ATTENTION! Hunters Must Have Deer Harvest Record

All licenses (hunting, big game, fishing, etc.) now are annual - meaning they are good for one year from the date of purchase. Deer harvest records are seasonal - meaning they are only good for the hunting season during which they were acquired.

Hunters who purchased a big game license during a previous deer season, as well as deer hunters under 16 years of age, landowners, honorary, lifetime, and sportsman license holders, will need to obtain a current deer harvest record for the current season, even if they are not required to purchase a big game license or their big game license has not expired.

Hunters must complete a deer harvest record before moving a deer from the site of a kill, except when participating in a Wildlife Management Area or National Wildlife Refuge hunt that requires hunters to check out their harvested deer. Hunters may not possess or use multiple big game licenses or deer harvest records and should keep harvest records with their hunting licenses.

You can get a current deer harvest record at Buy a License Online.  Youth needing a DNR Customer Account or a deer harvest record should view the information below.

Lifetime License Holder Deer Harvest Record

There is no charge for a lifetime license holder to get their deer harvest record.  One just has to log into their DNR Customer Account and access the correct form to print. 

Correct form for lifetime license holders: Lifetime license holders should choose to print a resident deer harvest record (260). The resident deer harvest record will meet the lifetime license holder's legal obligation to have a deer harvest record.   

Youth Deer Harvest Record

Youth that choose to set up a DNR account in the Go Outdoors Georgia system to print their Georgia Deer Harvest Record receive several advantages:

  • Receive their permanent DNR customer number
  • Have the choice to receive a reminder via email to reprint their new Deer Harvest Record the following season
  • Their license history shown in their account will reflect the year they first obtained a deer harvest record
  • Will begin their lifetime of outdoor recreation with their first officially recorded deer harvest
  • Get the option to receive notices about special youth and quota hunts, and more.

Accounts can be set up by going to the online Go Outdoors Georgia system.

However, youth who wish to get a deer harvest record without setting up an account may do so here.

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