S.H.A.R.P. Program (Safe Harvest and Responsible Practices)

Are you an hunter with limited experience or success? The new “Safe Harvest and Responsible Practices” (S.H.A.R.P.) program at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center provides new hunters with the basic knowledge and skills required to confidently pursue Georgia’s wild game on their own.

Programs are open to adults and/or youth (age 10 and older). Youth age 15 and under must have an adult registered to attend with them.

Each 1-day SHARP event will include an introduction and overview of a featured game animal along with approximately 5 hunting skills specific to that game. The day’s instruction will focus on skills other than shooting. Range time will not be included in these events. Each event will include:

  • Safety
  • Hunting regulations and rules 
  • Game identification 
  • Hunting techniques and tactics
  • Scouting 
  • Hunting gear
  • Care and handling of harvested game 

The cost of each course is $30 and includes lunch for participants. 

Current course dates listed below. Click on the registration link. If you don't have a current DNR customer account, you will create one for each participant. This will provide you each with a unique DNR customer number and account. 

Date
Species
Registration Link
Notes
2/27/2021
Turkey
Register
 
3/27/2021
Turkey
Register
 
8/21/2021
Dove
Registration Deadline: August 8
9/25/2021
Deer
Registration Deadline: August 27
10/23/2021
Small Game
Registration Deadline: Sept. 24

For more information, contact Bruce Thomas at (770) 784-3059.

Looking for other intro to hunting opportunities? Wildlife Resources Division is pleased to continue its Hunt and Learn series of programs focusing on the development of hunting skills and conservation knowledge. Learn more at https://georgiawildlife.com/LearntoHuntFish.