Georgia Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

Georgia Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

With a mix of both private lands as well as 104 Wildlife Management Areas, Georgia has become a hunting paradise. The state has got a humid, subtropical climate and large areas of swampland. It also consists of forests having pine, oak, cypress, red cedar, and hickory.

Some of its famous game species include white-tailed deer, black bears, wild turkeys, alligators, feral hogs, doves, and waterfowl. The deer population in Georgia is about 1.2 million and they are mostly found in the Georgia Piedmont and Upper Coastal Plain regions.

Georgia Bowhunting Season

Hunting Category Months
Deer (Archery) Sept. 11-Jan. 9
Deer (Extended Archery) Sept. 11-Jan. 31
Bear (Archery) Sept. 11-Jan. 9
Turkey (General Spring Season) Apr. 2-May 15
Turkey (Special Opportunity Youth/Mobility Impaired) March 26-27
Alligator (General Season) Aug. 20 (sunset)-Oct. 4 (sunrise)

Bowhunting License Fee In Georgia

Category License Type  Fee
Archery Big Game (Resident) $25.00
Archery Big Game (Nonresident) $225.00
Archery Senior Sportsman’s License (65+) 


Archery Disability Hunting (Resident) $3.00

Total Area And Regulations For Hunting By the State

Georgia has about 1.7 million acres of public land 104 wildlife management areas in the state are managed by the Georgia Department of Wildlife and fishing and they cover only 10% of the total hunting lands in this state. Hunters who are all set for bowhunting this season should be relieved to hear that there are no size restrictions on the bows that they use.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting In the State

Hunters are granted a massive time duration to hunt. The legal hours for hunting in Georgia start 30 minutes before sunrise and goes up to 30 minutes after sunset. However, alligators, raccoons, opossums, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, and feral hogs can also be hunted at night.

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