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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
Q Quality Buck
W Mobility-Impaired Hunt (see Mobility-impaired Hunts)
B Bird Dog Training
F Furbearer Dog Training
R Rabbit Dog Training
A Archery Range
S Firearms Shooting Range

This section of the 2020-2021 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

Q

6,870 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex s: Sept. 12-Oct. 18

Firearms

  • Buck Only: s Oct. 24-25
  • Either Sex: c Nov. 12-14 | s Nov. 25-29, Dec. 15-20

Turkey

Q15 s: Mar. 20-26, Mar. 27-Apr. 2

s Apr. 3-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 23, Oct. 26-Nov. 11, Nov. 15-24, Nov. 30-Dec. 14, Dec. 21-Feb. 28

Dove

Q50 s: Sept. 5

s Sept. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 21-24, Dec. 8-14, Dec. 21-Jan. 31

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 s : Dec. 6-Jan. 10

Firearms

  • WMobility Impaired Either Sex s : Oct. 29-Nov. 1, Nov. 26-29

Turkey

W Q1 Mobility Impaired s : Apr. 4-10, May 2-8

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

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 29, Dec. 6-Jan. 15, Jan. 17-Feb. 28

Quail

Quota only. Max.3 persons per party. Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must report harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one survey per party.

C Q1 Youth c : Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Jan. 16

Dove

Quota on designated fields only. All other areas open to the public.

Q35 s Sept. 5

Sept. 12, Nov. 23-25, Dec. 8 -Jan. 15, Jan. 17-31

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

Special Regs

Physically Disabled hunters 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 s : Sept. 12-Oct. 16, Dec. 1-Jan. 10

Firearms

  • Either Sex s : Oct. 17-Nov. 30

Turkey

s Mar. 20 -May 15

Small Game

s Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

No dove hunting outside of dove field.

Q50 s Sept. 5, Sept. 12. Shooting hours are noon – sunset.

s Sept. 19, 26, Nov. 21-29, Dec. 8-Jan. 31.

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 s : Sept. 12-Oct. 16

Firearms

  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either Sex s : Oct. 17-18
  • Either Sex s : Nov. 3-Jan. 1

Bear

Archery

  • s Sept. 12-Oct. 16

Firearms

  • HC Specialty Hunt s : Oct. 17-18
  • s Nov. 3-Jan. 1

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 16, Oct. 19 – Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

Firearms prohibited 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 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 s : Sept. 12-Oct. 9

Primitive

  • Either Sex s : Oct. 10-16

Firearms

  • Either Sex s : Oct. 17-Jan. 10

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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

3,986 acres • 912.262.3173

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex s : Sept. 12-Nov. 11, Jan. 1-10

FIREARMS

  • Q50 Either Sex s : Nov. 12-14, Dec. 3-5
  • Either Sex c : Dec. 29-31

TURKEY

s Mar. 20 – May 15

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15- Nov. 11, Nov. 15-Dec. 2, Dec. 6-28, Jan. 1-Feb. 28. 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 s : Sept. 12-Oct. 9

Primitive

  • Either Sex s : Oct. 10-16

Firearms

  • Buck only s : Oct. 17-18
  • Either Sex s: Oct. 19- Jan. 10

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

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

Special Regs

Area includes 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 s: Sept. 12-Nov. 15

Small Game

Butler Island opens after the last Saturday of waterfowl season.

Aug. 15-Nov. 15, Feb. 1 -Feb. 28. No furbearer season.

  • Rabbits: Bag Limit – 6/person/day. C Archery Youth Only, Butler Refuge Area: Jan. 30-31.
  • Snipe: Wed.-Sun. & state holidays during season.

Dove

Sept. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

Waterfowl

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

COYOTE

Mar. 1-May 31. Small game weapons only. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone number; no night hunting; hogs must be killed immediately upon capture.

Special Regs

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 & 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 s: Sept. 5

s Sept. 12, 19

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

SPECIAL REGS

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

400 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

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

Bear

Archery

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

Turkey

C Youth s: Mar. 20 -May 15

Small Game

C Youth: Aug. 15-Oct. 15, Feb. 1-28

Waterfowl

Youth Only: Saturdays 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 • 706.595.4222

Deer

Only bucks with at least a 15-inch spread or 16-inch main beam are legal.

