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Region 6 – 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)

 

 

601 S G C B

Beaverdam WMA

5,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-28 | Oct. 6-12

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Sept. 29-Oct. 5
  • Either Sex: Nov. 1-3
  • Buck Only: Nov. 22-24 | Dec. 12-15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

B Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 13-30, Nov. 4-20, Nov. 25-Dec. 10, Dec. 16-Feb. 28. See Dogs & Dog Training.

Alligator

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

Directions

From Dublin Take U.S. 441 north 4.5 miles; turn right on Old Toomsboro Rd., go 7.5 miles to WMA sign; turn right on Oconee Church Rd., turn at WMA sign.

602 S G a C

Big Hammock WMA

6,900 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 9 | Oct. 14-19
  • a Archery Only Area: Sept. 8-Jan. 15

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 11-13

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 24-27
  • Buck Only: Nov. 9-10 | Dec. 5-8
  • C Adult-Child: Nov. 23-25

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-22, Oct. 28-Nov. 7, Nov. 11-21, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, Dec. 9-Feb. 28
  • a Archery Only Area: Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Jan. 16-Feb. 28

Alligator

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

Special Regs

If the river stage is 9 feet or higher, measured at the Doctortown Gauge, the gates will be closed. No firearms deer hunting within designated archery-only areas but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game hunting. Deer hunters may not hunt within 50 feet of the nature trail. Dogs prohibited on Archery Only Area from Mar. 1-Nov. 1. Foot traffic only in Archery Only Area. Hunter orange is not required on Archery Only Area.

Directions

From Glennville Take HWY 144 south 12 miles to Altamaha River. Area lies on both sides of HWY 144.

603 S G a C

Bullard Creek WMA

13,900 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 2 | Oct. 7-12
  • a Ocmulgee Tract Archery Only Area: Sept. 8-Jan. 15

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 4-6

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 17-20
  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Nov. 2-4
  • Either Sex: Nov. 21-24

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 13-15, Oct. 21-31, Nov. 5-19, Nov. 25-Feb. 28
  • Ocmulgee Tract: Jan. 16-Feb. 28

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

Montgomery County Tract access is limited to foot or boat travel only and is quality buck which means bucks must have a minimum of four points (1 inch or longer) on one side. No firearms deer hunting within designated archery-only areas (Ocmulgee and Towns Bluff Tracts) but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game hunting.

Directions

From Hazlehurst Take U.S. 221 north 7 miles; turn left at entrance sign; go to check station.

604 S G q

Dixon Memorial WMA

35,559 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-18

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 3-6

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20-21 | Oct. 27-30
  • Either Sex: Nov. 8-10 | Nov. 21-25 | Dec. 1-4
  • q60 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Nov. 17 | Dec. 8 . 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.

Bear

Bears may not be taken on the Federal portion of Cowhouse Island.

Archery

  • Sept. 27-29 | Oct. 11-13

Primitive

  • Oct. 4-6

Firearms

  • Nov. 8-10

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-Feb. 28

Alligator

May be hunted during open archery deer dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. Alligators may not be taken on the Federal portion of Cowhouse Island or Laura S. Walker State Park.

Special Regs

Airboats prohibited.

Directions

From Waycross Take U.S. 1 south 6 miles to HWY 177, turn north and follow signs to check station.

605 G C q

Dodge County PFA

444 acres • 912.285.6094

Deer

Archery

  • Nov. 10-11 | Nov. 14-18

Quail

q1 C Adult-Child: Dec. 8 | Jan. 19 ; Quota 1 party.

Alligator

Sept. 21-23 . Night hunting only.

Special Regs

All hunters must sign-in at PFA office before hunting. Closed every Monday & Tuesday. Hunting in designated area only. Area map posted at office and kiosk.

Directions

From Eastman South on U.S. Hwy 23/341 for 3 miles; left on County Rd. 49; go 0.6 miles.

606 G C q

Evans County PFA

400 acres • 912.285.6094

Waterfowl

  • q3 C Adult-Child: Nov. 24 | Dec. 8
  • q3 General Hunt: Jan. 5 . Hunting allowed in waterfowl impoundment only. No boats allowed. Maximum of 3 people per blind. Parties must stay in designated spots, must stay together, and must stay within 100 feet of blind marker except when retrieving game. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Alligator

Sept. 14-16 . Night hunting only.

