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Specific Wma, PFA & State Park Hunting Regulations

Hunting Regulations Icon Georgia Hunting

Legend

s Sign-in

c Check-in

C Youth Hunt

Q Quota Hunt

a Archery Only Area

HC Specialty Hunt

l Hunt & Learn

Q Quality Buck

W Wheelchair Hunt

B Bird Dog Training

F Furbearer Dog Training

R Rabbit Dog Training

A Archery Range

S Firearms Shooting Range

This section of the 2017–2018 Hunting Seasons and Regulations provides information related to all lands managed for hunting by Wildlife Resources Division.

Each listing provides the specific information applicable to that WMA/PFA/State Park/VPA. 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.

Alapaha River WMA

NEW

Q

6,870 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct.22 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 28-29 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 16-18 c | Nov. 22-26 s | Dec. 12-17 s

Turkey

  • Q30 Mar. 24-30 s | Mar. 31- Apr. 6 s
  • Apr. 7 – May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 27, Oct. 30-Nov. 15, Nov. 19-21, Nov. 27-Dec. 11, Dec. 18-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

  • State season during small game dates.

Directions

From Ocilla: Take Hwy 319 West towards Tifton for 10 miles. Entrance on left.

Albany Nursery WMA

Q W C

300 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Dec. 10-Jan. 14 s

Firearms

  • W Either Sex/Wheelchair Hunt/Shotgun Only: Nov. 2-5 s |
    Nov. 29-Dec. 3 s

Turkey

Q1 W Wheelchair Hunt: Apr. 7-13 s | May 5-11 s.

Q1 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 31-Apr. 6 s | Apr. 21-27 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Nov. 1, Dec. 10 – Jan. 19, Jan. 21 – Feb. 28

Quail

Q1 Nov. 25 s | Dec. 9 s | Jan. 20 s. Quota limit is 6/person or 12/party

Dove

  • Q35 Sept. 2
  • Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-Nov. 2

Waterfowl

  • State season during small game dates.

Special Regs

Physically Disabled hunters should apply by letter by Mar. 10 to Albany Nursery Quota Turkey Hunt, Game Management, 2024 Newton Road, Albany, Georgia 31701. Include a phone number. No camping.

Directions

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

Alexander WMA

Q B F

1,300 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 20 s | Dec. 1-Jan. 14 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 21-Nov. 30 s

Turkey

Mar. 24 -May 15 s

Small Game

B Aug. 15-Feb. 28

F Aug. 1 – Mar. 19

Dove

  • Q50 Sept. 2 Designated fields only.
  • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Waynesboro Take GA HWY 24 east 6 miles; turn right on Harrison Rd.; go 1.5 miles to Sign-In board.

Allatoona WMA

H C

6,818 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 20 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: Oct. 21-22 s,
  • Either Sex: Nov. 4-Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 20 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: Oct. 21-22 s
  • General Hunt: Nov. 4-Dec. 3 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 20, Oct. 23 – Feb. 28

Waterfowl

  • State season during small game dates.

Special Regs

No firearms allowed in U.S. Corps of Engineers developed campsites. Horse and bicycle trails & areas are closed all day Oct. 21-22 and before 10:00 a.m. EST during all other deer and turkey seasons. No ATVs. No camping.

Directions

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

Alligator Creek WMA

NEW

3,086 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 21-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

  • State season.

DIRECTIONS

From Lumber City: Take Hwy 19 north towards Glenwood for 2 miles. Entrance on left.

ALTAMA PLANTATION WMA

Q C

3,986 acres • 912.262.3173

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9 – Nov. 5 s |
    Dec. 31 – Jan. 14 s

FIREARMS

  • Q50 Either Sex: Nov. 9-11 s | Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 s
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Dec. 27-29 c

TURKEY

Mar. 24 – May 15

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15- Nov. 8, Nov. 12-29, Dec. 3-26, Dec. 30 – Feb. 28. No furbearer season.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates.

DIRECTIONS

From Brunswick: Take I-95 north approx. 6.5 miles to Exit 42 (GA Hwy 99). Turn left (southwest) on Hwy 99 crossing back over I-95 toward Sterling and proceed approx. 0.5 to entrance on right.

Altamaha WMA—Buffalo Swamp, Lewis Island, and McGowan Lake Tracts

19,987 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck only: Oct. 21-22 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 23- Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

  • State season during small game dates.

Special Regs

This area includes those Altamaha WMA lands west of Butler & Champney Islands. Reporting location for Check-In deer hunts is Townsend WMA check station located on Townsend-Cox Rd 0.75 miles south of Steel Bridge Rd.

Directions

To Buffalo Swamp from Darien Take HWY 251/Cox Rd west 8 miles to Cox. Left onto Possum Point Rd. Sign In box is 1.5 miles on left. To McGowan Lake from Darien Take HWY 251/Cox Rd west 8 miles to Cox. Left onto Fort Barrington Rd. Entrance is 2.2 miles on left. You may also sign in at Altamaha Regional Park, Champney Island Boat Ramp, and Darien City Docks.

Altamaha WMA—Waterfowl Management Area

Q C

11,402 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Nov. 10 s

Turkey

No season.

Small Game

Aug. 15-Nov. 10, Jan. 30 – Feb. 28 Except Butler Island which opens after the last Saturday of waterfowl season. No furbearer season.

  • Rabbits: Bag Limit – 6/person/day. C Special Archery Only Youth Hunt on Butler Refuge: Jan. 13-14.
  • Snipe hunting is allowed Wed.-Sun. & State holidays during state season, except on Butler Island which opens after last Saturday of Waterfowl Season.

Dove

  • Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14 – Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Jan. 15, except that Butler & Champney Islands are closed to dove hunting during statewide waterfowl season.

Waterfowl

  • Wed., Sat., Sun., State Holidays during statewide season. Shooting hours are until 12 noon, except that on last day of season shooting hours end at sunset.
  • Q25 Butler Island: Saturday Only. Stand selection drawing to be held at 5am. Stand-by waterfowl hunters will be issued unfilled blinds on quota hunts based on drawing the morning of the hunt. Maximum 3 persons per blind area. Handicap hunters selected for quota contact Area Manager at 912-262-3173.

FERAL HOGS & COYOTES

Mar. 1 – May 31. Rifle restrictions apply. Small game weapons only.

Special Regs

This area includes Broughton, Butler, Champney, and Rhetts Islands. Butler Refuge (located on Butler Island east of HWY 17) and Ansley Hodges MARSH Project (located west of HWY 17 on Champney Island) are closed to firearms at all times but open to archery deer & hog hunting archery seasons and archery rabbit hunting after the last Saturday of waterfowl season. Airboats are prohibited inside managed waterfowl impoundments. Access to Rhetts Island at designated crossover sites only. Boats are restricted to one motor of 25hp or less. Rhetts Island is closed to fishing, shrimping & crabbing during early teal season & statewide waterfowl season. Butler Island ponds & impoundments closed to cast netting.

Directions

From Darien Take U.S. HWY 17 south 1.5 miles; check station is on the right.

ANDERSON FARMS DOVE FIELD

127 acres • 912.262.3173

DOVE

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 6, Jan. 13

SPECIAL REGS

Hunting is restricted to mourning dove only on marked fields. This Dove Field is only open to the public for the dates listed above. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

DIRECTIONS

Take Hwy 169 North; turn left onto Walter Griffis Road; go 2 miles to Ford Road. Fields will be located on the west side of Ford Road.

APPLING COUNTY DOVE FIELD

C

110 acres • 229.426.5267

DOVE

  • C Youth Hunt: Sept. 2
  • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16

SPECIAL REGS

On opening day, hunters shall not enter a managed dove field and hunting structures shall not be placed on a managed dove field prior to 10:00 am. Youth hunt begins at 1:30 pm. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

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.

Arrowhead WMA

C a

400 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

archery

  • Dec. 1-Jan. 1 s

Bear

archery

  • Dec. 1-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24 s, Mar. 31 s, Apr. 7 s, Apr. 14 s, Apr. 21 s, Apr. 28 s, May 5 s, May 12 s

Small Game

  • Oct. 7-8
  • Rabbit and Quail: Jan. 13-14.

Waterfowl

  • Saturdays only during state season.

SPECIAL REGS

ATVs prohibited. Only small game weapons may be used during May 16-31 feral hog and coyote season.

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.

B. F. Grant WMA

C Q Q

11,400 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-17 s | Nov. 16-19 s

Primitive

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Dec. 15-17 s

Firearms

  • Q400 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 2-4c | Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 c

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s
  • Q80 Apr. 2-8 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 9-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 8, Sept. 18-Nov.1, Nov. 5-15, Nov. 20-29, Dec. 3-14, Dec. 18-Feb. 28.

Dove

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-Nov. 1, Nov. 23-29, Dec. 3-14, Dec. 18-Jan. 15.

Waterfowl

  • State season during small game dates. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.
  • No hunting on MARSH ponds.

Special Regs

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

Directions

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

Balls ferry state park

C

525 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s | Oct. 21-Jan.14 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s
  • General Hunt (Archery Only): Apr. 2-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 13, Oct. 21-Feb. 28.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Toomsboro Take Hwy 57 east 7.5 miles. Park on the left before the Oconee River Bridge.

Bartram Forest WMA

a Archery Only Area

1,343 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey Archery

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game Archery

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. 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. No camping.

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.

Beaverdam WMA

H C B S

5,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-22 s | Sept. 30 – Oct. 13 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: Sept. 23-29 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 2-4 c
  • Buck Only: Nov. 23-25 s | Dec. 20-23 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

B Aug. 15-Sept. 22, Sept. 30-Nov. 1, Nov. 5-22, Nov. 26-Dec. 19, Dec. 24-Feb. 28.

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.

Berry College WMA

Q H C B R

15,029 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Sign-In once for the season.
  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 31 | Nov. 5-10

Firearms

  • Q1000 Either Sex: Nov. 29-Dec. 3 c
  • Q1000 Buck Only/Either-Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 1-4 c
  • H C Specialty Hunt: Jan. 6-7 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sign-In once for the season.
  • Sept. 9 – Oct. 31 | Nov. 5-10

Firearms

  • Q1000 Nov. 1-4 c | Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 c
  • H C Specialty Hunt: Jan. 6-7 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Oct. 31, Nov. 5-28, Dec. 4-Jan. 5, Jan. 8-Feb. 28. No night hunting.
  • B R Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1 – Mar. 19 outside of deer hunts.

Dove

  • Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-31, Nov. 23-28, Dec. 4-Jan. 5, Jan. 8-15

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. No ATVs.

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.

Big Dukes Pond WMA

1,692 acres • 706.595.4222 Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 21-Nov. 30 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

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

Waterfowl

Wed. and Sat. only during state waterfowl season. Waterfowl hunting allowed until 12 noon.

Special Regs

No camping. No horses or ATVs. Note safety zone on map—access prohibited between Feb. 1 and Jul. 15.

Directions

From Millen Take HWY 17 North 0.9 miles; turn right on Old Louisville Rd. Go 7.9 miles to entrance on left.

Big Hammock WMA

C S

7,221 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 11 s | Oct. 15-20s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-14 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 25-28 s
  • Buck Only: Nov. 3-4 s | Dec. 6-9 s
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 24-26 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 11, Oct. 21-24, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, Nov. 5-23, Nov. 27-Dec. 5, Dec. 10-Feb. 28

Special Regs

If the river stage is 9 feet or higher, measured at the Doctortown Gauge, the gates will be closed. Deer hunters may not hunt within 50 feet of the nature trail off Mack Phillips Rd.

