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Georgia Quota Hunts Information

Quota Hunt Details

A Quota Hunt is a regulated hunting event with a predefined number of allowed participants. The implementation of quotas serves two primary functions: it aids in the conservation of wildlife and their habitats, ensuring sustainable use of these natural resources, and it enhances the overall quality of the hunting experience by preventing over-crowding.

For younger enthusiasts, a dedicated list of Youth Quota Hunts is available. These hunts are specifically organized for younger hunters, providing them with an opportunity to participate in hunting activities suited for their age group and skill level.

Similarly, those with mobility impairments can find a tailored hunting experience through the Mobility Impaired Quota Hunts. This initiative ensures that individuals with physical limitations have equal opportunities to engage in hunting by offering them special accommodations.

Both lists and additional details regarding these specialized hunts can be found respectively on the Youth Hunts and Mobility-Impaired Hunts pages.

Understanding Priority Points for Quota Hunts

Priority Points act as a merit-based system, rewarding those who apply but are not selected for quota hunts. Upon not being drawn for the quota hunt, an individual applicant is credited with one priority point, and this holds true for each member listed on an unsuccessful group application.

These accumulated priority points are a strategic asset that can tip the scales in future applications. They function as a boost to an applicant's likelihood of being chosen for a hunt. When applying for a new quota hunt, applicants have the discretion to stake any number of their collected points, up to the limit of the lowest point count within their group, in order to increase their chances of success.

It's important to note that when an applicant is successfully selected for the hunt, only the number of priority points necessary to achieve selection will be redeemed, preserving the remaining points for future use. This ensures an efficient utilization of points, where none are wasted.

For hunters keen on planning their priority point usage, it's advisable to consult the quota hunt webpage at GoHuntGeorgia.com. This resource provides crucial insights into how many priority points may be needed for different hunts, allowing hunters to make informed decisions about when to leverage their points for higher odds of selection in their hunts of choice.

Application Deadlines for Quota Hunts

When it comes to applying for quota hunts, adhering to the official application deadlines is crucial. These deadlines are firmly set at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the specified dates listed in accompanying tables. It's imperative for applicants to understand that any submissions made post-deadline will not be considered, as no exceptions are made for late applications. An on-time submission ensures eligibility for the quota draw, and applicants are encouraged to be mindful of these dates to avoid missing out on the opportunity to participate in these hunts.

Quota Hunt Application Deadlines and Restrictions

Turkey Quota Hunt

  • Deadline: February 15
  • Restriction: Applications can include up to three hunters.

Alligator Quota Hunt

  • Deadline: July 15
  • Restriction: Applications can include up to three hunters.

Dove Quota Hunt

  • Deadline: August 15
  • Restriction: Applications can include up to five hunters.

Dog-Bear Quota Hunt

  • Deadline: August 15
  • Restriction: Selected hunters can form a party of up to 10 members, including the administrator and coadministrator. Each hunter's personal bag limit stands, with a collective maximum of 5 bears per party.

Deer Quota Hunt

  • Deadline: September 1
  • Restriction: Applications can include up to five hunters.

State Park Deer Quota Hunt

  • Deadline: September 1
  • Restriction: Applications can include up to five hunters.

Dog-Deer Quota Hunt

  • Deadline: September 30
  • Restriction: Applications can only list an administrator and assistant administrator. Selected administrators may include up to 20 hunting members.

Waterfowl Quota Hunt

  • Deadline: October 15
  • Restriction: Individual applications only. Selected hunters may be accompanied by up to two hunters.

Quail, Rabbit, and Feral Hog Quota Hunts

  • Deadline: October 15
  • Restriction: Applications can include up to five hunters.

Youth Participation Note:

  • Youth are permitted to take part in general quota hunts, provided they obey the required adult supervision guidelines.

Youth Hunt Quota Application Deadlines and Restrictions

Youth Hunt Turkey Quota

  • Deadline: February 15
  • Restriction: Up to three children in group applications. Each selected child must be accompanied by an adult, with a one-to-one adult-child ratio.

Youth Hunt Dove Quota

  • Deadline: August 15
  • Restriction: Up to three children in group applications. Each selected child must be accompanied by an adult, with one adult supervising a maximum of two children.

