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This section of the 2014–2015 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.

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101C HL

Allatoona WMA

6,818 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Oct. 16s

Firearms

  • C HLAdult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies: Oct. 18-19s
  • General Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 20-Dec. 1s | Dec. 22-Jan. 1s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 13-Oct. 16s

Firearms

  • CHLAdult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies: Oct. 18-19s
  • General Hunt: Oct. 20-Dec. 1s | Dec. 22-Jan. 1s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Dec. 2-21, Jan. 2-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State season except closed Oct. 18-19.

Special Regs

No firearms allowed in U.S. Corps of Engineers developed campsites. Horse and bicycle trails & areas are closed all day Oct. 19-20 and before 10:00 a.m. EST during all other deer and turkey seasons. ATVs prohibited. No camping.

Directions

From Cartersville Take HWY 20 east from I-75, 5.5 miles to check station.

102 aC

Arrowhead WMA

400 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Dec. 20-Jan. 4s

Bear

Archery

  • Dec. 20-Jan. 4s

Turkey

Q2 Apr. 4-5s

Small Game

Sign-In once for the season. Sign-out of harvested small game NOT required.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Oct. 11-13, Nov. 8-9, Jan. 17-19.

Waterfowl

C Adult-Child (only child can hunt):
Sept. 20s | Dec. 13s | Jan. 10 s. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Directions

From Rome Take U.S. HWY 27 north 9 miles to GA HWY 156; turn right (east) and go 2.3 miles to Floyd Springs Rd; turn left and go 2 miles to area.

103 C B RQ

Berry College WMA

15,029 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Sign-In once for the season.
  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Nov. 3 | Nov. 9-14

Firearms

  • Q1000 Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 5-8c
  • Q1000 Either Sex: Dec. 3-6c
  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Jan. 10-11c. Only child may hunt.

Bear

Archery

  • Sign-In once for the season.
  • Sept. 13-Nov. 3 | Nov. 9-14

Firearms

  • Q1000 Nov. 5-8c
  • Q1000 Dec. 3-6c
  • C Adult-Child: Jan. 10-11c. Only child may hunt.

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Sign-In once for the season. Sign-out of harvested small game NOT required.

  • Aug. 15-Nov. 3, Nov. 9-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-Jan. 8, Jan. 12-Feb. 28. No night hunting.
  • Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Nov. 3, Nov. 9-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-Jan. 8, Jan. 12-Mar. 19. See Dogs & Dog Training.

Dove

Sept. 6, 13, 20, Oct. 11-Nov. 3, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-Jan. 8, Jan. 12-15. Sign-In

Special Regs

There is no open season for the taking of any wildlife on Berry College Refuge. Firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on refuge. Hunters may not use the main campus for gaining access. Horse, bicycle and foot trails and areas are closed all day during deer firearms season and before 10:00 a.m. during deer archery and turkey season. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Rome Take U.S. 27 north to jct. of Old Summerville Rd.; turn left on Old Summerville Rd. and go 1.5 miles to jct. with CCC Rd. at check station.

104 S P

Cohutta WMA

96,503 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Oct. 7s | Oct. 13-17s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 9-12c | Dec. 3-7c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 13-Oct. 7s | Oct. 13-17s

Firearms

  • Oct. 9-12c | Dec. 3-7c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Aug 15-Sept 12, Oct. 18-Dec 1, Dec 8-Feb 28.

Feral Hog

Q30 Special Hog Hunt (with dogs): Mar. 7-13 c. Hunter orange required, big game weapons allowed, hogs may not be removed from area alive.

Directions

From Ellijay Take HWY 52 west 9.2 miles; turn right at Conasauga Lake sign; go 3.5 miles; turn right on USFS Road #68, go 2.0 miles to check station. From Chatsworth Take U.S. HWY 411 North to Eton; turn right at traffic light and follow Holly Creek Rd. 11.6 miles to check station. From Cisco Take GA HWY 2; go 3 miles to jct. with West Cowpen Rd.; check station at jct.

