Lake Sidney Lanier Project Hunting Permits

Lake Sidney Lanier

The Islands Hunt is an archery only hunt held on 18 specified islands and 3 peninsulas on Lake Lanier. The areas range in size from 10 acres to 149 acres. Together, the 21 areas total 1,100 acres. The hunts for 2024 are scheduled for Nov 8-11, Nov 15 - 18, Nov 22 - 25, Dec 6 - 9, Dec 13 - 16, Dec 20-23. Hunting areas are typically accessible by boat only. The limit is one deer per day per hunter. Hunters must record all deer harvested through Georgia Game Check. State bag limits and harvest restrictions apply. The Lake Lanier Islands Resort area is not included in this hunt. 

For this hunt, the lake is divided into nine zones. Hunters may select one of the above hunting dates and a specific hunting zone. Hunters must have their own individual permit to hunt, however they may utilize a non permitted individual to assist in safe boat operation. A total of 228 hunters are selected; 38 hunters for each four-day hunt. More information on statistics for this hunt may be found at our website at: 

Permit & Season Information

This permit allows the permit holder to hunt in the Lake Lanier 2024 Island Hunts. The permit will allow the individual to participate in an archery only, boat access only, quota hunt in one of the 9 zones they have selected. The dates for this hunt span a 4 day period Friday-Monday for the following dates: Nov 8-11, Nov 15 - 18, Nov 22 - 25, Dec 6 - 9, Dec 13 - 16, Dec 20-23. Each permit may be acquired on a first come first serve basis and only one permit per hunter per year is authorized. Permits will go on sale starting October 10th 2024 and will be open until December 23rd 2024 or until all permits have been filled.

Need to Know

Fee Policy

Reservation Fee: $20

Recreation Fee: Boat launch fees where applicable

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: Fees are non-refundable. Notification of cancellation allows you to retain eligibility for future hunts.

Change Policy: Modifications are permitted without penalty.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

1050 Buford Dam Road Buford GA 30518


Phone Number

770-945-9531, Press option 7.

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