Hunting License Laws

Georgia Hunter Education Requirements

Persons born after January 1, 1967 must have proof of successful completion of a hunting safety education course in order to obtain a Georgia hunting license (this includes non-residents). The HUNTERcourse.com Georgia Online Hunter Course allows you to complete most of the course work from home, and attend a single Review Class where you will obtain your hunter education certificate.

  • A hunter education certificate is not required in order to purchase a one or seven day hunting license.
  • Hunters between the ages of 12 and 15 must have a hunter education certificate before hunting, unless they are under the direct supervision of an adult who holds a valid hunting license.
  • Hunters between the ages of 12 and 15 MUST be under direct adult supervision at ALL times when hunting on a Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
  • Hunters under the age of 12 are not required to complete a hunter education course unless hunting on National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) or Park Services Lands.
  • Hunters under the age of 12 are not required to complete a hunter education course unless hunting on National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) or Park Services Lands.

Georgia Hunting License

A hunting license is required for anyone who hunts within the state. License fees vary according to the hunter's age and the type of license, and whether the hunter is a Georgia resident. Lifetime licenses are also available for Georgia residents. Hunters who lose their licenses may replace them by contacting the Division of Fish & Wildlife. For more information on Georgia Hunting Licenses, please consult the DNR website at www.gohuntgeorgia.com.

Additional Hunting Permits and Tags

In addition to the required hunting license, you may need to purchase permits or tags depending on the species you are hunting and the area where you are hunting. You can find out more about these requirements when you purchase your hunting license, or you can visit the Georgia DNR Website for more information.

Georgia Hunter Orange Requirement

During the firearm deer season in Georgia, all deer, bear and feral hog hunters (as well as those accompanying them) must wear at least 500 square inches of Hunter (Blaze) Orange on outer garments, above the waist.

Important Note

For a more complete listing of Georgia hunting license laws, hunting regulations, or hunter education requirements, please consult the Georgia Hunting Regulations page, available on the DNR website at www.gohuntgeorgia.com.