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Sept. 12-20, Dec. 3-6

Primitive

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Dec. 18-20

Firearms

  • Q400 Quality Buck & Antlerless c: Nov. 5-7, Nov. 19-21

Turkey

C Youth s: Mar. 20-28

Q80 Bag limit is 1 gobbler s: Mar. 29 -Apr. 4

s: Apr. 5-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 11, Sept. 21-Nov. 4, Nov. 8-18, Nov. 22-Dec. 2, Dec. 7-17, Dec. 21-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 22-29, Dec. 8-17, Dec. 21-Jan. 31

Waterfowl

MARSH Pond Q3 s: Dec. 26, Jan. 23

No waterfowl hunting on MARSH Ponds outside of quota hunts. State season during small game dates for rest of WMA. Shooting hours end at noon.

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Special Regs

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 • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex s: Sept. 12-Oct. 9, Oct. 17 -Jan.10

Firearms

  • C Youth/Either Sex s: Oct. 10-16

Turkey

C Youth s: Mar. 20-28

Archery Only s: Mar. 29-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 9, Oct. 17-Feb. 28

WATERFOWL

State season during small game dates. Shooting hours end at 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 • 706.595.4222

Deer

Either Sex s: Sept. 12-Jan. 10

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

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.

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

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 s: Sept. 12-18, Sept. 26-Oct. 16

Firearms

  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either Sex s: Sept. 19-25
  • Either Sex c: Nov. 5-7
  • Buck Only s: Nov. 26-28, Dec. 16-19

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 18, Sept. 26-Nov. 4, Nov. 8-25, Nov. 29-Dec. 15, Dec. 20-Feb. 28

COYOTE

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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 s: Sept. 12-Nov. 3, Nov. 8-13

Firearms

  • Q1000 Either-Sex Last Two Days c: Nov. 4-7
  • Q1000 Either Sex c: Dec. 2-5
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either-Sex c: Jan. 9-10

Bear

Archery

  • s Sept. 12 – Nov. 3, Nov. 8-13

Firearms

  • Q1000 c: Nov. 4-7, Dec. 2-5
  • HC Specialty Hunt c: Jan. 9-10

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Nov. 3, Nov. 8-Dec. 1, Dec. 6-Jan. 8, Jan. 11-Feb. 28

B R Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Mar. 19, except during firearms deer hunts.

Dove

Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 21-29, Dec. 8-Jan. 8, Jan. 11-31

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog 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 s: Sept. 12-Oct. 9

Primitive

  • Either Sex s: Oct. 10-16

Firearms

  • Either Sex s: Oct. 17-Nov. 30

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

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

Waterfowl

Wed. & Sat. only during state waterfowl season. Shooting hours end at 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 s: Sept. 12-Oct. 7, Oct. 11 -16

Primitive

  • Either Sex s: Oct. 8-10

Firearms

  • Either Sex s: Oct. 21-24
  • Buck Only s: Oct. 30-31, Dec. 9-12
  • C Youth/Either Sex s: Nov. 27-29

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 7, Oct. 17-20, Oct. 25-29, Nov. 1-26, Nov. 30-Dec. 8, Dec. 13-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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 • 229.430.4254

Deer

Only bucks with at least four points (1-inch or longer) on both sides or a 15-inch outside spread are legal

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Sept. 12-25, Oct. 18-Nov. 11

Fiearms

  • C Youth/Either Sex s: Sept. 26-27. Youth are exempt from antler restrictions.
  • Quality Buck & Antlerless Last Day c: Oct. 15-17, Nov. 19-21
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Nov. 22-24

Turkey

Q50 s: Mar. 20-28, Apr. 3-11, Apr. 17-25

s: Apr. 26-May 15

Coyote

May 16 – 31

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 25, Sept. 28-Oct. 14, Oct. 18-Nov. 18, Nov. 25-Feb. 28

DOVE

Sept. 5, 12, 19-30, Nov. 25-29, Dec. 8-Jan. 31

Waterfowl

Big Lazer Creek PFA: Wed. & Sat. during small game dates concurrent with state waterfowl season. WMA outside of PFA is open during small game dates concurrent with state season. Shooting hours end at noon on WMA & PFA.

