In these uncertain times, we know you have questions about hunting, fishing, or recreational opportunities. Here’s some answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions. We’ll update this list as questions and answers change.
Can I still hunt or fish?
Hunting and fishing have not been cancelled, and all game and fish laws remain in place, including license requirements.
What about hunting and fishing once the executive order takes effect?
Outdoor activities may include hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, hiking, etc. provided individuals maintain a distance of six (6) feet between all persons who are not occupants of the same household or residence.
What about traveling to and from the location I’m hunting or fishing?
Travel is permitted to perform hunting, fishing, and boating activities.
Are Wildlife Management Areas, Public Fishing Areas, and DNR Ranges still open?
All DNR properties remain open to the public but you are asked to maintain the 6-ft dispersal recommendation. Below are links to the lists of these properties:
If a program or property is closed or has restrictions, where can I find that information?
You can find an updated list of closures at: https://georgiawildlife.com/closures
Has my Quota Hunt been cancelled?
At this time, no managed hunts have been cancelled.
What about the National Forest or a lake owned by another agency/company/organization?
If the property is not DNR property, you are encouraged to reach out to these areas specifically to ask about any area restrictions or closures. You can find U.S. Forest Service Alerts and Notices at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/conf/alerts-notices
I don’t know which agency/company/organization oversees a certain property. How do I find out?
For lakes and reservoirs visit our fishing forecasts page and click the name of the property you’re interested in fishing. The contact information for the overseeing partner will be in the text box to left of the map just under the description.
Is camping still available?
Camping is allowed on Georgia DNR’s Wildlife Management Areas and Public Fishing Areas, provided individuals maintain a distance of six (6) feet between all persons who are not occupants of the same household or residence.
What about camping and access to state parks?
Trails, boat ramps, fishing docks, campsites, cabins and golf courses remain open, allowing you to enjoy being outside. Safety is DNR’s priority, so playgrounds are closed while visitor centers, museums and other buildings are limiting walk-in access. Rangers are still on site, available to assist guests and answer phones. Coral Hospitality which manages the five lodge parks for Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites is modifying some operations beginning this weekend. Stay up to date with State Parks alerts and closures at: https://gastateparks.org/Alerts.
If you have other questions, feel free to reach out to staff at any of the WRD Regional Offices around the state: https://georgiawildlife.com/about/contact