Events, Quota Hunts, and Volunteer Registration - Help System


              

Search Events

If you would like to search for events and quota hunts you can use the Search Events form on this page. You can view a list of upcoming events and quota hunts on a calendar or map.

The Search Events form allows you to locate events and quota hunts with the following options:

  • View Events - This button allows you to view a list of events.
  • Show in Calendar - This button allows you to view upcoming events in a calendar.
  • Events Map - This button allows you to access the Event Map form. It will allow you to locate events within a certain distance from an address.
  • View Open Quota Hunts - This button allows you to view a list of open quota hunts.

View Upcoming Events

You can locate upcoming events using the Search Events form on this page or locate Safety and Education courses by accessing GADNR online resources. Follow the instructions below to locate upcoming Quota Hunts and events:
  1. Select Quota Hunt from the Event Type drop down list.
  2. Please Note: If you would like to locate another event, select the applicable event from the Event Type drop down list.
  3. Select the month from Start Date Month drop down list.
  4. Click on the View Events button.

  • To view open quota hunts, click on the View Open Quota Hunts button. This will view a list of open quota hunts ONLY.

Alligator Hunting Season

Remember to check the WRD Alligator Hunting Season website for changes and to view Alligator Zone Maps before selecting your preferred hunt locations. Applicants for alligator quota hunts must be 12 or older to apply. Persons younger than 12 may not apply for alligator hunts, may not accumulate priority points, and may not participate in alligator hunts.

About Quota Hunts

A Quota Hunt is a hunt that allows a predetermined number of hunters to participate. A quota is placed on a hunt to protect natural resources (wildlife and their habitats), provide a high-quality hunting experience and maintain a high level of safety. Quota permits are non-transferable.

Where to Apply

Quota hunt applications are submitted only through this system. Applications for all hunt categories will be accepted beginning June 1 of each year—except rabbit, quail, youth small game, and dog-deer, which open September 1. Deadlines vary depending on hunt category. You can find application deadlines on the WRD web site. Deadline is 11:59 PM (EST) on the dates listed. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Only one application for each hunt category may be submitted. Applicants for alligator quota hunts must be 12 or older to apply. Persons younger than 12 may not apply for alligator hunts, may not accumulate priority points, and may not participate in alligator hunts.

Email Address

It's critical that your email address be in your account. Notifications for the following will arrive ONLY by email:
  • your application
  • changes to your application (hunt locations, group members, etc.)
  • section / non-selection for a hunt and which hunt your were selected for
  • how to obtain alligator harvest tags
  • a hunt reminder

You can also log into your account and see hunts you were selected for and your priority points balance.

Priority Points

Priority points are an important part of the quota application process. You may earn points for each hunt category (for example: deer, youth turkey, alligator). You may acquire priority points one of two ways. You may submit a points-only application for the category, which gives you a priority point in that category that year, with no chance of being selected to go on a hunt that year. You may also apply directly for a hunt location/date within the category, which gives you a chance of being chosen to go on that hunt that year. If you are not chosen for that hunt location/date for that year, you will receive a priority point for that category that year. If you are selected for a hunt you apply for (not a points-only application), you do not earn priority points for that category. One priority point per category per year is the maximum you can earn. You may accumulate points across years. You may wager priority points for a higher chance of being selected. (Priority points must be in the same category as the hunt you are applying for.) For some very popular and low-quota hunts, you may need many years’ worth of points to have a chance of being selected. Alligator hunts in some zones are a key example of this. Check out the selection odds on the WRD web site to see how many priority points were wagered by applicants of past years’ hunts. If you are selected for a hunt location/date within a category, any points you wagered are subtracted from your points balance for that category. If you wagered more points than needed for selection, only the points that guaranteed selection are subtracted. Persons younger than 12 may not apply for alligator hunts, may not accumulate priority points, and may not participate in alligator hunts.

First, Second and Third Hunt Choices

For most hunt categories, you may specify a first, second and third hunt location/date choice. Do not specify second or third choices unless you are interested in attending those hunts, since there is a chance you will be chosen. If you are chosen for your lower-priority hunt, you will lose points wagered up to the points needed to guarantee selection. Hunters who are selected for their first hunt location/date within a category are considered to have no points for their second- and third-choice hunt selections. They are lower-ranked than persons competing for a hunt as their first hunt location. However, if all hunters who made a particular hunt location/date their first choice have been assigned to that hunt and there are spots left over, a hunter with that hunt as their second choice in a category may be selected, too.

Group Members

For many hunts, you may add group members. Group applications are treated like individual applications, and all persons in the group are selected or not selected for a hunt. The maximum number of priority points that can be wagered for the group is determined by the group member with the lowest points available. For some hunts, persons selected may bring up to a certain number of hunters with them on the hunt. Rules on how many group members may be added and who can accompany the selected hunter for each hunt type is available on the WRD web site.

Youth Quota Hunts

Persons ages 17 and under may apply for Youth quota hunts.

Application Deadlines

The annual application period for all hunts opens June 1, except rabbit, quail, youth small game, and dog-deer which all open Sept. 1. You can find application deadlines on the WRD web site. Deadline is 11:59 PM (EST) on the dates listed. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Only one application for each hunt category may be submitted.


Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Division