Special Regs

Closed every Monday and Tuesday.

Directions

From Claxton Take U.S. HWY 280 east for 8.5 miles; turn right on Old Sunbury Rd.; go 1 mile and turn left on Area Line Rd.; go 0.3 miles, PFA on right.

Special Note

Evans PFA will be under construction from June 1, 2012 to May 1, 2013. Lake Woody (30 ac) will potentially be dry during this time. Therefore, hunting success may be poor because of no water in the lake. Any individual who has been selected through the quota system and is planning on hunting during these scheduled hunts should call the regional Fisheries Management office (912) 727-2112 ahead of time to check on road and lake conditions prior to hunting.

607

Flat Tub WMA

3,597 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 20-Nov. 25 | Dec. 26-Jan. 10

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

Small game hunters are required to wear hunter orange during firearms deer hunts. No camping. No ATVs.

Directions

From Douglas Take HWY 441 north 20 miles; turn right onto HWY 107; go 8 miles to WMA sign on left.

608 G C

Grand Bay WMA

8,700 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-9 | Sept. 15-16 | Sept. 29-30 | Oct. 6-7 | Nov. 10-11 | Nov. 17-18 | Dec. 8-9 | Dec. 15-16 | Jan. 5-6

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-14

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Sept. 22-23
  • General Hunt: Either Sex: Oct. 20-21 | Oct. 27-28 | Nov. 3-4 | Nov. 24-25 | Dec. 1-2 | Dec. 22-23 | Dec. 29-30

Turkey

  • C Adult-Child: Mar. 30-31 | Apr. 6-7 . Only child may hunt.
  • General Hunt: Apr. 20-21

Small Game

Aug. 18-19, Aug. 25-26, Sept. 1-2, Sept. 8-9, Sept. 15-16, Sept. 22-23, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7, Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4, Nov. 10-11, Nov. 17-18, Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-23, Dec. 29-30, Jan. 5-6, Jan. 12-13, Jan. 19-20, Jan. 26-27, Feb. 2-3, Feb. 9-10, Feb. 16-17, Feb. 23-24. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited. No furbearer season.

Waterfowl

Sat. and Sun. only during state season. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

Alligator

Sept. 1-2, Sept. 8-9, Sept. 15-16, Sept. 22-23, Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7 in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting.

Special Regs

Harvested deer must be removed from the area whole (no field-dressing). Outboard motors in waterfowl impoundments limited to 10hp or less. No ATVs or motorcycles allowed on area. A valid Moody Air Force Base Hunting and Fishing Permit may be substituted for WMA license. Hiking trail from check station closed to hikers during firearms deer hunts. Federal lands within WMA may be closed for military training.

Directions

From Valdosta Take U.S. 221 north 8 miles; turn left on Knights Academy Rd.; go 1.5 miles to entrance on right; follow signs to check station.

609 C H F B

Horse Creek WMA

8,100 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-25 | Sept. 30-Oct. 11 | Oct. 15-29 | Jan. 1-15

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Sept. 27-29

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 31-Nov. 3
  • Either Sex: Nov. 15-17 | Dec. 6-8
  • C H Adult-Child/Honorary License Holder/Either Sex: Oct. 13-14

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

F B Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-Feb. 28. 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.

Directions

From Jacksonville Take HWY 117 east 6 miles; turn right at sign; then turn right at information board; follow road to check station.

610 G

Hugh Gillis PFA

700 acres • 912.285.6094

Deer

Archery

  • Nov 10-11 | Nov 14-18

Special Regs

All hunters must sign-in at the PFA office prior to hunting. Closed every Monday & Tuesday. Hunting in designated area only. Area map posted at office and kiosk.

Directions

From East Dublin Go east on U.S. Hwy 80 for 10 mi.; left on Keens Crossing Rd.; go 1.4 mi. to PFA entrance on right.

611 C q

Indian Ford Farm Dovefields

100 acres229.426.5267

DOVE

q50 C Adult/Child: Sept 8

SPECIAL REGS

Selected hunters will sign-in at the Sign-in Station after 12:00 P.M. on the day of the hunt. Maps and instructions will be provided at sign-in. Hunting will be open only from 12:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on the day of the hunt. No ATVs will be allowed on the fields. Hunters must use open gates to access fields; DO NOT climb fences. It is of utmost importance to have no litter left behind, including expended shotgun shells. Extra caution should be taken to ensure absolutely no live shells are left behind!

