Regulations for Dog-Deer Hunting Seasons in Georgia

Permit-Only Deer Hunting with Dogs

  • In Georgia, using dogs for deer hunting is permissible exclusively in certain counties and only with the acquisition of a DNR-issued permit.

Property Size Requirements for Dog-Deer Hunting

  • Leased land must encompass a minimum of 1,000 contiguous acres to qualify for this hunting method.
  • Privately-owned properties require at least 250 contiguous acres to be eligible for a permit.

Permit Application Stipulations

  • Permits are property-specific and cannot be transferred; they are valid for one property alone.
  • Only one application is allowed per property, preventing multiple submissions for the same land parcel.
  • Applications for a deer hunting with dogs permit must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the intended hunting date.
  • Hunters aiming to commence on opening day must have their applications submitted by September 21, 2023.

Where to Apply for Permits

Identifying Marks During Hunts

  • All dogs utilized during hunts and all vehicles present on-site must display the permit number conspicuously for identification and regulatory compliance.

Obtaining Further Information

  • For detailed rules and to acquire specific regulations regarding dog-deer hunting with a permit, contact the DNR at (770) 918-6408.

Adherence to these detailed regulations ensures that the practice of dog-deer hunting is carried out responsibly, in accordance with Georgia's management strategies for wildlife conservation and ethical hunting practices.

Either Sex Deer Hunting Dates by County in Georgia

Specific Counties with Either Sex Hunting Dates

Atkinson, Jefferson, and Johnson

  • Atkinson: (south of US Hwy 82)
  • Jefferson: Entire county
  • Johnson: (east of GA Hwy 15)
  • Hunting Dates: November 23 - January 14

Brantley to Wayne Counties

  • Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Dougherty, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn: (except Jekyll Island)
  • Jenkins, Lanier: (east of the Alapaha River and southeast of US Hwy 221), Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce: (southeast of US Hwy 84 and portion northwest of US Hwy 84 and east of Scenic Drive)
  • Screven, Tattnall, Ware: (south of US Hwy 82; and north of US Hwy 82 and southeast of US Hwy 84)
  • Washington: (north of GA Hwy 24)
  • Wayne: (north of US Hwy 341 and west of Beard’s Bluff Rd.; north of GA Hwy 169; and southeast of US Hwy 84)
  • Hunting Dates: October 21 - January 14

Baker to Thomas Counties

  • Baker, Decatur, Early, Grady, Seminole, and Thomas
  • Hunting Dates: October 21 - January 15

Colquitt to Webster Counties

  • Colquitt, Marion, Stewart, Terrell, and Webster
  • Hunting Dates: December 9 - January 14

These dates provide hunters with the specific timeframes when either sex deer hunting is permitted in various Georgia counties. Hunters must adhere to these dates to comply with state hunting regulations and ensure sustainable wildlife management.

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