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WMA Regulations: I-P

This section of the 2021-2022 Hunting Seasons and Regulations provides information related to lands managed for hunting by Wildlife Resources Division.

Each listing provides 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.

Legend

Sign-in required for all bear, deer, and turkey hunts unless otherwise noted for a specific area.

s Sign-in

b Bonus Deer hunt (see Public Hunting Opportunities)

C Youth Hunt (see Youth Hunts)

Q Quota Hunt (see Quota Hunts)

a Archery Only Area

HC Specialty Hunt (see Dove & 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

Indian Ford Farm Dove Fields

Q C

100 acres • 229.426.5267

Dove

Q50 C Sept. 11

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

Special Regs

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 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 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 B R A

477 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer & bear

Archery

  • Nov. 22-28, Dec. 25-31

Firearms

  • Q20 C b Oct. 2-3, Jan. 8-9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Rabbit & quail

Q5 Rabbit Hunts s: Jan. 2, Feb. 26

Q5 Quail Hunts s: Jan. 1, Feb. 27

B R Aug. 15-Mar. 19, except during deer hunts, quota hunts, and field trials.

Dove

C Sept. 4, 11

Sept. 18, 25

Waterfowl

State season except during deer hunts, quota hunts, and field trials.

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

Special Regs

No ATVs. No night hunting. Fishing prohibited during deer hunts, quota hunts and field trials.

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 B

3,700 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

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

Archery

  • Sept. 11-19, Oct. 31-Nov. 7

Firearms

  • Q100 b Antlerless Last Day: Oct. 14-16, Oct. 28-30

Turkey

Q25 Apr. 9-17, Apr. 30-May 8

Small Game

Rabbit daily bag limit: 3/person.

Aug 15-Oct 13, Oct 17-27, Oct 31-Dec 10, Dec 12-Jan 15, Jan 17-Feb 4, Feb 6-28.

B Aug. 15-Mar. 15 in designated area only except during deer and quota quail hunts.

Dove

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9-10, Nov. 20-28, Dec. 19-Jan. 15, Jan. 17-31

Quail

Bag limit: 6/person or 12/party. Quail hunting on designated dates only.

Q3 s Dec. 11, Jan. 16, Feb. 5

Waterfowl

State season on Wednesdays and Saturdays only during small game dates and Federal Youth Waterfowl Days. Shooting hours end at noon.

Coyote

May 16-31

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

HC b S

24,849 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer & bear

Archery

  • Sept. 11-29, Nov. 1-Nov. 17, Nov. 21-Dec. 25

Firearms

  • HC b Oct. 30-31
  • Either-Sex Last Day b: Nov. 18-20
  • Buck Only: Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

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

800 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

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

Lake Russell WMA

C HC b

17,300 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer & bear

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 7, Oct. 11-16

Primitive

  • b Dec. 9-15

Firearms

  • HC b Oct. 8-10
  • C b Nov. 5-7
  • Buck Only b Nov. 24-27

Turkey

Apr. 9-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 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

8,635 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8, Jan. 10-31

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-15

Firearms

  • Oct. 16-Jan. 9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State season. No hunting within 300 yards of a developed recreation area, house, dock, building or other structure.

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

This WMA consists of 9 tracts along Lake Seminole and associated waterways. Maps available at gohuntgeorgia.com.

Lake Walter F. George WMA

923 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

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.

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

Special Regs

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 WMA

Q HC b

4,420 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

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

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8, Oct. 16-Nov. 7

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-15

Firearms

  • Q50 b Nov. 18-20, Dec. 2-4
  • HC Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Small Game

Aug. 15-Nov. 17, Nov. 21-Dec. 1, Dec. 5-Feb. 28

Quail

Daily bag limit: 3/person. Quail hunting on designated dates only. Hunting party must report harvest at kiosk or online; one survey per party.

Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 12

Coyote

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

Directions:

From Preston, take US HWY 280 east 3.4 miles. The kiosk will be on the left

little ocmulgee state park

265 acres • 229.868.7474

alligator

Hunting by special permit only. Interested hunters selected for Zone 5 must call (229) 868-7474 no later than close of business on July 31 to apply. Selected hunters will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass is required. Hunting is permitted Sun.-Thurs. during the state season only between 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise. Only one boating vessel per permit holder. Fishing and other non-permitted lake activities are prohibited after sunset to before sunrise.

directions

From McRae: Take Hwy. 280 East, turn left on Hwy. 441, travel one-half mile, turn left on Spanish Moss Dr.

