Coyote Hunting Georgia Laws & Regulations
Are coyotes defined as furbearer, game animal, or other in Georgia? Coyotes are defined as non-game in GA.
Do you need a license to hunt coyotes in Georgia? A resident hunting or combination license is required for all resident hunters 16 years of age or older, except when hunting or fishing on one’s own land or land owned by immediate family (blood or dependent relationship) residing in the same household.
Can a non-resident hunt coyotes in Georgia? Yes, see restrictions above.
Is there a specific hunting season for coyotes in Georgia? No closed season. There is no closed season for trapping beavers and coyotes. Coyotes may be taken during big game, small game, and special hog hunts, as well as special coyote hunts.
Is there a bag limit for coyotes in Georgia? No limit.
What are the legal hunting hours for coyotes in Georgia? Legal hours for hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset, except alligators, raccoons, opossums, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and feral hogs which may be hunted at night.
Are electronic game calls legal in Georgia? Electronic calls may be used for hunting coyotes.
Are decoys legal for coyotes in Georgia? Yes.
What firearms are approved/disapproved for coyotes in Georgia? Coyotes may be taken during all big and small game hunts but weapon types are restricted to only those weapons allowed for the game species in season.
During special coyote hunts, there are no firearms restrictions unless otherwise specified in Rule 391 – 4 – 2 – .70. Possession or use of buckshot is prohibited.
Are suppressors allowed for coyote hunting in Georgia? Lawfully possessed suppressors may be used for hunting on private property. Permission of the landowner is required.
Are there any ammunition restrictions for hunting coyotes in Georgia? No specific restrictions listed.
Is night hunting for coyotes allowed in Georgia? Legal hours for hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset, except alligators, raccoons, opossums, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and feral hogs which may be hunted at night. Any light used to hunt raccoons, opossums, foxes, bobcats or feral hogs must be carried on the body of the hunter, affixed to a helmet or hat worn by the hunter, or be part of a belt system worn by the hunter. There is no voltage restriction on such lights.
Can you hunt coyotes from a vehicle in Georgia? It is unlawful to hunt from a vehicle, plane, or boat under power.
Can you hunt coyotes with bait in Georgia? It is unlawful for any person to:
- Hunt any game animal (except as noted below) or game bird upon, over, around, or near bait.
- Hunt any area for a period of 10 days following complete removal of all bait.
- Hunt any big game or feral hog over bait or place bait on any State or Federal managed lands.
- Place bait in a manner that will cause hunting on an adjacent property to be prohibited. Taking of any big game over bait is subject to a fine of $5,000 and/or imprisonment up to 12 months.
Can dogs be used to hunt coyotes in Georgia? Persons training dogs for hunting must have a valid Hunting License unless they are on their own land or land of an immediate relative. There is no closed season for training dogs on private lands. It is unlawful to possess firearms (except handguns with blank or shot cartridges), axes, climbers, or other equipment for taking game while training hunting dogs, except that shotguns with No. six or smaller shot may be used while training pointing, flushing, and retrieving dogs using pen raised quail and pigeons provided that the dog trainer maintains proof of purchase of pen-raised quail. It is unlawful to run deer with dogs, except during open seasons for hunting deer with dogs, or to take game by any means while training hunting dogs, except during open seasons for such game.
Is there a coyote bounty program in Georgia? Not at this time.
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Last Updated: 11-17-2016