DIRECTIONS

From Lyons Take Hwy 152 North (New Cobbtown Rd.) approximately 2.9 miles and turn right on Indian Ford Farm Rd. Proceed approximately 0.7 miles to building on left to sign-in area for the hunt.

612 C

Moody Forest WMA

3,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Nov. 1-Dec. 15

Turkey

  • C Adult-Child: Mar. 23-24
  • General Hunt: Mar. 29-Apr. 13

Small Game

Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

  • Squirrel: C Adult-Child: Dec. 21-22 | Dec. 28-29 . Sign-In at E. River Rd. kiosk.
  • General Hunt: Jan. 4-5 | Jan. 11-12 | Jan. 18-19

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited. Check for prescribed burn info and Sign-In at kiosk on East River Road.

Directions

From Baxley Go 7 miles north on U.S. 1. Turn right on Lenox Rd., go 4.2 miles. Turn left on Davis Landing Rd., go 2.3 miles. Turn left on East River Rd., go 0.8 miles to kiosk.

613

Ohoopee Dunes WMA

2,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28. No furbearer season.

Special Regs

Ohoopee Dunes WMA contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources vehicular access is limited. No ATVs or horses are allowed on the area. Dogs prohibited from Mar. 1-Nov. 1.

Directions

From Swainsboro From jct. of U.S. 1 and U.S. 80, take U.S. 80 west 6 miles to kiosk on north side of HWY.

614

Oliver Bridge WMA

1,560 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 20-28 | Nov. 17-25

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 19, Oct. 29-Nov. 16, Nov. 26-Feb. 28

Special Regs

ATVs and camping prohibited.

Directions

From Statesboro From Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy. and GA 24 intersection go east on GA 24 toward Oliver for approximately 12.5 miles to the WMA entrance on right.

615 G C

Paradise PFA

1,300 acres • 912.285.6094

Dove

  • C Adult-Child: Sept. 1
  • General Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Oct. 17, Oct. 20, Nov. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 1, Dec. 5, Dec. 8, Dec. 12, Dec. 15, Dec. 19, Dec. 22, Dec. 26, Dec. 29, Jan. 2, Jan. 5

Waterfowl

Dec. 13 | Jan. 3

Special Regs

Dove hunting in designated fields only; shooting hours follow state regulations. Hunting for ducks and geese in designated areas only, shooting hours until 12 noon. Closed every Monday and Tuesday.

Directions

From Tifton Take U.S. HWY 82 east for 8 miles to Brookfield. Turn right on Whitley Rd.; take first left on Brookfield-Nashville Rd. and go 1.5 miles to entrance on left.

616 W C q

River Bend WMA

3,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 4 | Oct. 8-12

Firearms

  • W Wheelchair Hunters Only/Either Sex: Oct. 6-7
  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 27-28
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 8-10 | Dec. 6-8

Turkey

  • q15 Mar. 23-29 | Mar. 30-Apr. 5
  • General Hunt: Apr. 6-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 13-25, Oct. 29-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-Jan. 5

Waterfowl

Waterfowl may be hunted on impoundment and its surrounding roads/dikes until noon only on Wed., Sat., and Sun. during statewide season.

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 Dublin Take I-16 east to Exit 58 (HWY 199); turn south and go 0.3 miles; road to check station is on right.

617

Rogers State Prison Farm Dove Fields

538 acres • 229-426-5267

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15

Special Regs

Hunters must sign-in at the Sign-In Kiosks located at the entrances to each field prior to hunting. A map of the fields will be located in the kiosks (and on our website) with designated parking areas delineated on the maps. State hunting regulations will apply to the dovefields for the first segment of the dove season. No ATVs or UTVs will be allowed on the fields. No hunting within 100 yards of residences or 50 yards of county roads. Hunters must use open gates to access fields; DO NOT climb fences. Please leave no litter behind, which includes spent shotgun shells. Extra caution should be taken to ensure no live shells are left on the field.

Directions

From Reidsville take GA Highway 147 approximately 6.5 miles to intersection with Hwy 178. Turn left on Hwy 178 and proceed 1.5 miles to dirt road on the right that leads to entrance of field 1 and the parking area.

 

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