Law Enforcement Division COVID-19 Information
Updated 5/6/20 at 3:00 p.m.
At this time, the Law Enforcement Division remains operational across the state. Administrative offices are open, and game wardens are working everyday across the state enforcing hunting/fishing/boating laws. Game Wardens are also helping with delivering medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and doctor offices around the state. Please follow the Law Enforcement Division on social media to see daily deployments on COVID 19 operations.
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If you have questions about any boat ramp in Georgia, please visit: Georgia Boat Ramp Information
Governors Executive Order Expired April 30th
"Engaging in outdoor exercise activities of ten (10) persons or less, so long as minimum distance of six (6) feet is maintained during such activities between all persons who are not occupants of the same household or residence."
The most important exemption is that people are allowed to engage in outdoor exercise activities so long as there is not more than 10 in a group and not less than 6 feet distance between them unless they are occupants of the same household or residence.
Outdoor exercise does include hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and most anything outside.
Commissioner's Administrative Order on coastal beach restrictions (issued 4/30/20, expires 5/6/20)
Commissioner's Statement on lifting coastal beach restrictions (issued 5/6/20)
Latest COVID-19 Information & Statistics from The Georgia Department of Public Health
Hunting/Fishing License Purchases
Recreational Hunting, Fishing, and related licenses: Online at GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com or telephone at 1-800-366-2661.
Lifetime Sportsman Licenses: email the completed application and any required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call 1-800-366-2661 if this option is not available.
Boat Registrations: Online at GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com or telephone at 1-800-366-2661. Mailed boat registration applications will not be delayed but mail is not normally as fast as online or telephone options.
Commercial Licenses/Lifetime Licenses: If scanning applications/documents and emailing as attachments is not an option, emailing clear pictures works.
US Army Corp of Engineer Lakes
Contact Corp Office about boat ramps, parks and campgrounds: 770-945-9531
US Forest Service Properties
Please contact USFS at 770-297-3000
Some USFS boat ramps are closed in Georgia.
Camping and other group recreational facilities are closed at this time but Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests are open to Hunting and Fishing.
USFS Media Contact: Steven Bekkerus 770-297-3043
Education Centers, Recreation, Reservations & Programs
DNR continues to provide access to dispersed recreation, such as hunting and fishing, on wildlife management areas and public fishing areas. Education centers and outdoor access to all properties are currently still open to the public; however, DNR advises that everyone follow CDC guidelines before visiting its properties and remain home when sick, with a fever, or following exposure to someone who is sick.
Indoor programs and group events over ten participants will be cancelled or rescheduled. DNR scheduled outdoor events of 50 attendees or less will remain in place at this time provided attendees maintain the 6-foot dispersal recommendation.
COVID-19 Information Hotline: 1-844-442-2681