Directions

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

Big Lazer Creek WMA

Q H C Q S

7,200 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-29 s | Oct. 22-Nov.8 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 s
  • Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day: Oct. 19-21 c | Nov. 9-11 c
  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 17-19 s

Turkey

  • Q50 Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s | Apr. 7-15 s |
    Apr. 21-29 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 30-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 29, Oct. 2-18, Oct. 22-Nov. 8, Nov. 12-16, Nov. 20 -Feb. 28

DOVE

  • Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-18, Oct. 22-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

Waterfowl

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

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal. Youth exempt from the quality antler restrictions on the Youth Hunt.

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.

Blanton Creek WMA

C Q Q

4,800 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-Oct. 6 s | Oct. 9-22 s Nov. 19-26 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 7-8 s
  • Q200 Either-Sex: Oct. 26-28 c
  • Q200 Quality Buck Only and Antlerless Last Day: Nov. 16-18 c

Turkey

  • Q35 Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s | Apr. 7-15 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 16-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 6, Oct. 9-25, Oct. 29 – Nov. 15, Nov. 19-Feb. 28.

Dove

  • Q75 Sept. 2 | Sept. 9
  • General Hunt: Sept. 16, Oct. 14-25, Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

Waterfowl

State season during small game dates. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon. No hunting on MARSH Pond.

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal.

Directions

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

Blue Ridge WMA

20,900 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 10 s | Oct. 16-20 s

Primitive

  • Buck Only/Either Sex Deer Last Two Days: Oct. 11-15 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 25-28 c
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Day: Nov. 22-25 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 10s | Oct. 16-20 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 11-15 s

Firearms

  • Oct. 25-28 c | Nov. 22-25 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 10, Oct. 16-24, Oct. 29-Nov. 21, Nov. 26-Feb. 28

Directions

From Dahlonega Take GA 60 north for 28 miles to jct. with USFS Road #69; turn left and go 1 mile to the check station.

Broad River WMA

440 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Nov. 30

BEAR

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Nov. 30

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 8, Dec. 1-Feb. 28. No furbearer season.

Directions

From Danielsville Go north on U.S. 29 for 2 miles; turn right on HWY 281; go 4 miles, cross Broad River; go 0.3 mile; area is on right.

BUCK SHOALS WMA

Q C l

582 acres • 770-535-5700

DEER

FIREARMS

  • Q12 l Hunt & Learn/Either Sex: Nov. 4-5 cEAR
  • Q12 C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 18-19 c | Dec. 2-3 c

Bear

Firearms

  • Q12 l Hunt & Learn: Nov. 4-5 c
  • Q12 C Youth Hunt: Nov. 18-19 c | Dec. 2-3 c

TURKEY

  • l Hunt & Learn: Mar. 31- Apr. 1 c
  • Q5 C Youth Hunt: Apr. 14-15 | Apr. 28-29

SMALL GAME

Q15 l Squirrel Hunt & Learn: Dec. 9 c

DOVE

Q25 C Youth Hunt: Sept 2 c, Sept. 9 c

SPECIAL REGS

DIRECTIONS

From Cleveland: Take Hwy 115 east towards Clarkesville to Hwy 384 (Duncan Bridge Rd.), turn right, go 2.1 miles, entrance to area is on the left.

From Baldwin: From Hwy 365, take Duncan Bridge Rd. (Hwy 384) towards Cleveland, go 5.4 miles, entrance to area is on the right.

Bullard Creek WMA

H C a A S

13,900 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-27 s | Oct. 1-13 s
  • a Ocmulgee Tract Archery Only Area: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Sept. 28-30 c

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 18-21 s Dec. 21-23 s
  • H C Specialty Hunt: Nov. 3-5 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 22-25 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 27, Oct. 1-17, Oct. 22-Nov. 2, Nov. 6-21, Nov. 26-Dec. 20, Dec. 24-Feb. 28
  • Ocmulgee Tract: Aug. 15-Feb. 28

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 (Montgomery County, 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.

CAMP THUNDER VPA

a Archery Only Area

1,627 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Sept. 9 – Jan. 14

TURKEY

ARCHERY

  • Mar. 24 – May 15

SMALL GAME

ARCHERY

  • Aug. 15 – Feb. 28

SPECIAL REGS

Archery only for the May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. No ATVs. No camping.

DIRECTIONS

From Thomaston- Take Hwy 74 west approximately 12 miles and go left on Thundering Springs Rd, in approximately 2.4 miles the sign-in kiosk will be on the right.

CARDINAL TRACT WMA

161 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

TURKEY

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28 s

DIRECTIONS

From Adel Take Hwy. 76 west for 1.47 miles, turn left onto 10th Rd, and right onto Washington Post/S. Airport Rd. Kiosk is 0.6 miles ahead on right. WMA is on both sides of the dirt road.

Cedar Creek WMA

H C S

40,000 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9 – Oct. 11 s

Firearms

  • HC Specialty Hunt/Buck Only: Nov. 21-26 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 12-14 c | Nov. 27 – Dec. 10 s
  • Buck Only and Antlerless Last Day: Nov. 9-11 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 11, Oct. 15-Nov. 8, Nov. 12-20, Nov. 27-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 15 – Nov. 2, Nov. 27-Jan. 15

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

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 on the right; follow arrow 0.5 mile to check station.

Cedar Creek—little river area

1,505 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer Archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

Special Regs

No ATVs. No camping.

Directions

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

Chattahoochee WMA

25,150 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-22 s | Oct. 2- 20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 25-28 c |
    Nov. 18-26 s | Dec. 6-9 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-22 s | Oct. 2 – 20 s

Firearms

  • Sept. 23-Oct. 1 s | Oct. 25-28 c
    Nov 18-26 s | Dec. 6-9 c

Turkey

Mar. 24 -May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 22, Oct. 2-24, Oct. 29-Nov. 17, Nov. 27-Dec. 5, Dec. 10-Feb. 28

Directions

From Helen Take HWY 75 north to Robertstown, turn left on Alt. HWY 75; cross bridge; turn right, go 2.8 miles to check station.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Q

2,910 acres • 770. 254.7271

Deer

Firearms

  • Q100 Either Sex: Dec. 5-6 c. Two deer limit, must take doe first on first day. Coyotes & feral hogs may be taken; no limit.

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 4. 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. 5-6. Campsites will be available for hunter use and may be reserved through the park office at (770) 254-7271. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

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.

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA—Almo Area

Q Q l

6,700 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

FIREARMS

  • Q150 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 26-28 c | Nov. 9-11 c

TURKEY

  • Q50 Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s | Apr. 7-15 s
  • l Hunt and Learn: Apr. 20-22 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 30 – May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Oct. 25, Oct. 29-Nov. 8, Nov. 12-Dec. 1, Dec. 3-15, Dec. 17 – Jan. 19, Jan. 21 – Feb. 28. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

QUAIL

Q3 Dec. 2, Dec. 16, Jan. 20

Limit 6 quail/person, 12 quail/party.

SPECIAL REGS

Only Quality bucks with at least 4 points (1 inch long or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal. No ATVs. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and locations.

DIRECTIONS

From Hwy 96 at Geneva travel south on Hwy 240 approximately 2.75 miles, the check station, kiosk and campground for both of these tracts are approximately 200 yards east of Hwy 240 on a WMA road.

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA—BlackJack Crossing Area

a Archery Only Area Q l

1,600 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9 – Jan. 14 s

TURKEY archery

Mar. 24 – Apr. 19 s Apr. 23 – May 15 s

l Hunt and Learn: Apr. 20-22 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Feb. 28. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

SPECIAL REGS

Only Quality bucks with at least 4 points (1 inch long or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal. No ATVs. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and locations.

DIRECTIONS

From Hwy 96 at Geneva travel south on Hwy 240 approximately 2.75 miles, the check station, kiosk and campground for both of these tracts are approximately 200 yards east of Hwy 240 on a WMA road.

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA—Fort Perry Area

Q Q C l

2,100 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Quality Buck & Anterless: Sept. 9-17 s | Oct. 7-15 s

FIREARMS

  • l Q10 Hunt and Learn: Oct. 27-29 s
  • Q35 C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 s
  • Q35 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 2-4 c | Nov. 16-18 c

TURKEY

  • Q15 Mar. 24-26 s | Apr. 6-8 s
  • Q15 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 30- Apr. 1 s
  • l Hunt and Learn: Apr. 20-22 s
  • General Hunt: May 12-15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15 – Sept. 8, Sept. 18-29, Oct. 2-6, Oct. 16-26, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Nov. 5-15, Nov. 19-24, Nov. 26-Dec. 8, Dec. 10-Jan. 5, Jan. 7-Feb. 28. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

DOVE

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 16-26, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, Nov. 23-24, Nov. 26-Dec. 8, Dec. 10-Jan. 5, Jan. 7-15

QUAIL

Q3 Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Jan. 6. Limit 6 quail/person, 12 quail/party.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

SPECIAL REGS

Only Quality bucks with at least 4 points (1 inch long or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal. No ATVs.Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and locations.

DIRECTIONS

From Hwy 80 at Geneva travel south on Hwy 41 approximately 6.0 miles to Fort Perry Rd (CR49), turn left go approximately 1.0 miles to check station, kiosk and campground on the left.

Chestatee WMA

27,123 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-22 s | Oct. 2-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 15-18 c | Dec. 14-17c | Dec. 27 – Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-22 s | Oct. 2-20 s

Firearms

  • Sept. 23-Oct. 1 s | Nov. 15-18 c |
    Dec. 14-17 c | Dec. 27-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 22, Oct. 2-Nov. 14, Nov. 19-Dec 13, Dec. 18-26, Jan. 2-Feb. 28

Directions

From Cleveland Take U.S. 129 north 10.5 miles to Turner’s Corner; turn left on U.S. 19; go 0.5 mile; turn right on Dick’s Creek Rd.; go 1 mile to check station driveway on left.

Chickasawhatchee WMA

Q C F S

19,700 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s | Dec. 31-Jan. 14 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Q350 Either Sex: Nov. 9-11 c | Dec. 7-9 s
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 18-24 s | Dec. 25-30 s

Turkey

Q50 Mar. 24-30 s | Mar. 31 – Apr. 6 s Apr. 7-13 s

  • General Hunt: Apr. 14-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Nov. 8, Nov. 12-17, Nov. 26-Dec. 6, Dec. 10-24, Dec. 31-Feb. 28.

Quail

Q3 Nov. 25 c | Dec. 16 c | Jan. 20 c | Jan. 27 c | Feb. 3 c Maximum 3 persons/party. Bag

limit 6/person or 12/party.

Dove

  • Q40 Sept. 2. Quota on designated dove fields only (all other areas are open to public).
  • General Hunt: Sept.3-17, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

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.

Clarks Hill WMA

Q H C A

12,700 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-21 s | Sept. 25-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Sept. 22-24 c | Nov. 6-26 s
  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 27-29 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 21, Sept. 25-Oct. 26, Oct. 30 – Feb. 28

Dove

  • Q30 Sept. 2. Dove hunt for quota permit holders only in designated fields only.
  • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov 23-Jan 15

Waterfowl

  • State season.

Special Regs

Areas west of U.S. HWY 78/GA HWY 17 are open for hunting during statewide seasons only. Camping in designated sites only.

Directions

From Thomson Take U.S. 78 north 10 miles; turn right on Smith Mill Rd. at WMA sign; go 2.5 miles to check station.

