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Region 4 – 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)

 

 

 

401 Q C q

B. F. Grant WMA

12,000 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 13-16 | Sept. 20-23

Primitive

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Dec. 13-16

Firearms

  • q400 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 1-3 | Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Turkey

  • C Adult-Child: Mar. 23-30
  • General Hunt: Mar. 31-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 11, Sept. 17-18, Sept. 24-Oct. 30, Nov. 4-27, Dec. 2-11, Dec. 17-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State season during small game dates. No hunting on MARSH ponds.

Special Regs

Only bucks with a 15″ spread or a 16″ main beam are legal. No hunting on pastures.

Directions

From Eatonton Take HWY 16 west 0.7 miles; turn right on HWY 441 Bypass; go 1.5 miles to Godfrey Rd.; turn left and go 6 miles to Check-In station.

402 a

Bartram Forest WMA

2,113 acres478.825.6354Archery Only Area

Deer Archery

  • North of Reedy Creek: Nov. 17-Jan. 1
  • South of Reedy Creek: Sept. 8-Jan. 1

Turkey Archery

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game Archery

  • South of Reedy Creek: Aug. 15-Feb. 28
  • North of Reedy Creek: Nov. 17-Feb. 28

Special Regs

Bartram Forest is a multiple-use recreation area; other users may be present during open hunting seasons. Gates may be opened or closed at the discretion of Georgia Forestry Commission. Please see WMA maps for safety zones.

DIRECTIONS

From Milledgeville Take US 441 south 3.1 miles, turn left; continue 2.9 miles on US 441/GA29 and make U-turn to return north; go 0.1 miles to 1st pull-in on right. Kiosk is just down that road.

403 S Q C H L q

Big Lazer Creek WMA

7,200 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 4 | Oct. 8-12

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 6-7
  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 18-20 | Nov. 8-10
  • H L Honorary License Holders & Ladies/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 19-21
  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Dec. 6-8

Turkey

  • q50 Mar. 23-29 | Mar. 30-Apr. 5 | Apr. 6-12
  • General Hunt: Apr. 13-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 13-16, Oct. 21-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-17, Nov. 22-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

Big Lazer Creek PFA: Wed. & Sat. during small game dates concurrent with state waterfowl season. Shooting hours: 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

Special Regs

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

Directions

From Talbotton Take U.S. 80 east 4 miles; turn left on Po Biddy Rd. go 6.5 miles; turn left on Bunkham Rd. and go 1.2 miles to check station.

404 Q C q

Blanton Creek WMA

4,800 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 11

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 13-14
  • q200 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 1-3 | Nov. 15-17 | Dec. 13-14

Turkey

  • q35 Mar. 23-29 | Mar. 30-Apr. 5 | Apr. 6-12
  • General Hunt: April 13-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 15-30, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-Dec. 11, Dec. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

  • q75 Sept. 1, Sept. 8
  • General Hunt: Sept. 15, Oct. 15-21, Nov. 22-Dec. 11, Dec. 15-Jan. 5

Waterfowl

No hunting on MARSH Pond.

Special Regs

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

Directions

From West Point Take HWY 103 south 10 miles to mile marker 6, turn right to check station.

405 S C

Cedar Creek WMA

37,820 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 16

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Dec. 26-28
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Deer Last Day: Oct. 18-20 | Nov. 8-10 | Dec. 12-16
  • Buck Only: Nov. 17-25

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 21-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-16, Nov. 26-Dec. 10, Dec. 17-24, Dec. 29-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 21, Nov. 26-Dec. 10, Dec. 17-24, Dec. 29-Jan. 5

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Monticello Take HWY 16 east 3/4 mile; take right fork on HWY 212; go 12 miles to check station sign; follow arrow 0.5 mile to check station.

406

Cedar Creek – little river area

1,229 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Jan. 2-Feb. 28

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Eatonton Take GA 16 west 3.6 Miles to Lynchburg Rd.; turn right; go 0.5 miles to kiosk on right.

407 q

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

2,910 acres • 770. 254.7271

Deer

Firearms

  • q75 Either Sex: Dec. 12-13 . Two deer limit. Coyotes & feral hogs may be taken; no limit.

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 11. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 12-13. Campsites will be available for hunter use and may be reserved through the park office at (770) 254-7271. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Newnan Take U.S. 27 Alt north 1.2 miles to Franklin Rd.; turn left, go 1.2 miles to Welcome Rd.; turn right, go 8.6 miles to Hewlette South Rd.; turn right, go 0.9 miles and continue 1.9 miles on Bud Davis Rd. to Flat Rock Rd.; turn right and continue to park entrance.