105 aW Q

Coosawattee Carter’s Lake WMA

3,300 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Oct. 17 | Nov. 10-Jan. 1

Firearms

  • Q40 W Wheelchair Hunters Only/Either Sex: Nov. 7-9c

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 13-Oct. 17 | Nov. 10-Jan. 1

Firearms

  • Q40 WWheelchair Hunters Only: Nov. 7-9c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Oct. 18-Nov. 5, Jan. 2-Feb. 28

RABBIT DOG TRAINING

Wed/Fri/Sat Nov. 1-Feb. 28. Designated areas only.

Waterfowl

State waterfowl season.

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited. Quota hunters must apply by letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 96, Oakman, GA 30732 between Aug. 15 and Sept. 10.

Directions

From Chatsworth Go 11 miles south on old U.S. 411; turn left at Carters Lake Powerhouse sign; go 1 mile to check station. From Ellijay Take HWY 282 west to old U.S. 411; go south 3.8 miles; turn left at Carters Lake Powerhouse sign; go 1 mile to check station.

106 C B RQ

Coosawattee WMA

5,936 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Oct. 15s

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 17-19c. Only child may hunt.
  • Q400 Either Sex: Nov. 13-15c | Dec. 18-20c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 13-Oct. 15s

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child: Oct. 17-19c. Only child may hunt.
  • Q400 Nov. 13-15c | Dec. 18-20c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Oct. 20-Nov. 11, Nov. 16-Dec. 16, Dec. 21-Feb. 28
  • Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Oct. 15, Oct. 20-Nov. 11, Nov. 16-Dec. 16, Dec. 21-Mar. 19. See Dogs & Dog Training.

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Chatsworth Hunters must Sign-In/Check-In and Sign-Out/Check-Out harvested big game at the Coosawattee Carter’s Lake Archery Area check station.

107 CHL O G B R

Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA

19,951 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Oct. 16 | Oct. 20-
    Nov. 11

Firearms

  • C HL Adult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies/Either Sex: Oct. 18-19c
  • Buck Only Either Sex Deer Last Day: Nov. 13-15; Dec. 10-13c

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 13-Oct. 16 | Oct. 20-Nov. 11

Firearms

  • C HL Adult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies: Oct. 18-19c
  • General Hunt: Nov. 13-15c | Dec. 10-13c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Sign-In once for the season. Sign-out of harvested small game NOT required.

  • Aug. 15-Oct. 16, Oct. 20-Nov. 11, Nov. 16-Dec. 8, Dec. 14-Feb. 28. Limit 3 rabbits/person.
  • Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Oct. 16, Oct. 20-Nov. 11, Nov. 16-Dec. 8, Dec. 14-Mar. 19. See Dogs & Dog Training.
  • O Coyote: Mar. 1-19s. Small game weapons only.

Dove

Sign-In once for the season.

Sept. 6, 13, 20, Oct. 11-16, Oct. 20-Nov. 3, Nov. 27-Dec.8, Dec. 14-Jan. 15

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited. Horse, bicycle, caving, hiking, rock climbing, parasailing and hang-gliding trails and areas are closed all day during firearms deer seasons. Additionally, horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00 a.m. during archery deer and turkey season. Firearms restrictions apply to certain portions of WMA. Consult WMA map for specific locations.

Directions

From Lafayette Take HWY 193 west 2.7 miles to Chamberlain Rd.; turn left and go 3 miles to Rocky Lane Rd.; turn right and go 0.3 mile to check station.

108 A C O G B RQ

J.L. Lester WMA

477 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Nov. 23-29 | Dec. 22-Jan. 1

Firearms

  • Q20 C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 4-5c | Jan. 10-11c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

  • Q5 Rabbit Hunts: Jan. 3, Feb. 22; Limit 3 rabbits/person and 9 rabbits/party.
  • Q4 Quail Hunts: Jan. 4, Feb. 21; Limit 6 quail/person and 12 quail/party.
  • Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug 1-Oct 2, Oct 6-Nov 21, Nov. 30-Dec 20, Jan 2-8, Jan 12-Feb 28 except during scheduled field trials. Field trial schedule is posted at check station or call (706) 295-6041.
  • O Coyote: Mar. 9-19s. Small game weapons only.

