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Hunting Regulations Icon Georgia Hunting

Sign in for small game and migratory birds now required (see Public Hunting Opportunities)

Legend

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.

 

Dawson Forest WMA

C Q

25,500 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 5 s Oct. 9-19 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 6-8 c
  • Quality Buck /Either Sex Last 2 Days: Oct. 24-27 c
  • Quality Buck: Nov. 7-10 c | Dec. 6-9 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 5 s | Oct. 9-19 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt: Oct. 6-8 c
  • Oct. 24-27 c | Nov. 7-10 c | Dec. 6-9 c

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 5, Oct 9-23, Oct. 28-Nov. 6, Nov. 11 – Dec. 5, Dec. 10-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-23, Oct. 28-31, Nov. 22-Dec. 5, Dec. 10-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. 8 -Oct. 10 s

Firearms

  • Q400 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. 11-13 c | Oct. 25-27 c
  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 8-10 c

Turkey

  • Q20 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 23-29 c
  • Q30 Mar. 30 – Apr. 5 c | Apr. 6-12 c
  • General Hunt: Apr. 13-May 15 s

Small Game & Furbearers

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 14-24, Oct. 28-Nov. 7, Nov. 11-30, Dec. 2-4, Dec. 6-7, Dec. 9-11, Dec. 13-14, Dec. 16-18, Dec. 20-21, Dec. 23-28, Dec. 30- Feb. 1, Feb. 3-5, Feb. 7-28 (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 at check station.

Dove

  • Q75 C Youth Hunt: Sept. 1 c; Dove Field 2.
  • Q100: Sept. 1 c; Dove Field 1.
    • General Hunt (Field 1 & 2): Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 22-30; (Field 1 Only) South of Rocky Creek January 1-15, 2019. Designated fields only.

QUAIL

  • Q8 C Youth Hunt: Feb. 2 c
  • Q8 Dec. 1 c, Dec. 5 c, Dec. 8 c, Dec. 12 c, Dec. 15 c, Dec. 19 c, Dec. 22 c, Dec. 29 c, Feb. 6 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. 8-Nov. 9 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Nov. 10-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-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. 8-Oct. 2 s | Oct. 7-10 s | Oct. 14-19 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 3-6 c | Oct. 11-13 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20-21 s | Oct. 27-30 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 8-10 c | Nov. 21-25 s
  • Q3 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Nov. 17 s | Dec. 8 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. 27-29 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 4-6 c Oct. 11-13 s

Firearms

  • Nov. 8-10 c

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

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 2, Oct. 22-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 7, Nov. 11-16, Nov. 18-20, Nov. 26 – Dec. 7, Dec. 9 – Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 1-16, Oct. 22 -26, Oct. 31, Nov. 26- Dec. 7, Dec. 9-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. 1-11 s

TURKEY

Q2 C Youth Hunt: Apr. 5-6 s | Apr. 12-13 s

ALLIGATOR

Sept. 14-16. Night hunting only.

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. 8-Jan. 13 s

TURKEY

Q1 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 23-24 s | Mar. 30- 31 s

Small Game

Jan. 14-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. 14-16 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Nov. 7-10 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 19-20 s
  • Buck Only: Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 14-16 s

Primitive

  • Nov. 7-10 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: Oct. 19-20 s
  • General Hunt: Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 s

Turkey

Q20 Mar. 29 – 31 c | Apr. 12-14 c | Apr. 26-28 c

Small Game

Dec. 13-15, Jan. 10-12, Jan. 24-26, Feb. 7-9. 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. 8-Oct. 26 | Nov. 5-Nov. 23 | Dec. 3-Jan. 13 s

DEER

FIREARMS

  • Either Sex: Oct. 27-Nov. 4 | Nov. 24-Dec. 2 s

BEAR

ARCHERY

  • Sept. 20-22 | Sept. 27-29 | Oct. 4-6 | Oct. 11-13 s

TURKEY

Mar. 23-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15- Oct. 26 | Nov. 5-Nov. 23 | Dec. 3-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

1,049 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey archery

Mar. 23-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. 8-Oct. 12. Beverly Tract (a designated a Archery Only Area): Sept. 8-Jan. 1

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Nov. 3 – Jan. 1
  • Buck Only: Oct. 20 – Nov. 2 | Jan. 2-13

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. See page 69.

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. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

B Aug. 15-Feb. 28 s. No fox or bobcat hunting. See page 69.

Dove

Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-31, Nov. 22 – Jan. 15

QUAIL

Nov. 17-24, Dec. 22-29, Jan. 12-19; 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. 17 s | Dec. 8 s
  • Q3 Jan. 5 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.