Youth Hunt Deer Quota

  • Deadline: September 1
  • Restriction: Up to five children in group applications. Each selected child must be accompanied by an adult, maintaining a one-to-one adult-child ratio.

Youth Hunt Waterfowl Quota

  • Deadline: October 15
  • Restriction: The selected youth may bring one other child and must be accompanied by a single adult.

Youth Hunt Quail Quota

  • Deadline: October 15
  • Restriction: The selected youth may bring one other child and must be accompanied by only one adult.

Youth Small Game Quota

  • Deadline: October 15
  • Restriction: Up to three children in group applications. Selected children must have accompanying adults, with an adult supervising no more than two children.

Age Definitions:

  • Adult: Seventeen years or older
  • Youth: Sixteen years old and younger

Additional Notes:

  • Only the youth, or group of youth where allowed, may submit an application for any Youth Hunt.
  • Only youths are permitted to actively hunt in Youth Big Game Quota hunts.

2024 Turkey Quota Hunts - Application and Selection Information

Application Period:

  • June 1 to February 15

Quota Hunts Availability:

  • Alapaha River

    • Quota: Q15
    • Dates: April 6-12
  • B. F. Grant

    • Quota: Q80
    • Dates: April 13-19
  • Big Lazer Creek

    • Quota: Q50
    • Dates: April 6-14 | April 20-28
  • Blanton Creek

    • Quota: Q35
    • Dates: April 6-12 | April 13-19
  • Bullard Creek

    • Quota: Q80
    • Dates: April 6-12
  • Ceylon

    • Quota: Q40
    • Dates: April 6-12 | April 20-26 | May 4-10
  • Charles B. Hensen VPA

    • Quota: Q10
    • Dates: April 6-11 | April 12-18 | April 19-25 | April 26-May 2 | May 3-9
  • Chattahoochee Fall Line - Almo Area

    • Quota: Q50
    • Dates: April 13-21 | May 4-12
  • Chattahoochee Fall Line - Fort Perry Area

    • Quota: Q15
    • Dates: April 6-8 | May 4-6
  • Chattahooche Fall Line - Hilliard Tract

    • Quota: Q40
    • Dates: April 13-21 | May 4-12
  • Chickasawhatchee

    • Quota: Q40
    • Dates: April 6-12 | April 13-19 | April 20-26
  • Clybel

    • Quota: Q25
    • Dates: April 13-17 | May 4-8
  • Crockford-Pigeon Mtn.

    • Quota: Q40
    • Dates: April 6-12
  • Di-Lane Plantation

    • Quota: Q30
    • Dates: April 13-19 | April 20-26
  • Dukes Creek - Smithgall Woods State Park

    • Quota: Q20
    • Dates: April 13-14 | April 27-28 | May 11-12
  • Gaither

    • Quota: Q10
    • Dates: April 6-10 | April 13-17 | April 20-24
  • Griffin Ridge

    • Quota: Q25
    • Dates: April 20-26 | May 4-10 | May 11-15
  • Hart County

    • Quota: Q5
    • Dates: April 6-13 | April 27-May 4
  • Joe Kurz

    • Quota: Q25
    • Dates: April 6-14 | April 27-May 5
  • McGraw Ford

    • Quota: Q10
    • Dates: April 6-12
  • Oaky Woods

    • Quota: Q80
    • Dates: April 6-12
  • Ocmulgee

    • Quota: Q100
    • Dates: April 6-12
  • Oconee

    • Quota: Q30
    • Dates: April 6-12 | April 13-19
  • Ohoopee Dunes - North

    • Quota: Q20
    • Dates: April 6-12
  • Paulding Forest

    • Quota: Q50
    • Dates: April 6-14 | April 20-28
  • River Bend

    • Quota: Q15
    • Dates: April 6-12
  • River Creek

    • Quota: Q5
    • Dates: April 19-22
  • Rum Creek

    • Quota: Q25
    • Dates: April 13-17 | April 27-May 1
  • Sheffield

    • Quota: Q10
    • Dates: April 6-14 | April 20-28
  • Silver Lake

    • Quota: Q35
    • Dates: April 6-10 | April 25-29
  • Standing Boy Creek

    • Quota: Q10
    • Dates: April 26-28 | May 3-5
  • Treat Mountain

    • Quota: Q10
    • Dates: April 6-14 | April 20-28
  • West Point

    • Quota: Q80
    • Dates: April 6-12
  • Wilson Shoals

    • Quota: Q15
    • Dates: April 6-13 | April 20-27 | May 4-11

Dog-Bear Quota Hunts - Application Timelines and Quota Information

Application Period:

