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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.

 

Indian Ford Farm Dove fields

Q C

100 acres • 229.426.5267

DOVE

Q50 C Youth Hunt: Sept. 8 s

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. Hunters must sign-in at check station at 12:00 P.M. Maps and instructions will be provided at sign-in. Hunt is 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM. No ATVs. Hunters must use open gates to access fields; DO NOT climb fences. It is of utmost importance to have no litter left behind, including expended shotgun shells. Extra caution should be taken to ensure absolutely no live shells are left behind!

DIRECTIONS

From Lyons Take Hwy 152 North (New Cobbtown Rd.) approximately 2.9 miles and turn right on Indian Ford Farm Rd. Proceed approximately 0.7 miles to building on left to sign-in area for the hunt.

J. L. Lester WMA

Q C B R

477 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Nov. 19-25 s | Dec. 25-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Q20 C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 6-7 c | Jan. 12-13 c

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Nov. 19-25 s
  • Dec. 25- Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • Q20 C Youth Hunt: Oct. 6-7 c | Jan. 12-13 c

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Q5 Rabbit Hunts: Jan. 6 c, Feb. 23 c; Limit 3 rabbits/person and 9 rabbits/party.
  • Q4 Quail Hunts: Jan. 5 c, Feb. 24 c; Limit 6 quail/person and 12 quail/party.
  • Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Oct. 5, Oct. 8-Nov. 18, Nov. 26-Dec. 24, Jan. 2-11, Jan. 14-Feb. 28 except during scheduled field trials. Field trial schedule is posted at check station or call (706) 295-6041.

Dove

C Youth Hunt: Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15

Waterfowl

State season except during field trials and deer hunts.

Special Regs

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

Directions

From Cedartown South of Cedartown at jct. of Bus. U.S. 27 and U.S. 27, go north ¼ mile on U.S. 27 to Cason Rd.; turn right and go 4.3 miles to check station.

Joe Kurz WMA

Q Q B

3,700 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-16 s | Nov. 4-11 s

Firearms

  • Q100 Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day: Oct. 18-20 c | Nov. 1-3 c

Turkey

Q25 Mar. 23-31 s | Apr. 6-14 s | Apr. 20 -28 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Sept. 17-Oct. 17, Oct. 21-31, Nov. 12 – Dec. 21, Dec. 23 – Jan. 4, Jan. 6-18, Jan. 20 – Feb. 28. Limit 3 rabbits/person/day.
  • B Aug. 15-Mar. 15 in designated area only. Bird dog training closed during deer hunts and quota quail hunts. See page 69.

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-17 Oct. 21-31, Nov. 22 – Dec. 21, Dec. 23 – Jan. 4, Jan. 6-15

QUAIL

  • Q3 Dec. 22, Jan. 5, Jan. 19. Limit 6 quail/person/day or 12 quail/party/day.

WATERFOWL

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

Special Regs

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

Directions

From Woodbury Take HWY 85 north for 7.5 miles to Gay; turn right at red light; check station is 2.7 miles on left.

John’s Mountain WMA

H C S

24,849 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 26 s, Oct. 29-Nov. 15 s, Nov. 19-Dec. 26 s, Dec. 29-Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 27-28 c
  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last Day: Nov. 16-18 c
  • Either Sex: Dec. 27-28 c

Bear

Archery Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 8 – Oct. 26 s | Oct. 29 – Nov. 15 s | Nov. 19 – Dec. 26 s | Dec. 29 – Jan. 1 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: Oct. 27-28 c
  • General Hunt: Nov. 16-18 c Dec. 27-28 c

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 26, Oct. 29-Nov. 15, Nov. 19-Dec. 26, Dec. 29-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No ATVs.

Directions

From Calhoun Take HWY 136C north 6 miles to Sugar Valley; turn left and go 6 miles to Lake Marvin; check station is at The Pocket.

Keg Creek WMA

F

800 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 1

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

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

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

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

KRETLOW FARM VPA

99 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28 s

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 coyote and feral hog

season.

DIRECTIONS

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

Lake Russell WMA

H C

17,300 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

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

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Dec. 14-16 c

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 12-14 c
  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 9-11 c
  • Buck Only: Nov. 21-24 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 11 s Oct. 15-20 s

Primitive

  • Dec. 14-16 c

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt: : Oct. 12-14 c
  • C Youth Hunt: Nov. 9-11 c
  • General Hunt: Nov. 21-24 c

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Oct. 11, Oct. 15 – Nov. 8, Nov. 12-20, Nov. 25 – Dec. 13, Dec. 17 – Feb. 28

Directions

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

Lake Seminole WMA

F

8,635 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 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

F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during firearms deer hunts. See page 69.

