Chipmunk Control – Georgia Laws

Q: Is it true that chipmunks are protected by Georgia law?

A: Yes, it is true. Here is the appropriate part of the Georgia State Code:

TITLE 27.  GAME AND FISH
CHAPTER 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

O.C.G.A. § 27-1-28  (2012)

§ 27-1-28.  Taking of nongame species

(a) Except as otherwise provided by law, rule, or regulation, it shall be unlawful to hunt, trap, fish, take, possess, or transport any nongame species of wildlife, except that the following species may be taken by any method except those specifically prohibited by law or regulation:

(1) Rats;

(2) Mice;

(3) Coyotes;

(4) Armadillos;

(5) Groundhogs;

(6) Beaver;

(7) Fresh-water turtles;

(8) Poisonous snakes;

(9) Frogs;

(10) Spring lizards;

(11) Fiddler crabs;

(12) Fresh-water crayfish;

(13) Fresh-water mussels; and

(14) Nutria.