What Are Some Rules and Regulations for Hunting in Georgia?


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Rules and regulations for hunting in Georgia include having a basic hunting license for any type of hunting and having a specialty license for the type of animal hunted, according to the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Another rule is resident hunters over the age of 16 must complete a hunting education course before they receive a hunting license.

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Deer, bear and wild turkey are big game and require a specialty license, explains the Wildlife Resources Division. Hunting ducks, geese and other waterfowl requires a specialty waterfowl license. Georgia offers an annual sportsman’s license, which meets licensing requirements for most hunting and fishing activities.

Nonresidents need a basic license to hunt and fish in Georgia and also need a big game license to hunt big game, according to eRegulations by J.F. Griffin Publishing. An exception to this rule is a basic license to hunt small game is not required for hunters under the age of 16. All nonresidents hunting deer and turkey must have harvest records of their catch. Other animals available for hunting in Georgia include opossum, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon and alligator. Georgia limits the number of kills for most animals hunted in the state.

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