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Region 6

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REGION 6

(229) 426-5267

601 C

APPLING COUNTY DOVE FIELD

91 ACRES • (229) 426.5267

DOVE

  • C Adult-Child: Sept. 7
  • General Hunt: Sept. 14, Sept. 21

SPECIAL REGS

Call region office at (229) 426.5267 for details.

DIRECTIONS

From Alma: Take US 1 north to Pat Lewis Rd. on right (1st road on right after crossing over the Appling County line from Bacon County). Go 1 mile to dove fields.

From Baxley: Take US 1 south for 9 miles; turn left on Pat Lewis Rd. Go 1 mile to dove fields.

602 S G C B

Beaverdam WMA

5,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-27 s | Oct. 5-11 s

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Sept. 28-Oct. 4 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 31-Nov. 2 c
  • Buck Only: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 s | Dec. 19-22 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

B Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Oct. 12-29, Nov. 3-27, Dec. 2-17, Dec. 23-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.

Feral Hog

P

Q3 Special Hog Hunt: Aug. 2-3 s, Mar. 7-8 s. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. Dogs may be used on Special Hog Hunt only. Hogs may not be removed from WMA alive.

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.

603 S G a C

Big Hammock WMA

6,900 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 8 s | Oct. 13-18 s
  • a Archery Only Area: Sept. 14-Jan. 15 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 10-12 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 23-26 s
  • Buck Only: Nov. 8-9 s | Dec. 4-7 s
  • C Adult-Child: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 27-Nov. 6, Nov. 10-27, Dec. 2, Dec. 8-Feb. 28
  • a Archery Only Area: Aug. 15-Sept. 13, 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.

Feral Hog

P See page 40.

Q5 Special Hog Hunt: Aug. 9-10 s, Mar. 7-8 s. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. Dogs may be used on Special Hog Hunt only. Hogs may not be removed from WMA alive.

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.

604 S G a C A

Bullard Creek WMA

13,900 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-24 s | Sept. 29-Oct. 14 s
  • a Ocmulgee Tract Archery Only Area: Sept. 14-Jan. 15 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Sept. 26-28 c

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 16-19 sDec. 19-21 s
  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Nov. 1-3 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 27-30 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Oct. 20-30, Nov. 4-25, Dec. 1-17, Dec. 22-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.

605 S G Q

Dixon Memorial WMA

35,559 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-30, Oct. 6-8, 13-17 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 2-5 c| Oct. 10-12 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 19-20 s | Oct. 26-29 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 7-9 c | Nov. 27-Dec. 1 s | Dec. 7-10 s
  • Q60 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Nov. 16 s | Dec. 21 s. 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. 26-28 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 3-5 cOct. 10-12 s

Firearms

  • Nov. 7-9 c

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 30, Oct. 6-Nov. 5, Nov. 10-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 7, 14, 21, Oct. 12-20, Nov. 28-Jan. 11.

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.

606 G C Q

Dodge County PFA

444 acres • 912.285.6094

Deer

Archery

  • Nov. 7-10 s | Nov. 13-17 s

TURKEY

Q2 C Adult-Child: Apr. 4-5 s | Apr. 11-12 s

Quail

Q1 C Adult-Child: Dec. 7 s | Jan. 18 s; Quota one adult/two children. Bag limit 8/party.

Alligator

Sept. 20-22 s. 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.

607 G C Q

Evans County PFA

400 acres • 912.285.6094

Waterfowl

  • Q3 C Adult-Child: Nov. 23 s | Dec. 7 s
  • Q3 General Hunt: Jan. 4 s. 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. 13-15 s. Night hunting only.

Special Regs

Closed every Monday and Tuesday. All hunters must sign-in at PFA office prior to hunting.

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.

