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WMA Regulations: A-C

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s Sign-in
c Check-in
C Youth Hunt (see Youth Hunts)
Q Quota Hunt (see Quota Hunts)
a Archery Only Area
HC Specialty Hunt (see Specialty Hunts)
l Hunt & Learn (see Youth Hunting Opportunities)
Q Quality Buck
W Wheelchair Hunt (see Specialty Hunts)
B Bird Dog Training
F Furbearer Dog Training
R Rabbit Dog Training
A Archery Range (see Shooting Ranges)
S Firearms Shooting Range (see Shooting Ranges)

Interactive maps for each area are available at georgiawildlife.com/land

This section of the 2018–2019 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.

 

Alapaha River WMA

Q

6,870 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 20 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 26-27 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 14-16 c | Nov. 27-Dec.1 s | Dec. 17-22 s

Turkey

  • Q15 Mar. 21-27 s | Q15 Mar. 28-Apr. 3 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 4 – May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 25, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, Nov. 17-26, Dec. 2-16, Dec. 23-Feb. 29

Dove

  • Q50 Sept. 7 s | General Hunt: Sept. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 23-26, Dec. 6-16, Dec. 23-Jan. 31 s

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Directions

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

Albany Nursery WMA

Q W C B

300 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Dec. 8-Jan. 12 s

Firearms

  • WMobility Impaired Either Sex: Oct. 31-Nov. 3. s | Nov. 28-Dec. 1 s

Turkey

WMobility Impaired: Apr. 4-10 |Q1May 2-8 s

C Youth Hunt: Mar. 28-Apr. 3| Q1 Apr. 18-24 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Oct. 30, Dec. 8 – Jan. 17, Jan. 19 – Feb. 28

Quail

C Youth Hunt: Nov. 23 c | Dec. 7 c | Q1 Jan. 18 c *Quail hunting by quota only. Max.3 persons per party. Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in (survey) per party.

Dove

  • Q35 Sept. 7 s
  • Sept. 14, Nov. 23-26, Dec. 8 -Jan. 17, Jan. 19-31 *Quota on designated fields only. All other areas open to the public.

Coyote

  • No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

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. See Quota Hunts for all other quota hunt application instructions. No camping. Dog training in designated area only.

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. 14-Oct. 18 s | Dec. 1-Jan. 12 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-Nov. 30 s

Turkey

Mar. 21 -May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 29 s

Dove

  • Q50 Sept. 7, Sept. 14 s
  • General Hunt: Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, Dec. 6-Jan. 31 s *No dove hunting outside of dove field; shooting hours from noon – sunset on quota hunts

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Special Regs

No camping. Bird dog training allowed year-round in designated areas.

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. 14-Oct. 18 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 19-20 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 2-Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-Oct. 18 s

Firearms

  • H CSpecialty Hunt: Oct. 19-20 s
  • General Hunt: Nov. 2 – Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 18, Oct. 21 – Feb. 29

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Special Regs

No firearms allowed in U.S. Corps of Engineers developed campsites. Horse and bicycle trails & areas are closed all day during Firearms Specialty Hunt and before 10 am 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

3,086 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-Jan. 12 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 29

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter’s name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

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. 14-Nov. 6 s |
    Dec. 29–Jan. 12 s

FIREARMS

  • Q50 Either Sex: Nov. 7-9 s | Nov. 28 -30 s
  • : General Hunt/Either Sex: Dec. 26-28 c

TURKEY

Mar. 21 – May 15

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15- Nov. 6, Nov. 10-27, Dec. 1-25, Dec. 29 – Feb. 29. *No furbearer season.

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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. 14-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Buck only: Oct. 19-20 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 21- Jan. 12 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 29

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name with a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Special Regs

This area includes those Altamaha WMA lands west of Butler & Champney Islands.

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. 14-Nov. 15 s

Turkey

No season.

Small Game

Aug. 15-Nov. 15, Feb. 1 -Feb. 29, Except Butler Island which opens after the last Saturday of waterfowl season. No furbearer season.