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 • 229.430.4254

Deer

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

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Sept. 12-Oct. 9, Oct. 12-18, Nov. 15-22

Firearms

  • C Youth/Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Oct. 10-11
  • Q200 Quality Buck & Antlerless c: Oct. 22-24, Nov. 5-7

Turkey

Q35 s: Mar. 20-28, Apr. 3-11

s: Apr. 12-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 9, Oct. 12-21, Oct. 25-Nov. 4, Nov. 8-Feb. 28

Dove

Q75 s Sept. 5, 12

Sept. 19-30, Nov. 21-29, Dec. 8-Jan. 31

Waterfowl

State season during small game dates. Shooting hours end at noon. No hunting on MARSH Pond.

Coyote

May 16-31

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 s: Sept. 12-Oct. 6, Oct. 12-16

Primitive

  • Buck Only s: Oct. 7-11

Firearms

  • Buck Only c: Oct. 21-24, Nov. 25-28

Bear

Archery

  • s Sept. 12-Oct. 6, Oct. 12-16

Primitive

  • s Oct. 7-11

Firearms

  • c Oct. 21-24, Nov. 25-28

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 6, Oct. 12-20, Oct. 25-Nov. 23, Nov. 29-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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 & BEAR

Archery

s Sept. 12-Nov. 30

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15 -Feb. 28

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 & BEAR

FIREARMS

Bag Limit: 1 deer

  • Q12 l Hunt & Learn/Either Sex c: Nov. 7-8
  • Q12 C Youth/Either Sex c: Nov. 21-22, Dec. 5-6

TURKEY

Bag Limit: 1 gobbler

Q3 l Hunt & Learn c: Apr. 3-4

Q5 C Youth c: Apr. 17-18, May 1-2

SMALL GAME

Q10 l Hunt & Learn c: Dec. 12

DOVE

Q15 l Hunt & Learn c: Sept. 12-13

Q25 C Youth c: Sept. 5

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

SPECIAL REGS

Day use access is available on River Rd. Access for scheduled events is available on Cloverleaf Dr. and Buck Shoals Dr.

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 S

15,636 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex s: Sept. 12-23, Sept. 27-Oct. 9

Primitive

  • Either Sex c: Sept. 24-26

Firearms

  • Buck Only s: Oct. 14-17, Dec. 17-19
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either Sex s: Oct. 30-Nov. 1
  • Either Sex s: Nov. 25-28

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 23, Sept. 27-Oct. 13, Oct. 18-29, Nov. 2-24, Nov. 29-Dec. 16, Dec. 20-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

Montgomery County Tract access is limited to foot or boat travel only and is antler restricted 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

s Sept. 12-Jan. 10

TURKEY

s Mar. 20-May15

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

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 s: Sept. 12-Jan. 10

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

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 THUNDER VPA

a Archery Only Area

1,627 acres • 706.595.4222

DEER

Either Sex s: Sept. 12 – Jan. 10

TURKEY

s Mar. 20-May15

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15–Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

SPECIAL REGS

Archery only. 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

6.324 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

Archery

  • Either Sex s: Sept. 12-Oct. 10

Firearms

  • Either Sex s: Oct. 22-24, Nov. 12-14
  • Buck Only s: Dec. 17-19

TURKEY

s Mar. 20-May15

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Oct. 21, Oct. 25-Nov. 11, Nov. 15-Dec. 16, Dec. 20-Feb. 28

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 • 912.262.3173

DEER

Archery

Either Sex s: Sept. 12-Jan. 10

TURKEY

s Mar. 20-May15

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog 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 • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex s: Sept. 12 – Oct. 11

Firearms

  • Buck Only: c Oct. 15-17 | s Nov. 30-Dec. 13
  • Either Sex Last Day c: Nov. 12-14
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Buck Only s: Nov. 24-29

Turkey

s Apr. 3-May15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 14, Oct. 18-Nov. 11, Nov. 15-23, Nov. 30-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 21-23, Dec. 8-Jan. 31

WATERFOWL

Shooting hours end at 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 • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex s: Sept. 12-Oct. 9, Oct. 17-Jan. 10

FIREARMS

  • C Youth/Either Sex s: Oct. 10-16

Turkey

s Apr. 3-May15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 9, Oct. 17-Feb. 28

WATERFOWL

Shooting hours end at 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.

Ceylon WMA

Q Q

16,000 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Only bucks with at least 4 points (1-inch or longer) on either side or a 15-inch outside spread are legal.