Clayhole Swamp WMA

C a

5,242 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-13 s | Sept 18-26 s | Oct. 2-Nov. 17 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 15-17 c
  • Either Sex: Sept. 28-30 c | Nov. 11-19 s | Dec. 16-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 8, Sept. 14, Sept. 27, Oct. 1 – Nov. 10, Nov. 20 – Feb. 28

Waterfowl

  • State season during small game dates.

Special Regs

Horseback riding prohibited during ALL deer hunts. Area west of firebreak along west side of Cowpen Swamp is archery only for all species.

a Archery Only Area

  • DeerEither Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14
  • Turkey Mar. 24-May 15
  • Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Directions

From Sterling Take HWY 341 north 0.5 mile; turn right on Old Jesup Rd.; go 1 mile to Pennick Rd. on right; WMA is 6 miles down Pennick Rd. on right.

Clybel WMA (Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center)

Q H C l A S

6,400 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-30 s | Nov. 5-9 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 7-12 s
  • l Hunt and Learn: Oct. 13-15 s
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 21-26 s
  • Q200 Either Sex: Nov. 2-4 c |
    Nov. 16-18 c

Turkey

  • Q25 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s | Apr. 7-15 s
  • l Hunt and Learn: May 11-13 s
  • Q25 Apr. 16-22 s | Apr. 28-May 4 s

Small Game

  • l Hunt and Learn Squirrel: Nov. 10-12 s
  • l Hunt and Learn Quail: Dec. 1-3 s
  • l Hunt and Learn Rabbit: Jan. 5-7 s
  • General Hunt: Aug. 15-Oct. 6, Oct. 16- Nov. 1, Nov. 13-15, Nov. 19-20, Nov. 27-30, Dec. 4 -Jan. 4, Jan. 8-Feb. 28. Daily limit: 3 rabbits/person and 6 quail/person or 12 quail/party.

Dove

  • Q200 Sept. 2 s
  • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 16- Nov. 1, Nov. 27-30, Dec. 4- Jan. 4, Jan. 8-15

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates. Shooting hours 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

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.

Cohutta WMA

S

96,503 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 11 s | Oct. 16-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 12-15 c | Nov. 29- Dec. 3 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 11 s | Oct. 16-20 s

Firearms

  • Oct. 12-15 c | Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug 15-Oct. 11, Oct. 16-Nov. 28, Dec 4-Feb 28.

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.

Conasauga River WMA

Q a

338 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Dec. 15 s, Dec. 17-22 s, Dec. 24-29 s | Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Dec. 15 s, Dec. 17-22 s | Dec. 24-29 s | Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 s

Turkey

  • Q2 Apr. 14-20 s | Apr. 21-27 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 8, Jan. 2-5, Jan. 7-12, Jan. 14-19, Jan. 21-26, Jan. 28-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

  • Q3 Dec. 16 s, Dec. 23 s, Dec. 30 s, Jan. 6 s, Jan. 13 s, Jan. 20 s, Jan. 27 s Shooting hours until noon.

Special Regs

Conasauga River WMA is closed to all other hunting during quota waterfowl hunts. No ATVs.

Directions

From Chatsworth go west on GA 52 Alt for 3 miles. Turn right onto GA 225 N. Go 6.3 miles and turn left on Norton Bridge Road. Go 2.1 miles and turn left on Bryant Road. WMA entrance and sign-in kiosk on right.

Coopers Creek WMA

C

30,000 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9 – Oct. 5 s | Oct. 8-20 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Nov. 1-4 c

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 6-7 c
  • Buck Only: Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 c | Dec. 27 – Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9 – Oct. 5 s | Oct. 8-20 s

Primitive

  • Nov. 1-4 c

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt: Oct. 6-7 c
  • Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 c | Dec. 27 – Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 5, Oct. 8-31, Nov. 5-28, Dec. 3-26, Jan. 2-Feb. 28

Directions

From Dahlonega Take GA HWY 60 north 26 miles to jct. of Coopers Creek Rd.; turn right and go 0.5 mile to jct. of USFS Road #236; turn left and go 4 miles to jct. of USFS Road #4; turn right and go 0.5 mile to check station. From Blairsville Take Old Blue Ridge HWY west 5 miles to Mulkey Gap Rd.; turn left and travel 8.5 miles to check station.

Coosawattee Carter’s Lake WMA

Q W a R

3,300 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9 -Oct. 20 s | Nov. 13-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Q40 W Wheelchair Hunters Only/Either Sex: Nov. 10-12 c

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 20 s | Nov. 13-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Q40 W Wheelchair Hunters Only: Nov. 10-12 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Nov. 9, Nov. 13-Feb. 28
  • R Rabbit Dog Training: Wed/Fri/Sat Nov. 1-Feb. 28. Designated areas only.

Waterfowl

  • State season.

Special Regs

No ATVs. Quota hunters must apply by letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 975 Powerhouse Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705 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.

Coosawattee WMA

Q C B R

5,626 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 20 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 20-22 c.
  • Q300 Either Sex: Nov. 2-4 c | Dec. 14-16 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 20 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt: Oct. 20 -22 c.
  • Q300 Nov. 2-4 c | Dec. 14-16 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Oct. 19, Oct. 23-Nov. 1, Nov. 5-Dec. 13, Dec. 17-Feb. 28
  • B R Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1 – Oct. 19, Oct. 23-Nov. 1, Nov. 5-Dec. 13, Dec. 17-Mar. 19.

Special Regs

No ATVs.

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.

Cordele Fish Hatchery

Q C

40 acres • 229.430.4254

Waterfowl

  • Q3 C Youth Hunt: Dec. 16 s | Dec. 30 s| Jan. 13 s
  • Q3 Nov. 18 s | Dec. 9 s

Special Regs

Maximum 3 persons per party. Shooting hours end at noon. Designated Pond Only. Stand-by waterfowl hunters will be issued unfilled spots based on a drawing one hour prior to legal shooting time the morning of the hunt. No camping. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From Cordele Take U.S. HWY 280 west 0.5 miles. Turn right on Fish Hatchery Rd., go 1.4 miles. Turn Right on Williams Lake Road go 0.4 miles to impoundment on left.

Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA

H C B R

20,657 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s | Oct. 16-
    Nov. 8 s | Nov. 12 – Dec. 5 s | Dec. 10 – Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 14-15 c
  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last Day: Nov. 9-11c
  • Buck Only: Dec. 6-9 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s |, Oct. 16-Nov. 8 | Nov. 12 – Dec. 5 s| Dec. 10 – Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: Oct. 14-15 c
  • General Hunt: Nov. 9-11 c | Dec. 6-9 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Oct. 13, Oct. 16-Nov. 8, Nov. 12-Dec. 5, Dec. 10-Feb. 28. Limit 3 rabbits/person.
  • B R Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Oct. 13, Oct. 16-Nov. 8, Nov. 12-Dec. 5, Dec. 10-Mar. 19.

Dove

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 16- Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Dec. 5, Dec. 10 – Jan. 15

Special Regs

No ATVs. 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.

Dawson Forest WMA

C Q

25,500 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-Oct. 6 s Oct. 10-20 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 7-9 c
  • Quality Buck /Either Sex Last 2 Days: Oct. 25-28 c
  • Quality Buck:. Nov. 8-11 c | Dec. 7-10 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 6 s | Oct. 10-20 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt: Oct. 7-9 c
  • Oct. 25-28 c | Nov. 8-11 c | Dec. 7-10 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 6, Oct. 10-24, Oct. 29-Nov. 7, Nov. 12 – Dec. 6, Dec. 11-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-24; Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, Nov. 23- Dec. 6, Dec. 11 – Jan. 15

Waterfowl

State season during small game dates. No hunting on or within 50 yards of waterfowl impoundment behind Horse Camp.

Special Regs

Only bucks with 4 or more points (1 inch long or longer) on one side of the antlers are legal. Horse and bicycle trails are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 a.m. during archery and turkey seasons. Special rules apply to horse and bicycle use; rules are posted at trailhead. Trail permits are required for horse and bicycle use. Roads on the City of Atlanta tract are closed to vehicles daily from 10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. except for individuals legally camping, hunting, or fishing on the area. Trail permits are required on the City of Atlanta Tract. Permits must be completed and on person to be valid.

Directions

From Dawsonville Take GA HWY 53 west 6 miles; turn right onto driveway at kiosk; check station is at top of hill. Check in and Sign-in/out at kiosk on HWY 53; check out harvested game during managed hunts at check station. Sign-in and sign-out is also available at the Horse Camp.

Di-Lane WMA

Q C Q

8,100 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9 -Oct. 11 s

Firearms

  • Q400 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 12-14 c | Oct. 26-28 c
  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 9-11 c

Turkey

  • Q20 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-30 c
  • Q30 Mar. 31 – Apr. 6 c | Apr. 7-13 c
  • General Hunt: Apr. 14-May 15 s

Small Game & Furbearers

Aug 15-Sept 8, Oct 15-25, Oct 29-Nov 8, Nov 12-Dec 1, Dec 3-5, Dec. 7-8, Dec. 10-12, Dec. 14-15, Dec. 17-19, Dec. 21-26, Dec. 28-29, Dec. 31- Feb. 2, Feb. 4-6, Feb. 8-28 (except quail, see below) . Squirrel hunting area-wide during state season on dates open for small game. Other small game and furbearers on area South of Rocky Creek from Jan. 1-31. Rabbit, raccoon and woodcock hunting permitted South of Rocky Creek only Jan. 1-31. Rabbit hunting in designated areas only. Designated areas posted a check station.

Dove

  • Q75 C Youth Hunt: Sept. 2 c; Dove Field 2.
  • Q100: Sept. 2 c; Dove Field 1.
    • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 23-Dec. 1; South of Rocky Creek January 1-15, 2018. Designated fields only.

QUAIL

  • Q8 C Youth Hunt: Feb. 3 c
  • Q8 Dec. 2 c, Dec. 6 c, Dec. 9 c, Dec. 13 c, Dec. 16 c, Dec. 20 c, Dec. 27 c, Dec. 30 c, Feb. 7 c; limit 6 quail/person, 12 quail/party. Quail hunters may take woodcock, snipe, and other game birds with an open season.
  • For information on bird dog field trials call (706) 595-4222.

Waterfowl

Statewide season during small game dates.

Special Regs

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

Directions

From Waynesboro Take HWY 25 South to 4th Street. Turn right on 4th Street/Herndon Rd. and go 9 miles. Follow signs to check station.

Dixon Bay WMA

300 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Nov. 10 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Nov. 11-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Furbearer and alligator hunting prohibited.

Directions

From Sylvania Take E. Ogeechee 2.2 miles to jct. of Buck Creek and Brannen’s Bridge Rd., take Brannen’s Bridge Rd. 3.4 miles to jct. of GA HWY 24, continue on Brannen’s Bridge Rd. 5.3 miles to stop sign, turn left on Pine Grove Inn Rd. and go 6 miles; turn right on Sweetheart Rd., go 1.6 miles. Area is on right.

Dixon Memorial WMA

Q S

35,559 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 3 s | Oct. 8-11 s | Oct. 15-20 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 4-7 c | Oct. 12-14 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21-22 s | Oct. 28-31 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 9-11 c | Nov. 22-26 s
  • Q3 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Nov. 18 s | Dec. 9 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 dog-deer hunting area will be closed to all users during dog-deer hunts except to hunters with a valid quota permit.

