The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says that several license fees have been increased.
In an effort to make Georgia license fees on par with other Southeastern states, there have been some increases to licenses.
The Georgia DNR says that license fees have not been increased since 1992. However, they add that in many cases you are getting more for your money.
For example, an annual resident hunting and fishing license is $15. In addition to providing you hunting and/or fishing privileges, it also now provides you access to wildlife management areas and public fishing areas. Previously, you had to purchase a hunting ($10) or a fishing license ($9) AND a wildlife management area license ($19) to access these areas.
Also, there is a news “Youth Sportsman License” available. This $15 multi-year license is for resident hunters, between the ages of 12-15. The license is good through their 17thbirthday, giving them a full year of sportsman’s license privileges (a $70 value and a free “hard card”) after reaching age 16 (the first year they are required to be licensed).