  • Rabbits: Bag Limit – 6/person/day. C Special Archery Youth Only Hunt in Butler Refuge Area: Jan. 25-26.
  • Snipe hunting is allowed Wed.-Sun. & state holidays during season, except on Butler Island which opens after last Saturday of waterfowl season.

Dove

  • Sept. 7-8, Sept. 14-15, Sept. 21-22, Sept. 28-29

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.

COYOTE

May 16-31. Small game weapons only. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter’s name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Special Regs

This area includes Broughton, Butler, Champney, and Rhetts Islands. Butler Refuge (located on Butler Island east of Hwy 17 on Champney Island) 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 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 west of Hwy 17.

Directions

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

APPLING COUNTY DOVE FIELD VPA

C

123 acres • 229.426.5267

DOVE

  • C Youth Hunt: Sept. 7 s
  • General Hunt: Sept. 14, Sept. 21 s

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

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 am EST. Youth hunt begins at 1:30 pm EST.

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

  • Either Sex: Dec. 1-Jan. 1 s
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 1-30 s

Bear

archery

  • Dec. 1-Jan. 1 s
  • C Youth Hunt: Nov. 1-30 s

Turkey

C Youth Hunt: Mar. 31 -May 15 s

Small Game

C Youth Hunt: Aug. 15 -Oct. 17, Feb. 1 -29

Waterfowl

Youth Only Saturdays only during statewide season.

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Small game weapons only.

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs. No camping.

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. 14-22 s |Dec. 5-8 s

Primitive

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Dec. 20-22 s

Firearms

Q400 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 7-9 c |Nov. 21-23 c

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 21-29 s
  • Q80 Mar. 30 -Apr. 5 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 6-May 15 s

*Bag limit 1 on quota hunt

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Sept. 23-Nov. 6, Nov. 10-20, Nov. 24-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-19, Dec. 23-Feb. 29

Dove

Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Nov. 24-Dec. 1, Dec. 9-19, Dec. 23-Jan. 31

Waterfowl

  • MARSH Pond Q3 Dec. 28, Jan. 25
  • No waterfowl hunting on MARSH Ponds outside of quota hunts.
  • State season during small game dates for rest of WMA. Waterfowl hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon (all hunts).

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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. 14-Oct. 11 s | Oct. 19 -Jan.12 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 21-29 s
  • General Hunt (Archery Only): Mar. 30-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 11, Oct. 19-Feb. 29

WATERFOWL

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

Special Regs

No camping. On youth hunts, only youth may hunt.

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. 14-Jan. 12 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 29

Special Regs

No firearms hunting is allowed. 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 the 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. 14-20 s | Sept. 28 – Oct. 18 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 21-27 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 31 -Nov. 2 c
  • Buck Only: Nov. 28-30 s | Dec. 18-21 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 20, Sept. 28-Oct. 30, Nov. 3-27, Dec. 1-17, Dec. 22-Feb. 29

COYOTE

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with the hunter’s name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

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

  • Either Sex: Sept. 4-Oct. 29 s | Nov. 3-15 s

Firearms

  • Q1000 Either-Sex Last Two Days: Oct. 30-Nov. 2 c
  • Q1000 Either Sex: Dec. 4-7 c
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either-Sex: Jan. 4-5 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14 – Oct. 29 s| Nov. 3-15 s

Firearms

  • Q1000 Oct. 30-Nov. 2 c | Dec. 4-7 c
  • HC Specialty Hunt: Jan. 4-5 c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Oct. 29, Nov. 3-Dec. 3, Dec. 8 -Jan. 3, Jan. 6 – Feb. 29.
  • B R Dog Training Area: Aug. 1 -Mar. 19, except during firearms deer hunts.

Dove

  • Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, Dec. 8 -Jan. 3, Jan. 6-31

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

Special Regs

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

Directions

From Rome Take Bell Telephone 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

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 19-Nov. 30 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 -Feb. 29

*No furbearer hunting.