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 28-30 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 5-7 c Oct. 12-14 s

Firearms

  • Nov. 9-11 c

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

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 3, Oct. 23-27, Nov. 1-8, Nov. 12-17, Nov. 19-21, Nov. 27 – Dec. 8, Dec. 10 – Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 2-17, Oct. 23-27, Nov. 1-2, Nov. 27- Dec. 8, Dec. 10-Jan. 15

Special Regs

No airboats. Alligators may not be taken on the Federal portion of Cowhouse Island or Laura S. Walker State Park.

Directions

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

Dodge County PFA

Q C

444 acres • 912.285.6094

Deer

Archery

  • Nov. 2-12 s

TURKEY

Q2 C Youth Hunt: Apr. 6-7 s | Apr. 13-14 s

Special Regs

All hunters must sign-in at PFA office before hunting. Hunting in designated area only. Area map posted at office and kiosk. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

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

Doerun Pitcherplant Bog WMA

Q C a

600 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

TURKEY

Q1 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-25 s | Mar. 31- Apr. 1 s

Small Game

Jan. 15-Feb. 28. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

Special Regs

No camping. No fox or bobcat hunting.

Directions

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

Dukes Creek—Smithgall Woods State Park

Q H C

4,500 acres • 706.878.3087

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 15-17 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Nov. 8-11 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 20-21 s
  • Buck Only: Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 15-17 s

Primitive

  • Nov. 8-11 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: Oct. 20-21 s
  • General Hunt: Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 s

Turkey

Q20 Mar. 30 – Apr. 1 c | Apr. 13-15 c | Apr. 27-29 c

Small Game

Dec. 14-16, Jan. 11-13, Jan. 25-27, Feb. 8-10. Hunting by reservation only. Maximum 10 furbearer hunters/25 small game hunters per hunt period. Reservations must be made beginning Nov. 1 by calling (706) 878-3087.

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From Helen Take HWY 75 north to Robertstown, turn left on Alt. GA 75; go 2.2 miles, turn left into Smithgall Woods at Stone Pillars; follow signs to check station.

DUPONT TRACT WMA

349 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 27 | Nov. 6-Nov. 24 | Dec. 4-Jan. 14 s

DEER

FIREARMS

  • Either Sex: Oct. 28-Nov. 5 | Nov. 25-Dec. 3 s

BEAR

ARCHERY

  • Sept. 21-23 | Sept. 28-30 | Oct. 5-7 | Oct. 12-14 s

TURKEY

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15- Oct. 27 | Nov. 6-Nov. 24 | Dec. 4-Feb. 28

DIRECTIONS

From Dupont Take Hwy. 84 east for 1.8 miles, turn left on Harvest Time Church Rd. and the kiosk is 0.25 miles ahead.

Echeconee Creek WMA

a Archery Only Area

690 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey archery

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game archery

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

Public access to Ocmulgee River tract is only by boat. No camping.

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. Macon Tract: Take I-75 and get off exit 167, go North on Riverside Dr., turn right on Red Oak Dr., turn left on Clairmont Pl., turn right on Lennox Dr. and the area is behind the railroad tracks.

Elbert County WMA

a F

2,500 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13. Beverly Tract (a designated a Archery Only Area): Sept. 9-Jan. 1

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Nov. 4 – Jan. 1
  • Buck Only: Oct. 21 – Nov. 3 | Jan. 2-14

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Special Regs

No camping. Sign-In required for deer and turkey only on Vaughter Tract.

Directions

From Elberton This WMA consists of 5 separate tracts in Elbert Co. Beverly Tract: Take GA HWY 72 east 5 miles; turn north on Pearl Mill Rd.; go 1.5 miles to area. Elbert Tract: Take GA HWY 72 east 10 miles to Bobby Brown State Park Rd.; turn south, area is east of road. Heardmont Tract: Take GA HWY 72 east 5 miles; turn north on Pearl Mill Rd.; bear right on Heardmont Rd.; turn right on Johnsontown Rd.; follow to area. Pickens Tract: From Elberton, take HWY 77 north 1.2 miles. Turn right and take Ruckersville Rd 11.4 miles. Turn right onto Turner Hill Rd. Take Turner Hill Rd. 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Cougar Pointe Dr. and follow to entrance sign. Vaughter Tract: Take GA HWY 77 north 3 miles and turn right onto HWY 368; go 3 miles to Harmony Rd.; turn left and continue to entrance sign on right.

Elmodel WMA

B

1,600 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

B Aug. 15-Feb. 28 s. No fox or bobcat hunting.

Dove

Sept. 2-17, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23 – Jan. 15

QUAIL

Nov. 18-25, Dec. 23-30, Jan. 13-20; limit 6 quail/person/day.

Directions

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

Evans County PFA

Q C

400 acres • 912.285.6094

Waterfowl

  • Q3 C Youth Hunt: Nov. 18 s | Dec. 9 s
  • Q3 Jan. 6 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 noon.

Special Regs

All hunters must sign-in at PFA office prior to hunting. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

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.

F. D. ROOSEVELT STATE PARK

Q

9,049 acres • 706.663.4858

No hunts scheduled for the 2017-2018 season.

Fishing Creek WMA

F

2,900 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21 – Nov. 3 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 4 – Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

DOVE

  • Sept. 2-17, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23 – Jan. 15

Waterfowl

Wed. and Sat. only during State Season on waterfowl impoundments; Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Directions

From Washington Take HWY 44 East 12.8 miles to O’Hara-Standard Rd.; turn right; at end turn left on Jones Chapel and continue to area. To Waterfowl Area from Lincolnton Take HWY 79 eight miles to Midway Church Rd. and turn left. Go 1.5 miles to sign on right.

Flat Creek PFA

Q C B A

850 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 28
  • B Aug. 15- Mar. 15.

DOVE:

  • C Youth Hunt: Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16
  • General: Oct. 14-Nov. 2, 2017, Nov. 23, 2017-Jan. 15

Waterfowl

  • Q3 Nov. 18, Nov. 25; 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

No camping. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

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

Flat Tub WMA

6,669 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9 -Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 21-Nov. 30 s | Dec. 26-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No ATVs.

Directions

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

Flint River WMA

Q C Q W

2,300 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9 – Oct. 7 s | Nov. 25-Dec. 16 s

Firearms

  • W Quality Buck & Antlerless/Wheelchair Hunters: Oct. 20-22 s
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 20-22 s
  • Q35 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 2-4 c | Nov. 16-18 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Oct. 19, Oct. 23- Nov. 1, Nov. 5-15, Nov. 19 – Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 2-17, Oct. 14-19, Nov. 23 – Jan. 15

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.

Fort Yargo State Park

1,814 acres • 770.867.3489

No hunt scheduled for 2017.

Germany Creek WMA

F

1,200 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Nov. 4 – Jan. 1 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 21 – Nov. 3 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Thomson take Hwy 150/Cobbham Road 8.9 miles; turn left on Rousseau Creek Road; go 3.3 miles turn left and follow to WMA Kiosk and Parking Area. For access by boat (nearest boat ramp is Raysville Bridge on GA HWY 43 approximately 12 miles north of Thomson). The area is to the east of bridge access.

GLOKREST DAIRY DOVE FIELD

Q

116 acres • 770.535.4222

DOVE

Q30 Oct. 14, Oct. 21

SPECIAL REGS

This Dove Field is only open to the public for the dates listed above. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. Selected hunters may bring up to 2 guests. Hunters may start checking in at 5:30 am on the morning of the hunt; and hunters may hunt until noon. No blinds, buckets, seats or other devices may be placed on the field until the hunter has checked in; No stand-bys.

DIRECTIONS

From Gainesville take Hwy 129 N (Cleveland Hwy) 11.4 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 284 (Clarks Bridge Rd.) and go 0.4 miles. Turn left onto Bowens Bridge Road and proceed 0.4 miles to the GloKrest entrance on the left.

Grand Bay WMA

C

8,700 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-10 s, Sept. 16-17 s, Sept. 23-24 s, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 s, Nov. 18-19 s, Dec. 2-3 s, Dec. 16-17 s, Dec. 23-24 s, Dec. 30-31 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 7-8 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 14-15 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 21-22 c | Oct. 28-29 s | Nov. 4-5 s | Nov. 11-12 s |, Nov. 25-26 s | Dec 9-10 s

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-25 s | Apr. 7-8 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 14-15 s

Small Game

Aug. 19-20, Aug. 26-27, Sept. 2-3, Jan. 6-7, Jan. 13-14, Jan. 20-21, Jan. 27-28, Feb. 3-4, Feb. 10-11, Feb. 17-18, Feb. 24-25. No fox squirrel or furbearer hunting.

Waterfowl

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

Special Regs

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. Harvested deer must be removed from the area whole (no field-dressing). No ATVs or motorcycles. 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. No firearms hunting within designated archery-only areas.

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.

Griffin Ridge WMA

Q C

5,600 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 15 s | Dec. 1-31 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-22 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 3-5 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 9-11 s

Turkey

  • Q25 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-25 c
  • Q25 General Hunt: Mar. 31 – Apr. 6 c | Apr. 14-20 c | Apr. 28-May 4 c

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Oct. 18, Oct. 23-Nov. 2, Nov. 6-8, Nov. 12-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No ATVs or horses. No vehicles allowed beyond designated parking areas. River access allowed. Check-In and camping only at Fountain Hole Camping Area.

Directions

From Ludowici Take U.S. 301 south 2 miles. The area is on the right (north) of highway. First road south of DOT weigh station.

Hannahatchee WMA

S

5,095 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 21-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

DOVE

Sept. 2-17, Oct. 14-18, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

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 Moore’s Store Rd. (1st dirt road on right); turn right and proceed to check station.

Hard Labor Creek State Park

Q

5,804 acres • 706.557.3001

Deer

Firearms

  • Q250 Either Sex: Nov. 7-8 c. 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 Nov. 6. 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) 557-3001. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Nov. 7-8. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From I-20 From Exit 105 turn north on Newborn Rd. Go 2.3 miles to Rutledge, follow signs.

Hart County WMA

B F

1,000 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21-Nov. 16 s
  • Either-Sex: Nov. 17-19 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Oct. 21-Nov. 19 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game

B F Aug. 15-Sept. 8, Nov. 20-Feb. 28.

Dove

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

Directions

From Hartwell Take HWY 77 south 1.5 miles; turn left onto Liberty Rd.; go 4 miles to the end of the pavement at Cedar Creek; the area lies to the south.

Hiltonia WMA

500 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Nov. 10 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Nov. 11-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

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

DOVE

  • Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

Directions

From Hiltonia Take GA HWY 24 west 2.7 miles to Hurst Church Rd.; turn left and go 0.7 mile to Sandy Church Rd. Take Sandy Ridge Rd. 1.2 miles to Mt. Pleasant Rd. to enter area.

Horse Creek WMA

H C F B

8,100 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-20 s | Sept. 24-Oct. 6 s | Oct. 9-31s | Jan. 1-14 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Sept. 21-23 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 7-8 s
  • Buck Only: Nov. 1-4 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 16-18 c | Dec. 14-16 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

F B Aug. 15 – Sept. 20, Sept. 24-Oct. 6, Oct. 9-31, Nov. 5-15, Nov. 19 – Dec. 13, Dec. 17- Feb. 28.

Directions

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

Hugh Gillis PFA

Q C

700 acres • 912.285.6094

Deer

Archery

  • Nov 2-12 s

turkey

Q2 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 30-31 s | Apr. 13-14 s

Special Regs

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. Day camping area and trail closed during hunts.

All hunters must sign-in at the PFA office prior to hunting. 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.

