern ZoneArcherySep. 9,2017Jan. 14,2018
Primitive WeaponsOct. 14,2017Jan. 14,2018
FirearmsOct. 21,2017Jan. 14,2018
Central ZoneFirearmsJan. 13,2018
Southern ZoneFirearmsSep. 21,2017Sep. 23,2017
Sep. 28,2017Sep. 30,2017
Oct. 5,2017Oct. 7,2017
Oct. 12,2017Oct. 14,2017

Turkey

Earliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
March 24,2018May 15,2018

Small Game & Migratory Birds

Hunt TypeEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
AlligatorAug. 18,2017Oct. 2,2017
CrowsNov. 4,2017Feb. 28,2018
DoveSep. 2,2017Sep. 17,2017
Oct. 14,2017Nov. 2,2017
Nov. 23,2017Jan. 15,2018
FalconrySquirrel: Aug. 15,2017March 15,2018
Grouse: Oct. 1,2017March 15,2018
Rabbit: Oct. 1,2017March 15,2018
Quail: Oct. 1,2017March 15,2018
Fox & BobcatDec. 1,2017Feb. 28,2018
GrouseOct. 15,2017Feb. 28,2018
Marsh HensSep. 15,2017Nov. 5,2017
Nov. 23,2017Dec. 10,2017
OpossumOct. 15,2017Feb. 28,2018
QuailNov. 18,2017Feb. 28,2018
RabbitNov. 18,2017Feb. 28,2018
RaccoonOct. 15,2017Feb. 28,2018
SnipeNov. 15,2017Feb. 28,2018
SquirrelAug. 15,2017Feb. 28,2018
WoodcockDec. 9,2017Jan. 22,2018

Dove and Waterfowl

SpeciesEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
Canada GooseSep. 2,2017Sep. 24,2017
Oct. 14,2017Oct. 29,2017
Nov. 18,2017Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017Jan. 28,2018
Common SnipeNov. 15,2017Feb. 28,2018
CootsNov. 18,2017Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017Jan. 28,2018
DucksNov. 18,2017Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017Jan. 28,2018
FalconrySep. 2,2017Sep. 24,2017
Oct. 14,2017Oct. 29,2017
Nov. 18,2017Dec. 4,2017
Dec. 9,2017Jan. 28,2018
GallinulesNov. 18,2017Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017Jan. 28,2018
King & Clapper RailsSep. 15,2017Nov. 5,2017
Nov. 23,2017Dec. 10,2017
MergansersNov. 18,2017Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017Jan. 28,2018
Mourning DoveSep. 2,2017Sep. 17,2017
Oct. 14,2017Nov. 2,2017
Nov. 23,2017Jan. 15,2018
Sea DucksNov. 18,2017Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017Jan. 28,2018
Snow & White-Fronted GeeseOct. 14,2017Oct. 29,2017
Nov. 18,2017Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017Jan. 28,2018
Sora & Virginia RailsSep. 15,2017Nov. 5,2017
Nov. 23,2017Dec. 10,2017
TealSep. 9,2017Sep. 24,2017
WoodcockDec. 9,2017Jan. 22,2017
Youth Waterfowl DaysNov. 11,2017Nov. 12,2017