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Region 5 – 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)

 

501 W B q

Albany Nursery WMA

300 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Dec. 15-Jan. 15

Firearms

  • W Either Sex/Wheelchair Hunters Only/Shotgun Only: Nov. 8-11 | Dec. 6-9

Turkey

q2 W Wheelchair Hunters Only: Mar. 30-31 | April 13-14 | April 27-28 . Apply between Feb. 15-Mar. 10.

Small Game

  • Squirrel: Aug. 18-Nov. 3
  • Squirrel & Rabbit: Shotgun only. Saturday & State Holidays only from Jan. 19-Feb. 23.
  • q1 Quail: Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2. Quota 1 party/hunt and 3 persons/party. Bag limit is 6/person and 12/party .
  • B Except during scheduled hunts.

Dove

  • q35 Sept. 1
  • General Hunt: Sept. 3, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Nov. 22-24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, Dec. 25-26, Dec. 29, Jan. 1, Jan. 5

Waterfowl

Saturdays & State Holidays only: Jan. 16 through end of statewide season.

Special Regs

See quota hunt application instructions.

Directions

Take GA HWY 234 west 11 miles; turn right on Tallahassee Rd.; go 1.2 miles to entrance on right.

502 S P C F q

Chickasawhatchee WMA

19,700 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 | Dec. 30-Jan. 15

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 1-3 | Nov. 15-17
  • q350 Either Sex: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 | Dec. 13-15
  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Dec. 26-28

Turkey

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

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-30, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-27, Dec. 2-11, Dec. 16-24, Dec. 29-Feb. 28 . See Dogs & Dog Training.

Dove

  • q40 Sept. 1 . Quota on designated field only (all other areas are open to public).
  • General Hunt: Sept. 2-7, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 22-27, Dec. 2-11, Dec. 16-24, Dec. 29-Jan. 5

Feral Hog

P See General WMA Regulations. Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 7-12 | Mar. 5-10 | May 21-26 | June 4-9 | June 18-23 ; hunter orange required; no dogs allowed.

Directions

From Albany Take HWY 91 south 4 miles to jct. with HWY 62; turn right and go 15 miles; follow signs to check station.

503 C q

Cordele Fish Hatchery

40 acres • 229.430.4254

Waterfowl

  • q3 C Adult-Child: Nov. 24 | Jan. 5
  • q3 General Hunt: Dec. 8 | Jan. 19

Special Regs

Quota 3 parties (3 persons per party). Shooting hours end at noon. Maximum of 3 persons/party including permit holder for Adult-Child hunts and the three persons listed in party for general hunts. Designated Pond Only.

Directions

From Cordele Take U.S. HWY 280 west 0.5 miles. Turn right on Fish Hatchery Rd., go 1.4 miles.

504

Doerun Pitcherplant Bog WMA

600 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Nov. 1-Jan. 15

Small Game

Jan. 16-Feb. 28 . Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

Special Regs

Doerun Pitcherplant Bog contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources, vehicular access is limited to entrance road and parking area. ATVs and horses prohibited.

Directions

From Doerun Take HWY 133 south two miles; turn left at Natural Area sign.

505 P B

Elmodel WMA

1,600 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

B Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

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

Feral Hog

P See General WMA Regulations. Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 4-5 | Mar. 2-3 | May 25-26 | June 15-16 | Jul. 6-7 ; hunter orange required; no dogs allowed.

Special Regs

Archery-only for deer and feral hog except that legal firearms may be used during Special Hog Hunts.

Directions

From Newton Take HWY 37 north 8 miles; turn left on Jericho Rd.; area is on right.

506 W P q

Flint River WMA

2,300 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 14 | Nov. 24-Dec. 16

Firearms

  • W Quality Buck & Antlerless/Wheelchair Hunters Only: Oct. 19-21
  • q35 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 1-3 | Nov. 15-17

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 15-17, Oct. 22-30, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-23, Dec. 17-Feb. 28
  • Quail: Wednesdays, Saturdays, and State holidays during small game dates after Nov. 17.

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 15-17, Nov. 22-23, Dec. 17-Jan. 5

Feral Hog

P See General WMA Regulations. Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 7-12 | Mar. 5-10 | May 28-June 2 | June 17-23 | July 9-14 ; hunter orange required; no dogs allowed.

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with 15″ outside spread or 16″ main beams are legal. Each wheelchair hunter may bring an attendant (if needed) who may provide assistance but not hunt.

Directions

From Vienna Take HWY 27 to HWY 230, turn right; go 1 mile; veer left on River Rd. and go 6 miles to entrance sign.

