1. All state and federal waterfowl regulations apply on Lake Lanier (CLICK HERE to view Georgia Department of Natural Resources Migratory Bird Regulations). The 2019 - 2020 Late Season for Waterfowl (Canada Goose and Duck) is Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2019 and Dec. 12, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020. Hunting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset each day. The bag limit is 5 geese per day (15 in possession). The bag limit for ducks is 6 per day (18 in possession).
2. CLICK HERE to view License requirements for hunters.
3. Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days are Nov. 16 - 17, 2019. Only youths 16 years of age or less may hunt Canada geese and ducks on Lake Lanier on these days. An adult at least 18 years of age must accompany the youth into the field but may not hunt.
4. Goose and duck hunting is allowed on Lake Lanier with the following exception: No hunting is allowed within 600 feet of any dock, house, structure, bridge, road, boat ramp, marina, or open recreation area.
5. Waterfowl hunting is allowed in the following closed campgrounds: Duckett Mill, Old Federal, Bald Ridge, Sawnee, and Bolding Mill.
6. Waterfowl hunting is allowed in the closed portion of the following Day Use Recreation Areas: Lanier Park (located in Gwinnett County), Keith’s Bridge, Mountain View, Belton Bridge, Long Hollow, Robinson Park, and Lumpkin County Park.
7. Firearms must be unloaded and cased when transported in a boat or through an open recreation area or open boat ramp.
8. Temporary hunting blinds may be constructed, but must be removed completely at the end of each day. No vegetation may be cut or removed on Corps of Engineers property for any reason.
9. No other hunting is allowed at any time on Lake Lanier except by special permit. The procedures outlined above are necessary for safety and to reduce conflicts with other lake users. Failure to comply with these regulations will constitute hunting without permission and will result in a citation by a state or federal ranger. Contact the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division at (770) 535-5700 or US Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Lanier, at (770) 945-9531 for more information.