Georgia Ecological Services Field Offices
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Hunting and Fishing Information

Fringed campion. Credit: USFWS

Fringed campion. Credit: USFWS

Here you will find information on; Hunting Areas, Fishing Areas, Licenses, Recreational Areas, and Wetland Maps.

While the Georgia Ecological Service office does not deal directly with hunting and fishing, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) considers hunting to be an important tool for wildlife management.

Hunting gives resource managers a valuable tool to control populations of some species that might otherwise exceed the carrying capacity of their habitat and threaten the well-being of other wildlife species, and in some instances, that of human health and safety.

Each state has primary responsibility and authority over the hunting of wildlife that resides within state boundaries. The State fish and wildlife agencies that sell hunting licenses are the best source of information regarding hunting seasons, areas open/closed to hunting, etc. Go to State of Georgia Hunting and Fishing Opportunities.

Hunting of migratory birds such as ducks and geese is managed cooperatively by State fish and wildlife agencies and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Migratory waterfowl hunters must possess both a State hunting license and a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp).


USFWS GA Hunting & Recreation Areas

Blackbeard Island NWR   912-652-4415
Bond Swamp NWR Hunting Regulations 478-986-5441
Harris Neck NWR   912-652-4415
Piedmont NWR   478-986-5441
Wassaw NWR   912-652-4415

USFWS GA Fishing & Recreation Areas

Banks Lake NWR   912-496-7836
Blackbeard Island NWR   912-652-4415
Bond Swamp NWR Fishing Regulations 478-986-5441
Harris Neck NWR   912-652-4415
Piedmont NWR Fishing Regulations 478-986-5441
Savannah NWR   912-652-4415
For more resources on where to go for hunting, fishing or just public recreational areas, please visit


The National Wetlands Inventory maps the status and trends of wetlands habitat so essential to waterfowl and other wildlife populations, and you can even find the wetlands in the area where you plan to hunt.

State of Georgia Hunting Program

To purchase a Hunting License or get information on Hunter Education please visit the Hunting Section of Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division. You will also find information on hunting seasons and regulations.

State of Georgia Fishing Program

For information about fishing in state of Georgia, go to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) website at

For More Information

USFWS: or National Wildlife Refuges in Georgia

State of Georgia: GA Hunting & Fishing Opportunities

Last updated: March 30, 2015