408 G A S C H q

Clybel WMA (Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center) A S

6,400 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 3 | Nov. 3-9

Firearms

  • q150 C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 5-7
  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Dec. 21-23
  • H Honorary License Holders/Either Sex: Dec. 14-16
  • q150 Either Sex: Oct. 25-27, Nov. 15-17

Turkey

  • q25 C Adult-Child: Mar. 23-31 | Apr. 6-14
  • C Adult-Child: May 11-15
  • q25 General Hunt: Apr. 20-26 | May 1-7

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 8-23, Oct. 28-Nov. 2, Nov. 10-13, Nov. 18-Dec. 12, Dec. 17-19, Dec. 24-Feb. 28. Daily limit: 3 rabbits/person and 6 quail/person or 12 quail/party.

Dove

  • q200 Sept. 1
  • General Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Dec. 12, Dec. 17-19, Dec. 24-Jan. 5

Special Regs

Multi-use trails and areas are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 a.m. during archery and turkey seasons. Rules are posted at trailhead.

Directions

From Mansfield Take HWY 11 south 5.7 miles to Shepherd Rd. turn left and follow signs 1.1 miles.

409 a

Echeconee Creek WMA

490 acres • 478.825.6354 • Archery Only Area

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15

Turkey

Archery

  • Mar. 23-May 15

Special Regs

Public access to Ocmulgee River tract is only by boat.

Directions

From Bonaire (to Ocmulgee River tract) Take GA 96 east for 3.3 miles to boat ramp on Ocmulgee River; go north by boat on river approximately 10.5 miles. Tract is on west bank of the river. From Warner Robins (to Echeconnee Creek tract) From intersection of HWY 247C and HWY 247, take HWY 247 north 3.9 miles; turn right on Feagin Rd.; turn right on Santa Clara Dr.; tract is 0.2 miles on the right and left side of road.

410 q

F. D. Roosevelt State Park

9,049 acres • 706.663.4858

Deer

Firearms

  • q150 Either Sex: Dec. 4-5 . Two deer limit. Feral hogs & 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, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at (706) 663-4858. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 4-5. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Pine Mountain Take U.S. 27 south to GA 354; turn left, go 2.9 miles to park.

411 B

Fall Line Sandhills WMA

1,576 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.
  • B Aug. 15-Mar. 15. See Dogs & Dog Training.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Butler To East Tract: From the intersection of HWY 96 and HWY 19, go west 2.6 miles to Taylor County Industrial Park; turn right; kiosk is immediately on the left side of the road. To West Tract: From the intersection of HWY 96 and HWY 19, go west 10.7 miles; turn left on Kel Foster Rd. At fork, bear right. Entrance is ¼ mile on the left.

412 A B q

Flat Creek PFA

850 acres • 478.825.6151

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Waterfowl

  • q3 Nov. 17, Nov. 24; Quota 3 parties; maximum of 3 persons per party on quota waterfowl hunts.
  • General Hunt: Wed. and Sat. only during state season except during quota waterfowl hunts. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Special Regs

Closed every Monday & Tuesday.

Directions

From Perry Take U.S. HWY 41 south across Flat Creek. Park is on left.

413 Q B q

Joe Kurz WMA

3,700 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-23 | Nov. 11-20

Firearms

  • q100 Quality Buck & Antlerless Last Day: Oct. 25-27 | Nov. 8-10

Turkey

q25 Mar. 23-31 | Apr. 6-14 | Apr. 20-28

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Sept. 24-Oct. 23, Oct. 28-Nov. 6, Nov. 21-Feb. 28. Limit 3 rabbits/person/day. Limit 6 quail/person/day or 12 quail/party/day.
  • B Aug. 15-Mar. 15 in designated area only. Bird dog training closed during deer hunts.

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with 15″ outside spread or 16″ main beams are legal.

Directions

From Woodbury Take HWY 85 north for 7.5 miles to Gay; turn right at red light; check station is 2.7 miles on left.

414 C q

Oaky Woods WMA

13,240 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 4 | Oct 13-19

Firearms

  • q300 C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 6-12
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Day: Nov. 29-Dec. 1
  • Buck Only: Jan. 5-11

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 27, Dec. 2-Jan. 4, Jan. 12-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No bear hunting.

Directions

From Perry Take HWY 127 east 8 miles to HWY 247; turn right; go 1 mile; turn left on Oaky Woods Rd. At fork veer right and go 1.7 miles to check station.

415 A S C q

Ocmulgee WMA

17,370 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 4 | Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • q300 C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 6-12
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Day: Nov. 22-24
  • Buck Only: Dec. 12-15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 20, Nov. 25-Dec. 10, Dec. 16-Feb. 28

Special Regs

Westlake Tract is archery equipment only for managed deer hunt dates. No bear hunting.

Directions

From Cochran Take U.S. 23 north, turn left on Red Dog Farm Road; go 4 miles to Magnolia Road. Turn right and follow signs to check station.