Indian Ford Farm Dove fields

Q C

100 acres • 229.426.5267

DOVE

Q50 C Youth Hunt: Sept. 9 s

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. Hunters must sign-in at check station at 12:00 P.M. 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.

J. L. Lester WMA

Q C B R

477 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Nov. 20-26 s | Dec. 25-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Q20 C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 7-8 c | Jan. 13-14 c

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Nov. 20-26 s
  • Dec. 25- Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Q20 C Youth Hunt: Oct 7-8 c | Jan. 13-14 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Q5 Rabbit Hunts: Jan. 7 c, Feb. 24 c; Limit 3 rabbits/person and 9 rabbits/party.
  • Q4 Quail Hunts: Jan. 6 c, Feb. 25 c; Limit 6 quail/person and 12 quail/party.
  • Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug 1-Oct 6, Oct 10-Nov 19, Nov. 28-Dec. 23, Jan 2-12, Jan 16-Feb 28 except during scheduled field trials. Field trial schedule is posted at check station or call (706) 295-6041.

Dove

C Youth Hunt: Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept.16

Waterfowl

State season except during field trials and deer hunts.

Special Regs

No ATVs. No night hunting. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

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.

Joe Kurz WMA

Q Q B

3,700 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-17 s | Nov. 5-12 s

Firearms

  • Q100 Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day: Oct. 19-21 c | Nov. 2-4 c

Turkey

Q25 Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s | Apr. 7-15 s | Apr. 21-29 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 8, Sept. 18-Oct. 18, Oct. 22-Nov. 1, Nov. 13 – Dec. 22, Dec. 24 – Jan. 5, Jan. 7-19, Jan. 21 – Feb. 28. Limit 3 rabbits/person/day.
  • B Aug. 15-Mar. 15 in designated area only. Bird dog training closed during deer hunts.

Dove

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-18 Oct. 22-Nov. 1, Nov. 23 – Dec. 22, Dec. 24 – Jan. 5, Jan. 7-15

QUAIL

  • Q3 Dec. 23, Jan. 6, Jan. 20. Limit 6 quail/person/day or 12 quail/party/day.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates and Federal Youth Waterfowl Days. 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 or a 15 inch outside spread 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.

John’s Mountain WMA

H C S

24,849 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 27 s, Oct. 30-Nov. 16 s, Nov. 20-Dec. 26 s, Dec. 29-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 28-29 c
  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last Day: Nov. 17-19 c
  • Either Sex: Dec. 27-28 c

Bear

Archery Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 9 – Oct. 27 s | Oct. 30 – Nov. 16 s | Nov. 20 – Dec. 26 s | Dec. 29 – Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: Oct. 28-29 c
  • General Hunt: Nov. 17-19 c Dec. 27-28 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 27, Oct. 30-Nov. 16, Nov. 20-Dec. 26, Dec. 29-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No ATVs.

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.

Keg Creek WMA

F

800 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Pollards Corner Take HWY 47 west 2 miles. Area is on left side of HWY.

KRETLOW FARM TRACT WMA

99 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28 s

DIRECTIONS

From Sparks Take Brushy Creek Rd. north for 2.6 miles and turn right on Lovett Cir. Kiosk is 0.2 miles ahead on right. WMA is on both sides of the dirt road.

Lake Russell WMA

H C

17,300 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 12 s Oct. 16-20 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Dec. 15-17 c

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 13-15 c
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 10-12 c
  • Buck Only: Nov. 22-25 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 12 s Oct. 16-20 s

Primitive

  • Dec. 15-17 c

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: : Oct. 13-15 c
  • C Youth Hunt: Nov. 10-12 c
  • General Hunt: Nov. 22-25 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Oct. 12, Oct. 16 – Nov. 9, Nov. 13-21, Nov. 26 – Dec. 14, Dec. 18 – Feb. 28

Directions

From Gainesville Take HWY 365 north; take Toccoa/Lavonia exit, stay on HWY 365; go 1.8 miles, turn right on Rock Rd.; go 0.7 mile, turn left on Dicks Hill Pkwy.; go 2.4 miles, turn right on Ayersville Rd. by the Milliken plant; go 0.9 mile, turn left on Check Station Rd.; go 0.5 mile to check station on left.

Lake Seminole WMA

F

8,635 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 21 – Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

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

Special Regs

No hunting waterfowl within 300 yards of a house, dock, building, or other structure, or a developed recreation area (i.e. beach, campground, boat ramp, etc.) No camping.

Directions

This WMA consists of 9 tracts along Lake Seminole and associated waterways. maps may be printed from gohuntgeorgia.com.

Lake Walter F George WMA

923 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Shotguns & Archery Only: Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Feral hogs may be taken during small-game season.

Waterfowl

State season. Waterfowl hunting permitted on portions of lake in Georgia, except within 300 yards of a public park, road, cabin, or other developed areas. Areas within Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge have separate regulations.

SPECIAL REGS

Eufaula Refuge is closed to hunting alligators. No camping.

Directions

From Ft. Gaines This WMA consists of 4 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. In addition to the 4 tracts managed by GA DNR, the Army Corps of Engineers manages additional properties which require a special permit from their Ft. Gaines office at 229-768-2516.

Little Satilla WMA

F

18,920 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21 – 22 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 23-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Patterson Take U.S. HWY 32 east 8 miles; turn left at check station sign.

LOLA TRACT WMA

391 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Nov. 3 s | Nov. 13-Dec. 1 s | Dec. 11-Jan. 14 s

FIREARMS

  • Either Sex: Nov. 4-12 s | Dec. 2-Dec. 10 s

BEAR

ARCHERY

  • Sept. 21-23 s | Sept. 28-30 s | Oct. 5-7 s | Oct. 12-14 s

TURKEY

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15- Nov. 3 | Nov. 13-Dec. 1 | Dec. 11-Feb. 28

DIRECTIONS

From Stockton Take Hwy. 84 west for 1.4 miles. WMA kiosk is on the right. WMA is on both sides of the river.

London Farms Public Dove Field

Q

70 acres • 770.535.5700

DOVE

  • Q 30 Sept. 2 s, Sept. 9 s

Special Regs

Selected hunters may start checking in at noon each day. No blinds, buckets, seats or other devices may be placed on the field until the hunter has checked in. No stand-bys. Selected hunter may bring up to two guests.

DIRECTIONS

From Cleveland: Take Hwy 115 East 5.9 miles, turn right on Hwy 384 South, go 1.1 mile, turn right on Barrett Mill Rd., go 0.7 mile to dove field.

Lower Broad River WMA

Q F

1,500 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21- Nov. 3 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 4 – Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Dove

  • Q30 Sept. 2 s
  • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Elberton Take HWY 72 east 11 miles. Turn right on HWY 79; go 7.3 miles to River Rd., turn right. Go 0.75 miles to Kiosk on left.

Lula Bridge WMA

513 acres • 770.535.5700

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Feb. 28. No dog training or furbearer hunting.

Waterfowl

Statewide Season.

Directions

From Gainesville Take U.S. HWY 365 north 7 miles from Exit 24; turn left on GA HWY 52; go 3 miles; cross Chattahoochee River; turn right into boat ramp parking lot.

Mayhaw WMA

S

6,300 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21-Nov. 30 s
  • Either Sex: Dec. 1-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

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.

McDuffie PFA

Q A

600 acres • 706.595.1619

Dove

Q25 Sept. 2 s

General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28

Waterfowl

  • Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30. Designated ponds only. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Special Regs

Waterfowl hunters must check kiosk at entrance gate for information on which ponds are open. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From Thomson Take U.S. HWY 278 east for 5.6 miles; turn right on Ellington Airline Rd.; go 2.8 miles and turn right on Fish Hatchery Rd.

McEntire Rd. VPA

Q

95 acres • 706.295.6041

SMALL GAME

  • Oct. 14-Nov. 2

DOVE

  • Q85 Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16
  • Oct. 14-Nov. 2

WATERFOWL

  • Oct. 14-Nov. 2

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. This VPA is only open to the public during the designated hunting dates.

DIRECTIONS

From Calhoun, take Hwy 225 NE to Hwy 136. Turn right (east) on Hwy 136 (Nicklesville Rd). Go 5 miles and turn left (North) on Davis Rd (which turns into McEntire Rd when entering Murray Co). Kiosk is 0.7 miles on right.

McGraw Ford WMA

a

2,255 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Dec. 3 | Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 9-Dec. 3 | Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 2-17, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

Waterfowl

Statewide season.

Special Regs

Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00 a.m. during deer, bear, and turkey seasons. No ATVs.

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.

Mead Farm

C B

200 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer Archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

B Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Waterfowl

  • C Youth Hunt: Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Nov. 25.
  • General Hunt: Wed. and Sat. after Nov. 30 during state season. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Special Regs

Foot traffic only.

Directions

From Waynesboro Take HWY 56 north 3.5 miles, turn right on Cates Mead Rd.; go 3.8 miles, turn left on Seven Oaks Rd.; entrance is 0.8 mile on left.

MISTLETOE STATE PARK

1,920 acres • 706.541.0321

No hunt scheduled for 2017.

Montezuma Bluffs WMA

Q

500 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer archery

Either-Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with 15” outside spread or 16” main beams are legal. Montezuma Bluff WMA contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources, vehicular access is limited to boat landing road. No ATVs or horses allowed. Fox and bobcat hunting prohibited. No camping.

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.

Moody Forest WMA

C

3,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Nov. 1-Dec. 15 s

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-25 s
  • General Hunt: Mar. 30-Apr. 14 s

Small Game

  • Squirrel Only: Nov. 1-Jan. 20 s

Special Regs

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. 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.

Morgan lake WMA

a Archery Only Area

1,117 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey archery

Mar. 24-May 15

Small Game Archery

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Directions

From Ludowici: Take U.S. Hwy 301 south approx. 4.5 miles. Make left on Fishing Road. Travel approx. 0.5 and make right. Boat ramp is 0.3 miles on the left.

Mossy Creek Dairy Dove Field

140 acres 770.535.5700

DOVE

Dec. 2, Dec. 9

Special Regs

Selected hunters may start checking in at 5:30 am on the morning of the hunt; and hunters may hunt until noon. No blinds, buckets, seats or other devices may be placed on the field until the hunter has checked in; No stand-bys.

DIRECTIONS

From Cleveland: Take Hwy 129 south 0.6 mile, turn left on Old Hwy 75 south, go 1.0 mile, turn left on Post Rd., go 3.5 miles, dove field on the right.

NASHVILLE TRACT WMA

101 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

TURKEY

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28 s

DIRECTIONS

From Nashville Take Hwy. 76 east for 2.7 miles and turn left onto CR 94. Kiosk is 0.25 miles ahead on left.

Oaky Woods WMA

Q C

12,750 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 8 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 9-15 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 26-28 c | Dec. 29-31 s
  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last Day: Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 c

Turkey

Q80 Mar. 24-30 s

General Hunt: Mar. 31-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 8, Oct. 16-25, Oct. 29-Nov. 29, Dec. 3-28, Jan. 1-Feb. 28.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates and Federal Youth Waterfowl Days. Shooting hours 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

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.

Ocmulgee WMA

Q C A S

15,000 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 8 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 9-15 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 19-21 c | Dec. 15-17 s
  • Buck Only/Antlerless Last Day: Nov. 16-18 c

Turkey

Q120 Mar. 24-30 s | Mar. 31-Apr. 6 s

General Hunt: Apr. 7-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 8, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 22-Nov. 15, Nov. 19-Dec. 14, Dec. 18-Feb. 28.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates and Federal Youth Waterfowl Days. Shooting hours 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

Special Regs

No bear hunting on entire WMA.

