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Region 7

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Legend

s Sign-in

c Check-in

C Adult-Child Hunt

Q Quota Hunt Example: Q200 denotes a Quota Hunt for 200 parties

a Archery Only Area

L Ladies Hunt

H Honorary License Hunt

Q Quality Buck

W Wheelchair Hunt

G GORP Property (all or portions of the area require GORP)

P Feral Hog Hunt

O Coyote Hunt

B Bird Dog Training

F Furbearer Dog Training

R Rabbit Dog Training

A Archery Range

S Firearms Shooting Range

Coastal

REGION 7

(912) 262-3173

701 G P

Altamaha WMA—Buffalo Swamp, Lewis Island, and McGowan Lake Tracts

19,987 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-Nov. 30; Dec. 26-Jan. 15 s
  • Buck only: Dec. 1-25 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

Statewide season.

Special Firearms Hog Hunts

P Aug. 1-14, Mar. 1-15, May 16-31. Hunter orange required. Dogs may be used to hunt hogs during Special Firearms Hog Hunts only. Hogs may not be removed from WMA alive.

Special Regs

This area includes those Altamaha WMA lands west of Butler & Champney Islands.

Directions

To Buffalo Swamp from Darien Take HWY 251/Cox Rd west 8 miles to Cox. Left onto Possum Point Rd. Sign In box is 1.5 miles on left. To McGowan Lake from Darien Take HWY 251/Cox Rd west 8 miles to Cox. Left onto Fort Barrington Rd. Entrance is 2.2 miles on left. You may also sign in at Altamaha Regional Park, Champney Island Boat Ramp, and Darien City Docks.

702 G Q

Altamaha WMA – Waterfowl Management Area

11,402 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Nov. 15 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Except Butler Island which opens after the last Saturday of waterfowl season. No furbearer season.

  • Rabbits: Bag Limit – 6/person/day. Special Archery Only Youth Hunt on Butler Refuge: Jan. 18-19.
  • Snipe hunting is allowed Wed.-Sun. & State holidays during state season, except on Butler Island which opens after last Saturday of Waterfowl Season.

Dove

Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Oct. 12-20 and Nov. 28-Jan. 11, except that Butler & Champney Islands are closed to dove hunting during statewide waterfowl season.

Waterfowl

Wed., Sat., Sun., State Holidays during statewide season. Shooting hours are until 12 noon, except that on last day of season shooting hours end at sunset.

  • Q25 Butler Island: Saturday Only. Stand selection drawing to be held at 5am. Stand-by waterfowl hunters will be issued unfilled blinds on quota hunts based on drawing the morning of the hunt. Maximum 3 persons per blind area. Handicap hunters selected for quota contact Area Manager at 912-262-3173.

Feral Hog

P Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Small Game weapons only. Waterfowl impoundments are open only during archery deer hunts and after last Saturday of waterfowl season.

Special Regs

This area includes Broughton, Butler, Champney, and Rhetts Islands. Butler Refuge (located on Butler Island east of HWY 17) and Ansley Hodges MARSH Project (located west of HWY 17 on Champney Island) are closed to firearms at all times but open to archery deer & hog hunting archery seasons and archery rabbit hunting after the last Saturday of waterfowl season. Airboats are prohibited inside managed waterfowl impoundments. Access to Rhetts Island at designated crossover sites only. Boats are restricted to one motor of 25hp or less. Rhetts Island is closed to fishing, shrimping & crabbing during early teal season & statewide waterfowl season. Butler Island ponds & impoundments closed to cast netting.

Directions

From Darien Take U.S. HWY 17 south 1.5 miles; check station is on the right.

703 G a C P

Clayhole Swamp WMA

5,242 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-18 s | Sept 23-Oct. 1 s | Oct. 6-Oct 11 s | Oct. 19-Nov. 15 s | Dec. 23-Jan. 15 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Sept. 20-22 c
  • Either Sex: Oct. 3-5 c | Nov. 23-24 s | Dec. 16-22 s
  • Buck Only: Nov. 16-22 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Nov. 25-Dec. 15, Jan. 16-Feb. 28

Feral Hog

P Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 1-14, Mar. 1-15, May 16-31; hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist; no dogs allowed s.