Waterfowl

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

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Special Regs

Camping, ATVs & horses prohibited. Note Safety Zone on map – access prohibited between Feb. 1 -July 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. 14-Oct. 9 s |Oct. 13 -18 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 10-12 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 23 -26 s
  • Buck Only: Nov. 1-2 s|Dec. 11-14 s
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 29 -Dec. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 9, Oct. 19-22, Oct. 27-31, Nov. 3-28, Dec. 2-10, Dec. 15-Feb. 29

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name with a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

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. 14-27 s | Oct. 20-Nov. 13 s

Fiearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 28-29 s
  • Quality Buck & Antlerless Last Day: Oct. 17-19 c | Nov. 21-23 c
  • HCSpecialty Hunt/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 24-26 s

Turkey

  • Q50 Mar. 21-29 s | Apr. 4-12 s |
    Apr. 18-26 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 27-May 15 s

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 27, Sept. 30-Oct. 16, Oct. 20-Nov. 20, Nov. 27-Feb. 29

DOVE

  • Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21-30, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Dec. 6-Jan. 31

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. WMA outside of PFA is open during small game dates concurrent with state season.

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1-inch long or longer) on both sides or a 15-inch outside spread are legal. Youth are 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. 14-Oct. 11 s | Oct. 14-20 s | Nov. 10-17 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Quality Buck and Antlerless: Oct. 12-13 s
  • Q200 Quality Buck and Antlerless: Oct. 24-26 c| Nov. 7-9 c

Turkey

  • Q35 Mar. 21-29 s | Apr. 4-12 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 13-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 11, Oct. 14-23, Oct. 27 – Nov. 6, Nov. 10-Feb. 29

Dove

  • Q75 Sept. 7 | Sept. 14
  • General Hunt: Sept. 21-30, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, Dec. 8-Jan. 31

Waterfowl

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

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Special Regs

Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1-inch 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

  • Buck Only: Sept. 14-Oct. 8 s | Oct. 14-18 s

Primitive

  • Buck Only: Oct. 9-13 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 23-26 c| Nov. 27-30 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-Oct. 8 s |Oct. 14-18 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-13 s

Firearms

  • Oct. 23-26 c |Nov. 27-30 c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 8, Oct. 14-22, Oct. 27-Nov. 26, Dec. 1 – Feb. 29

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name with a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

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

  • Sept. 14-Nov. 30

BEAR

Archery

  • Sept. 14-Nov. 30

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15 -Feb. 29

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be taken. No dogs allowed.

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. 2-3 cEAR
  • Q12 C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 16-17 c | Nov. 30-Dec. 1 c
  • *1 deer limit on all hunts

Bear

Firearms

  • Q12 l Hunt & Learn: Nov. 2-3 cEA
  • Q12 C Youth Hunt: Nov. 16-17 c | Nov. 30-Dec. 1 c

TURKEY

  • Q3 l Hunt & Learn: Apr. 4-5 c
  • Q5 C Youth Hunt: Apr. 18-19 | May 2-3 c
  • *1 gobbler limit on all hunts

SMALL GAME

  • Q10 l Hunt & Learn: Dec. 7 c

DOVE

  • Q15 l Hunt & Learn: Sept. 14-15 cE
  • Q25 C Youth Hunt: Sept. 7 c AR

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

SPECIAL REGS

Day use access is available on River Rd. Access for scheduled events is available on Cloverleaf Dr. and Buck Shoals Dr. Limit of 1 for all big game (turkey and deer) hunts.

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

15,636 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-25 s | Sept. 29-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Sept. 26-28 c

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 16-19 s Dec. 19-21 s
  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 1-3 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 27-30 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 25, Sept. 29-Oct. 15, Oct. 20-31, Nov. 4-26, Dec. 1-18, Dec. 22-Feb. 29

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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, 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.

Bullard Creek WMA – Bell Telephone Tract

491 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 14-Jan. 12 s

TURKEY

  • Mar. 21-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 29

Coyote

May 16 – 31

SPECIAL REGS

No firearms deer hunting but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game hunting.

DIRECTIONS

From Hazlehurst: From the Police station on Hwy 23, travel 0.1 mile east and turn south (right) on S Cromartie St. (S Cromartie St. becomes Bell Telephone Rd.) and travel approximately 11 miles to the area kiosk on the right.