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.

Ocmulgee WMA—Gum Swamp Creek Tract

B

475 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey archery

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 28
  • B Open fields only Aug. 15-Mar. 15.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates and Federal Youth Waterfowl Days. Shooting hours 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

Special Regs

No camping.

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.

Oconee WMA

Q A

7,400 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s |
    Nov. 20-Jan. 14 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 21-Nov. 19 s

Turkey

  • Q30 Mar. 24-30 s | Mar. 31-Apr. 6 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 7-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 13, Nov. 20-Feb. 28

Dove

  • Q60 Sept. 2
  • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16; Nov. 23-Jan. 15

    Rock Hawk Trails & Effigy

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey archery

Apr. 7-May 15 s

Selected quota turkey hunters only may hunt with firearms during quota hunt dates in this area.

Small Game

Nov. 15-Feb. 28

Directions

(to check station at Oconee WMA)

From Greensboro Turn south from HWY 278 onto Walnut St. (Veazey Rd.) at caution light; go 7.1 miles and turn right on Liberty Church Rd.; go 7.5 miles to check station. From Eatonton Go east 14.7 miles on GA HWY 16 to the Oconee River; continue 3.8 miles to Centennial Road; turn left and continue 4.8 miles to Centennial Church Road; turn left and continue 2.5 miles to Liberty Church Road; turn left and go south 0.8 miles to check station located on the right.

Oconee WMA—Dan Denton Waterfowl Area

Q C

100 acres • 706.595.4222

DEER archery

Sept. 9-Oct. 20 s

WATERFOWL

  • Q3 C Youth Hunt Pond 1: Nov. 11
  • Q2 C Youth Hunt Pond 3: Nov. 11
  • Q3 C Youth Hunt Pond 1: Nov. 25
  • Q2 C Youth Hunt Pond 3: Nov. 25
  • Q3 Pond 1: Saturday only during the state waterfowl season after Nov. 30
  • Q2 Pond 3: Saturday only during the state waterfowl season after Nov. 30

Special Regs

No fishing or hunting (other than ducks & geese and archery deer hunting during statewide archery and Primitive Weapons season) on waterfowl impoundments. Waterfowl hunting on impoundment #1 open only to hunters selected in quota drawing. Waterfowl hunters are prohibited from entering impoundments before 5:00 AM on the day of the hunt and shooting hours end at 12 noon except on the last hunt of the season when shooting hours end at legal sunset. Herndon Pond and Impoundment 2 are closed to hunting. Waterfowl hunting is prohibited on the Oconee River between Wallace Dam and GA Highway 16. Handicapped quota hunters may request assistance by calling (706) 595-4222.

Directions

From Eatonton Go east 14.2 miles on GA Hwy 16, look for turn in for Impoundment 1 on left before you reach the bridge over the Oconee River. Sign-in kiosk is located in gravel parking lot.

Ohoopee Dunes WMA

2,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-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. No dogs 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.

Oliver Bridge WMA

1,560 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 21-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No ATVs. No camping.

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.

Ossabaw Island WMA

Q C

9,000 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Q100 Either Sex: Oct. 12-14 c

Primitive

  • Q100 Either Sex: Oct. 26-28 c

Firearms

  • Q75 C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 23-25 c
  • Q100 Either Sex: Nov. 9-11 c | Dec. 7-9 c

Feral Hog

Q100 Jan. 11-13 c | Feb. 15-17 c. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist.

Special Regs

Hunters on Ossabaw Island WMA will be required to furnish their own boat transportation to & from the Island. Limited docking space is available; some boats may have to stream anchor. All hunter access to the Island will be over the dock facilities at Newell Creek on the south end of the Island. Hunters may not enter upon Ossabaw Island until 12:00 p.m. EST one-day prior to Check-In. Hunters may check-in at 9:00 a.m. EST one-day prior to hunt & camps must be removed by 12:00 p.m. EST on the day following the hunt. One person from each campsite must check-in and upon leaving check-out from the campsite at the check-in station. No motorized vehicles allowed & only permitted activities allowed. No pets. Campfires restricted to provided fire rings. No access permitted to Ossabaw above high tide mark. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

Access only by boat; nearest ramp is at Ft. McAllister State Park, approximately 9 miles east of Richmond Hill.

Otting Tract WMA

a F

700 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9 – Jan. 1 s

Bear

archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 9 – Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

F Furbearer Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Mar. 19.

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs.

Directions

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

Panola Mountain State Park

Q A

1,635 acres • 770.389.7801

Deer

Firearms

  • Q40 Either Sex: Nov. 14-15 c. 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 Nov. 13. Note: Bag limit may be increased by (1) deer to be tagged by hunter – decision announced at pre-hunt meeting. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Applicable fees will apply. Hunting within 50 yards of the PATH Trail is prohibited. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Nov. 14-15. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From Atlanta Take I-20 to Exit 71; turn right on Panola Rd; go 3.6 mi to Snapfinger Rd/GA Hwy 155; go left; go 1.5 mi to park entrance on left.

Paradise PFA

C

1,300 acres • 912.285.6094

Dove

C Youth Hunt: Sept. 2 s

  • General Hunt: Sept. 9 | Sept. 16 | Oct. 14- Nov. 2 | Nov. 23 – Jan. 15

Waterfowl

Dec. 14 | Jan. 4

Special Regs

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. 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.

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.

Paulding Forest WMA

C B R

25,707 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13

firearms

  • C Youth Hunt: Oct. 14-15 c
  • Buck Only: Dec. 8-10 s
  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last 2 Days: Nov. 9-12 c

BEAR

ARCHERY

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 13

FIREARMS

  • C Youth Hunt: Oct. 14-15 c.
  • Nov. 9-12 c | Dec. 8-10 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15 – Oct. 13, Oct. 16 – Nov. 8, Nov. 13-Dec. 7, Dec. 11-Feb. 28
  • B R Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1 – Oct. 13, Oct. 17 – Nov. 8, Nov. 14 – Dec. 7, Dec. 12 – Mar. 19.

DOVE

  • Sept. 2-17, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-24, Dec. 4-Jan. 15

Special Regs

No ATVs. 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.

Directions

From Intersection of HW 278 and HW 61 travel west on HW 278 12.5 miles. Turn Right onto Coot’s Lake Rd and go to the stop sign. Turn Right onto Braswell Mt. Rd. Go 2 miles to check-in station pull in on left side of road.

Paulks Pasture WMA

Q C a

16,600 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-13 s | Sept. 18-26 s | Oct. 2-Nov. 17 s
  • a Archery Only Area/Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 15 -17 c
  • Either Sex: Sept. 28-30 c | Nov. 18-26 s | Dec. 16-26 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 14-31 s
  • Q3 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Dec. 1-2 s | Dec. 8-9 s | Dec. 29-30 s. Dog-deer hunting allowed in designated area only. Dog-deer hunters must check-in at Paulks Pasture check station prior to hunt. 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.

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Sept. 8, Sept. 14, Sept. 18-27, Oct. 1 – Nov. 17, Nov. 27-30, Dec. 3-7, Dec. 10-28, Dec. 31-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No camping. No horseback riding during deer hunts.

a Archery Only Area

Area east of U.S. HWY 341.

Directions

From Brunswick Take U.S. HWY 341 north 8 miles to check station on left.

Penholoway Swamp WMA

C a B

10,546 acres • 912.262.3173

SPECIAL NOTE

This area includes the Boyles Island Tract. Access to Boyles Island is by river only. Road access may be provided during the following hunt dates: Sept 22-24 and Oct 5-7, 2017. Call Region Office for details at 912-262-3173.

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-20 s | Sept. 25-Oct. 3 | Oct. 9- Jan. 14 s
  • a Archery Only Areas/Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 22-24 c
  • Either Sex: Oct. 5-7 c | Nov. 25-Dec. 3 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 21, Oct. 4, Oct. 8 – Nov. 24, Dec. 4 – Feb. 28.

B Bird dogs may be trained in the areas off of Redman and Deadend Rds.

DOVE

Sept. 2-17, Oct. 14- Nov. 2, Nov. 23-24, Dec. 4 – Jan. 15

Special Regs

Idle speed only on Cogden Lake. During the May 16-31 feral hog and coyote season, hunting with dogs is allowed on May 18-20.

a Archery Only Area

Area north of Paradise Park Rd.

Directions

From Mt. Pleasant Take HWY 341 north 2 miles to Akin Rd.; turn right; go to end of Akin Rd.; turn left onto River Rd. Entrance to WMA is 2.7 miles on right just before Paradise Park Rd.

Perry Dove Field

C

226 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sundays only during statewide season. s

Dove

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 6, Jan. 13.

Special Regs

No camping. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

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

Phinizy Swamp WMA

1,500 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State seasons during small game dates. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Augusta From I-520 exit south on HWY 56 spur (Doug Barnard Pkwy.); go 0.5 mile to WMA entrance sign adjacent to Augusta Wastewater Treatment Facility; or from I-520, exit north on HWY 56 spur (D. Barnard Pkwy.); go 1.6 miles and turn right on Gravel Pit Rd. WMA at end of road.

Pine Log WMA

Q B R

14,134 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Dec. 6-9 s
  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last Day: Nov. 15-18 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Firearms

  • Nov. 15-18 c | Dec. 6-9 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Nov. 14, Nov. 19-Dec. 5, Dec. 10 – Feb. 28 No furbearer hunting.
  • B R Bird & Rabbit Dog Training: Aug 1-Nov. 14, Nov. 20-Dec. 5, Dec. 10 – Mar. 19.

Dove

  • Q100 Sept. 2

Sept. 3-17, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Dec. 5, Dec. 10-Jan. 15

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. No ATVs.

Directions

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

Pleasant Valley VPA

Q C

770.535.5700

DEER

  • Q1 C Either -Sex East: Sept. 9-14 | Sept. 16-22 | Sept. 23 – 29 | Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 | Oct. 7-13 | Oct. 14-20 | Oct. 21 – 27 | Oct. 28 – Nov. 3 | Nov. 4-10 | Nov. 11-17
  • Q1 C Either- Sex West: Sept. 9-14 | Sept. 16-22 | Sept. 23 – 29 | Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 | Oct. 7-13 | Oct. 14-20 | Oct. 21 – 27 | Oct. 28 – Nov. 3 | Nov. 4-10 | Nov. 11-17

BEAR

  • Q1 C East: Sept. 9-14 | Sept. 16-22 | Sept. 23 – 29 | Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 | Oct. 7-13 | Oct. 14-20 | Oct. 21 – 27 | Oct. 28 – Nov. 3 | Nov. 4-10 | Nov. 11-17
  • Q1 C West: Sept. 9-14 | Sept. 16-22 | Sept. 23 – 29 | Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 | Oct. 7-13 | Oct. 14-20 | Oct. 21 – 27 | Oct. 28 – Nov. 3 | Nov. 4-10 | Nov. 11-17

WATERFOWL

  • Q1 C East: Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27
  • Q1 C West: Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27

SMALL GAME

  • Q1 C East: Feb. 3-9, Feb. 10-16, Feb. 17-23, Feb. 24-28
  • Q1 C West: Feb. 3-9, Feb. 10-16, Feb. 17-23, Feb. 24-28

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

DIRECTIONS

From Adairsville, take Adairsville-Pleasant Valley Rd East out of town crossing under I-75. Turn right on East Pleasant Valley Rd. If going to East side sign-in kiosk, continue 0.4 miles and kiosk will be on right. If going to west side sign-in, go 0.25 miles and turn right onto Pleasant Valley Rd. Cross over I-75 and then go 0.25 miles and kiosk will be on left.