507 S P

Hannahatchee WMA

5,095 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 20-Nov. 4 | Nov. 17-Dec. 2 | Dec. 15-Jan. 15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

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

DOVE

Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5

Feral Hog

See General WMA Regulations. Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 7-12 | Mar. 5-10 | May 21-26 | June 4-9 | June 25-30 ; hunter orange required; no dogs allowed.

Directions

From Richland Take HWY 27 west toward Lumpkin; Go 4 miles to first paved road; turn right and go 3 miles; turn left and go 1 mile to first dirt road on right; turn right and proceed to check station.

508 F

Lake Seminole WMA

15,680 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 20-Jan. 15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during firearms deer hunts. See Dogs & Dog Training.

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

No hunting within 200 yards of a house, dock, building, or other structure, or a developed recreation area (i.e. beach, campground, boat ramp, etc.).

Directions

Contact the Albany Game Management Office, 2024 Newton Rd., Albany, GA 31701, (229) 430-4254.

509

Lake Walter F George WMA

1,200 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Shotguns & archery only: Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Feral hogs may be taken with shotgun only during small-game season.

Waterfowl

Waterfowl hunting permitted on portions of lake in Georgia, except within 200 yards of a public park, road, cabin, or other developed areas. Areas within Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge have separate regulations.

Alligator

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

Directions

From Ft. Gaines This WMA consists of 5 different tracts of land that can be found at various points along the lake shore. Directions to and maps of the various tracts can be obtained from: the Albany Game Management Office, 2024 Newton Rd., Albany, GA 31701; (229) 430-4254 and maps may be printed from gohuntgeorgia.com.

510 S

Mayhaw WMA

6,300 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20-25 | Oct. 29-Nov. 15 | Nov. 19-29 |
    Dec. 3-13 | Dec. 17-Jan. 3 | Jan. 7-15
  • Either Sex: Oct. 26-28 | Nov. 16-18 | Nov. 30-Dec. 2 | Dec. 14-16 | Jan. 4-6

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

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

Special Regs

No waterfowl hunting on MARSH pond on north end of Willoughby tract.

Directions

From Colquitt Firetower Tract is 1 mile west of Colquitt on HWY 91. Willoughby and Oldhouse tracts: From Colquitt take U.S. 27 North to first paved road; turn left and go 1 mile to Willoughby Tract and 2 miles to Oldhouse Tract. Check station is located near entrance to Willoughby tract.

511

Montezuma Bluffs WMA

500 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 1-Jan. 15

Turkey

Archery Only: May 1-15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 31, Jan. 16-Feb. 28. No furbearer season.

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with 15″ outside spread or 16″ main beams are legal. Montezuma Bluff Natural Area contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources, vehicular access is limited to boat landing road. No ATVs or horses allowed.

Directions

From Montezuma Take HWY 49 north 1 mile to boat landing road; turn left; area lies along river bluff north and south of Boat Landing Road.

512 W C q

River Creek, The Rolf & Alexandra Kauka WMA

2,437 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 15-23 | Oct. 13-21

Firearms

  • q30 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 14-17 | Dec. 5-8
  • q40 C Adult-Child/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Dec. 26-28

Turkey

  • q5 C Adult-Child: Mar. 29-31 | Apr. 5-7
  • q5 General Quota Hunt: Apr. 12-14

Small Game

Jan. 26-Feb. 10 . No furbearer season. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

Dove

q15 C Adult-Child: Sept. 1 | Sept. 8

Waterfowl

  • q3 C Adult-Child: Dec. 15 | Dec. 29 ; Quota 3 parties, max 3 persons/party.
  • q3 W Wheelchair Hunters Only: Jan. 12 . Wheelchair hunters may bring one assistant who may hunt.

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with four or more points (1 inch or longer) on one side of the antlers are legal.

Directions

From Thomasville Take U.S. HWY 84 west approx. 4 miles. WMA entrance is on left approx. 0.9 mile after crossing the Ochlocknee River Bridge.

513 C q

Silver Lake WMA

9,200 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • q160 Either Sex: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 | Dec. 26-29
  • Buck Only: Nov. 17-Dec. 2 | Jan. 3-15

Turkey

  • q35 Mar. 23-31
  • q35 C Adult-Child: Apr. 6-14
  • General Hunt: Apr. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 29, Nov. 4-15, Dec. 3-24, Dec. 30-Jan. 1, Jan. 16-Feb. 28

Alligator

May be hunted during statewide alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting.

Directions

From Bainbridge Take HWY 253 south 2.7 miles; go left on Ten Mile Still Rd.; travel 6 miles; turn right on Silver Lake Rd.; travel 2.9 miles; turn left onto WMA access road. Check station is 0.8 miles on the right.

 

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