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Youth Hunts

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Q Quota Hunt

c Check-In Hunt

s Sign-In Hunt

Q Quality Deer Symbol

C Youth Hunt

On Big Game Youth Hunts, only the youth may hunt (age 16 years or younger).

C YOUTH HUNT: DEER/BEAR
Quota Application Deadline: Sept. 1 for designated quota hunts only

One adult may supervise one child. For designated quota hunts, group applications with up to five children allowed. Selected children must bring supervising adults.

WMA

Type

Date

Allatoona WMA

Deer/Bear

Oct. 19-20 s*

Arrowhead WMA

Deer/Bear

Nov. 1-30 s

Balls Ferry State Park

Deer

Oct. 12-18 s

Beaverdam WMA

Deer

Sept. 21-27 s*

Berry College WMA

Deer/Bear

Jan. 4-5 c*

Big Hammock WMA

Deer

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 s

Big Lazer Creek WMA

Deer

Sept. 28-29 s | Nov. 24-26 s* Q

Blanton Creek WMA

Deer

Oct. 12-13 s Q

Bond Swamp NWR

Deer

Q50 Nov. 16-17 s

Buck Shoals WMA

Deer/Bear

Q12 Nov. 16-17 c
Q12 Nov. 30-Dec. 1 c

Bullard Creek WMA

Deer

Nov. 1-3 s*

Cedar Creek

Deer

Nov. 26 – Dec. 1 s*

Cedar Creek WMA—
Little River Area

Deer

Oct. 12-18 s

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA/Fort Perry Tract

Deer

Q35 Sept. 28 – 29 s

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA—Hilliard

Deer

Q50 Nov. 9-10 s

Chickasawhatchee WMA

Deer

Nov. 16-22 s | Dec. 23-28 s

Clarks Hill WMA

Deer

Oct. 25-27 s*

Clayhole Swamp WMA

Deer

Sept. 20-22 c

Clybel WMA

Deer

Oct. 5-10 s | Nov. 26-Dec. 1s*

Coopers Creek WMA

Deer/Bear

Oct. 5-6 c

Coosawattee WMA

Deer/Bear

Oct. 18-20 c

Crockford-Pigeon Mtn WMA

Deer/Bear

Oct. 19-20 c*

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Deer

Q50 Dec. 21-22 c

Dawson Forest WMA

Deer/Bear

Oct. 11-13 c* Q

Dukes Creek-Smithgall Woods SP

Deer/Bear

Oct. 18-19 s*

Flint River WMA

Deer

Oct. 12-20 s Q

Gaither WMA

Deer

Q25 Dec. 23-29 s

Grand Bay WMA

Deer

Oct. 5-6 s

Griffin Ridge WMA

Deer

Nov. 1-3 s

Horse Creek WMA

Deer

Oct. 5-6 s*

J. L. Lester WMA

Deer/Bear

Q20 Oct. 5-6 c | Q20 Jan. 11-12 c

John’s Mountain WMA

Deer/Bear

Oct. 26-27 c

Lake Russell WMA

Deer/Bear

Oct. 11-13 c* | Nov. 8-10 c

Lanahassee WMA

Deer

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 s

Oaky Woods WMA

Deer

Oct. 5-11 s

Ocmulgee WMA

Deer

Oct. 5-11 s

Okefenokee NWR

Deer

Q10 Oct. 25-26 c

Ossabaw Island WMA

Deer

Q75 Nov. 28-30 c

Paulding Forest WMA

Deer/Bear

Oct. 12-13 c*

Paulks Pasture WMA

Deer

Sept. 20-22 c

Penholoway Swamp WMA

Deer

Sept. 27-29 c

Piedmont NWR

Deer

Q50 Oct. 18 – 19 s

Pleasant Valley VPA

Deer/Bear

Sept. 14 – Nov. 15 s

River Bend WMA

Deer

Oct. 26-27 s*

River Creek WMA

Deer

Q35 Dec. 27-29 s Q

Rum Creek WMA

Deer

Oct. 7-13 s*

Sansavilla WMA

Deer

Sept. 27-29 c

Sapelo Island WMA

Deer

Q75 Oct. 11-13 c

Savannah NWR

Deer

Oct. 1-31; Youth only. Archery only.

Tuckahoe WMA

Deer

Sept. 20-22 s

West Point WMA

Deer

Oct. 18-20 s* Q

*These hunts are Specialty Hunts (Returning Georgia Veterans Honorary License holders, Ladies and Youth)

C YOUTH HUNT: SMALL GAME
Quota Application Deadline: Oct. 15 for designated quota hunts only

One adult may supervise two children. For designated quota hunts, group applications with up to three children allowed. Selected child may bring one other child and must bring only one supervising adult.

WMA

Type

Date

Albany Nursery WMA

Quail

Q1 Nov. 23, Dec. 7, Jan. 18 c

Altamaha WMA—
Butler Refuge

Rabbit

Jan. 25-26. Archery only.