ARCHERY

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Sept. 12-Oct. 18, Dec. 6-27

FIREARMS

  • Q100 Quality Buck & Antlerless c: Oct. 22-24, Nov. 12-14, Dec. 3-5

TURKEY

Bag Limit: 1 gobbler

Q40 s Apr. 3-9, 17-23, May 1-7

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Oct. 21, Oct. 25-Nov. 11, Nov. 15-Dec. 2, Dec. 6-Feb. 28.

Coyote

May 16 – 31

DIRECTIONS

From Brunswick take I-95 South to Exit 14 (GA Hwy 25; Woodbine). Turn left onto Lang Road and go 1 mile to WMA entrance on left.

Chattahoochee WMA

25,150 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Buck Only s: Sept. 12-18, Oct. 5-21

Firearms

  • Buck Only: s Nov. 21-29 |
    c Oct. 22-25, Dec. 10-13

Bear

Archery

  • s Sept. 12-18, Oct. 5-21

Firearms

  • Q9 Dogs c: Sept. 26-Oct. 4
  • s Sept. 19-25 | c Oct. 22-25, Dec. 10-13 | s Nov. 21-29

TURKEY

s Mar. 20-May15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 18, Oct. 5-21, Oct. 26-Nov. 20, Dec. 14-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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 valid 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 c: Dec. 1-2

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 is required. Cabins and campsites (hunters only) are available for hunter use and may be reserved through the park office at (770) 254-7271. ATVs prohibited. All park access is closed to the general public from Dec. 1-2.

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 • 229.430.4254

DEER

Only bucks with at least 4 points (1-inch or longer) on either side or a 15-inch outside spread are legal.

ARCHERY

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Sept. 12-Oct. 15

FIREARMS

  • Q150 Quality Buck & Antlerless c: Oct. 22-24, Nov. 12-14

TURKEY

Q50 s Mar. 20-28, Apr. 3-11

s Apr. 26 – May 15

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Oct. 21, Oct. 25-Nov. 11, Nov. 15-Dec. 4, Dec. 6-18, Dec. 20-Jan. 15, Jan. 17-Feb. 28. No fox squirrel hunting.

QUAIL

Q3 s Dec. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 16. Bag limit is 6 per person or 12 per party.

Coyote

May 16 – 31

SPECIAL REGS

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

DIRECTIONS

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

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA—BlackJack Crossing Area

a Archery Only Area Q

1,600 acres • 229.430.4254

DEER

Only bucks with at least 4 points (1-inch or longer) on either side or a 15-inch outside spread are legal.

Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Sept. 12-Jan. 10

TURKEY

s Mar. 20-Apr. 22, Apr. 26-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28. No fox squirrel hunting.

Coyote

May 16-31

SPECIAL REGS

No camping, ATVs, or horses. Hunters must check kiosk daily for prescribed burning schedule and location.

DIRECTIONS

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

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA—Fort Perry Area

Q Q C

2,100 acres • 229.430.4254

DEER

Only 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 & Learn exempt from antler restrictions.

ARCHERY

  • Quality Buck & Anterless s: Sept. 12-20, Oct. 3-11

FIREARMS

  • Q35 C Youth/Either Sex s: Sept. 26-27
  • Q35 Quality Buck & Antlerless c: Oct. 29-31, Nov. 12-14

TURKEY

Q15 s Mar. 20-22, Apr. 3-5

Q15 C Youth s: Mar. 27-29

s: May 11-15

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Sept. 25, Sept. 28-Oct. 22, Oct. 26-28, Nov. 1-11, Nov. 15-20, Nov. 22-Dec. 4, Dec. 6-Jan. 1, Jan. 3-Feb. 28. No fox squirrel hunting.

DOVE

Sept. 5, 12, 19-25, 28-30, Nov. 22-29, Dec. 8-Jan. 1, Jan. 3-31

QUAIL.

Q3 Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Jan. 2. Bag limit is 6 per person or 12 per party.

Coyote

May 16-31

SPECIAL REGS

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

DIRECTIONS

From 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 l

8,089 acres • 229.430.4254

DEER

Only bucks with at least 4 points (1-inch or longer) on either side or a 15-inch outside spread are legal. Youth hunt; Hunt & Learn exempt from antler restriction.