Bullard Creek WMA – Ocmulgee Tract

878 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Jan. 12 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15- Feb. 29

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Special Regs

No firearms deer hunting but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game hunting.

Directions

From Hazlehurst: Take U.S. 221 north 6 miles; turn left on Towns Bluff Rd. 1 mile; turn right on Rowland Rd.; go 1.5 miles to kiosk.

CAMP CREEK VPA

80 acres • 706.595.4222

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14 – Jan. 31

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

DIRECTIONS

From Atlanta: Take I-85/I-75 south. Merge onto GA-166 W/Campbellton Rd SW via Exit 243 toward East Point. Continue west on Campbellton Rd SW for 11.7 miles. Turn right onto Riverside Dr. for 0.25 miles then turn right onto Plummer Rd. The Kiosk will be a tenth 0.1 miles on right.

CAMP THUNDER VPA

a Archery Only Area

1,627 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14 – Jan. 12 s

TURKEY

ARCHERY

  • Mar. 21 – May 15 s

SMALL GAME

ARCHERY

  • Aug. 15 – Feb. 29

Coyote

May 16-31 Archery only.

SPECIAL REGS

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.

Canoochee Sandhills wma

NEW

1,576 acres • 229.426.5267

As of the publication date, this property was not yet finalized. Visit URL for up-to-date hunting seasons and regulations.

DIRECTIONS

From Claxton: Take U.S. Hwy 280 East 9.5 miles to Groveland. Turn left on Groveland-Nevils Road and travel 3.5 miles to kiosk on the left.

CARDINAL VPA

161 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Jan. 12 s

TURKEY

Mar. 21-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 29

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

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. 14 – Oct. 13 s

Firearms

  • HC Specialty Hunt/Buck Only: Nov. 26-Dec. 1 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 17- 19 c | Dec. 2-15 s
  • Either Sex Last Day: Nov. 14-16 c

Turkey

Apr. 4-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 16, Oct. 20-Nov. 13, Nov. 17-25, Dec. 2-Feb. 29

Dove

Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Nov. 23-25, Dec. 6-Jan. 31

WATERFOWL

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

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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

C

1,505 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 s | Oct. 19-Jan. 12 s

FIREARMSEAR

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Turkey

Apr. 4-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 11, Oct. 19-Feb. 29

WATERFOWL

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

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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

  • Buck Only: Sept. 14-20 s | Oct. 7- 23 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 23-Dec. 1 s |
    Oct. 24-27 c Dec. 4 – 7 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-20 s | Oct. 7-23 s

Firearms

  • Q9 Dogs: Sept. 28-Oct. 6 c
  • General Hunt: Oct. 24-27 c | Dec. 4-7 c | Nov. 23-Dec. 1 s
  • Bear Only: Sept. 21-27

TURKEY

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 20, Oct. 7-23, Oct. 27-Nov. 26, Dec. 8-Feb. 29

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

SPECIAL REGS

Dog-bear hunters must check in at the Chestatee WMA check station prior to hunting and are required to attend a pre-hunt meeting as directed in their draw notification email. All dogs used in the dog-bear hunt must be marked with the selected hunter’s name and phone number.

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. 3-4 c

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2019. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Coyotes and feral hogs may be taken during deer hunts. Campsites (hunters only) will be available for hunter use and may be reserved through the park office at (770) 254-7271. ATVs prohibited. All park access will be closed to the general public from Dec. 3-4, 2019.

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

Q Q

6,700 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 14-Oct. 17 s

FIREARMS

  • Q150 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 24-26 c | Nov. 14-16 c

TURKEY

  • Q50 Mar. 21-29 s | Apr. 4-12 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 27 – May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Oct. 23, Oct. 27-Nov. 13, Nov. 17-Dec. 6, Dec. 8-13, Dec. 15 – Jan. 10, Jan. 12 – Feb. 29

*Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

QUAIL

Q3 Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Jan. 11 s

*Bag limit is 6 per person or 12 per party for quail.

WATERFOWL

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

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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. No horses. No hog dogs. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and location.

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

2,600 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 14 – Jan. 12 s

TURKEY

Archery

Mar. 21 – Apr. 16 s Apr. 21 – May 15 s

Small Game

Archery

Aug. 15 – Feb. 29.

*Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

Coyote

May 16-31 Archery only.

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. Archery only for all hunting. No camping. No ATVs. No horses. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and location.

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

2,100 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Quality Buck & Anterless: Sept. 14-22 s | Oct. 5-13 s

FIREARMS

  • Q35 C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 28 – 29 s
  • Q35 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 31-Nov. 2 c | Nov. 14-16 c

TURKEY

  • Q15 Mar. 21-23 s | Apr. 4-6 s
  • Q15 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 28- 30 s
  • General Hunt: May 11-15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15 – Sept. 27, Sept. 30-Oct. 24, Oct. 28-30, Nov. 3-13, Nov. 17- 22, Nov. 24-Dec. 6, Dec. 8-Jan. 3, Jan. 5-Feb. 29

*Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

DOVE

Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21-27, Sept. 30, Nov. 24-Dec. 1, Dec. 6, Dec. 8-Jan. 3, Jan. 5-31

QUAIL

Q3 Nov. 23, Dec. 7, Jan. 4

*Bag limit is 6 per person or 12 per party.

WATERFOWL

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

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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. Youth Hunt and Hunt & Learn exempt from antler restrictions. No ATVs. No horses. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and location.

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.

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA—Hilliard

Q Q C

8,089 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

Archery

  • Quality Buck and Antlerless: Sept. 14-Oct. 6, Nov. 24-Dec. 15 s

Firearms

  • Q100 Quality Buck and Antlerless: Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Nov. 21-Nov. 23 c
  • C Q50 Youth Firearms Either Sex: Nov. 9-Nov. 10 s

DOVE

State season during small game dates

QUAIL

Q3 Dec. 14, Jan. 4, Jan. 18 s

SMALL GAME

*Hunting of fox squirrels prohibited.

Aug. 15-Oct. 30, Nov. 3-Nov. 8, Nov. 11-Nov. 20, Nov. 24-Dec. 13, Dec. 15-Jan. 3, Jan. 5-Jan. 17, Jan. 19-Feb. 29

TURKEY

*Bag limit 1 on quota hunts.

  • Q40 Apr. 4-Apr. 12, Apr. 21-Apr. 26 s

Coyote

May 16 – 31

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs. No horses. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and locations.

*Only Quality Bucks with at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal. Youth Hunt and Hunt and Learn exempt from antler restrictions

Waterfowl

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

Directions

From JCT Hwy 80 and 355, go south 8.1 miles. Take Hwy 352 6.0 miles and entrance to check station is on the right.

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA—VPA Tracts

Q

2,492 acres • 478.825.6354

DEER

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Jan. 12 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 29. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.

TURKEY

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Waterfowl

Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon.

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

SPECIAL REGS

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

DIRECTIONS

From JCT Hwy 80 and 355, go south on 355. Tracts are located on Doctor Brooks Rd., Parker Mill Rd., and Hwy 355. Distance to tracts is between 4 and 10 miles from Hwy 80.

Chestatee WMA

27,123 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Buck Only: Sept. 14-20 s | Oct. 7-23 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 13-17 c | Dec. 12-15 c | Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-20 s | Oct. 7-23 s

Firearms

  • Q6 Dogs: Sept. 28-Oct. 6 c
  • General Hunt: Nov. 13-17 c | Dec. 12-15 c | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 s
  • Bear Only: Sept. 21-27 s

TURKEY

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 20, Oct. 7-Nov. 12, Nov. 18-Dec. 11, Dec. 16-25, Jan. 2-Feb. 29

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

SPECIAL REGS

Dog-bear hunters must check in at the Chestatee WMA check station prior to hunting and are required to attend a pre-hunt meeting as directed in their draw notification email. All dogs used in the dog-bear hunt must be marked with the selected hunter’s name and phone number.

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. 14-Oct. 11 s | Dec. 29-Jan. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Q350 Either Sex: Nov. 7-9 c | Dec. 5-7 s
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 16-22 s | Dec. 23-28 s

Turkey

Q40 Mar. 21-27 s | Mar. 28 – Apr. 3 s Apr. 4-10 s

  • General Hunt: Apr. 11-May 15 s

*Bag limit 1 gobbler per person

Small Game

Aug. 15-Nov. 6, Nov. 10-15, Nov. 24-Dec. 4, Dec. 8-22, Dec. 29-Feb. 28

Quail

Q3 Nov. 23 c | Dec. 14 c | Jan. 18 c | Jan. 25 c | Feb. 1 c

Q1 C Youth Hunt: Nov. 23 c | Dec. 14 c | Jan. 18 c | Jan. 25 c | Feb. 1 c

*Quail hunting by quota only. Maximum 3 persons per party. Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must check-in harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one check-in survey per party.

Dove

  • Q40 Sept. 7 s Quota on designated fields only. All other areas are open to public.
  • General Hunt: Nov. 23-Dec. 1, Dec. 8-Jan. 31

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

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. 14-26 s | Sept. 30-Oct. 11 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 12-18 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Sept. 27-29 c | Nov. 4-24 s
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 25-27 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 26, Sept. 30-Oct. 24, Oct. 28 – Feb. 29

Dove

  • Q30 Sept. 7 s Quota on designated fields only.
  • General Hunt: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, Dec. 6-Jan. 31

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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. 14-18 s | Sept 23-Oct. 2 s | Oct. 6-Nov. 22 s | Nov. 30-Dec. 20 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 20-22 c
  • Either Sex: Oct. 3-5 c | Nov. 23-29 s | Dec. 21-Jan. 12 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Oct. 6 – Nov. 22, Nov. 30 – Feb. 29

*No furbearer hunting or dog training in archery only areas.

Waterfowl

  • State season during small game dates.

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Special Regs

Horseback riding prohibited during ALL deer hunts. Area west of Cowpen Swamp is archery only for all species, open during their respective statewide seasons.

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

Q H C l A S

6,400 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-30 s | Nov. 15-17 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 5-10 s
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 26-Dec. 1 s
  • Q200 Either Sex: Nov. 7-9 c |
    Nov. 21-23 c

Turkey

  • Q25 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 21-. 29 s | Apr. 11-19 s
  • Q25 Apr. 4-10 s | Apr. 20-26 s

*Bag limit 1 on quota hunts

Small Game

  • General Hunt: Aug. 15-Oct. 4, Oct. 14-Nov. 6, Nov. 10-11, Nov. 18-20, Nov. 24-25, Dec. 2-6, Dec. 8-20, Dec. 22-Jan. 1, Jan. 5-17, Jan. 19-Feb. 29 s

*Bag limit 3 rabbits per person per day.

Dove

  • l Georgia R3 Dove Field: Sept. 7
  • Q200 Sept. 7 s
  • General Hunt: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Nov. 24-25, Dec. 6, Dec. 8-20, Dec. 22-Jan. 1, Jan. 5-17, Jan. 19-31 s

QUAIL

Q3 Dec. 7, Dec. 21, Jan. 18 s

*Bag limit is 6 per person or 12 per party.

Waterfowl

Waterfowl hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon. Youth only on Youth Waterfowl Days. State season during small game dates.

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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

  • Buck only: Sept. 14-Oct. 9 s | Oct. 14-Dec. 3 s | Dec. 9-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 10-13 c | Dec. 4-8 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-Oct. 9 s | Oct. 14-Dec. 3 | Dec. 9-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Oct. 10-13 c | Dec. 4-8 c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 9, Oct. 14-Dec. 3, Dec. 9-Feb 29

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Special Regs

No ATVs except on designated trails.

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.

COLLINS ROAD VPA

B

356 acres • 706.595.4222

SMALL GAME

  • Rabbit: Wed. & Sat. during statewide season

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs. No camping. Bird dog training: Sun. – Tues. & Thurs. – Fri. year round.

DIRECTIONS

From Waynesboro: Take GA Hwy 56 North 11.5 miles and turn right onto Collins Rd; travel 0.4 miles and VPA entrance is on the right.

From Augusta: Take I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway) to Exit 9 for GA Hwy 56 South/Mike Padgett Hwy; turn right onto GA Hwy 56 South and travel 13.3 miles; turn left onto Collins Rd; travel 0.4 miles and VPA entrance is on the right.

