2023-2024 Late Season Waterfowl Hunting Rules for Lake Lanier
1. All state and federal waterfowl regulations apply on Lake Lanier (see Late Season Migratory Bird Regulations (LSMBR). The 2023 - 2024 Late Season for Waterfowl (Canada Goose and Duck) is November 18-26, 2023 and December 9, 2023 - January 28, 2024. 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). See the LSMBR for limits on specific species.
2. License requirements for hunters found at www.GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com.
3. Youth, Active Duty Military, and Veterans Waterfowl Hunting Days are November 12-14, 2022. 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. Additionally, active duty military and veterans may hunt waterfowl or geese on these days in accordance with all other license requirements and bag limits.
4. Goose and duck hunting is allowed on Lake Lanier with the following exceptions: 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, 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. Thompson Bridge, 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 the US Army Corps of Engineers at (770) 945-9531 for more information.