ALLIGATOR

Sept. 7-9 (Night hunting only)

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

Deer

Firearms

  • Q100 Either-Sex: Jan. 8-9

SPECIAL REGS

Hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 pm on Jan. 7, 2019. Two deer limit. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 non-refundable, non-transferable park-hunting fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. All park facilities will be closed to the general public from Jan. 8-9, 2019. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at (706) 663-4858. Coyotes and feral hogs may be taken during deer hunts. ATVs prohibited. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Fishing Creek WMA

F

2,900 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20 – Nov. 2 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 3 – Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. See page 69.

DOVE

  • Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-31, Nov. 22 – 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. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 28
  • B Aug. 15- Mar. 15. See page 69.

DOVE:

  • C Youth Hunt: Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15
  • General: Oct. 13-31, 2018, Nov. 22, 2018-Jan. 15

Waterfowl

  • Q3 Nov. 17 s, Nov. 24 s; 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

7,141 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 20-Nov. 30 s | Dec. 26-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-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. 8– Oct. 6 s | Nov. 24-Dec. 15 s

Firearms

  • W Quality Buck & Antlerless/Wheelchair Hunters: Oct. 19-21 s
  • C Youth Hunt/Quality Buck and Antlerless: Oct. 13-21 s
  • Q35 Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 1-3c | Nov. 15-17 c

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Oct. 18, Nov. 4-14, Nov. 18 – Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-31, Nov. 22 – 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

Deer

Firearms

  • Q85 Either-Sex: Dec. 4-5 c

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 pm. on Dec. 3. 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. 4-5. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

GAITHER WMA

NEW

2,129 acres • 478.825.6354

Please check https://georgiawildlife.com/gaither-wma for hunt dates.

DIRECTIONS

From Mansfield: Go South on Hwy 11 for 7 miles and turn Right onto Henderson Mill Rd. Proceed 3.7 miles on Henderson Mill Rd and turn Right onto Davis Ford Rd. From there travel 0.4 miles to the Kiosk on the left.

Germany Creek WMA

F

1,200 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Nov. 3 – Jan. 1 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 20 – Nov. 2 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. See page 69.

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.

GLOCREST DAIRY VPA DOVE FIELD

Q

116 acres • 770.535.5700

DOVE

Q30 Oct. 13, Oct. 20

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 GloCrest entrance on the left.

Grand Bay WMA

C

8,700 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-9 s, Sept. 15-16 s, Sept. 22-23 s, Sept. 29 – 30 s, Nov. 17-18 s, Dec. 1-2 s, Dec. 15-16 s, Dec. 22-23 s, Dec. 29-30 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 6-7 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 13-14 s
  • Either Sex:| Oct. 20-21 c | Oct. 27-28 s | Nov. 3-4 s | Nov. 10-11 s | Nov. 24-25 s | Dec. 8-9 s

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 23-24 s | Apr. 6-7 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 13-14 s

Small Game

Aug. 18-19, Aug. 25-26, Sept. 1-2, Jan. 5-6, Jan. 12-13, Jan. 19-20, Jan. 26-27, Feb. 2-3, Feb. 9-10, Feb. 16-17, Feb. 23-24. 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. 8-Oct. 14 s | Nov 30 – Dec. 30 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 18-21 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 2-4 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 8-10 s

Turkey

  • Q25 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 23-24 c
  • Q25 General Hunt: Mar. 30 – Apr. 5 c | Apr. 13-19 c | Apr. 27-May 3 c

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Oct. 17, Oct. 22-Nov. 1, Nov. 5-7, Nov. 11-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. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 20-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

DOVE

Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-17, Nov. 22-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. 6-7 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. 5. 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. 6-7. 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. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20-Nov. 15 s
  • Either-Sex: Nov. 16-18 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Oct. 20-Nov. 18 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

B F Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Nov. 19-Feb. 28.

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Nov. 22-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. 8-Nov. 9 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Nov. 10-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

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

DOVE

  • Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-31, Nov. 22-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. 8-19 s | Sept. 23-Oct. 5 s | Oct. 8-30s | Jan. 1-13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Sept. 20-22 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 6-7 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 31- Nov. 3 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 15-17 c | Dec. 13-15 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

F B Aug. 15 – Sept. 19, Sept. 23-Oct. 5, Oct. 8-30, Nov. 4-14, Nov. 18 – Dec. 12, Dec. 16- Feb. 28. See page 69.

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. 1-11 s

turkey

Q2 C Youth Hunt: Mar. 29-30 s | Apr. 12-13 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.