The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division issues boating permits, fishing licenses, and hunting licenses.
What You Should Know:
- Annual fishing licenses cost $9 for state residents and $45 for non-residents. Georgians may also purchase a 2-year fishing license for $16. A free SIP license is additionally required to fish in salt water, and a license must be additionally purchased to fish for mountain trout. Residents and nonresidents may purchase a 1-day saltwater shore fishing only license for $5.
- Annual, regular hunting licenses cost state residents $10. An annual license for big game (bear, deer, turkey) must be added to the basic license, and costs $9 for state residents and $195 for non-residents. A 3-day big game license is available to non-residents for $90. Additional free and paid licenses are required for certain activities such as hunting or accessing certain state lands, hunting waterfowl and migratory birds, a harvest record for deer hunting, and for other activities.
- A 3-day combination hunt/fish license is $3.50 for residents and $20 for non-residents and an annual combination hunt/fish license is $17 for residents and $100 for non-residents.
- Other license combinations for residents include 2 year licenses, all inclusive sportsman’s licenses, lifetime licenses, senior licenses, veteran’s options, and disability licenses. Find out more at the Georgia Wildlife Resource Division's website.
How do I register a boat?
To register a new boat, you can either fill out and submit a Vessel Registration Application by mail or call 800-366-2661. To renew a registration, you can opt to submit the Vessel Registration Application by mail, call 800-366-2661, or visit the online renewal system.
I've lost my copy of my license. How do I order a replacement?
Why do I need to submit my Social Security Number when I apply for my fishing or hunting license?
Source: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please speak with the agency that is the source of the information.