608

Flat Tub WMA

6,669 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-Dec. 1 s | Dec. 26-Jan. 10 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

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

Directions

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

609 G C

Grand Bay WMA

8,700 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-15 s | Sept. 21-22 s | Sept. 28-29 s | Nov. 16-17 s | Nov. 23-24 s | Dec. 14-15 s | Dec. 21-22 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 5-6 s

Firearms

  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 12-13 s
  • General Hunt: Either Sex: Oct. 19-20 c | Oct. 26-27 s | Nov. 2-3 s |
    Nov. 9-10 s | Nov. 30-Dec. 1 s | Dec. 7-8 s | Dec. 28-29 s| Jan. 4-5 s

Turkey

  • C Adult-Child: Mar. 29-30 s | Apr. 12-13 s. Only child may hunt.
  • General Hunt: Apr. 19-20 s

Small Game

Aug. 17-18, Aug. 24-25, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, Sept. 7-8, Sept. 14-15, Sept. 21-22, Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5-6, Oct. 12-13, Oct. 26-27, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 9-10, Nov. 16-17, Nov. 23-24, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15, Dec. 21-22, Dec. 28-29, Jan. 4-5, Jan. 11-12, Jan. 18-19, Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1-2, Feb. 8-9, Feb. 15-16, Feb. 22-23. No fox squirrel or furbearer hunting.

Waterfowl

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

Alligator

Sept. 7-8, Sept. 14-15, Sept. 21-22, Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5-6 in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting.

Special Regs

Harvested deer must be removed from the area whole (no field-dressing). 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 envtrance on right; follow signs to check station.

610 C H F B

Horse Creek WMA

8,100 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-17 s | Sept. 22-Oct. 10 s | Oct. 19-28 s | Jan. 1-15 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Sept. 19-21 s

Firearms

  • C H Adult-Child/Honorary License Holder/Either Sex: Oct. 12-13 sBuck Only: Oct. 30-Nov. 2 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 14-16 c | Dec. 12-14 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

F B Aug. 15-Sept. 12, Oct. 14-17, Nov. 3-12, Nov. 17-Dec. 10, Dec. 15-31, 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.

Directions

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

611 G

Hugh Gillis PFA

700 acres • 912.285.6094

Deer

Archery

  • Nov 7-10 s | Nov 13-17 s

turkey

Q2 C Adult/Child: Mar. 28-29 sApr. 11-12 s

Special Regs

Camping area and trail closed during hunts.

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.

612 C Q

Indian Ford Farm Dovefields

100 acres229.426.5267

DOVE

Q50 C Adult/Child: Sept 14 s

SPECIAL REGS

Hunters must sign-in at check station after 12:00 P.M. on the Sept. 14. Maps and instructions will be provided at sign-in. Hunt is 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM. No ATVs. 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.

613 C

Moody Forest WMA

3,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Nov. 1-Dec. 15 s

Turkey

  • C Adult-Child: Mar. 22-23 s
  • General Hunt: Mar. 28-Apr. 12 s

Small Game

  • Squirrel: C Adult-Child: Dec. 16-22 s.
    • General Hunt: Dec. 23-Jan. 5 sRegs

Special Regs

No ATVs. No fox squirrel hunting. 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.

614

Ohoopee Dunes WMA

2,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Jan. 15 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

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.

615

Oliver Bridge WMA

1,560 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-27 s | Nov. 16-24 s| Dec. 21-29 s

Turkey

Mar. 22-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 18, Oct. 28-Nov. 15, Nov. 25-Dec. 20, Dec. 30-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.

616 G C

Paradise PFA

1,300 acres • 912.285.6094

Dove

  • C Adult-Child: Sept. 7 s
  • General Hunt: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Oct. 12, 16, 19, Nov. 30, Dec. 4, Dec. 7, Dec. 11, Dec. 14, Dec. 18, Dec. 21, Dec. 25, Dec. 28, Jan. 1, Jan. 4, Jan. 8, Jan. 11

Waterfowl

Dec. 12 s | Jan. 2 s

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.

617 W C Q A

River Bend WMA

3,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 3 s | Oct. 7-11 s

Firearms

  • W Wheelchair Hunters Only/Either Sex: Oct. 5-6 c
  • C Adult-Child/Either Sex: Oct. 26-27 c
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 7-9 c | Dec. 12-14 s

Turkey

  • Q15 Mar. 22-28 s | Mar. 29-Apr. 4 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 5-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Oct. 12-24, Oct. 28-Nov. 5, Nov. 10-Dec. 10, Dec. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Oct. 12-20, Nov. 28-Dec. 10, Dec. 15-Jan. 11

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.

618

Rogers State Prison Farm Dove Fields

538 acres • 229-426-5267

Dove

Sept. 7 s | Sept. 14 s | Sept. 21 s

Special Regs

Hunters must sign-in at the Sign-In Kiosks located at the entrances to each field prior to hunting. WMA license is NOT required. 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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