Special Regs

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

Directions

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

Lake Walter F George WMA

923 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

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

Waterfowl

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

SPECIAL REGS

The May 16-31 Coyote and Feral Hog season is shotgun and archery only. Eufaula Refuge is closed to hunting alligators. No camping.

Directions

From Ft. Gaines This WMA consists of 4 different tracts of land that can be found at various points along the lake shore. Directions to and maps of the various tracts can be obtained from: the Albany Game Management Office, 2024 Newton Rd., Albany, GA 31701; (229) 430-4254 and maps may be printed from gohuntgeorgia.com. In addition to the 4 tracts managed by GA DNR, the Army Corps of Engineers manages additional properties which require a special permit from their Ft. Gaines office at 229-768-2516.

LANAHASSEE CREEK VPA

NEW Q

4,420 acres • 229.430.4254

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Quality Buck and Antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s | Oct. 20 – Nov. 11s

PRIMITIVE

  • Quality Buck and Antlerless: Oct. 13-19 s

FIREARMS

  • Q50 Quality Buck and Antlerless: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 c | Jan. 10-12 c
  • C Quality Buck and Antlerless: Dec. 27-Jan. 2 s

TURKEY

Q6 Mar. 23-29 s | Apr. 6-12 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15 – Nov. 28, Dec. 2 – 26, Jan. 3-9, Jan. 13- Feb. 28

QUAIL

Q4 Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Jan. 19

SPECIAL REGS

Deer: only bucks with 15” outside spread or 16” main beams are legal. Quail quota hunts: bag limit is 3/person and 9/party.

Little Satilla WMA

F

18,920 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20 – 21 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 22-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

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

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

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

LOLA TRACT VPA

391 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Nov. 2 s | Nov. 12-30 s | Dec. 10-Jan. 13 s

FIREARMS

  • Either Sex: Nov. 3-11 s | Dec. 1-Dec. 9 s

BEAR

ARCHERY

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

TURKEY

Mar. 23-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15- Nov. 2 | Nov. 12-30 | Dec. 10-Feb. 28

DIRECTIONS

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

London Farms VPA Dove Field

Q

111 acres • 770.535.5700

DOVE

  • Q 30 Sept. 1 s, Sept. 8 s

Special Regs

No May 16-31 coyote and feral hog season. Selected hunters may start checking in at noon each day. No blinds, buckets, seats or other devices may be placed on the field until the hunter has checked in. No stand-bys. Selected hunter may bring up to two guests.

DIRECTIONS

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

Lower Broad River WMA

Q F

1,500 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 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

Small Game

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

Dove

  • Q30 Sept. 1 s
  • General Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-Oct. 31, Nov. 22-Jan. 15

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

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

Lula Bridge WMA

513 acres • 770.535.5700

Small Game

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

Waterfowl

Statewide Season.

Special Regs

No May 16-31 coyote and feral hog season.

Directions

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

Mayhaw WMA

S

6,300 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20-Nov. 30 s
  • Either Sex: Dec. 1-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

Directions

From Colquitt Firetower Tract is 1 mile west of Colquitt on HWY 91. Willoughby and Oldhouse tracts: From Colquitt take U.S. 27 North to first paved road; turn left and go 1 mile to Willoughby Tract and 2 miles to Oldhouse Tract. Check station is located near entrance to Willoughby tract.

McDuffie PFA

Q A

600 acres • 706.595.1619

Dove

Q25 Sept. 1 s

General Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27

Waterfowl

  • Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, Dec. 29. Designated ponds only. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Special Regs

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

Directions

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

McEntire Rd. VPA

Q

95 acres • 706.295.6041

SMALL GAME

  • Oct. 13-31

DOVE

  • Q85 Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15
  • Oct. 13-31

WATERFOWL

  • Oct. 13-27

SPECIAL REGS

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

DIRECTIONS

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

McGraw Ford WMA

a

2,255 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Dec. 2 s | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 8-Dec. 2 s | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

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

Waterfowl

Statewide season.

Special Regs

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

Directions

From Ballground From jct. of Bus. HWY 5 and HWY 372 travel 2.1 miles east to Sign-In on right across from intersection with Conns Creek Rd.

Mead Farm

C B

200 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer Archery

Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

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

Waterfowl

  • C Youth Hunt: Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Nov. 24.
  • General Hunt: Wed. and Sat. after Nov. 30 during state season. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Special Regs

Foot traffic only. Bird Dog training is allowed year-round.

Directions

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

MISTLETOE STATE PARK

1,920 acres • 706.541.0321

Deer

Firearms

  • Q75 Either Sex: Nov. 13-14 c. Two deer limit. Feral hogs & coyotes maybe taken; no limit.