  • August 1 to August 15

Quota Hunt Specifics:

  • Chattahoochee/Chestatee WMAs
    • Type: Dog Hunting
    • Quota: Q15
    • Dates: September 30 - October 8

Waterfowl Quota Hunts - Dates and Quota Specifications

Application Period:

  • June 1 to October 15

Quota Hunts Details:

  • Altamaha WMA - Waterfowl Management Area, Butler

    • Quota: Q20
    • Dates: Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30; Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Altamaha WMA - Waterfowl Management Area, Champney

    • Quota: Q20
    • Dates: Nov. 18-19*, 25-26; Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31; Jan. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
  • B. F. Grant WMA

    • Quota: Q3
    • Dates: Dec. 9, Jan. 20
  • Conasauga River WMA

    • Quota: Q3
    • Dates: Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Cordele Fish Hatchery

    • Quota: Q3
    • Dates: Dec. 16, 30
  • Flat Creek PFA

    • Quota: Q3
    • Dates: Nov. 18, 25
  • Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Waterfowl Area

    • Quotas: Q3 for Pond 1, Q2 for Pond 3
    • Dates: Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30; Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27
  • West Point WMA - Glovers Creek Area

    • Quota: Q7
    • Dates: Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23

*Note: The hunt on November 18-19 at Altamaha WMA, Champney, is reserved exclusively for youth and veteran applicants.

Quail & Rabbit Quota Hunts - Application Guidelines and Hunt Information

Application Period:

  • September 1 to October 15

Quota Hunt Details:

  • Albany Nursery Quail Hunts

    • Quota: Q1
    • Dates: Jan. 20, 23
  • Chickasawhatchee Quail Hunts

    • Quota: Q4
    • Dates: Nov. 18; Dec. 2, 30; Jan. 13, 20, 27
  • Di-Lane Plantation Quail Hunts

    • Quota: Q8
    • Dates: Dec. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 27, 30; Feb. 7
  • J. L. Lester Quail Hunts

    • Quota: Q5
    • Dates: Jan. 6; Feb. 25
  • J. L. Lester Rabbit Hunts

    • Quota: Q5
    • Dates: Jan. 7; Feb. 24
  • Joe Kurz Quail Hunts

    • Quota: Q3
    • Dates: Dec. 2; Jan. 13; Feb. 3
  • River Creek Quail Hunts

    • Quota: Q2
    • Dates: Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 16, 30; Jan. 20
  • Silver Lake Quail Hunts

    • Quota: Q4
    • Dates: Nov. 25; Dec. 2, 9; Jan. 13, 20, 27

Deer Quota Hunts - Essential Details and Schedule

Application Period:

  • June 1 to September 1

Deer Quota Hunts Info:

  • Altama Plantation

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q50
    • Date: Nov. 9-11, Nov. 30-Dec. 2
  • B. F. Grant

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q300
    • Date: Nov. 2-4, Nov. 16-18
  • Berry College

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex Last Day/Either Sex
    • Quota: Q1000
    • Date: Nov. 1-4, Nov. 29-Dec. 2
  • Blanton Creek

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q200
    • Date: Oct. 19-21, Nov. 16-18
  • Ceylon

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q100
    • Date: Oct. 19-21, Nov. 9-11, Nov. 30-Dec. 2
  • Chattahoochee Fall Line - Almo Area

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q150
    • Dates: Oct. 19-21, Nov. 9-11
  • Chattahoochee Fall Line - Fort Perry Area

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q35
    • Dates: Oct. 26-28, Nov. 9-11
  • Chattahoochee Fall Line - Hilliard Tract