Alligator

May be hunted during open archery deer dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting.

Special Regs

Horseback riding prohibited during ALL deer hunts. Area west of firebreak along west side of Cowpen Swamp is archery only for all species.

a Archery Only Area

  • DeerEither Sex: Sept. 14-Jan. 15
  • Turkey Mar. 22-May 15 s
  • Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Directions

From Sterling Take HWY 341 north 0.5 mile; turn right on Old Jesup Rd.; go 1 mile to Pennick Rd. on right; WMA is 6 miles down Pennick Rd. on right.

704 C Q

Griffin Ridge WMA

5,600 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 1 s | Oct. 6-18 s

Primitive

  • Q100 Either Sex: Oct. 3-5 s

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Nov. 1-3 c
  • Q100 Either Sex: Nov. 14-16 s | Dec. 12-14 c

Turkey

  • Q25 C Adult-Child: Mar. 22-23 c
  • Q25 General Hunt: Mar. 29-Apr. 4 c | Apr. 12-18 c | Apr. 26-May 2 c

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Oct. 19-30, Nov. 4-12, Nov. 17-Dec. 10, Dec. 15-Feb. 28. No furbearer season.

Alligator

Sept. 7-Oct. 6 in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting.

Special Regs

No ATVs or horses allowed on area. No vehicles allowed beyond designated parking areas. River access allowed. Check-In and camping only at Fountain Hole Camping Area.

Directions

From Ludowici Take U.S. 301 south 2 miles. The area is on the right (north) of highway. First road south of DOT weigh station.

705 F O

Little Satilla WMA

18,920 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-Nov. 30; Dec. 26-Jan. 15 s
  • Buck Only: Dec. 1-25 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

  • O Coyote: May 16-Jun. 1 s. No night hunting.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Patterson Take U.S. HWY 32 east 8 miles; turn left at check station sign.

706 C PQ

Ossabaw Island WMA

9,000 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Q100 Either Sex: Oct. 24-26 c

Primitive

  • Q100 Either Sex: Nov. 7-9 c

Firearms

  • Q75 C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Nov. 28-30 c
  • Q100 General Hunt Either Sex: Oct. 10-12 c | Dec. 12-14 c

Feral Hog

P Q100 Jan. 16-18 c | Feb. 20-22 c. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist.

Special Regs

Hunters on Ossabaw Island WMA will be required to furnish their own boat transportation to & from the Island. Limited docking space is available; some boats may have to stream anchor. All hunter access to the Island will be over the dock facilities at Newell Creek on the south end of the Island. Hunters may not enter upon Ossabaw Island until 12:00 p.m. EST one-day prior to Check-In. Hunters may check-in at 9:00 a.m. EST one-day prior to hunt & camps must be removed by 12:00 p.m. EST on the day following the hunt. One person from each campsite must check-in and upon leaving check-out from the campsite at the check-in station. No motorized vehicles allowed & only permitted activities allowed. No pets. Campfires restricted to provided fire rings. No access permitted to Ossabaw above high tide mark.

Directions

Access only by boat; nearest ramp is at Ft. McAllister State Park, approximately 9 miles east of Richmond Hill.

707 a C P Q

Paulks Pasture WMA

16,600 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-18 s | Sept. 23-Oct. 1 s | Oct. 6-11 s
  • a Archery Only Area/Either Sex: Sept. 14-Jan. 15 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Sept. 20-22 c
  • Either Sex: Oct. 3-5 c | Dec. 15-20 s
  • Buck Only/Either Sex/Last Two Days: Oct. 19-Nov. 5, Nov 11-19, Nov 20-26 s
  • Buck Only: Dec. 21-Jan. 1, Jan. 5-15 s
  • Q60 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Dec. 6-7 c | Dec. 13-14 c | Jan. 3-4 c. Dog deer hunting allowed in designated area only. Dog deer hunters must check-in at Paulks Pasture check station prior to hunt. All dogs used in the dog deer hunt must be marked with the selected hunter’s name and phone number. The WMA will be closed to all users during dog deer hunts except to hunters with a valid quota permit.