SPECIAL REGS

Hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 pm on Nov. 12, 2018. Two deer limit. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at 706-541-0321. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Nov. 13-14. No ATVs. No hunting feral hogs or coyotes during management season, May 16-31.

Montezuma Bluffs WMA

Q

500 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer archery

Either-Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

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

Directions

From Montezuma Take HWY 49 north 1 mile to boat landing road; turn left; area lies along river bluff north and south of Boat Landing Road.

Moody Forest WMA

C

3,500 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Nov. 1-Dec. 15 s

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 23-24 s
  • General Hunt: Mar. 29-Apr. 13 s

Small Game

  • Squirrel Only: Nov. 1-Jan. 20 s

Special Regs

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. No ATVs. No fox squirrel hunting. Check for prescribed burn info and Sign-In at kiosk on East River Road.

Directions

From Baxley Go 7 miles north on U.S. 1. Turn right on Lenox Rd., go 4.2 miles. Turn left on Davis Landing Rd., go 2.3 miles. Turn left on East River Rd., go 0.8 miles to kiosk.

Morgan lake WMA

a Archery Only Area

1,117 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey archery

Mar. 23-May 15

Small Game Archery

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Directions

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

Mossy Creek Dairy VPA Dove Field

188 acres 770.535.5700

DOVE

Nov. 24, Dec. 1

Special Regs

Hunters may enter the field no earlier than 6:30 am and may hunt until noon. No May 16-31 coyote and feral hog season.

DIRECTIONS

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

NASHVILLE TRACT VPA

101 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

TURKEY

Mar. 23-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28 s

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 coyote and feral hog

season.

DIRECTIONS

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

Oaky Woods WMA

Q C

12,750 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 7 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 8-14 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 25-27 c | Dec. 28-30 s
  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last Day: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 c

Turkey

Q80 Mar. 23-29 s

General Hunt: Mar. 30-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 7, Oct. 15-24, Oct. 28-Nov. 28, Dec. 2-27, Dec. 31-Feb. 28.

WATERFOWL

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

Special Regs

No bear hunting.

Directions

From Perry Take HWY 127 east 8 miles to HWY 247; turn right; go 1 mile; turn left on Oaky Woods Rd. At fork veer right and go 1.7 miles to check station.

Ocmulgee WMA

Q C A S

15,000 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 7 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Oct. 8-14 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 18-20 c | Dec. 14-16 s
  • Buck Only/Either Sex Last Day: Nov. 15-17 c

Turkey

Q120 Mar. 23-29 s | Mar. 30-Apr. 5 s

General Hunt: Apr. 6-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 7, Oct. 15-17, Oct. 21-Nov. 14, Nov. 18-Dec. 13, Dec. 17-Feb. 28.

WATERFOWL

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

Special Regs

No bear hunting on entire WMA.

Directions

From Cochran Take U.S. 23 north, turn left on Red Dog Farm Road; go 4 miles to Magnolia Road. Turn right and follow signs to check station.

Ocmulgee WMA—
Gum Swamp Creek Tract

B

475 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey archery

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 28
  • B Open fields only Aug. 15-Mar. 15 See pg. 69.

WATERFOWL

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

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Cochran Take HWY 26 to HWY 126 (Airport Rd.); go 5.9 miles; turn left onto Rebie Rd.; go 0.3 miles; turn left onto Skipper-Jackson Rd.; go 0.5 miles, entrance on left.

Oconee WMA

Q A

7,400 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s |
    Nov. 19-Jan. 13 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 20-Nov. 18 s

Turkey

  • Q30 Mar. 23-29 s | Mar. 30-Apr. 5 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 6-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 12, Nov. 19-Feb. 28

Dove

  • Q60 Sept. 1
  • General Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15; Nov. 22-Jan. 15

    Rock Hawk Trails & Effigy

Deer archery

Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey archery

Apr. 6-May 15 s

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

Small Game

Nov. 15-Feb. 28

Directions

(to check station at Oconee WMA)

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

Oconee WMA—
Dan Denton Waterfowl Area

Q C

100 acres • 706.595.4222

DEER archery

Sept. 8-Oct. 19 s

WATERFOWL

  • Q3 C Youth Hunt Pond 1: Nov. 10
  • Q2 C Youth Hunt Pond 3: Nov. 10
  • Q3 C Youth Hunt Pond 1: Nov. 24
  • Q2 C Youth Hunt Pond 3: Nov. 24
  • Q3 Pond 1: Saturday only during the state waterfowl season after Nov. 30
  • Q2 Pond 3: Saturday only during the state waterfowl season after Nov. 30

