Georgia Hunting Seasons 2019-2020
It’s the time of year, let the hunts begin for the Georgia hunting seasons 2019-2020. Our customers are getting ready and we are keeping all the supplies you need for all types of hunting in at Smith Farm Supply stores.
The season for hunting squirrels is open, some may thing an August 15th hunting season opener might seem crazy. But make no mistake, Georgia hunting will be wide open in a matter of just weeks.
It really kicks off with an opening day of dove season on Sept. 7, followed the next Saturday morning with the archery opener for deer hunters on Sept. 14.
Changes to Georgia’s Hunting Regulations 2019-2020
There are some significant changes to Georgia’s hunting regulations for the 2019-2020 seasons, including:
• Added to the suburban/urban counties with an extended archery deer season until Jan. 31 are Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, and Henry counties.
• The single-day bear hunting season for Central Georgia has been moved to the third Saturday in December, which this year falls on Dec. 21.
• Either-sex deer hunting days have changed for gun hunters in several north Georgia counties (see the map below).
• The age restriction (12 years old) has been removed for participation in Georgia alligator hunts.
Youth Hunter Safety Requirements
All hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course before purchasing a hunting license. Hunter education is not required if purchasing an Apprentice License or short-term license, if you are hunting on your own land, or if you are hunting pen-raised game birds on a licensed shooting preserve.
We look forward to seeing pictures and hearing the stories of your hunting trips.