2022-2023 Georgia Deer Season Dates

Making plans for Georgia’s 2022 deer season? You’ve come to the right place! Here are the season dates for archery, primitive weapons and firearms, as well as the either-sex dates (doe days) broke down by county.

The Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division sets their season regulations in two-year cycles, and the upcoming season will be the second year of the regulations approved back in 2020. Because of that, this year’s deer season dates and bag limits will look identical to last year other than the normal shift in dates so that all season openers fall on their respective Saturdays.

There has been talk about extending deer season in some Southwest Georgia counties that experience a rut that often extends beyond the early January season end date, but we don’t believe that change will take place until the next regulations cycle.

There is always the unlikely chance that the DNR could make an emergency change due to some unforeseen circumstance, but that would be highly unusual. If you need to go ahead and put in for your deer season vacation before the rest of your coworkers, the dates listed below should be a safe bet!

If you need to know the doe days — or which days you can legally harvest does in the county you hunt — that information is listed below as well.

Always remember to consult with the latest official Georgia Hunting Regulations before heading afield. Those can be found at Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division homepage.

2022-2023 Georgia Deer Season Dates

Archery, Either Sex
September 10, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Extended Archery,
Either Sex (only for Barrow, Bibb, Chatham, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Decatur, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Muscogee, Paulding, Rockdale, and Seminole counties)
September 10, 2022 - January 31, 2023
Primitive WeaponsOctober 15, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Firearms*October 22, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Twelve (12) per season, Statewide. No more than ten (10) may be antlerless and no more than two (2) may be antlered. One of the antlered deer must have at least 4 points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers OR a minimum of 15 inches outside antler spread.

Firearms deer hunting is not allowed in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton (north of GA Hwy. 92), and the portion of Glynn County lying within Jekyll Island. In the portion of Forsyth County south of Ga Hwy. 20, only archery, shotguns, and muzzleloaders may be used (no other firearms allowed).

Georgia 2022-2023 Either Sex Deer Season Dates

October 22, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Baker, Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Brooks, Burke, Calhoun, Candler, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Clarke, Clay, Colquitt, Columbia, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Dougherty, Early, Emanuel, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton (South of Hwy. 92), Glascock, Grady, Gwinnett, Hancock, Harris, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Lee, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery, Muscogee, Peach, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Richmond, Rockdale, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson, and Worth. (In that portion of Forsyth lying south of GA Hwy 20, only shotguns and muzzleloaders may be used)

Oct. 24, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023

Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn (except that portion lying within Jekyll Island), Jeff Davis, Lanier, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware, and Wayne.

Nov. 5, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023

Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Catoosa, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Coweta, Crawford, Dade, Elbert, Floyd, Franklin, Gordon, Green, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Heard, Lamar, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Spalding, Taliaferro, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, and Wilkes.

Nov. 21 – 27, 2022 and Jan. 1, 2023

Dawson, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Stephens, White, and Whitfield.

Nov. 26 – 27, 2022 and Jan. 1, 2023

Fannin, Rabun, Towns, and Union.

What are your thoughts on this year’s season dates? We’d love to hear your opinion over in our Georgia Deer Hunting (family friendly) Facebook group.

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1 thought on “2022-2023 Georgia Deer Season Dates”

  1. Have Deer hunted sense I was a little fellow. But I don’t understand why the DNR keeps messing with the dates when the season starts and stops. Where I live and Hunt there more deer than you can shake a stick at, cars are steady running over them.

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