Dove

C Adult-Child: Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Sept.20

Waterfowl

State season except during field trials and deer hunts.

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Cedartown South of Cedartown at jct. of Bus. U.S. 27 and U.S. 27, go north ¼ mile on U.S. 27 to Cason Rd.; turn right and go 4.3 miles to check station.

109 S CHL Q

John’s Mountain WMA

24,849 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept 13-Oct 23, Oct 27-Nov 25, Nov. 30-Dec 25, Dec 29-Jan 1. Sign-In once for the season.

Firearms

  • C HLAdult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies/Either Sex: Oct. 25-26c
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Day: Nov. 27-29c Dec 27-28c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept 13-Oct 23, Oct 27-Nov 25, Nov. 30-Dec 25, Dec 29-Jan 1. Sign-In once for the season.

Firearms

  • C HL Adult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies: Oct. 25-26c
  • General Hunt: Nov. 27-29c Dec. 27-28c

Turkey

  • Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Sign-In once for the season. Sign-out of harvested small game NOT required.

Aug. 15-Oct. 23, Oct. 27-Nov. 25, Nov. 30-Dec. 25, Dec. 29-Feb. 28

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Calhoun Take HWY 136C north 6 miles to Sugar Valley; turn left and go 6 miles to Lake Marvin; check station is at The Pocket.

110 aG

McGraw Ford WMA

2,255 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Dec. 7 | Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 13-Dec. 7 | Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Dec. 8-25, Jan. 2-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 6-21, Oct. 11- Nov. 3, Nov. 27- Jan. 15

Waterfowl

Statewide waterfowl season.

Special Regs

Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00 a.m. during deer, bear, and turkey seasons. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Ballground From jct. of Bus. HWY 5 and HWY 372 travel 2.1 miles east to Sign-In on right across from intersection with Conns Creek Rd.

111 aF

Otting Tract WMA

700 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Dec. 7 | Dec. 22-Jan. 1

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 13-Dec. 7 | Dec. 22-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Sign-In once for the season. Sign-out of harvested small game NOT required.

  • Fur Bearer Dog Training Area: Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Dec. 8-21, Jan.2-Feb.28

Directions

From Cloudland Take HWY 157 north 2.1 miles. The property is north of HWY 157.

112 C O B R

Paulding Forest WMA

25,707 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Oct. 8; Oct. 13-17
  • Firearms
    • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 10-12c. Only child may hunt.
    • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 20-23c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Oct. 18-Nov. 18, Nov. 24-Feb. 28
  • Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Oct.8, Oct.13-Nov.18, Nov.24-Mar 19
  • O Coyote: Mar. 1-19s. Small game weapons only.

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited. Horse & bicycle trails and areas, except Silver Comet Trail, are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 a.m. during archery deer and turkey hunts. Coyote hunting is prohibited in bird dog training area.

Directions

At jct. of U.S. 278 and HWY 61, take U.S. 278 west 7 miles to check station.

113 O P Q

Pine Log WMA

14,134 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Oct. 17s

Firearms

  • Buck Only/Either Sex Deer Last Day: Nov. 19-22c
  • Buck Only: Dec. 10-13s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 13-Oct. 17s

Firearms

  • Nov. 19-22c
  • General Hunt: Dec. 10-13s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

  • Bird & Rabbit Dog Training: Aug 1-Sept 12, Oct. 18-Nov. 17, Nov.23-Dec.8, Dec.14-Jan.7, Jan.12-Feb. 4, Feb. 9-28
  • Aug 15-Sept 12, Oct 18-Nov 17, Nov 23-Dec 8, Dec 14-Jan 7, Jan 12-Feb 4, Feb 9-28.
  • O Coyote: Mar. 1-19s. Small game weapons only.

Dove

Sept 6-21, Oct 11-19, Nov 27-Dec 9, Dec 14-Jan 15

Feral Hog

See General WMA Regulations.