416 B

Ocmulgee WMA – Gum Swamp Creek Tract

475 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 13-Feb. 28
  • B Open fields only Aug. 15-31, Nov. 1-Mar. 15.

Directions

From Cochran Take HWY 26 to HWY 126 (Airport Rd.); go 5.9 miles; turn left onto Rebie Rd.; go 0.3 miles; turn left onto Skipper-Jackson Rd.; go 0.5 miles, entrance on left.

417

Perry Dove Field

70 acres • 478.825.6354

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 only.

Directions

From I-75 take Exit 134 and head East approximately 1.6 miles and field is on the right.

418 L H C q

Rum Creek WMA

5,739 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 2 | Oct. 7-10 | Oct. 14-19

Firearms

  • L Ladies/Either Sex: Oct. 4-6
  • H Honorary License Holders/Either Sex: Oct. 12-13
  • q200 Either Sex: Nov. 1-3 | Nov. 15-17

Turkey

  • q25 C Adult-Child: Mar. 23-31 | Apr. 6-14
  • C Adult-Child: May 11-15
  • q25 General Quota Hunt: Apr. 20-26 | May 1-7

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-30, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-Feb. 28

Dove

  • q75 Sept. 1, Sept. 8
  • General Hunt: Sept. 15, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5

Waterfowl

Shooting hours are until 12 noon on all areas.

  • Lake Juliette is open Wed.-Sun. during state waterfowl season for all hunters.
  • q3 C MARSH Pond/Adult-Child (only youth can hunt): Dec. 15 and Jan. 12. 3 parties per hunt.
  • C Adult-Child (Youth Area): Youth Waterfowl Day and Wed.-Sat during state season.

Special Regs

No waterfowl hunting west of Ebenezer Rd. except that youth may hunt waterfowl between Ebenezer and Juliette Roads (Youth Area). No motor in excess of 25hp may be operated on Lake Juliette.

Directions

From Forsyth Take HWY 18 east 7 miles to Check Station.

419 a

Rum Creek WMA – Berry Creek Area

750 acres • 478.825.6354 • Archery Only Area

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 1

Turkey

Archery Only

  • Mar. 23-May 15

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Forsyth Take HWY 18 east 7 miles to Check Station.

420 F

Sprewell Bluff WMA

1,734 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

F Jan. 2-Feb. 28. See Dogs & Dog Training.

Special Regs

Includes Pigeon Creek and Nichols Tracts. No hunting in park day-use area. Pigeon Creek Tract closed to all vehicular access. No camping.

Directions

From Thomaston to Sprewell Bluff Tract Take HWY 36 west 6 miles to Roland; turn right on Alabama Rd.; turn left and follow paved road to area. From Manchester to Nichols and Pigeon Creek Tracts Take HWY 190 east 3.9 miles; turn left on paved road; go 0.1 mile to fork; turn left; go 1.8 miles to fork in road; right fork to Nichols Tract; left to Pigeon Creek Tract.

421 a

Standing Boy Creek Tract

1,580 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 ; Sign-In once per season.

Special Regs

Upon determination by the Commissioner that a person has violated this title (OCGA 27) or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to hunting or trespass on or from Standing Boy Creek Tract, the Commissioner may revoke, suspend, deny, or refuse to renew any license or permit, or both, required by this title which is held by or has been applied for by the person, for a period of up to two years following the determination of such violation. Harvested deer will not be tagged with Department tags and must be recorded on the hunter’s deer harvest record. Camping prohibited. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Columbus Take HWY 219 north. Turn left on Old River Rd., go 1.5 miles. Tract on left.

422 S Q H F

West Point WMA

8,952 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 16 | Nov. 10-16

Primitive

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Dec. 14-15

Firearms

  • H Honorary License Holders/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 18-20
  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 25-27 | Dec. 6-8

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 28-Nov. 9, Nov. 17-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-12, Dec. 16-Feb. 28. See Dogs & Dog Training.

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 21, Nov. 22-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-12, Dec. 16-Jan. 5

Waterfowl

Daniels Pond & Pond 1: Waterfowl hunting during small game dates concurrent with state waterfowl season. Shooting hours until 12 noon Saturday only.

Special Regs

No gasoline outboards allowed on waterfowl ponds; only hand held lights 6 volts or less allowed; Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side are legal. No fishing on managed waterfowl impoundments.

Directions

From Lagrange Take GA HWY 219 north 0.5 miles past Chattahoochee River Bridge; turn right on Old Whitley Rd. Follow signs to check station and kiosk.

423 Q B

West Point WMA – Dixie Creek Area

711 acres

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Waterfowl

Waterfowl hunting during small game dates concurrent with state waterfowl season. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

424 Q

West Point WMA – Glovers Creek Area

337 acres

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Jan. 1

Waterfowl

Youth Waterfowl Days and Sat. only during State Season. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

 

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