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless s: Sept. 12-Oct. 1, Nov. 22-Dec. 13

Firearms

  • Antlerless c: Oct. 3-4
  • Q50 Quality Buck & Antlerless c: Oct. 29-31, Nov. 19-21
  • C Q50 Youth Firearms Either Sex s: Nov. 7-8

DOVE

  • Q20 Youth s: Sept. 5, 12 (Youth Field Only)
  • Sept. 5, 12, 19-30, Nov. 22-29, Dec. 8-11, Dec. 13-Jan. 1, Jan. 3-15, Jan. 17-31

QUAIL

Q3 s Dec. 12, Jan. 2, Jan. 16

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Oct. 1, 5-28, Nov. 1-6, 9-18, Nov. 22-Dec. 11, Dec. 13-Jan. 1, 3-15, Jan. 17-Feb. 28. No fox squirrel hunting.

TURKEY

Bag Limit: 1 gobbler

Q40 s Apr. 3-11, Apr. 26-May 2

l Hunt & Learn c: Apr. 23-25

Coyote

May 16-31

SPECIAL REGS

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

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 • 229.430.4254

DEER

Only bucks with at least 4 points (1 inch or longer) on either side or a 15 inch outside spread are legal.

Archery

Either Sex s: Sept. 12-Jan. 10

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28. No fox squirrel hunting.

TURKEY

s Mar. 20-May15

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs or 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

Q

27,123 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Buck Only s: Sept. 12-18, Oct. 5-21

Firearms

  • Buck Only: c Nov. 11-15, Dec. 10-13 | s Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Bear

Archery

  • s Sept. 12-18, Oct. 5-21

Firearms

  • Q6 Dogs c: Sept. 26-Oct. 4
  • s Sept. 19-25, Dec. 26-Jan. 1 | c Nov. 11-15, Dec. 10-13

TURKEY

s Mar. 20-May15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 18, Oct. 5-Nov. 10, Nov. 16-Dec. 9, Dec. 14-25, Jan. 2-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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 A

19,700 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex s: Sept. 12-Oct. 10, Dec. 28-Jan. 10

Primitive

  • Either Sex s: Oct. 11-17

Firearms

  • Q350 Either Sex: c Nov. 5-7 | s Dec. 4-6
  • C Youth/Either Sex s: Nov. 15-21, Dec. 22-27

Turkey

Bag Limit: 1 gobbler

Q40 s Mar. 20-26, Mar. 27-Apr. 2, Apr. 3-9

s: Apr. 11-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Nov. 4, Nov. 9-14, Nov. 23-Dec. 3, Dec. 7-21, Dec. 28-Feb. 28

Quail

Quota only. Max.3 persons per party. Bag limit is 3 per person. Hunting party must report harvest at kiosk or online. Complete one survey per party.

Q3 c Nov. 21, Dec. 12, Jan. 16, 23, 30

Q1 C Youth c: Nov. 21, Dec. 12, Jan. 16, 23, 30

Dove

Q40 s Sept. 5, Quota on designated fields only. All other areas are open.

Nov. 21-29, Dec. 8-Jan. 31

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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 s: Sept. 12-24, Sept. 28-Oct. 9

Primitive

  • Either Sex s: Oct. 10-16

Firearms

  • Either Sex: c Sept. 25-27 | s Nov. 2-22
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either Sex s: Oct. 23-25

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 24, Sept. 28-Oct. 22, Oct. 26-Feb. 28

Dove

Q30 s Sept. 5, Quota on designated fields only.

Sept. 12, 19, Nov. 21-29, Dec. 8-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 s: Sept. 12-16, Sept 21-29, Oct. 4-Nov. 27, Dec. 5-18

Firearms

  • C Youth/Either Sex c: Sept. 18-20
  • Either Sex: c Oct. 1-3 | s Nov. 28-Dec. 4, Dec. 19-Jan. 10

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 11, Oct. 4-Nov. 27, Dec. 5-Feb. 28. No furbearer hunting or dog training in archery only areas.

