Georgia Hunting Laws and Regulations

Passing this Hunting safety course will complete your online safety education for Georgia.

Do you need Georgia Hunting education?

Georgia

You need education to hunt in Georgia if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1961.

There is no minimum age requirement to take the Georgia Course.

You must be a resident of Georgia to take the online course.

Elsewhere

Hunting education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

Exemptions

A hunter education certificate is not required for hunters under age 12. Hunters under age 12 must be under the direct supervision of a licensed hunter who is at least 18 years old.

Hunters 12-15 years old need either hunter education certification or the direct supervision of a licensed hunter who is at least 18 years old.

Why Hunting Safety Education Is Important

Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.

Reciprocity

All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Georgia will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Georgia Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions