Georgia Hunting License and Permit Costs and Fees

Georgia Hunting and Fishing License Fees

Combo Hunting & Fishing Licenses

  • Annual Resident: $30.00
  • Annual Non-Resident: $150.00
  • One-Day Resident: $5.00
  • One-Day Non-Resident: $30.00
  • Additional Day Resident: $1.00
  • Additional Day Non-Resident: $10.00

Apprentice Hunting & Fishing License

  • One-Day Resident: $5.00
  • One-Day Non-Resident: $30.00
  • Additional Day Resident: $1.00
  • Additional Day Non-Resident: $10.00

Hunting Licenses

  • Annual Resident (Ages 16-64): $15.00
  • Annual Non-Resident: $100.00
  • One-Day Non-Resident: $20.00
  • Additional Day Non-Resident: $6.00
  • Annual Senior Sportsman's (Age 65+): $7.00 (Resident Only)

Big Game Licenses

  • Annual Resident: $25.00
  • Annual Non-Resident: $225.00
  • One-Day Resident: $10.00
  • One-Day Non-Resident: $130.00
  • Additional Day Resident: $2.00
  • Additional Day Non-Resident: $8.00

Harvest Record

  • Annual for Alligator, Bear, Deer, and turkey: FREE for Residents and Non-Residents

Special Permits

  • Quota Alligator Harvest Permit: Seasonal Resident $75.00 / Non-Resident $250.00
  • Trapping License: Seasonal Resident $40.00 / Non-Resident $325.00
  • Shooting Preserve License: Two-Year Resident and Non-Resident $12.00
  • GA Waterfowl and Migratory Bird License: Annual Resident and Non-Resident $5.00
  • Disability Hunting License: Annual Resident $3.00 / Three-Year Resident $9.00

Fishing Licenses

  • Annual Resident (Ages 16-64): $15.00
  • Annual Non-Resident: $50.00
  • One-Day Non-Resident: $10.00
  • Additional Day Non-Resident: $3.50
  • Optional Youth Fishing License (Ages 12-15): Multi-Year Resident $10.00
  • Annual Senior Sportsman's (Age 65+): $7.00 (Resident Only)

Trout Licenses

  • Annual Resident: $10.00
  • Annual Non-Resident: $25.00
  • One-Day Resident: $5.00
  • One-Day Non-Resident: $10.00
  • Additional Day Resident: $1.00
  • Additional Day Non-Resident: $2.00

SIP Permit

  • Annual Saltwater Information Program: FREE for Residents and Non-Residents

Commercial Licenses

  • Commercial Fishing License: Seasonal Resident $20.00 / Non-Resident $200.00
  • Disability Fishing License: Annual Resident $3.00 / Three-Year Resident $9.00

Public Land Access

  • Georgia Lands Pass: Annual Resident $30.00 / Non-Resident $60.00


  • Quota Alligator Harvest Permits are complimentary for select Lifetime and Disability License holders chosen for a hunt.
  • Non-resident trappers must provide a bond - refer to for specifics.
  • Complimentary GA Waterfowl and Migratory Bird License for qualifying landowners and Sportsman’s License holders.
  • The multi-year Youth License benefits extend until the holder's 17th birthday.
  • Additional Days for a license can stack consecutively for up to 11 days.

Sportsman’s License Fees for Georgia

Standard Sportsman’s Licenses

  • Annual Resident (Ages 16-64): $65.00
  • Annual Non-Resident: $400.00
  • One-Day Resident: $25.00
  • One-Day Non-Resident: $170.00
  • Additional Day Resident: $3.00
  • Additional Day Non-Resident: $20.00

Youth Sportsman’s Licenses

  • Multi-Year Resident Youth (Ages 15 and under): $15.00
  • Annual Non-Resident Youth (Ages 15 and under): $50.00

Senior Sportsman’s Licenses

  • Annual Resident Senior (Age 65+): $7.00

Honorary Licenses

  • One-Time Honorary Veteran’s License (First Year Free for Qualifying Veterans): FREE for Residents

Disability Sportsman’s Licenses

  • Annual Disability License: $5.00 (Resident Only)
  • Three-Year Disability License: $15.00 (Resident Only)

Special Notes:

  • Resident Youth Sportsman’s License benefits continue until one's 17th birthday.
  • No analogous options are provided for non-resident seniors or those eligible for honorary veterans and disability licenses.

Lifetime License Fees in Georgia

  1. Infant Lifetime Sportsman's License (Under 2 years)

    • Resident: $500.00
    • Non-Resident: $500.00
  2. Youth Lifetime Sportsman's License (Ages 2-15)

    • Resident: $600.00
  3. Adult Lifetime Sportsman's License (Ages 16-49)

    • Resident: $750.00
  4. Older Adult Lifetime Sportsman's License (Ages 50-59)

    • Resident: $375.00
  5. Senior Discount Lifetime Sportsman's License (Ages 60-64)

    • Resident: $315.00
  6. Senior Lifetime Sportsman's License (Ages 65+)

    • Resident: $70.00
  7. Senior Lifetime Hunting License (Ages 65+)

    • Resident: $35.00
  8. Senior Lifetime Fishing License (Ages 65+)

    • Resident: $35.00
  9. Free Senior Lifetime Sportsman's License (Born on or before June 30, 1952)

    • See Hunting Licenses for specific details
  10. Military and Veterans Lifetime Sportsman's License

  • Resident and Non-Resident: $600.00
  1. Non-Resident Grandchild Lifetime Sportsman's License (Ages 2-15)
  • Resident: $1,500.00
  1. Shooting Preserve Lifetime License
  • Resident and Non-Resident: $75.00


  • The multi-year resident Youth License is valid until the holder's 17th birthday.
  • Additional days can be added for up to 11 consecutive days.

Expanding and Enhancing Hunting and Fishing Opportunities through the Wildlife Restoration Program

The Wildlife Restoration Program acts as a vital bridge, connecting hunters, industries, and essential resources to promote the growth and improvement of hunting and fishing opportunities. This program plays a crucial role in ensuring the conservation and restoration of habitats and populations that support these recreational activities.

The program relies on financial contributions from individuals and organizations to make a meaningful impact on the preservation and enhancement of hunting and fishing opportunities. By donating, you become an integral part of the efforts to protect and improve the resources that facilitate these activities.

Through the Wildlife Restoration Program, various initiatives are undertaken to achieve its goals. One of these is habitat restoration, where funds are used to restore and improve the natural environments that are essential for supporting wildlife populations. Additionally, research projects are conducted to gain a better understanding of wildlife behavior and needs, aiding in the development of effective conservation strategies.

Furthermore, the program focuses on enhancing public lands to create better recreational opportunities for hunters and anglers. By utilizing the funds received from hunters and establishing partnerships with industries, the program can improve access to public lands, develop infrastructure such as boat ramps and campsites, and provide amenities that enhance the overall experience for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Wildlife Restoration Program recognizes that the responsibility for preserving and expanding these opportunities lies not only with the government but also with the recreational community. By fostering cooperation among hunters, industry stakeholders, and conservationists, the program ensures that the interests of all parties are represented and harmonized.

Your support through financial contributions to the Wildlife Restoration Program is crucial in safeguarding and enriching hunting and fishing opportunities. By coming together, we can secure a future where generations to come can enjoy these activities and the natural beauty they depend on.

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