Special Regs

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

Directions

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

Ohoopee Dunes WMA MCLEOD’S BRIDGE TRACT

5,653 acres • 229.426. 5267

DEER

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sep. 8-Oct. 5 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 25-27 c | Nov. 29-Dec. 1 c
  • Buck Only: Dec. 20-22 s

TURKEY

  • Q20 Mar. 23-29 s, Mar. 30- Apr. 5 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 6-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Oct. 24; Oct. 28-Nov. 28; Dec. 2- Dec. 19; Dec. 23-Feb. 28

SPECIAL REGS

Ohoopee Dunes WMA contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources vehicular access is limited. No ATVs or horses. No dogs from Mar. 1 -Nov 1.

Directions

(to check station)

from Swainsboro travel west on Highway 57 approximately 8.5 miles, turn left onto Cow Ford Bridge Road and travel approximately 2 miles; check station will be on the left.

OHOOPEE DUNES WMA – HWY 80 TRACT, HALLS BRIDGE TRACT, COVENA TRACT

3,000 acres • 229.426. 5267

DEER

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

TURKEY

Mar. 23- May 15 s

SMALL GAME

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

SPECIAL REGS

Ohoopee Dunes WMA contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources vehicular access is limited. No ATVs or horses. No dogs from Mar. 1 -Nov. 1.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to Highway 80 Tract Kiosk: from Swainsboro, take Hwy 80 west 6 miles past intersection with Highway 1, kiosk is on the right.

Oliver Bridge WMA

1,560 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-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No ATVs. No camping.

Directions

From Statesboro From Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy. and GA 24 intersection go east on GA 24 toward Oliver for approximately 12.5 miles to the WMA entrance on right.

Ossabaw Island WMA

Q C

9,000 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Q100 Either Sex: Oct. 11-13 c

Primitive

  • Q100 Either Sex: Oct. 25-27 c

Firearms

  • Q75 C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Nov. 22-24 c
  • Q100 Either Sex: Nov. 8-10 c | Dec. 6-8 c

Feral Hog

Q100 Jan. 17-19 c | Feb. 14-16 c. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist.

Special Regs

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

Directions

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

Otting Tract WMA

a F

700 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8 – Jan. 1 s

Bear

archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 8 – Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

F Furbearer Dog Training Area: Aug. 1-Mar. 19. See page 69.

Waterfowl

Statewide season.

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs.

Directions

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

Panola Mountain State Park

Q A

1,635 acres • 770.389.7801

Deer

Firearms

  • Q40 Either Sex: Nov. 13-14 c. Two deer limit, must take doe first on first day. Feral hogs & coyotes may be taken; no limit.

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 12. Note: Bag limit may be increased by (1) deer to be tagged by hunter – decision announced at pre-hunt meeting. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Applicable fees will apply. Hunting within 50 yards of the PATH Trail is prohibited. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Nov. 13-14. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

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

Paradise PFA

C

1,300 acres • 912.285.6094

Dove

C Youth Hunt: Sept. 1 s

  • General Hunt: Sept. 8 | Sept. 15 | Oct. 13- 31 | Nov. 22 – Jan. 15

Waterfowl

Dec. 13 | Jan. 3

Special Regs

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season. Dove hunting in designated fields only; shooting hours follow state regulations. Hunting for ducks and geese in designated areas only, shooting hours until 12 noon.

Directions

From Tifton Take U.S. HWY 82 east for 8 miles to Brookfield. Turn right on Whitley Rd.; take first left on Brookfield-Nashville Rd. and go 1.5 miles to entrance on left.

Paulding Forest WMA

C B R

25,707 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either-Sex: Oct. 13-14 c
  • Buck Only: Dec. 7-9 s
  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last 2 Days: Nov. 8-11 c

BEAR

ARCHERY

Sign-In once for the season.

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

FIREARMS

  • C Youth Hunt: Oct. 13-14 c.
  • Nov. 8-11 c | Dec. 7-9 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15 – Oct. 12, Oct. 15 – Nov. 7, Nov. 12-Dec. 6, Dec. 10-Feb. 28
  • B R Bird & Rabbit Dog Training Area: Aug. 1 – Oct. 12; Oct. 15-Nov. 7; Nov. 12 – Dec. 6; Dec. 10 – Mar. 19. See page 69.

DOVE

  • Sept. 1-16, Oct. 15-31, Nov. 22- Dec. 6, Dec. 10-Jan. 15

Special Regs

No ATVs. Horse & bicycle trails and areas, except Silver Comet Trail, are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 a.m. during archery deer and turkey hunts.