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Nov. 6-10, Nov. 27-Dec. 5, Dec. 8-12, Jan. 16-Feb. 28

Feral Hog

P Special Hog Hunt: Aug. 1-14, Mar. 1-15, May 16-31 s. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed.

Special Regs

No camping. Horseback riding is prohibited during deer hunts.

aArchery Only Area

Area east of U.S. HWY 341.

Directions

From Brunswick Take U.S. HWY 341 north 8 miles to check station on left.

708 a C P

Penholoway Swamp WMA

10,546 acres • 912.262.3173

SPECIAL NOTE

This area includes the Boyles Island Tract. Access to Boyles Island is by river only except during the following hunt dates: Sept 27-29, Oct 10-12, 2013 and March 1-15, 2014. See hunt map for details or call the Region Office at 912-262-3173.

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-25 s | Sept. 30-Oct. 8 s | Oct. 21-Nov. 30 s | Dec. 9-Jan. 15 s
  • a Archery Only Areas/Either Sex: Sept. 14-Jan. 15 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-20 s

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Sept. 27-29 c
  • Either Sex: Oct. 10-12 c | Dec. 2-8 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 26, Sept. 30-Oct. 9, Oct. 13-Feb. 28. Bird dogs may be trained in the areas off of Redman and Deadend Rds.

Feral Hog

P Special Hog Hunt: Aug. 1-14, Mar. 1-15, May 16-31 s. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. Dogs may be used. Hogs may not be removed from WMA alive.

Special Regs

Idle speed only on Cogden Lake.

a Archery Only Area

Area north of Paradise Park Rd.

Directions

From Mt. Pleasant Take HWY 341 north 2 miles to Akin Rd.; turn right; go to end of Akin Rd.; turn left onto River Rd. Entrance to WMA is 2.7 miles on right just before Paradise Park Rd.

709

Rayonier Corridor Lands WMA

41 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

  • Area closed to deer hunting.

Turkey

  • Area closed to turkey hunting.

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

WMA consists of 300ft wide section of non-contiguos property on the Wayne County side of the Altamaha River extending from mile 61 (Doe Eddy) for 1.2mi down river. WMA license required. All lands in McIntosh/Long Counties previously listed under this area are now part of Townsend WMA. All lands that were part of Boyles Island in Wayne County are now part of Penholoway Swamp WMA.

710 G S a P FB

Richmond Hill WMA

7,400 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s
  • a Archery Only Areas/Either Sex: Sept. 14-Jan. 15 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Dec. 1-25 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-Nov. 30; Dec. 26-Jan. 15 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

F B Aug. 15-Feb. 28. No furbearer hunting or dog training in Archery Only areas.

Feral Hog

P Special Hog Hunt: Mar. 1-15 s. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed.

a Archery Only Areas

Tracts 8, 9, 10, 12 & 17 and that portion of tract 1 south of Kilkenny Rd.

Directions

From Richmond Hill Take HWY 144 east to Oak Level Rd. or Kilkenny Rd. and follow signs.

711 F

Rogers WMA

3,500 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Still Hunting Only/Either Sex: Oct. 19-Nov. 30; Dec. 26-Jan.15 s
  • Still Hunting Only/Buck Only: Dec. 1-25 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Hortense Take HWY 301 north to McKinnon. Turn left at Rogers Tract sign and cross over railroad tracks.

712 a C P F

Sansavilla WMA

16,867 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-25 s | Sept. 30-Oct. 8 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-18 s

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Sept. 27-29 c
  • Either Sex: Oct. 10-12 c | Dec. 21-27 s
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two Days: Oct. 19-Nov. 3 s | Nov. 16-Dec. 1 s

a Archery Only Areas

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Jan. 15 s. Archery equipment restriction for deer only.

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 14, Nov. 3-15, Dec. 2-20, Dec. 28-Feb. 28
  • F Aug. 1-Sept. 7

Feral Hog

P Special Hog Hunt: Aug. 1-14, Mar. 1-15, May 16-31 s. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Brunswick Take U.S. 341 north to Mt. Pleasant, south of Jesup; Turn right on Howard Rd.; Check Station is on left (17 miles from Brunswick).