  • P Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 8-10s | Jan. 9-11s. Hunter orange required. No dogs allowed.
  • P Q5 Special Hog Hunt (with dogs): Feb 6-8 c. Hunter orange required, big game weapons allowed, hogs may not be removed from area alive.

Special Regs

Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed all day during deer firearms season and before 10:00 a.m. during deer archery and turkey season. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Cartersville Take U.S. 411 north to White; turn right on Stamp Creek Rd.; go 3.6 miles; check station on left.

114 Q

Red Top Mountain State Park

1,776 acres • 770.975.0055

Deer

Firearms

  • Q40 Either Sex: Dec. 2-3c. Two deer limit, must take doe first on first day. Feral hogs & coyotes may be taken; no limit.

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 1. 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 (770) 975-0055. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 3-4. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Acworth Take I-75 north to exit 285; turn right on Red Top Mountain Rd.; go 1.5 mi to park entrance.

115 C P

Rich Mountain WMA

19,955 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept 13-Oct 1, Oct 6-17. Sign-In once for the season.

Firearms

  • CHLAdult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies/Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two Days: Oct. 3-5c
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 18-23c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept 13-Oct 1, Oct 6-17. Sign-In once for the season.

Firearms

  • CHLAdult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies: Oct. 3-5c
  • Nov. 18-23c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Aug. 22-Sept. 12, Oct. 18-Nov. 16, Nov. 24-Feb. 28

Feral Hog

P See General WMA Regulations. Special Hog Hunt: Aug. 15-21s. Blaze orange required. No dogs allowed.

Special Regs

ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From Ellijay Take HWY 515 north 7 miles to Co. Road 151; turn right, go 4 miles to Stanley Creek check station.

116 a A G

Rich Mountain WMA – Cartecay Tract

2,142 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Dec. 7 | Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 13-Dec. 7 | Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Dec. 8-25, Jan. 2-Feb. 28

Special Regs

Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00 a.m. during deer, bear, and turkey seasons. ATVs prohibited.

Directions

From East Ellijay: Take Hwy 52E 2.7 miles. Turn right onto Canoe Launch Rd. Go approx 0.2 mile and turn left to archery range parking area and kiosk.

117 a A

Rocky Mountain Recreation & PFA

3,000 acres • 706.802.5087

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Jan. 1s

Turkey

Archery Only: Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Archery Only: Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

  • Antioch Lake: Statewide season, Mon.-Sat. during January onlys
  • Heath Lake (Angler Haven Dr.): Statewide seasons

Feral Hog

Archery Only: May be taken during deer hunts only.

Special Regs

Daily use fee (per vehicle) required for all users. Waterfowl hunters only may use firearms.

Directions

From Rome Take U.S. 27 north 10.4 miles; turn left on Sikes Storey Rd.; go 0.4 miles; turn left on Big Texas Valley Rd.; go 5.4 miles to entrance.

118 aF

Sheffield WMA

4,850 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Dec. 1 | Dec. 22-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

F Aug 15-Sept 12, Dec 2-21, Jan 2-Feb 28. See Dogs & Dog Training.

  • Furbearer Dog Training Area: Aug 1-Sept 12, Dec 2-21, Jan 2-Mar 19.

Directions

From Cartersville Take HWY 61 south 13.2 miles to Braswell Mountain Rd.; turn right; go 2.4 miles to Lee Rd.; turn right and proceed 1.2 miles to area. From Dallas Take HWY 61 north 6.2 miles to Braswell Mountain Rd.; turn left; go 2.4 miles to Lee Rd.; turn right and proceed 1.2 miles to area.

119 aG

Zahnd WMA

1,400 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 13-Jan. 1s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 13-Jan. 1s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15s

Small Game

Sign-In once for the season. Sign-out of harvested small game NOT required.

Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Jan. 2-Feb. 28

Directions

From Cloudland Take HWY 157 north 8.2 miles; turn right on Dougherty Gap Rd. and go 3.5 miles; Dougherty Gap Rd. becomes West Cove Rd.; Continue straight for 3.5 miles; Turn left on S. Cedar Lane to end of road.

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