Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
As part of The Wildlife Resources Division's (WRD) goal to maintain a sustainable turkey population in Georgia, estimates of the State's turkey harvest, turkey hunter effort, and turkey hunter success are acquired each year and then used to adjust hunting regulations in subsequent years to achieve desired results.
Harvest estimates are obtained by asking a random sample of Georgia turkey hunters about their turkey hunting effort and success during the past year. These results are then applied to the total number of turkey hunters in the state. The total number of turkey hunters in the state is obtained from the license sales database.