Photo for the Hunting landing page. A couple and their dog happily prepare for a day of hunting.


Wildlife and fisheries management within the boundary of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests is a cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service and the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). That's because the federal government owns the land and is responsible for its management while the State of Georgia owns the animals and is responsible for their management. This means the Forest Service manages wildlife habitat and the DNR manages the animals by setting hunting seasons, bag limits, and other such rules and regulations.

You can find information about hunting and fishing rules and regulations on the Wildlife Resources Division's web site at