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2022 Georgia Deer Hunting Season

November 11, 2022

Deer hunting is one of Georgia’s best and most famous outdoor sports. This nature-based activity offers a deeper comprehension of how wildlife functions. In addition, you can take pleasure in the true sportsmanship that comes with hunting while capturing that prized trophy for an unforgettable experience. Like every year, the Georgia deer hunting season comes into effect from roughly the last quarter of the year until early January of the following year. Without further ado, let’s look at 2022’s Georgia deer hunting season and a few bits of info about deer hunting.

Georgia deer hunting season 2022 dates

Different creatures have different dates. Since deer hunting falls under big game hunting, it is often similar to the bear hunting season. The exact dates do change a little bit from year to year. Different hunting methods and weapons also have varied dates. As such, firearms, primitive weapons, and youth-only firearms deer season in Georgia typically lasts from early October until early January. The season for archery lasts a little longer, typically beginning in early September and ending in early to late January. This year in 2022, the Georgia deer hunting season dates are as follows:

  • Archery, Statewide (Either Sex): Sep 10, 2022, to Jan 8, 2023
  • Archery Extended, Counties: Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, & Rockdale (Either Sex): Sep 9, 2022, to Jan 31, 2023
  • Primitive weapons: Oct 15, 2022, to Jan 81, 2023
  • Youth Firearms (county restrictions apply): Oct 15, 2022, to Jan 81, 2023
  • Firearms (county restrictions apply): Oct 22, 2022, to Jan 81, 2023

Obtaining your Georgia deer hunting license

Four hundred agents, sporting goods stores, marinas, bait, tackle shops, hardware stores, etc., sell Georgia hunting and fishing permits throughout the state. Additionally, you can acquire a license in person at any of the state’s law enforcement offices for the Department of Natural Resources. You will require a Big Game License and a free Harvest Record for hunting deer. Visit the Georgia Gov website and learn more about obtaining your license for the 2022 Georgia deer hunting season.

Georgia deer hunting statewide regulations

Statewide limits apply across all of Georgia. You are limited to twelve deer (either sex) per person and may only hunt ten antlerless deer and two antlered deer throughout the season. One of the two antlered deers needs at least four points on one side of its antlers that are at least an inch long. You must meet those statewide requirements throughout the Georgia deer hunting season.

Georgia deer hunting county restrictions

Different counties also have further restrictions. Shotguns and muzzleloaders are the only weapons permitted in Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Clayton, and the region of Glynn County. You may only hunt antlered bucks with a minimum of four points on either side in Hancock, Harris, Montgomery, Randolph, Meriwether, Talbot, and Troup counties. Additionally, in the counties of Macon and Dooly, antlered bucks must have a minimum 15-inch outer spread. Please check this link and research further to ensure your chosen counties’ regulations.

So there you have some essential info about 2022’s Georgia deer hunting season. We hope this helps you to prepare and have the best deer hunting experience this year. You can book your hunt with us today and make the most of our beautiful hunting plantation. Feel free to call us if you have any questions. We will do our best to help set you on your way to the perfect deer hunt.