Rayonier Corridor Lands WMA

41 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Area closed to deer hunting.

Turkey

Area closed to turkey hunting.

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State season.

Special Regs

WMA consists of 300ft wide section of non-contiguos property on the Wayne County side of the Altamaha River extending from mile 61 (Doe Eddy) for 1.2mi down river. WMA license required. All lands in McIntosh/Long Counties previously listed under this area are now part of Townsend WMA. All lands that were part of Boyles Island in Wayne County are now part of Penholoway Swamp WMA. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Red Top Mountain State Park

Q

1,776 acres • 770.975.0055

DEER

FIREARMS

  • Q50 Either-sex: Nov. 14-15 c

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

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

Redlands WMA

Q C F

37,500 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Nov. 4-30 s, Dec. 26-Jan. 1 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 21- Nov. 3 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

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

Dove

  • Q80 C Sept. 2
  • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23 – Jan. 15

Special Regs

No hunting on Dyars Pasture MARSH pond.

Directions

From Greensboro Take GA HWY 15 north 9 miles; check station on left.

REDLANDS WMA—WATSONS SPRINGS AREA

706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Nov. 30 s | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15 – Sept. 8, Dec. 1-25, Jan. 2 – Feb. 28.

Directions

From Greensboro Take GA HWY 15 north 9 miles; check station on left.

Rich Mountain WMA

19,955 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last 2 Days: Nov. 20-26 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept 9-Oct 20 s

Firearms

  • Nov. 20-26 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Nov. 19, Nov. 27 -Feb. 28

Special Regs

No ATVs.

Directions

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

Rich Mountain WMA— Cartecay Tract

a A

2,142 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Dec. 3 | Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 9-Dec. 3 | Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00 a.m. during deer, bear, and turkey seasons. No ATVs.

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.

Richard B. Russell State Park

Q W

2,508 acres • 706.213.2045

DEER

FIREARMS

  • Q60 Either-Sex: Dec. 5-6 c
  • Q20 W Wheelchair Hunt: Dec. 5-6 c

SPECIAL REGS

Hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 pm on Dec. 4, 2017. Two deer limit, must take a doe first on first day. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at 706-213-2045. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 5-6. No ATVs. Wheelchair hunters must apply by letter by Oct. 16 to: Wheelchair Hunt RBR State Park, 2650 Russell State Park Dr., Elberton, GA 30635. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From Elberton From Elberton take GA Hwy 77north 3.2 miles; bear right onto GA Hwy 368 and go 4.0 miles; turn right onto William Smith Rd.; go 3.4 miles to park entrance.

Richmond Hill WMA

a F B S

7,400 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s
  • a Archery Only Areas/Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21-22 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 23-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

F B Aug. 15-Feb. 28. No furbearer hunting or dog training in Archery Only areas.

Directions

From Richmond Hill Take HWY 144 east to Oak Level Rd. or Kilkenny Rd. and follow signs.

River Bend WMA

Q H C W A

3,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9 – Oct. 6 s | Oct. 9-13 s

Firearms

  • W Wheelchair Hunters/Either Sex: Oct. 7-8 c
  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 28-29 s
  • Either-Sex: Nov. 9-11 c | Dec. 7-9 s

Turkey

  • Q15 Mar. 24-30 s | Mar. 31- Apr. 6 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 7-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Oct. 6, Oct. 14-27, Oct. 30 -Nov. 8, Nov. 12-Dec. 6, Dec. 10 – Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-27, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, Nov. 23 – Dec. 6, Dec. 10-Jan. 15

Waterfowl

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

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.

River Creek, The Rolf & Alexandra Kauka WMA

Q C Q

2,437 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 16-24 s | Oct. 7-15 s

Firearms

  • Q35 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 8-11 c | Dec. 6-9 c
  • Q35 C Youth Hunt/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Dec. 29-31 s

Turkey

  • Q5 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 30 – Apr. 1 s | Apr. 6-8 s
  • Q5 Apr. 13-15 s

Small Game

Jan. 27-Feb. 11.

Dove

Q15 C Youth Hunt: Sept. 2 s | Sept. 9 s

QUAIL

  • Nov. 15, Nov. 18, Nov. 22, Nov. 25, Dec. 13, Dec. 16, Jan. 10, Jan 13 (limit 6 quail/person/day)

Waterfowl

  • Q3 C Youth Hunt: Dec. 9 s | Jan. 13 s | Jan. 20 s; Quota 3 parties, max 3 persons/party.

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.

ROCK RANCH DOVE FIELD

16 acres • 478.825.6354

DOVE

  • Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16

SPECIAL REGS

This Dove Field is only open to the public for the dates listed above. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

DIRECTIONS

From Barnesville- From junction with Hwy 41, take Hwy 36 west approximately 7.5 miles. Go left on The Rock Rd and continue 0.2 miles to sign-in kiosk on left.

Rocky Mountain Recreation & PFA

a A

3,000 acres • 706.802.5087

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Archery Only: Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Archery Only: Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

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

Special Regs

Daily use fee (per vehicle) required for all users. Waterfowl hunters only may use firearms. ATVs prohibited. No hunting of feral hog or coyotes during May 16-31 season.

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.

Rogers WMA

F

3,500 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21-22 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 23-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Hortense Take HWY 301 north to McKinnon. Turn left at Rogers Tract sign and cross over railroad tracks.

Rogers State Prison Farm Dove Fields

538 acres • 229-426-5267

Dove

Sept. 2 s | Sept. 9 s | Sept. 16 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. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

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.

Rum Creek WMA

Q C H

5,739 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 8 s | Nov. 18-24 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 9-15 s
  • Q200 Buck Only and Antlerless Last Day: Oct. 26-28 c | Nov. 9-11 c

Turkey

  • Q25 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s | Apr. 7-15 s
  • C Youth Hunt: May 9-15 s
  • Q25 Apr. 16-22 s | Apr. 28- May 4 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 8, Oct. 16-25, Oct. 29-Nov. 8, Nov. 12-Feb. 28.

Dove

  • Q75 Sept. 2, Sept. 9
  • General Hunt: Sept. 16, Oct. 16-25, Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, Nov. 23 – Jan. 15

Waterfowl

Shooting hours are until 12 noon on all areas.

  • Lake Juliette is open Wed.-Sun. and Youth Waterfowl Days during state waterfowl season for all hunters.
  • Q3 C MARSH Pond/Youth Hunt (only youth can hunt): Dec. 9 s and Jan. 13 s. 3 parties per hunt.
  • C Youth Area – Youth Hunt (only the youth can hunt): Youth Waterfowl Days and Wed. – Sun. during statewide 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 Rum Creek Drive on your left then proceed to the check station on your right.

Rum Creek WMA—Berry Creek Area

a Archery Only Area

750 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey archery

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game archery

Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Falconry permitted during small game season.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Forsyth Take Hwy 18 east 7 miles to Rum Creek Drive on your left then proceed to the check station on your right.

Sandhills WMA – East

B

892 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9- Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.
  • B Aug. 15-Mar. 15.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Butler: 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.

SANDHILLS WMA – WEST

B

1,850 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

PRIMITIVE

  • Oct. 14-20 s

FIREARMS

  • Either-Sex: Oct. 21-Jan. 14 s

TURKEY

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

  • Aug. 15 – Feb. 28. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.
  • B Aug. 15-Mar. 15.

DIRECTIONS

From Butler: 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.

Sansavilla WMA

C a F

16,867 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-20 s | Sept. 25-Oct. 3 s | Oct. 9-20 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 22-24 c
  • Either Sex: Oct. 5-7 c | Nov. 18-Dec. 31 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 21-Nov. 5 s

a Archery Only Areas

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s. Archery equipment restriction for deer only.

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 21, Sept. 25 – Oct. 4, Oct. 8-Feb. 28
  • F Aug. 1-Sept. 2

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Brunswick Take U.S. 341 north to Mt. Pleasant, south of Jesup; Turn right on Howard Rd.; Check Station is on left (17 miles from Brunswick).

Sapelo Island WMA

Q C F

9,000 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex/North End: Sept. 9-Oct. 4 s, Oct. 9-17 s, Oct. 22-31 s, Nov. 5-14 s, Nov. 19-28 s, Dec. 3-Jan. 14 s
  • Q125 Either Sex/South End: Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 c
  • Dec. 4-Jan. 8 s (Designated areas only.) Maps of open hunting areas available at the Sapelo WMA Sign-In kiosks, Brunswick DNR office, and gohuntgeorgia.com.

Primitive

  • Q125 Either Sex: Oct. 19-21 c

Firearms

  • Q75 C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 6-8 c
  • Q125 Either Sex: Nov. 2-4 c | Nov. 16-18 c

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Oct. 5, Oct. 18, Oct. 22-Nov. 1, Nov. 5-15, Nov. 19-29, Dec. 3-Feb. 28.

FERAL HOGS & COYOTE

Mar. 1 – May 31

Special Regs

Reservations for transportation on state boat for Check-In hunts must be made through the Sapelo Island Visitor Center (912) 437-3224. No reservations will be accepted until you receive your selection notice; Visitor Center Hours: Tues.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday. Stream anchorage may be required for hunters using their own boats. Hunter access is allowed only at Moses Hammock Dock at head of Duplin River. No motorized vehicles allowed on island. Hunters may Check-In starting at 9:00 a.m. EST one day prior to hunt. Camps must be removed by 12 noon on the day following each hunt. Departures and returns from deer hunting must be made from Moses Hammock campsite. Hunters are required to stay outside the boundaries of the safety zones. Hunting is restricted to the north end of Greater Sapelo Island and Little Sapelo Island unless otherwise indicated. Feral Hogs and coyotes may be hunted March 1 – May 15, in addition to the May 16-31 season. Any legal small game or big game weapon allowed. Fluourescent orange required. No hunting with dogs. Ferry Restrictions There is limited space on the ferry, so please limit the amount and size of your gear; propane fuel only; Guns must be unloaded and cased for transport on ferry; No folding chairs or tables, ladder stands, bicycles, or excessively large boxes; Climbing stands are OK; Coolers are limited to one 48 qt. per guest or one 96 qt. per two guests. For information on local charter options for transportation to the Moses Hammock hunt camp, please contact the Sapelo Island Visitors Center (912) 437-3224. If you do not take the ferry to the island you may not return to the mainland via the ferry.

Directions

From Savannah Take I-95 south to Exit 58; turn left on GA HWY 57; go 1 mile to flashing light; continue straight on HWY 99, go 9.1 mi. to Landing Rd. (in Meridian); turn left and proceed to Sapelo Island Visitors Center.

SEABOLT FARMS DOVE FIELD

Q

61 acres • 770.535.4222

DOVE

Q20 Sept. 4, Sept. 16

SPECIAL REGS

This Dove Field is only open to the public for the dates listed above. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. Selected hunters may bring up to 2 guests. Hunters may start checking in at 5:30 am on the morning of the hunt; and hunters may hunt until noon. No blinds, buckets, seats or other devices may be placed on the field until the hunter has checked in; No stand-bys.

DIRECTIONS

From Clermont take Hwy 284 N (Shoal Creek Rd) 3.8 miles to the entrance on the right.

Sheffield WMA

a F

4,850 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 1 s

BEAR

archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 9-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug 15-Feb 28.

  • F Furbearer Dog Training Area: Aug 1-Mar 19.

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs.

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.