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q50
    • Dates: Oct. 26-28, Nov. 16-18
  • Chickasawhatchee

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q350
    • Dates: Nov. 9-11, Dec. 7-9
  • Clybel

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q200
    • Dates: Nov. 2-4, Nov. 16-18
  • Coosawattee

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q100
    • Dates: Nov. 10-12
  • Di-Lane Plantation

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q400
    • Dates: Oct. 12-14, Oct. 26-28
  • Flint River

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q25
    • Dates: Nov. 2-4, Nov. 16-18
  • Gaither

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q25
    • Dates: Nov. 3-5, Jan. 12-14
  • Joe Kurz

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless Last Day
    • Quota: Q100
    • Dates: Oct. 19-21, Nov. 2-4
  • Lanahasee

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q50
    • Dates: Nov. 16-18, Nov. 30-Dec. 2
  • Ossabaw Island

    • Weapon: Archery, Primitive, Firearms (Each with separate quota hunts)
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q100 for each hunt
    • Dates: Archery - Oct. 12-14; Primitive - Oct. 26-28; Firearms - Nov. 9-11, Dec. 7-9
  • River Creek

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Quality Buck/Antlerless
    • Quota: Q35
    • Dates: Nov. 1-4, Dec. 6-9
  • Rum Creek

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex/Either Sex Last Day
    • Quota: Q200
    • Dates: Oct. 26-28, Nov. 9-11
  • Sapelo Island

    • Weapon: Primitive, Firearms (Each with separate quota hunts)
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q125 for each hunt
    • Dates: Primitive - Oct. 19-21; Firearms - Nov. 2-4, Nov. 16-18
  • Treat Mountain

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q200
    • Dates: Oct. 6-8, Nov. 24-26, Jan. 12-14

State Park Deer Quota Hunts - Application Deadlines and Hunt Parameters

Application Period:

  • June 1 to September 1

State Park Deer Quota Hunts Listings:

  • Chattahoochee Bend

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q110
    • Date: Nov. 28-29*
    • *Archery option for up to 10 selected hunters.
  • Don Carter

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q55
    • Date: Nov. 14-16*
    • *Archery option for up to 5 selected hunters.
  • F. D. Roosevelt

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q100
    • Date: No hunt scheduled
  • Fort Yargo

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q85
    • Date: Nov. 28-29
  • Hard Labor Creek

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q250
    • Date: Nov. 7-8
  • Mistletoe

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q75
    • Date: No hunt scheduled
  • Panola Mountain

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q60
    • Date: Nov. 14-15*
    • *Archery option for up to 4 selected hunters.
  • Red Top Mountain

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q50
    • Date: Nov. 14-15
  • Richard B. Russell

    • Weapon: Firearms
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q60
    • Date: Dec. 5-6
  • Standing Boy Creek

    • Weapon: Archery
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q20
    • Dates: Oct. 6-8, Nov. 3-5, Nov. 10-12, Dec. 1-3
  • Tugaloo

    • Weapon: Archery
    • Type: Either Sex
    • Quota: Q40
    • Date: Nov. 28-29

Dog-Deer Quota Hunts - Registration Timeline and Hunt Constraints

Application Period:

  • September 1 to September 30

Dog-Deer Quota Hunt Opportunities:

  • Dixon Memorial WMA

    • Weapon: Shotguns (Buckshot Only)
    • Type: Dog Hunting/Either Sex
    • Quota: Q3
    • Dates: Nov. 17-18, Dec. 1-2
  • Paulks Pasture WMA

    • Weapon: Shotguns (Buckshot Only)
    • Type: Dog Hunting/Either Sex
    • Quota: Q3
    • Dates: Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16
  • Sansavilla WMA

    • Weapon: Shotguns (Buckshot Only)
    • Type: Dog Hunting/Either Sex
    • Quota: Q1
    • Dates: Dec. 29-30
  • Townsend WMA - North, South, Pine Island Tracts

    • Weapon: Shotguns (Buckshot Only)
    • Type: Dog Hunting/Either Sex
    • Quota: Q3
    • Dates: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 13-14, Dec. 27-28
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