Directions

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

Paulks Pasture WMA

Q C a

16,600 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-12 s | Sept. 17-25 s | Oct. 1-Nov. 16 s
  • a Archery Only Area/Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 14 -16 c
  • Either Sex: Sept. 27-29 c | Nov. 17-25 s | Dec. 15-25 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 13-30 s
  • Q3 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Nov. 30-Dec. 1 s | Dec. 7-8 s | Dec. 28-29 s. Dog-deer hunting allowed in designated area only. Dog-deer hunters must check-in at Paulks Pasture check station prior to hunt. All dogs used in the dog-deer hunt must be marked with the selected hunter’s name and phone number. The WMA will be closed to all users during dog-deer hunts except to hunters with a valid quota permit.

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Sept. 7, Sept. 13, Sept. 17-26, Sept 30 – Nov. 16, Nov. 26-29, Dec. 2-6, Dec. 9-27, Dec. 30-Feb. 28

Special Regs

No camping. No horseback riding during deer hunts.

a Archery Only Area

Area east of U.S. HWY 341.

Directions

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

Penholoway Swamp WMA

C a B

10,546 acres • 912.262.3173

SPECIAL NOTE

This area includes the Boyles Island Tract. Access to Boyles Island is by river only. Road access may be provided during the following hunt dates: Sept. 21-23 and Oct. 4-6, 2018. Call Region Office for details at 912-262-3173.

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-19 s | Sept. 24-Oct. 2 | Oct. 8- Jan. 13 s
  • a Archery Only Areas/Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 21-23 c
  • Either Sex: Oct. 4-6 c | Nov. 24-Dec. 2 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 20, Oct. 3, Oct. 7 – Nov. 23, Dec. 3 – Feb. 28.

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

DOVE

Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-31, Nov. 22-23, Dec. 3 – Jan. 15

Special Regs

Idle speed only on Cogden Lake. During the May 16-31 feral hog and coyote season, hunting with dogs is allowed on May 17-19.

a Archery Only Area

Area north of Paradise Park Rd.

Directions

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

Perry Dove Field

C

226 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

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

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 12

Special Regs

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

Directions

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

Phinizy Swamp WMA

1,500 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

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

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

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

Pine Log WMA

Q B R

14,134 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Dec. 5-8 s
  • Buck Only/Either-Sex Last Day: Nov. 14-17 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Firearms

  • Nov. 14-17 c | Dec. 5-8 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Nov. 13, Nov. 18-Dec. 4, Dec. 9 – Feb. 28 No furbearer hunting.
  • B R Bird & Rabbit Dog Training: Aug. 1 – Nov. 13, Nov. 18 – Dec. 4; Dec. 9 – Mar. 19. See page 69.

Dove

  • Q100 Sept. 1

Sept. 2-16, Oct. 13-31, Nov. 22-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-Jan. 15

Special Regs

Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed all day during deer firearms season and before 10:00 a.m. during deer archery and turkey season. No ATVs.

Directions

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

Pleasant Valley VPA

NEW Q C

286 acres • 706.295.6041

DEER

  • Q1 C Youth/Either Sex East: Sept. 8-14 | Sept. 15-21 | Sept. 22 – 28 | Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 | Oct. 6-12 | Oct. 13-19 | Oct. 20 – 26 | Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 | Nov. 3-9 | Nov. 10-16
  • Q1 C Youth/Either Sex West: Sept. 8-14 | Sept. 15-21 | Sept. 22 – 28 | Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 | Oct. 6-12 | Oct. 13-19 | Oct. 20-26 | Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 | Nov. 3-9 | Nov. 10-16

BEAR

  • Q1 C Youth Hunt East: Sept. 8-14 | Sept. 15-21 | Sept. 22-28 | Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 | Oct. 6-12 | Oct. 13-19 | Oct. 20 – 26 | Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 | Nov. 3-9 | Nov. 10-16
  • Q1 C Youth Hunt West: Sept. 8-14 | Sept. 15-21 | Sept. 22 – 28 | Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 | Oct. 6-12 | Oct. 13-29 | Oct. 20-26 | Oct. 27-Nov. 2 | Nov. 3-9 | Nov. 10-16

WATERFOWL

  • Q1 C Youth Hunt East: Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26
  • Q1 C Youth Hunt West: Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26

SMALL GAME

  • Q1 C Youth Hunt East: Feb. 2-8, Feb. 9-15, Feb. 16-22, Feb. 23-28
  • Q1 C Youth Hunt West: Feb. 2-8, Feb. 9-15, Feb. 16-22, Feb. 23-28

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

DIRECTIONS

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