Silver Lake WMA

Q C

9,200 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-22 s

Firearms

  • Q160 Either Sex: Dec. 14-16 c
  • Either-Sex: Nov. 2-4 s
  • Buck Only: Nov. 18 -Dec. 3 s | Dec. 30-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

  • Q35 Mar. 24-28 s | Apr. 11 – 15 s
  • C Youth Hunt: Apr. 4-8 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Nov. 1, Nov. 5 – Dec. 13, Dec. 17-Feb. 28

QUAIL

QUAIL HUNTING BY QUOTA ONLY

Q3 Nov. 11 c | Dec. 23 c | Jan. 20 c

Maximum 3 persons/party. Bag limit 6/person or 12/party.

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.

Soap Creek WMA

F

1,000 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21 – Nov. 3 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 4-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Lincolnton Take HWY 79 north 2 miles. Turn right on New Petersburg Rd. Sign-In board is on left.

SPARKS CUT OFF WMA

340 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

TURKEY

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28 s

DIRECTIONS

From Adel Take Hwy. 76 west for 2.6 miles and turn right onto Sparks Cutoff Rd. Kiosk is 0.4 miles ahead on right. WMA is on both sides of the road.

Spirit Creek Forest WMA

a

570 acres • 706.595.4222

Archery Only Area

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Sept. 9-Jan. 1 s

TURKEY

a Archery Only Area

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Sept. 8, Jan. 2-Feb. 28. Shotguns and archery equipment only. No furbearer dog hunting.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates.

SPECIAL REGS

Spirit Creek Forest is a multi-use forest; other users may be present during open hunting seasons. Gates may be open/closed at the discretion of Georgia Forestry Commission. Please see WMA maps for safety zones. No camping. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

DIRECTIONS

From Augusta: take GA Hwy 56 (Mike Padgett Hwy) south, turn right onto Old Waynesboro Rd, travel 1.7 miles and turn right onto McDade Rd, travel 1.6 miles and turn right onto Smokey Rd, access road is approximately 0.4 miles on right.

Sprewell Bluff WMA – East

1,200 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9- Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Feb. 28

Special Regs

The East Tract includes property east of the Flint River. No hunting in park day-use area. 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.

SPREWELL BLUFF WMA – WEST

F

5,200 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

PRIMITIVE

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 14-20 s

FIREARMS

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 21-Jan. 14 s

TURKEY

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

  • Aug. 15 – Feb. 28
  • F Aug. 1 – Mar. 19

SPECIAL REGULATIONS

The West Tract includes property west of the Flint River. Camping in designated areas only. County antler restrictions apply: All bucks must have 4 points 1” or longer on a side.

DIRECTIONS

From Manchester at JCT of HWY 85 and Hill St (Chalybeate Springs Rd), go east 3.2 miles, turn left on Mitchell Cove Rd, go 0.7 miles and then turn right on Tom Brown Rd. Go 0.8 miles to WMA entrance and kiosk.

Standing Boy Creek State Park

Q C

1,580 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

  • Q10 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s | Apr. 7-15 s
  • Q10 Archery Only: Apr. 21-29 s

Dove

  • Q20 C Youth Hunt: Sept. 2, Sept. 9
  • General Hunt: Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23- Jan. 15

Small Game

  • Aug. 15 – Sept. 1, Sept. 3-8, Sept. 10- Feb. 28

WATERFOWL

  • State season and Federal Youth Waterfowl Days. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

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. No camping. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

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

Swallow Creek WMA

19,000 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 16-19 c | Dec. 14-17 c | Dec. 27-Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Firearms

  • Nov. 16-19 c | Dec. 14-17 c | Dec. 27-Jan.1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Nov. 15, Nov. 20 – Dec. 13, Dec. 18-26, Jan. 2 – Feb. 28

Directions

From Cleveland Take HWY 75 north 20 miles to GA 180; continue on HWY 75 for 1 mile and turn left at check station sign.

Tallulah Gorge State Park

A

2,689 acres • 706.754.7981

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21-27 s | Oct. 29 – Nov. 24 s | Nov. 26 – Jan. 1 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 28 s | Nov. 25 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Oct. 21-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

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

Special Regs

Mandatory Daily Sign-In. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From Tallulah Falls Take U.S. 441 north; turn right onto Jane Hurt Yarn Dr.; go ¼ mile past campground, follow WMA signs.

Townsend WMA – NORTH TRACT, SOUTH TRACT, AND PINE ISLAND TRACT

Q

24,924 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 10 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-14 c | Nov. 9-11 c| Nov. 18-26 s | Dec. 23-31 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 28-Nov. 5 s
  • Q3 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Nov. 29-30 s | Dec. 13-14 s | Jan. 3-4 s. Apply for dog hunts online at www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com by Sept. 30. Dog deer hunters must check-in at new Townsend WMA check station located on Townsend-Cox Rd 0.75 miles south of Steel Bridge Rd. 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. All vehicles used in the dog deer hunt must display permit in the windshield or on vehicle dash. A copy of the permit must be carried on person while hunting. The WMA will be closed to all users during dog deer hunts except to hunters with a valid permit.

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 11, Oct. 15-27, Nov. 6-8, Nov. 12-17, Nov. 27-28, Dec. 1-12, Dec. 15-22, Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State Season during small game dates.

SPECIAL REGS:

During May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season, hunting with dogs is allowed on May 18-20.

Directions

North Tract from Ludowici Take HWY 57 East 4.2 miles; Turn right onto Old Barrington Rd; go 4.0 miles, kiosk is on the right at the junction of Middleton Lake Rd and Old Barrington Rd.
South Tract from Darien Take HWY 251 West; in approx. 3 miles bear left onto Cox Hwy; follow Cox HWY through Cox for 8.5 miles; kiosk is on left.
Pine Island Tract from Ludowici Take HWY 57 East 4.2 miles; Turn right onto Old Barrington Rd; go 0.75 miles; kiosk is on right at the junction of Pine Island Rd and Old Barrington Rd.

Townsend WMA – Buck ISLAND TRACT

7,244 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 21-22 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 23-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State Season.

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From Ludowici Entrance to Townsend WMA-Buck Island Tract is located off HWY 301approximately 4.75 miles west of Ludowici.

Tuckahoe WMA

C

15,100 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-14 s | Sept. 18 – Oct. 4 s | Oct. 8-Nov. 1 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 5-7 c

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 15-17 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 2-4 c | Nov. 21-25 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 8, Nov. 5-20, Nov. 26-Feb. 28.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates.

Special Regs

Camping in designated sites only.

Directions

From Sylvania Take E. Ogeechee 2.2 miles to jct. of Buck Creek and Brannen’s Bridge Rd., take Brannen’s Bridge Rd. 3.4 miles to jct. of GA HWY 24, continue on Brannen’s Bridge Rd. 5.2 miles to check station on left.

Tugaloo State Park

Q a Archery Only Area

393 acres • 706.356.4362

Deer

Archery

  • Q30 Either Sex: Dec. 1-2 c. 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 Nov. 30. 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) 356-4362. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 1-2. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From Lavonia Take GA-328N/Gumlog Rd. 4.0 mi.

Walton WMA

Q C B A

200 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Small Game

Oct. 1-Feb. 28

BIRD DOG TRAINING

B Oct. 1-July 15.

Dove

  • Q80 C Sept. 2 s
  • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Jan. 15

Special Regs

No unleashed dogs except for bird dog training and dove hunting purposes. No rifles or muzzleloaders (except muzzleloading shotguns) of any caliber allowed. Only archery and shotgun allowed during May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

From I-20 At Exit 101, take HWY 278 north 1.7 miles. Area is on left across from Wildlife Resources Headquarters adjacent to the Wildlife Resources Conservation Center. Additional parking on Willow Springs Church Rd.

WARREN FARM TRACT WMA

134 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

DIRECTIONS

From Sparks Take Hwy. 41 north for 3 miles

and turn left to WMA kiosk.

Warwoman WMA

15,800 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-29 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 9-12 c | Nov. 30-Dec. 3 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-29 s

Firearms

  • General Hunt: Sept. 30-Oct. 8 s | Nov. 9-12 c | Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 c

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Sept. 29, Oct. 9 – Nov. 8, Nov. 15-29, Dec. 4-Feb. 28

Directions

From Clayton Take U.S. 441 north; turn right on Warwoman Rd.; go 3.5 miles to Finney Creek Rd.; turn left and go 0.2 miles to check station.

West Point WMA

Q H C Q F S

8,952 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-Oct. 8 s | Nov. 11-19 s

Primitive

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Dec. 16-17 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Quality Buck & Anterless: Oct. 20-22 s.
    • Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day: Oct. 12-14 c | Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 c

Turkey

  • Q80 Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 2-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Oct. 11, Oct. 15-19, Oct. 23-Nov. 29, Dec. 3-Feb. 28.

Dove

Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 15-19, Oct. 23-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-29, Dec. 3-Jan. 15

Waterfowl

Daniels Pond & Pond 1: Waterfowl hunting Federal Youth Waterfowl Days and Saturdays only during small game dates concurrent with state waterfowl season. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

WMAs Outside of Managed Impoundments:

  • State season during small game dates. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

Special Regs

No gasoline motors on managed waterfowl impoundments. Only Quality Bucks with at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal. No fishing in managed waterfowl impoundments. No fishing from bridges.

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.

West Point WMA—Dixie Creek Area

C Q B

711 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 24-Apr. 1 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 2-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 28
  • B Aug. 15-Mar. 15.

Waterfowl

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

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal. No camping.

West Point WMA—Glovers Creek Area

Q C Q

337 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 9-Jan. 14 s

Waterfowl

C Open Federal Youth Waterfowl Days for youth only.

Q7 Nov. 18 s, Nov. 25 s, Dec. 9 s, Dec. 16 s, Dec. 23 s, Dec. 30 s, Jan. 6 s, Jan. 13 s, Jan. 20 s, Jan. 28 s.Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal. No gasoline motors on waterfowl impoundment. No fishing on Glovers Creek Area.

Wilson Shoals WMA

Q S

2,800 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 30-Nov. 3 s

Primitive

  • Dec. 8-10 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 4-16 s
  • Either-Sex: Nov. 17-19 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Nov. 3 s

Primitive

  • Dec. 8-10 s

Firearms

  • Nov. 4-19 s

Turkey

  • Q15 Mar. 24-31 c
  • General Hunt: Apr. 1-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 30, Nov. 20-Dec. 7, Dec. 11-Feb. 28

Dove

  • General Hunt: Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, Nov. 23-Dec. 7, Dec. 11-Jan. 15

Directions

From Gainesville Take HWY 365 north 11 miles; turn right on Mud Creed Rd.; go 1 mile, turn left; go 0.1 mile, turn right on Yonah Rd.; go 2.1 miles, area on left.

Yuchi WMA

F S

7,800 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept 9-Oct. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 14-18 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-21 c | Oct. 22-28 s | Nov. 24-26 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 29-Nov. 23 s |
    Nov. 27-Dec. 3 s | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Oct. 13, Oct. 29-Nov. 23, Nov. 27-Feb. 28.

DOVE

  • Sept. 2-17, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, Nov. 27-Jan. 15

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates.

Special Regs

Sign-In at Check Station on Ebenezer Church Rd. Camping in designated sites only.

Directions

From Waynesboro Take HWY 80 east 8 miles to Shell Bluff Community; turn right on HWY 23; travel 7 miles south; turn left on Ebenezer Church Rd.; go 1 mile to Check Station on right.

Zahnd WMA

a

1,400 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 9-Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 9-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 24-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 28

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs.

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.