A nice buck taken on one of Georgia's quota deer hunts.

As of June 1, you can now apply for Georgia’s 2023-2024 quota deer hunts. If you’re not sure what hunts are available, or which you should apply for, we have you covered.

Below is the full list of available hunts by WMA. This article provides the hunt dates, the number of hunters drawn, how many preference points it may take to draw the hunt based on 2022 drawing results, as well as the hunter success rate from last season.

This information does not include the State Park quota deer hunts, as those are covered in a separate article.

The good news is, regardless of how few preference points you have, there are hunts you can draw for Georgia’s 2023 deer season. If you’re fortunate enough to have several points banked, then you should be able to draw just about any WMA deer hunt in the state. 

If you need additional information about how to apply for one of these hunts, that’s provided that at the bottom of the article, as well.

Georgia Quota Deer Hunt Options

WMAQUOTA2023-2024
HUNT DATES
DRAW ODDS
(Based on 2022)
2022
HUNTER
SUCCESS
Altama Plantation 15011/09/2023 – 11/11/2023100% (1 point)
24% (0 points)
No Data
Altama Plantation 25011/30/2023 – 12/02/2023100% (0 points)14.3%
B.F. Grant 130011/02/2023 – 11/04/2023100% (2 points)
28% (1 point)
22.8%
B.F. Grant 230011/16/2023 – 11/18/2023100% (1 point)
92% (0 points)
33.7%
Berry College 1100011/01/2023 – 11/04/202399% (1 point)
71% (0 points)
19.5%
Berry College 2100011/29/2023 – 12/02/2023100% (0 points)77.8%
Blanton Creek 120010/19/2023 – 10/21/2023100% (1 point)
60% (0 points)
26.1%
Blanton Creek 220011/16/2023 – 11/18/2023100% (1 point)
60% (0 points)
26.0%
Ceylon 110010/19/2023 – 10/21/2023100% (2 points)
55% (1 point)
56.0%
Ceylon 210011/09/2023 – 11/11/2023100% (1 point)
99% (0 points)
12.9%
Ceylon 310011/30/2023 – 12/02/2023100% (0 points)77.8%
CFL* – Almo 115010/19/2023 – 10/21/2023100% (1 point) 86% (0 points)31.7%
CFL* – Almo 215011/09/2023 – 11/11/2023100% (1 point) 98% (0 points)37.3%
CFL* – Fort Perry 13510/26/2023 – 10/28/2023100% (1 point)
9% (0 points)
37.5%
CFL* – Fort Perry 23511/09/2023 – 11/11/2023100% (1 point) 26% (0 points)27.6%
CFL* – Hilliard 15010/26/2023 – 10/28/2023100% (2 points)
\33% (1 point)
60.6%
CFL* – Hilliard 25011/16/2023 – 11/18/2023100% (2 points) 58% (1 point)41.0%
Chickasawhatchee 135011/09/2023 – 11/11/2023100% (1 point) 80% (0 points)45.9%
Chickasawhatchee 235012/07/2023 – 12/09/2023100% (1 point) 17% (0 points)57.1%
Clybel 120011/02/2023 – 11/04/2023100% (2 points) 41% (1 point)49.6%
Clybel 220011/16/2023 – 11/18/2023100% (0 points)45.4%
Coosawattee10011/10/2023 – 11/12/2023100% (3 points) 84% (2 points)66.7%
Di-Lane Plantation 140010/12/2023 – 10/14/2023100% (1 point) 25% (0 points)25.7%
Di-Lane Plantation 240010/26/2023 – 10/28/2023100% (0 points)31.4%
Flint River 12511/02/2023 – 11/04/2023100% (5 points) 53% (4 points)37.5%
Flint River 22511/16/2023 – 11/18/2023100% (6 points) 79% (5 points)58.3%
Gaither 12511/03/2023 – 11/05/2023100% (3 points) 68% (2 points)25.0%
Gaither 22501/12/2024 – 01/14/2024100% (2 points) 9% (1 point)23.1%
Joe Kurz 110010/19/2023 – 10/21/202399% (2 points) 10% (1 point)53.5%
Joe Kurz 210011/02/2023 – 11/04/2023100% (3 points) 63% (2 points)33.3%
Lanahassee 15011/16/2023 – 11/18/2023100% (2 points) 46% (1 point)59.0%
Lanahassee 25011/30/2023 – 12/02/2023100% (1 point) 30% (0 points)48.6%
Ossabaw Island 1
Archery
10010/12/2023 – 10/14/2023100% (2 points) 14% (1 point)66.7%
Ossabaw Island 2
Primitive Weapons
10010/26/2023 – 10/28/2023100% (1 point) 25% (0 points)81.8%
Ossabaw Island 310011/09/2023 – 11/11/2023100% (2 points) 30% (1 point)48.6%
River Creek 13511/01/2023 – 11/04/2023100% (2 points) 47% (1 point)5.9%
River Creek 23512/06/2023 – 12/09/2023100% (3 points) 76% (2 points)33.3%
Rum Creek 120010/26/2023 – 10/28/2023100% (1 point)
8% (0 points)
57.8%
Rum Creek 220011/09/2023 – 11/11/2023100% (1 point) 85% (0 points)45.36
Sapelo Island 1
Primitive Weapons
12510/19/2023 – 10/21/2023100% (1 point) 41% (0 points)87.2%
Sapelo Island 212511/02/2023 – 11/04/2023100% (1 point) 31% (0 points)47.4%
Sapelo Island 312511/16/2023 – 11/18/2023100% (1 point) 62% (0 point)95.6%
Treat Mountain 120010/06/2023 – 10/08/2023100% (0 points)25.0%
Treat Mountain 220011/24/2023 – 11/26/2023100% (0 points)25.9%
Treat Mountain 320001/12/2024 – 01/14/2024100% (0 points)No Data
*CFL = Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA
Big buck taken on the Clybel WMA deer hunt in Georgia.

