SOCIAL CIRCLE – Beginning Saturday, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“Because quota hunts allow a predetermined number of hunters in a particular area, they most certainly provide exceptional hunting opportunities,” John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section with the Wildlife Resources Division, said in a news release. “So, if you are hoping to get to hunt the area of your choice, don’t let the deadlines get past you without applying.”
A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number of hunters are allowed. Quota levels are based upon the sound principles of wildlife management and public desires for a quality hunt. These hunts provide a challenging and rewarding experience to hunters of all levels. Selected hunters must be properly licensed to participate in a quota hunt.
Applying for a quota hunt is simple. Visit www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com and select “Quota Hunts” and follow the steps to complete your application. Make sure that your email is current and correct in order to receive quota updates, confirmations or any notices about quota hunts.
Application deadlines vary depending on hunt type. The first deadlines are July 15 for alligator (NOTE – this is an earlier deadline from past years), Aug. 15 for dove (including adult/child hunts), and Sept. 1 for all types of deer hunts (including adult/child hunts). Check the complete deadline list located at georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota#deadlines.
To view selection odds, based on previous years’ applicants, visit http://georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota#odds.
For more information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota.