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Region 2 – Georgia Public Hunting Opportunities

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This section of the 2012–2013 Hunting Seasons and Regulations provides information related to all lands managed for hunting by Wildlife Resources Division.

The information is presented by Game Management regions. Each listing provides the specific information applicable to that WMA/PFA/State Park. However, if you require additional information, a contact number is provided with each listing.

Please review the legend below. Each listing will have a list of applicable symbols located in its header as a quick reference. It is strongly recommended that you review the WMA Q & A information.

Maps for each area are available for print/download at www.gohuntgeorgia.com.

Legend

Sign-in

Check-in

C Adult-Child Hunt (see WMA Specialty Hunts)

q Quota Hunt (see General Quota Hunt Information) Example: q200 denotes a Quota Hunt for 200 parties

a Archery Only Area

L Ladies Hunt (see WMA Specialty Hunts)

H Honorary License Hunt (see WMA Specialty Hunts)

Q Quality Buck

W Wheelchair Hunt (see WMA Specialty Hunts)

G GORP Property (all or portions of the area require GORP—see General Hunting Information)

P Feral Hog Hunt (see WMA Specialty Hunts)

O Coyote Hunt (see WMA Specialty Hunts)

B Bird Dog Training

F Furbearer Dog Training

R Rabbit Dog Training

A Archery Range (see WMA Shooting Ranges)

S Firearms Shooting Range (see WMA Shooting Ranges)

 

201

Blue Ridge WMA

20,900 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 9 | Oct. 14-19

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 10-13

Firearms

  • Buck Only/Either Sex Deer Last Day: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 | Nov. 21-24

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 9 | Oct. 14-19

Primitive

  • Oct. 10-13

Firearms

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3 | Nov. 21-24

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Oct. 29, Nov. 4-19, Nov. 25-Feb. 28

Directions

From Dahlonega Take GA 60 north for 28 miles to jct. with USFS Road #69; turn left and go 1 mile to the check station.

202

Broad River WMA (formerly Broad River Natural Area)

440 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Dec. 3

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Dec. 4-Feb. 28. No furbearer season.

Directions

From Danielsville Go north on U.S. 29 for 2 miles; turn right on HWY 281; go 4 miles, cross Broad River; go 0.3 mile; area is on right.

203

Chattahoochee WMA

25,150 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 19

Firearms

  • Buck Only/Either Sex Deer Last Day: Oct. 24-27 | Dec. 5-8
  • Buck Only: Nov. 17-25

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 19

Firearms

  • Oct. 24-27 | Dec. 5-8 | Nov. 17-25

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-22, Oct. 28-Nov. 15, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, Dec. 9-Feb. 28

Directions

From Helen Take HWY 75 north to Robertstown, turn left on Alt. HWY 75; cross bridge; turn right, go 2.8 miles to check station.

204

Chestatee WMA

25,000 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 19

Firearms

  • Buck Only/Either Sex Deer Last Day: Oct. 31-Nov. 3
  • Buck Only: Nov. 28-Dec. 1
  • Either Sex: Dec. 27-29

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 19

Firearms

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3 | Nov. 28-Dec. 1 | Dec. 27-29

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-29, Nov. 4-26, Dec. 2-25, Dec. 30-Feb. 28

Directions

From Cleveland Take U.S. 129 north 10.5 miles to Turner’s Corner; turn left on U.S. 19; go 0.5 mile; turn right on Dick’s Creek Rd.; go 1 mile to check station driveway on left.

205 C

Coopers Creek WMA

30,000 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 3 | Oct. 7-19

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Nov. 7-10

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 5-6
  • Buck Only: Dec. 12-15

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 3, Oct. 7-19

Primitive

  • Nov. 7-10

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child: Oct. 5-6
  • General Hunt: Dec. 12-15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 5, Nov. 11-Dec. 10, Dec. 16-Feb. 28

Directions

From Dahlonega Take GA HWY 60 north 26 miles to jct. of Coopers Creek Rd.; turn right and go 0.5 mile to jct. of USFS Road #236; turn left and go 4 miles to jct. of USFS Road #4; turn right and go 0.5 mile to check station. From Blairsville Take Old Blue Ridge HWY west 5 miles to Mulkey Gap Rd.; turn left and travel 8.5 miles to check station.

206 Q C

Dawson Forest WMA

25,500 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 10 | Oct. 15-19 | Dec. 2-9

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 12-14
  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 25-27
  • Quality Buck: Nov. 14-17 | Nov. 28-Dec. 1

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 10 | Oct. 15-19 | Dec. 2-9

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child: Oct. 12-14
  • General Hunt: Oct. 25-27 | Nov. 14-17 | Nov. 28-Dec. 1

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 28-Nov. 12, Nov. 18-26, Dec. 2-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 22-26, Dec. 2-Jan. 5

Waterfowl

State season during small game dates. No hunting within 50 yards of waterfowl impoundment behind horse camp.

Special Regs

Only bucks with 4 or more points (1 inch long or longer) on one side of the antlers are legal. Horse and bicycle trails are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 a.m. during archery and turkey seasons. Special rules apply to horse and bicycle use; rules are posted at trailhead. Roads on the City of Atlanta tract are closed to vehicles daily from 10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. except for individuals legally camping, hunting, or fishing on the area.

Directions

From Dawsonville Take GA HWY 53 west 6 miles; turn right onto driveway at kiosk; check station is at top of hill.

207 C H q

Dukes Creek-Smithgall Woods State Park

4,500 acres • 706.878.3087

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 14-16 | Sept. 28-30

Primitive

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 31-Nov. 3

Firearms

  • C H Adult-Child & Honorary License Holders/Either Sex: Oct. 19-20
  • Quality Buck & Either Sex Deer Last Day: Nov. 14-17 | Dec. 5-8

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-16 | Sept. 28-30

Primitive

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3

Firearms

  • C H Adult-Child & Honorary License Holders: Oct. 19-20
  • General Hunt: Nov. 14-17 | Dec. 5-8

Turkey

q20 Mar. 29-31 | Apr. 12-14 | Apr. 26-28

Small Game

Nov. 23-24, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 14-15, Dec. 21-22, Dec. 28-29, Jan. 4-5, Jan. 11-12, Jan. 18-19, Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1-2. All small game and furbearer hunting (day and night) by reservation only. All hunters must Sign-In and Sign-Out. Maximum 25 hunters per hunt period for small game. Maximum 10 hunters per hunt period for furbearers. Reservations must be made beginning Sept. 1 for small game and beginning Dec. 1 for furbearer by calling (706) 878-3087.

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side are legal.

Directions

From Helen Take HWY 75 north to Robertstown, turn left on Alt. GA 75; go 2.2 miles, turn left into Smithgall Woods at Stone Pillars; follow signs to check station.

208 q

Fort Yargo State Park

1,814 acres • 770.867.3489

Deer

Firearms

  • q65 Either Sex: Dec. 4-5 . Two deer limit. Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken; no limit.

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 3. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, non-transferrable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at (770) 867-3489. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 4-5. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Winder Take GA HWY 81 south 1 mile. Park entrance on left.

209 B F

Hart County WMA

1,000 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12, Dec. 15-22

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20-Nov. 15
  • Either Sex: Nov. 16-18

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

B F Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Nov. 19-Dec. 14, Dec. 23-Feb. 28.

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Nov. 22-Dec. 14, Dec. 23-Jan. 5

Directions

From Hartwell Take HWY 77 south 1.5 miles; turn left onto Liberty Rd.; go 4 miles to the end of the pavement at Cedar Creek; the area lies to the south.

210 H L C

Lake Russell WMA

17,300 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 10 | Oct. 15-19

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Dec. 27-29

Firearms

  • H L Ladies & Honorary License Holders Only/Either Sex: Oct. 12-14
  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Nov. 9-11
  • Buck Only: Nov. 21-24

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 10 | Oct. 15-19

Primitive

  • Dec. 27-29

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child: Nov. 9-11
  • H L Ladies & Honorary License Holders Only: Oct. 12-14
  • General Hunt: Nov. 21-24

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 7, Nov. 12-19, Nov. 25-Dec. 25, Dec. 30-Feb. 28

Directions

From Gainesville Take HWY 365 north; take Toccoa/Lavonia exit, stay on HWY 365; go 1.8 miles, turn right on Rock Rd.; go 0.7 mile, turn left on Dicks Hill Pkwy.; go 2.4 miles, turn right on Ayersville Rd. by the Milliken plant; go 0.9 mile, turn left on Check Station Rd.; go 0.5 mile to check station on left.

211

Lula Bridge Tract

513 acres • 770.535.5700 • Waterfowl Only

Waterfowl

Statewide Season.

Directions

From Gainesville Take U.S. HWY 365 north 7 miles from Exit 24; turn left on GA HWY 52; go 3 miles; cross Chattahoochee River; turn right into boat ramp parking lot.

212

Swallow Creek WMA

19,000 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 19

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 14-17 | Dec. 12-15

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 19

Firearms

  • Nov. 14-17 | Dec. 12-15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 12, Nov. 18-Dec. 10, Dec. 16-Feb. 28

Directions

From Cleveland Take HWY 75 north 20 miles to GA 180; continue on HWY 75 for 1 mile and turn left at check station sign.

213 A

Tallulah Gorge State Park

2,689 acres • 706.754.7981

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20-Jan. 1
  • Either Sex: Oct. 27 | Nov. 24 | Dec. 26

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 12

Primitive

  • Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Oct. 20-Dec. 2

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during firearms deer hunts.

Special Regs

Mandatory Daily Sign-In. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Tallulah Falls Take U.S. 441 north; turn right onto Jane Hurt Yarn Dr.; go ¼ mile past campground, follow WMA signs.

214 a q

Tugaloo State Park

393 acres • 706.356.4362 • a Archery Only Area

Deer

Archery

  • q25 Either Sex: Nov. 30-Dec. 2 . Two deer limit. Feral hogs & coyotes may be taken; no limit.

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 29. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at (706) 356-4362. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Nov. 30-Dec. 2. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Lavonia Take GA-328N/Gumlog Rd. 4.0 mi.

215

Warwoman WMA

15,800 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 19

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Dec. 5-8 | Jan. 2-5

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 19

Firearms

  • Special Bear Hunt: Oct. 20-28 . Only bear and feral hog may be taken.
  • General Hunt: Dec. 5-8 | Jan. 2-5

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 29-Dec. 3, Dec. 9-31, Jan. 6-Feb. 28

Directions

From Clayton Take U.S. 441 north; turn right on Warwoman Rd.; go 3.5 miles to Finney Creek Rd.; turn left and go 0.2 miles to check station.

216 S C q

Wilson Shoals WMA

2,800 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Oct. 6-Nov. 2 | Dec. 8-15

Firearms

  • Buck Only/Either Sex Deer Last Three Days: Nov. 3-18

Bear

Archery

  • Oct. 6-Nov. 2 | Dec. 8-15

Firearms

  • Nov. 3-18

Turkey

  • q15 Mar. 23-30
  • General Hunt: Mar. 31-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 5, Nov. 19-Dec. 7, Dec. 16-Feb. 28

Dove

  • q15 C Adult-Child: Sept. 1
  • General Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Nov. 22-Dec. 7, Dec. 16-Jan. 5

Directions

From Gainesville Take HWY 365 north 11 miles; turn right on Mud Creed Rd.; go 1 mile, turn left; go 0.1 mile, turn right on Yonah Rd.; go 2.1 miles, area on left.

 

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