2023-2024 Georgia WMA Youth Hunt Schedule

Break out the hunting calendars, and start making some kid plans.

Brad Gill | August 1, 2023

Deadlines are nearing to participate in a WRD youth hunt. First up is an Aug. 15 deadline to put your kid on a dove field. Of the 13 quota dove hunts that were offered for kids last season, eight of them required no priority points for a spot. Go to to see which hunts were the easiest and hardest draws.

There’s a pile of WMA youth deer hunts to choose from this fall. To help you plan, we took all of last year’s WMA youth deer hunt results and ranked them first to worst in terms of hunter success. That chart is on the opposite page. Review the chart, and then pair it with the data at georgia to get an idea of the number of priority points, if any, your child should need to get drawn. You might be surprised to learn that 100% of applicants got on one of the Tallapoosa VPA youth hunts. The October hunt was the No. 2 overall youth hunt in the state last year.

Consider the following when making plans to attend a youth quota hunt.

• To apply for quota youth hunts, the youth will need their own account and DNR customer ID number, obtained at to

• If you are a returning online customer signing your kid up for one of the more popular youth quota hunts, review the selection odds tables at

• Only a youth can physically kill a deer, turkey or bear during both quota and non-quota youth big-game hunts on WMAs. An adult is there only as a chaperone and mentor for the youth.

• To view this year’s overall WMA Special turn over to page 98. Those pages include specific youth deer hunt results from last season.

Make note that many of the WMA youth hunts are non-quota—just show up. When your child has success on one of these WMA hunts, please email us a photo and caption info to [email protected].

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