2018-2019 Georgia Bear Season Dates
Northern Bear Zone
|Archery, Either Sex|
|September 8, 2018 - October 12, 2018|
|Primitive Weapons||October 13, 2018 - October 19, 2019|
|Firearms||October 20, 2018 - January 13, 2019|
Central Bear Zone
|Firearms||January 12, 2019|
Southern Bear Zone
|Firearms||September 20-22, September 27-29, October 4-6, October 11-13|
Georgia's bear bag limit is two bears per season, provided no more than one of these may be taken from the Southern or Central Zones. Harvested bears must be reported and tagged.
Georgia Predator Hunting License Requirements
|Hunting license (16-64)||$15.00|
|Big Game License||$25.00|
Resident and non-resident hunting licenses include access to state owned/managed public lands. No additional permit is required.
|Big Game License||$225.00|
Bear Hunting Statewide Restrictions
It is illegal to kill a female bear with cubs or bears under 75 pounds. No hunting bears over bait. Bear hunting with dogs is only allowed in the Southern Bear Zone, except in Lanier and Lowndes Countis, where only still hunting is allowed.