713 P F Q

Sapelo Island WMA

9,000 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex/North End: Sept. 14-Oct. 8 s | Dec. 8-Jan. 15 s
  • Q125 Either Sex/South End: Nov. 7-9 c | Dec. 5-7 c
  • Dec. 8-Jan. 15 s (Designated areas only.) Maps of open hunting areas available at the Sapelo WMA Sign-In kiosks, Brunswick DNR office, and gohuntgeorgia.com.

Primitive

  • Q125 Either Sex: Oct. 10-12 c

Firearms

  • Q125 Either Sex: Oct. 24-26 c | Nov. 21-23 c

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Oct. 8, Oct. 13-22, Oct. 27-31, Nov. 4-19, Nov. 24-27, Dec. 2-Feb. 28.

Feral Hog

P Q100 Jan. 23-25 c.

Special Hog Hunt/North End Only: Mar. 1-May 15 s.

Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed.

Special Regs

Reservations for transportation on state boat for Check-In hunts must be made through the Sapelo Island Visitor Center (912) 437-3224. No reservations will be accepted until you receive your selection notice; Visitor Center Hours: Tues.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday. Stream anchorage may be required for hunters using their own boats. Hunter access is allowed only at Moses Hammock Dock at head of Duplin River. No motorized vehicles allowed on island. Hunters may Check-In starting at 9:00 a.m. EST one day prior to hunt. Camps must be removed by 12 noon on the day following each hunt. Departures and returns from deer hunting must be made from Moses Hammock campsite. Hunters are required to stay outside the boundaries of the safety zones. Hunting is restricted to the north end of Greater Sapelo Island and Little Sapelo Island unless otherwise indicated. Ferry Restrictions There is limited space on the ferry, so please limit the amount and size of your gear; propane fuel only; Guns must be unloaded and cased for transport on ferry; No folding chairs or tables, ladder stands, bicycles, or excessively large boxes; Climbing stands are OK; Coolers are limited to one 48 qt. per guest or one 96 qt. per two guests.

Directions

From Savannah Take I-95 south to Exit 58; turn left on GA HWY 57; go 1 mile to flashing light; continue straight on HWY 99, go 9.1 mi. to Landing Rd. (in Meridian); turn left and proceed to Sapelo Island Visitors Center.

714 P Q

Townsend WMA

32,168 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-Dec. 1 s | Dec. 7-29 s
  • Q60 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Dec. 4-5 c | Jan. 1-2 c|Jan. 8-9 c. Dog deer hunters must check-in at kiosk on Middleton Lake Road prior to hunt. Dog deer hunting allowed in designated area only. All dogs used in the dog deer hunt must be marked with the selected hunter’s name and phone number. The WMA will be closed to all users during dog deer hunts except to hunters with a valid quota permit.

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Dec. 3, Dec. 6-31, Jan. 3-7, Jan. 10-Feb. 28

Feral Hog

P Special Hog Hunt: Aug. 1-14, Mar. 1-15, May 16-31 s. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. Dogs may be used on Special Hog Hunt only. Hogs may not be removed from WMA alive.

Directions

North Tract from Ludowici Take HWY 57 East 4.2 miles; Turn right onto Old Barrington Rd; go 4.0 miles, kiosk is on the right at the junction of Middleton Lake Rd and Old Barrington Rd.
South Tract from Darien Take HWY 251 West; in approx. 3 miles bear left onto Cox Hwy; follow Cox HWY through Cox for 8.5 miles; kiosk is on left.
Buck Island Tract from Ludowici Take HWY 301 South 4.7 miles; Turn left onto Fishing Rd toward Morgan Lake; follow Fishing Rd for 2.5 miles; kiosk is located at fork in road.

Pine Island Tract from Ludowici Take HWY 57 East 4.2 miles; Turn right onto Old Barrington Rd; go 0.75 miles; kiosk is on right at the junction of Pine Island Rd and Old Barrington Rd.

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