Hunts You Can Draw With Zero Points

While many of the Peach State’s quota deer hunts require preference points to draw, there are a handful that typically do not. Below are 10 hunts that you are likely to draw with zero preference points based on last year’s drawing.

  • Altama Plantation WMA 2nd Hunt
  • B.F. Grant 2nd Hunt
  • Berry College 2nd Hunt
  • Ceylon WMA 2nd & 3rd Hunts
  • Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA – Almo Tract 2nd Hunt
  • Clybel WMA 2nd Hunt
  • Di-Lane Plantation 2nd Hunt
  • Treat Mountain VPA – All 3 Hunts

Keep in mind, though, that things could be different this year based on the number of people who apply, and the demand for certain hunts. Just because you could draw the 2nd Clybel hunt with zero points last year doesn’t mean that will be the case this year.

If you have points to wager, you can always use them. Any points not needed to draw the hunt will be credited back to your account.

Young hunter with a buck taken on Cohutta WMA in Georgia.

Hunts That Require 3+ Points to Draw

HARDEST TO DRAW: Flint River WMA — the first hunt requires 5 points to guarantee a draw and you will need as many as 6 points for the second hunt (based on 2022 data).

  • Coosawattee WMA — 3 points to guarantee a draw with an excellend chance with 2 points. The quota for this hunt was increased for 2023, so it may potentially be an easier draw this year.
  • Gaither WMA 1st Hunt — 3 points to guarantee a draw and a decent chance with 2 points
  • Joe Kurz WMA 2nd Hunt — 3 points to guarantee a draw, but 2 will likely do the trick

How to Apply

The Georgia DNR makes the application process for quota hunts fairly simple. You just need to head over to their website and set up an account if you already haven’t.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll choose “Apply for a Quota Hunt” at the top of the page, then the apply button for Deer Quota Hunts.

At that point, you have to decide whether you are applying as an individual or with a group, then make your hunt selections.

I created a short video that is embedded below to walk you through the entire process. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments section below, and I will try to answer them best I can.

Keep in mind the video was produced in 2022, so some of the references may be dated, but the process is still the same.

Quota Deer Hunt Deadline

The deadline for applying for Georgia’s quota deer hunts is September 1.

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