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2017-2018 Georgia Hunting Seasons

A tradition for many families, hunting is an exciting escape into nature. Your reward of patiently waiting in a tree stand or hunting blind is the satisfaction of taking responsibility for your own food, or finally bagging that trophy buck. Discount Ramps has all the hunting dates for Georgia, and the necessary hunting equipment to ensure a successful year.

This is a general guide to season dates. Dates are subject to change. For more information, visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Deer

Hunt Type Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Archery Sep. 9,2017 Jan. 14,2018
Extended Archery Sep. 9,2017 Jan. 31,2018
Primitive Weapons Oct. 14,2017 Jan. 14,2018
Firearms Oct. 21,2017 Jan. 14,2018

Bear

Zone Hunt Type Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Northern Zone Archery Sep. 9,2017 Jan. 14,2018
Primitive Weapons Oct. 14,2017 Jan. 14,2018
Firearms Oct. 21,2017 Jan. 14,2018
Central Zone Firearms Jan. 13,2018
Southern Zone Firearms Sep. 21,2017 Sep. 23,2017
Sep. 28,2017 Sep. 30,2017
Oct. 5,2017 Oct. 7,2017
Oct. 12,2017 Oct. 14,2017

Turkey

Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
March 24,2018 May 15,2018

Small Game & Migratory Birds

Hunt Type Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Alligator Aug. 18,2017 Oct. 2,2017
Crows Nov. 4,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Dove Sep. 2,2017 Sep. 17,2017
Oct. 14,2017 Nov. 2,2017
Nov. 23,2017 Jan. 15,2018
Falconry Squirrel: Aug. 15,2017 March 15,2018
Grouse: Oct. 1,2017 March 15,2018
Rabbit: Oct. 1,2017 March 15,2018
Quail: Oct. 1,2017 March 15,2018
Fox & Bobcat Dec. 1,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Grouse Oct. 15,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Marsh Hens Sep. 15,2017 Nov. 5,2017
Nov. 23,2017 Dec. 10,2017
Opossum Oct. 15,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Quail Nov. 18,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Rabbit Nov. 18,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Raccoon Oct. 15,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Snipe Nov. 15,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Squirrel Aug. 15,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Woodcock Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 22,2018

Dove and Waterfowl

Species Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Canada Goose Sep. 2,2017 Sep. 24,2017
Oct. 14,2017 Oct. 29,2017
Nov. 18,2017 Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Common Snipe Nov. 15,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Coots Nov. 18,2017 Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Ducks Nov. 18,2017 Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Falconry Sep. 2,2017 Sep. 24,2017
Oct. 14,2017 Oct. 29,2017
Nov. 18,2017 Dec. 4,2017
Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Gallinules Nov. 18,2017 Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 28,2018
King & Clapper Rails Sep. 15,2017 Nov. 5,2017
Nov. 23,2017 Dec. 10,2017
Mergansers Nov. 18,2017 Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Mourning Dove Sep. 2,2017 Sep. 17,2017
Oct. 14,2017 Nov. 2,2017
Nov. 23,2017 Jan. 15,2018
Sea Ducks Nov. 18,2017 Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Snow & White-Fronted Geese Oct. 14,2017 Oct. 29,2017
Nov. 18,2017 Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Sora & Virginia Rails Sep. 15,2017 Nov. 5,2017
Nov. 23,2017 Dec. 10,2017
Teal Sep. 9,2017 Sep. 24,2017
Woodcock Dec. 9,2017 Jan. 22,2017
Youth Waterfowl Days Nov. 11,2017 Nov. 12,2017

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