Chickasawhatchee WMA

Quail

Q1 Nov. 23, Dec. 14, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 c

Di-Lane WMA

Quail

Q8 Feb. 1 c

Pleasant Valley VPA

Small Game

Jan. 27 – Feb. 29

Silver Lake WMA

Quail

Q1 Nov. 9, Nov. 30, Dec. 21, Jan. 18 c

C YOUTH HUNT: TURKEY
Quota Application Deadline: Feb. 15 for designated quota hunts only

One adult may supervise one child. For designated quota hunts, group applications with up to three children allowed. Selected children must bring supervising adults.

WMA

Date

Albany Nursery WMA

Q1 Mar. 28-Apr. 3 s | Q1 Apr. 18-24 s

Arrowhead WMA

Mar. 31-May 15 s

B. F. Grant WMA

Mar. 21-29 s

Balls Ferry State Park

Mar. 21-29 s

Buck Shoals WMA

Q5 Apr. 18-19 | Q5 May 2-3

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA/Fort Perry Area

Q15 Mar. 28 -30 s

Clybel WMA

Q25 Mar. 21-29 s | Q25 Apr. 11-19 s

Di-Lane WMA

Q20 Mar. 21-27 c

Dodge County PFA

Q2 Apr. 3-4 s | Q2 Apr. 10-11 s

Doerun Pitcherplant Bog WMA

Q1 Mar. 21-22 s | Q1 Mar. 28-29 s

Grand Bay WMA

Mar. 21-22 s | Apr. 4-5 s

Griffin Ridge WMA

Q25 Mar. 21-27 s

Hugh Gillis PFA

Q2 Mar. 27-28 s | Q2 Apr. 10-11 s

Moody Forest WMA

Mar. 21-22 s

River Creek WMA

Q5 Mar. 27- 29 s | Q5 Apr. 3-5 s

Rum Creek WMA

Q25 Mar. 21-29 s | Q25 Apr. 11-19 s

May 2-10 s

Savannah NWR

Apr. 1-5 c

Silver Lake WMA

Apr. 1-5 s

Standing Boy Creek WMA

Q10 Mar. 21-29 s | Q10 Apr. 4-12 s

West Point WMA-
Dixie Creek Tract

Mar. 21-29 s

C YOUTH HUNT: DOVE
Quota Application Deadline: Aug. 15 for designated quota hunts only

One adult may supervise two children. For designated quota hunts, group applications with up to three children allowed. Selected children must bring supervising adults.

WMA

Date

Appling County Dove Field

Sept. 7 s

Buck Shoals WMA

Q25 Sept. 7 c

Di-Lane WMA

Q75 Sept. 7 s Field 1

Flat Creek PFA

Sept. 7 | Sept. 14 | Sept. 21 | Sept. 28

Indian Ford Farm Dove Fields

Q50 Sept. 14 s

J. L. Lester WMA

Sept. 7, Sept. 14

Paradise PFA

Sept. 7

Redlands WMA

Q80 Sept. 7 s Check Station fields only.

River Creek WMA

Q15 Sept. 7 s Q15 Sept. 14 s

Standing Boy WMA

Q20 Sept. 7 s Q20 Sept. 14 s

Walton WMA

Q80 Sept. 7 s

Wilson Shoals WMA

Q15 Sept. 7 s

C YOUTH HUNT: WATERFOWL
Quota Application Deadline: Oct. 15 for designated quota hunts only

One adult may supervise two children. For designated quota hunts, no group applications allowed. Selected child may bring one other child and must bring only one supervising adult.

WMA

Date

Cordele Fish Hatchery

Q3 Dec. 21 s | Q3 Dec. 28 s | Q3 Jan. 11 s

Eufaula NWR

Q Check with Refuge

Evans County PFA

Q3 Nov. 16 s | Q3 Dec. 14 s

Lula Bridge WMA

Nov. 16-17

Mead Farm WMA

Nov. 16 | Nov. 23 | Nov. 30

Oconee WMA—Dan Denton

Q3 Pond 1 & Q2 Pond 3: Nov. 16 s
Only youth may hunt.

Oconee WMA—Dan Denton

Q3 Pond 1 & Q2 Pond 3: Nov. 30 s

Phinizy Swamp WMA

Nov. 16

Pleasant Valley VPA

Q5 Dec. 14-15 s|Nov. 16-17, Nov. 23-24, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 21-22, Dec. 28-29, Jan. 4-5, Jan. 11-12, Jan. 18-19, Jan. 25-26 s

River Creek WMA

Q3 Dec. 14 s | Q3 Jan. 11 s | Q3 Jan. 19 s

Rum Creek WMA
(MARSH Pond)

Q3 Dec. 14 s | Q3 Jan. 18 s