Conasauga river WMA

Q a

338 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Dec. 13, Dec. 15-20, Dec. 22 -27, Dec. 29-Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-Dec. 13, Dec. 15-20, Dec. 22 -27, Dec. 29 -Jan. 1 s

Turkey

  • Q2 Apr. 11-17 s | Apr. 18-24 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 13, Jan. 26-Feb. 29

Waterfowl

  • Q3 Dec. 14, Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Special Regs

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

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

  • Buck Only: Sept. 14 – Oct. 3 s | Oct. 7-18 s

Primitive

  • Buck Only: Oct. 30- Nov. 3 c

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 5-6 c
  • Buck Only: Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 c | Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14 – Oct. 3 s | Oct. 7-18 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 30-Nov. 3 c

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt: Oct. 5-6 c
  • Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 c | Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Nov. 3, Oct. 7-29, Nov. 4-26, Dec. 2-25, Jan. 2-Feb. 29

Coyote

  • May 16-31. Feral hogs may also be hunted and taken with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid telephone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

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 WMA

Q C B R

6,130 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 9 s | Oct. 14-Dec. 3 s | Dec. 9-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Q300Either Sex: Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Dec. 19-21 c
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 18 -20 c.

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-Oct. 9 s | Oct. 14-Dec. 3 s | Dec. 9-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Q300 Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Dec. 19-21 c
  • C Youth Hunt: Oct. 18 -20 c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Oct. 17, Oct. 21-30, Nov. 3-Dec. 11, Dec. 16-Feb. 29

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Special Regs

No ATVs. Dog training: Aug. 1-Mar. 19, except during firearms deer hunts.

Directions

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

Coosawattee Carter’s Lake WMA

Q a RW

3,300 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Nov. 7, Nov. 11-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • WWheelchair/Either Sex: Nov. 8-10 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-Nov. 7, Nov. 11-Jan. 1 s
  • WWheelchair/Either Sex: Nov. 8-10 c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Nov. 7, Nov. 11-Feb. 29
  • R Rabbit Dog Only Training: Wed/Fri/Sat from Nov. – Feb. except during firearms deer hunts.

Coyote

May 16 – 31

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.

Cordele Fish Hatchery

Q C

40 acres • 229.430.4254

Waterfowl

  • Q3 C Youth Hunt: Dec. 21 s | Dec. 28 s| Jan. 11 s
  • Q3 Nov. 23 s | Dec. 14 s

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

Directions

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

COWART LAKE VPA

45 acres • 706.595.4222

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14 – Jan. 31

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog and coyote season.

DIRECTIONS

From Atlanta: Take I-85/I-75 south. Merge onto GA-166 W/Campbellton Rd SW via Exit 243 toward East Point. Continue west on Campbellton Rd SW for 7.3 miles and then turn left onto Butner Rd SW. Head south for 2.3 miles and Kiosk will be on your left.

Crockford-Pigeon
Mountain WMA

H C B R

20,657 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 14-Oct. 18 s | Oct. 21-Nov. 5 s | Nov. 10-Dec. 10 s | Dec. 15-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 19-20 c
  • Either-Sex Last Day: Nov. 6-9 c
  • Buck Only: Dec. 11-14 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-Oct. 18 s | Oct. 21-Nov. 5 s | Nov. 10-Dec. 10 s| Dec. 15-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • H CSpecialty Hunt: Oct. 19-20 c
  • General Hunt: Nov. 6-9 c | Dec. 11-14 c

Turkey

Mar. 21-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Sept. 14-Oct. 18, Oct. 21-Nov. 5, Nov. 10-Dec. 10, Dec. 15-Feb. 29
  • B R Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Mar. 19, except during firearms deer hunts.

Dove

Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Nov. 23- Dec. 1, Dec. 8-10, Dec. 15 – Jan. 31

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Special Regs

No ATVs. Horse, bicycle, caving, hiking, rock climbing, parasailing and hang-gliding trails and areas are closed all day during firearms deer hunts. 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 the WMA. Consult WMA map for specific limitations.

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.