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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.

 

Tallulah Gorge State Park

A

2,689 acres • 706.754.7981

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 20-26 s | Oct. 28 – Nov. 23 s | Nov. 25 – Jan. 1 s
  • Either Sex: Oct. 27 s | Nov. 24 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Oct. 13-19 s

Firearms

  • Oct. 20-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

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

Special Regs

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

Directions

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

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

Q

24,924 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 9 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 11-13 c | Nov. 8-10 c| Nov. 17-25 s | Dec. 22-30 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 27-Nov. 4 s
  • Q3 Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Nov. 28-29 s | Dec. 12-13 s | Jan. 2-3 s. Apply for dog hunts online at www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com by Sept. 30. Dog deer hunters must check-in at new Townsend WMA check station located on Townsend-Cox Rd 0.75 miles south of Steel Bridge Rd. Dog deer hunting allowed in designated area only. All dogs used in the dog deer hunt must be marked with the selected hunter’s name and phone number. All vehicles used in the dog deer hunt must display permit in the windshield or on vehicle dash. A copy of the permit must be carried on person while hunting. The WMA will be closed to all users during dog deer hunts except to hunters with a valid permit.

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Oct. 10, Oct. 14-26, Nov. 5-7, Nov. 11-16, Nov. 26-27, Nov. 30-Dec. 11, Dec. 14-21, Dec 31- Jan 1, Jan. 4-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State Season during small game dates.

SPECIAL REGS:

During May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season, hunting with dogs is allowed on May 17-19.

Directions

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

Townsend WMA – Buck ISLAND TRACT

7,244 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 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 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State Season.

SPECIAL REGS

During May 16-31 Feral Hog and

Coyote season, hunting with dogs

is allowed on May 17-19.

Directions

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

Tuckahoe WMA

C

15,100 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-13 s | Sept. 17 – Oct. 3 s | Oct. 7-31 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 4-6 c

Firearms

  • C Youth Hunt/Either Sex: Sept. 14-16 s
  • Either Sex: Nov. 1-3 c | Nov. 20-24 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Nov. 4-19, Nov. 25-Feb. 28.

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates.

Special Regs

Camping in designated sites only.

Directions

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

Tugaloo State Park

Q a Archery Only Area

393 acres • 706.356.4362

Deer

Archery

  • Q30 Either Sex: Nov 30. – Dec. 1 c. Two deer limit. Feral hogs & coyotes may be taken; no limit.

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 30. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at (706) 356-4362. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 1-2. No ATVs. No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

Directions

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

Walton WMA

Q C B A

200 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Small Game

Oct. 1-Feb. 28

BIRD DOG TRAINING

B Oct. 1-July 15. See page 69.

Dove

  • Q80 C Sept. 1 s
  • General Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-31, Nov. 22-Jan. 15

Special Regs

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

Directions

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

WARREN FARM TRACT WMA

134 acres • 229.426.5267

DEER

ARCHERY

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

SMALL GAME

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

SPECIAL REGS

No May 16-31 Feral Hog and Coyote season.

DIRECTIONS

From Sparks Take Hwy. 41 north for 3 miles and turn left to WMA kiosk.

Warwoman WMA

15,800 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-28 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 8-11 c | Nov. 29- Dec. 2 c

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-28 s

Firearms

  • General Hunt: Sept. 29-Oct. 7 s | Nov. 8-11 c | Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 c

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15 – Sept. 28, Oct. 8 – Nov. 7, Nov. 14-28, Dec. 3-Feb. 28

Directions

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

West Point WMA

Q H C Q F S

8,952 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer

Archery

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 7 s | Nov. 10-18 s

Primitive

  • Quality Buck & Antlerless: Dec. 15-16 s

Firearms

  • H C Specialty Hunt/Quality Buck & Anterless: Oct. 19-21 s.
    • Quality Buck and Antlerless Last Day: Oct. 11-13 c | Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 c

Turkey

  • Q80 Mar. 23-31 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 1-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Oct. 10, Oct. 14-18, Oct. 22-Nov. 28, Dec. 2-Feb. 28. See page 69.

Dove

Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 14-18, Oct. 22-31, Nov. 22-28, Dec. 2-Jan. 15

Waterfowl

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

WMAs Outside of Managed Impoundments:

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

Special Regs

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

Directions

From Lagrange Take GA HWY 219 north 0.5 miles past Chattahoochee River Bridge; turn right on Old Whitley Rd. Follow signs to check station and kiosk.

West Point WMA—
Dixie Creek Area

C Q B

711 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Turkey

  • C Youth Hunt: Mar. 23-31 s
  • General Hunt: Apr. 1-May 15 s

Small Game

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

Waterfowl

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

Special Regs

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

West Point WMA—
Glovers Creek Area

Q C Q

337 acres • 478.825.6354

Deer archery

Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. 8-Jan. 13 s

Waterfowl

C Open Federal Youth Waterfowl Days for youth only.

Q7 Nov. 17 s, Nov. 24 s, Dec. 8 s, Dec. 15 s, Dec. 22 s, Dec. 29 s, Jan. 5 s, Jan. 12 s, Jan. 19 s, Jan. 26 s.Shooting hours until 12 noon.

Special Regs

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

Wilson Shoals WMA

Q S

2,800 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 29-Nov. 2 s

Primitive

  • Dec. 7-9 s

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Nov. 3-15 s
  • Either-Sex: Nov. 16-18 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Nov. 2 s

Primitive

  • Dec. 7-9 s

Firearms

  • Nov. 3-18 s

Turkey

  • Q15 Mar. 23-30 c
  • General Hunt: Mar. 31-May 15 s

Small Game

Aug. 15-Sept. 29, Nov. 19-Dec. 6, Dec. 10-Feb. 28

Dove

  • C Q15 Youth Hunt: Sept. 1
  • General Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-Nov. 1, Nov. 22-Dec. 6, Dec. 10-Jan. 15

Directions

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

Yuchi WMA

F S

7,800 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 s

Primitive

  • Either Sex: Oct. 13-17 s

Firearms

  • Either Sex: Oct. 18-20 c | Oct. 21-27 s | Nov. 23-25 s
  • Buck Only: Oct. 28-Nov. 22 s |
    Nov. 26-Dec. 2 s | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

F Aug. 15-Oct. 12, Oct. 28-Nov. 22, Nov. 26-Feb. 28. See page 69.

DOVE

  • Sept. 1-16, Oct. 28-31, Nov. 26-Jan. 15

WATERFOWL

  • State season during small game dates.

Special Regs

Camping in designated sites only.

Directions

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

Zahnd WMA

a

1,400 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 1 s

Bear

Archery

  • Sept. 8-Jan. 1 s

Turkey

Mar. 23-May 15 s

Small Game

  • Aug. 15-Feb. 28

SPECIAL REGS

No ATVs.

Directions

From Cloudland Take HWY 157 north 8.2 miles; turn right on Dougherty Gap Rd. and go 3.5 miles; Dougherty Gap Rd. becomes West Cove Rd.; Continue straight for 3.5 miles; Turn left on S. Cedar Lane to end of road.