Do I need to take a hunter safety course to hunt in Georgia?
Any person who hunts within the state of Georgia, who was born on or after January 1, 1961 is required to complete a state-approved Hunter Education Course, and obtain a Hunter Education Certificate. There is no minimum age to get certified. Some exceptions to this may apply to non-residents who have obtained hunter education certificate from another state, or youth who are less than 12 years of age.
What is the minimum passing score?
You must score at least 76% on the final Hunter Education Test in order to obtain your Georgia Hunter Education Certificate.
How old do you have to be to get certified in Georgia?
There is no minimum age to obtain your Hunter Education Certificate in Georgia.
How much does it cost to become a certified hunter in Georgia?
The standard cost for a single hunter is $28.95. This includes the online course, exam, and your certification.
Does getting my hunter safety certification mean I have a hunting license for Georgia?
No. You will need to purchase an annual or short-term hunting license from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division once you complete your hunter safety course. The license you will need will depend on if you are a resident of Georgia, your targeted species, your age, and how long you wish the license to be active.
Does the HUNTINGsmart! Course meet IHEA Standards?
Yes. The HUNTINGsmart! online hunter safety course complies with IHEA-USA standards and meets the mandated hunter safety requirements of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
What animals can I hunt in Georgia?
The most popular game species in Georgia are white-tailed deer, alligator, bear, turkey, waterfowl & dove, and small game.
How do I replace a lost or damaged Hunter Education Certification Card?
Replacement Hunter Education Certificates are available for free and can be downloaded at Go Outdoors Georgia. Certified hunters will need to login using their Georgia DNR Customer ID number to access and download their replacement certificate.
How long is the online hunter safety course?
It will take approximately 8 hours to complete the course, including module quizzes and the final exam.