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DNR: Hunter education course a must for license
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Residents and non-residents born on or after January 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a season hunting license.

However, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, a hunter education course is not required to purchase an Apprentice License or a Short Term license. Hunter education courses certified or mandated by any state wildlife agency or Canadian province are accepted. 

There are four approved online courses available. The first step in accessing these courses is to create an account at: Then select the online course of your choice. Allows you to study for free. Pay $28.95 only after you pass the test. Offers a low-cost course at $13. No pass, no pay. Also offers a no pass no pay program at $9.95 Fully narrated and illustrated course program. One-time fee of $29

The state does offer a free classroom course. Visit:

For dates and locations.

Hunter Education is not required to hunt on one’s own land or land of a parent or guardian.

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