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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 • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex s: Sept. 12-30, Nov. 13-15

Firearms

  • C Youth/Either Sex s: Oct. 3-8
  • Q6 l Youth & Q6 l Adult, Hunt & Learn/Either Sex: Oct. 9-11
  • Q200 Either Sex c: Nov. 5-7, 19-21
  • Q6 Ladies only, l Hunt and Learn/Either Sex: Nov 10-12
  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either Sex s: Nov. 24-29

Turkey

Bag limit: 1 gobbler

Q25 C Youth s: Mar. 20-28, Apr. 10-18; Q25 s Apr. 3-9, 19-25
Q6 l Youth Hunt & Learn: Apr. 30-May 2

Small Game

s Aug. 15-Oct. 2, Oct. 12-Nov. 4, Nov. 8-9, 16-18, 22-23, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 6-18, Dec. 20-Jan. 6, Jan. 10-15, Jan. 17-Feb. 28. Bag limit: 3 rabbits per person per day.

l Youth Hunt & Learns: (Squirrel) Q6 Oct. 24; (Falconry) Q10 Jan. 9-11; (Rabbit) Q6 Jan. 10

Dove

l Georgia R3 Dove Field: Sept. 5

Q200 s Sept. 5

Q10 l Adult Hunt & Learn: Sept. 5

Q10 l Youth Hunt & Learns: Sept 12

s Sept. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 22-23, Dec. 8-18, Dec. 20-Jan. 6, Jan. 10-15, Jan. 17-31

QUAIL

Q3 s Dec. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 16. Bag limit: 6 per person or 12 per party.

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at 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 posted at trailhead. Excluding deer, turkey and quail quota hunt dates, campground available by reservation through www.georgiawildlife.com/charlie-elliott-wildlife-center.

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 s: Sept. 12-Oct. 7, Oct. 12-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-Jan. 1

Firearms

  • Buck Only c: Oct. 8-11, Dec. 2-6

Bear

Archery

  • s Sept. 12-Oct. 7, Oct. 12-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-Jan. 1

Firearms

  • c Oct. 8-11, Dec. 2-6

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 7, Oct. 12-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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 state season

B Sun.-Tues. & Thur.-Fri., year round.

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs. No camping.

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

338 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer (Either sex) & Bear

Archery

s: Sept. 12-Dec. 11, Dec. 13-18, Dec. 20-25, Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Turkey

Q2 s Apr. 10-16, Apr. 17-23

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 11, Jan. 24-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

Q3 s Dec. 12, 19, 26, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23

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 s: Sept. 12 – Oct. 1, Oct. 5-16

Primitive

  • Buck Only c: Oct. 28- Nov. 1

Firearms

  • C Youth/Either Sex c: Oct. 3-4
  • Buck Only: c Nov. 25-29 | s Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Bear

Archery

  • s Sept. 12-Oct. 1, Oct. 5-16

Primitive

  • c Oct. 28-Nov. 1

Firearms

  • C Youth c: Oct. 3-4
  • c Nov. 25-29 | s Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 1, Oct. 5-27, Nov. 2-24, Nov. 30-Dec. 25, Jan. 2-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs. Dogs must be marked with hunter’s name and a valid phone 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 (Either sex) & Bear

Archery

  • s: Sept. 12-Oct. 15, Oct. 19-Nov. 4, Nov. 8-Dec. 16, Dec. 20-Jan. 1

Firearms

  • Q300 c: Nov. 5-7, Dec. 17-19
  • C Youth c: Oct. 16-18

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 15, Oct. 19-Nov. 4, Nov. 8-Dec. 16, Dec. 20-Feb. 28

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

R W A

3,300 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer (either sex) & bear

Archery

  • s: Sept. 12-Oct. 29, Nov. 2-Jan. 1

Firearms

  • W Wheelchair c: Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 29, Nov. 2-Feb. 28

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 s: Dec. 19, 26, Jan. 9

Q3 s Nov. 21, Dec. 12

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog 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 Rd; 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 s: Sept. 12-Oct. 16, Oct. 19-Nov. 10, Nov. 15-Dec. 8, Dec. 13-Jan. 1

Firearms

  • HC Specialty Hunt/Either Sex c: Oct. 17-18
  • Either-Sex Last Day c: Nov. 11-14
  • Buck Only c: Dec. 9-12

Bear

Archery

  • s Sept. 12-Oct. 16, Oct. 19-Nov. 10, Nov. 15-Dec. 8, Dec. 13-Jan. 1

Firearms

  • HC Specialty Hunt c: Oct. 17-18
  • c: Nov. 11-14, Dec. 9-12

Turkey

s Mar. 20-May15

Small Game

Sept. 12-Oct. 16, Oct. 19-Nov. 10, Nov. 15-Dec. 8, Dec. 13-Feb. 28

B R Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Mar. 19, except during firearms deer hunts.

Dove

Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 21-29, Dec. 8, Dec. 13-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.