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Georgia - 2016-17 Season

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Season/AreaDatesNotes
Ducks
Coots
Mergansers
Sea Ducks
Gallinules
Nov 19 - Nov 27
Dec 10 - Jan 29
Canada GooseSep 3 - Sep 25
Oct 8 - Oct 23
Nov 19 - Nov 27
Dec 10 - Jan 29
Snow GooseOct 8 - Oct 23
Nov 19 - Nov 27
Dec 10 - Jan 29
TealSep 10 - Sep 25
FalconrySep 3 - Sep 25
Oct 8 - Oct 23
Nov 19 - Dec 5
Dec 10 - Jan 29
Youth HuntNov 12 - Nov 13Ages 15 and under
Accompanied by a non-hunting adult age 18 or older
Lake LanierNo hunting within 600ft of a dock, house, structure, bridge, road, boat ramp, marina, or open recreation area.
Georgia Power LakesHunting permitted at Burton, Seed, Rabun, Tallulah Falls, Tugalo, and Yonah Lakes. No hunting allowed within 300ft of any dock, house, boat ramp, marina, or open recreation area without permission.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks6, including no more than:
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 2 scaup
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintail
  • 1 black or mottled duck
  • 1 fulvous whistling-duck
  • 2 canvasback
  • Taking harlequins is prohibited
Sea Ducks5, including no more than:
  • 4 scoters
  • 4 eiders
  • 4 long-tailed ducks
NOTE: Sea ducks count toward the total bag limit of 6 ducks except in the sea duck zone, which is defined as any tidal waters >1 mile offshore.
Teal6
Canada Goose5
Snow Goose5
Falconry3 birds
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoWeapon typeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller
ShotMust be non-toxic and of size F or smaller. No lead shot is permitted.