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Quota hunt applications accepted starting Monday
Alligator hunt
Alligators are one of the species available for quota hunts starting Monday. - photo by Photo submitted

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Beginning Monday, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts, including 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 on a particular area, they most certainly provide exceptional hunting opportunities,” said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section with the Wildlife Resources Division.  “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 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 (please note – this is an earlier deadline from past years!), August 15 for Dove (including Adult/Child hunts), and September 1 for all types of Deer Hunts (including Adult/Child hunts). Check the complete deadline list located at


To view selection odds, based on previous years’ applicants, visit


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