Little Satilla WMA

B

18,920 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-15

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 16-17
  • Oct. 18-Jan. 9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

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

Lower Broad River WMA

Q F

1,500 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-15

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 16-29
  • Oct. 30-Jan. 1

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

Q30 s Sept. 4

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, Nov. 20-28, Dec. 19-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.

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

C

513 acres • 770.535.5700

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

State seasons

C Nov. 13-14

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & 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

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-15

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 16-Nov. 30
  • Dec. 1-Jan. 9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

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 s Sept. 4

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9

Waterfowl

Designated ponds only. Shooting hours end at noon.

Dec. 18, 25, Jan. 1

Coyote

No May 16-31 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.

McGraw Ford WMA

Q

2,255 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer & bear

Archery

Sept. 11-Jan. 1

Turkey

Q10 Apr. 9-15

Apr. 16-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9-10, Nov 20-28, Dec 19-Jan 31

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

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 WMA

C B

200 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

Sept. 11-Jan. 1

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

B allowed year-round

Waterfowl

C Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27

Sat. & Wed. during state season except Youth hunt dates.

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

Foot traffic only. No camping.

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.

Montezuma Bluffs WMA

Q

500 acres • 229.430.4254

Deer

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

Archery

Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Turkey

Archery

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

No fox/bobcat hunting.

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

Special Regs

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. 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

4,432 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Firearms

Nov. 1-Dec. 15

Turkey

C Apr. 9-10

Apr. 15-30

Small Game

Squirrel Only; no fox squirrel hunting.

Nov. 1-Jan. 20.

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season

Special Regs

No ATVs. Check for prescribed burn info and sign in at kiosk on East River Road.

Directions

From Baxley Take US Hwy 1 north 2.4 miles, right on Dunns Lake Rd. for 0.6 miles, left on Ben Carter Rd. for 5.8 miles, go straight on sharp curve onto Jake Moody Rd. (dirt), kiosk is 1.3 miles ahead on right.

Morgan Lake WMA

a Archery Only Area

1,117 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

Archery Only, No firearms. The operation of a Personal Watercraft (defined in GA Code 52-7-8.2 and commonly known as a “jet ski”) on Morgan Lake and other water bodies within Morgan Lake WMA is prohibited.

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.

Oaky Woods WMA

Q C b

12,750 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8

Firearms

  • C Oct. 9-15
  • Buck Only: b Oct. 28-30 | s Dec. 23-26
  • Either-Sex Last Day b : Dec. 2-4

Turkey

Q80 Apr. 9-15

Apr. 16-May 15

Small Game

Waterfowl shooting hours end at noon.

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

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 b A S

15,000 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 1
  • West Lake Road Tract (Archery Only): Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Firearms

  • C Oct. 2-8
  • Buck Only: b Oct. 21-23 | s Dec. 9-12
  • Either-sex Last Day b: Nov. 18-20

Turkey

Q100 Apr. 9-15, 16-22

Apr. 23-May 15

Small Game

Waterfowl shooting hours end at noon.

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Alligator

Alligator hunting on Ocmulgee PFA allowed Sept. 4-6. No hunting during daylight hours.

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

No bear hunting.

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

B

475 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Turkey

Archery

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Waterfowl shooting hours end at noon.

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

B Aug. 15-Mar. 15

Coyote

May 16-31

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

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8, Nov. 15-Jan. 9

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-15

Firearms

  • Oct. 16-Nov. 14

Turkey

Q30 Apr. 9-15, 16-22

Apr. 23-May 15

Small Game

s Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

Dove

Q60 s Sept. 4

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, Nov. 20-28, Dec. 19-Jan. 31

Directions

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. 11-Oct. 15

Waterfowl

C Q3 Pond 1 & Q2 Pond 3: Nov. 13, 27

Q3 Pond 1 & Q2 Pond 3: Dec. 18, 25, Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

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 & 3 open only to hunters selected in quota drawing. Waterfowl hunters are prohibited from entering impoundments before 5:00 a.m. on the day of the hunt and shooting hours end at 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 Hwy 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.

Oconee WMA—Rock Hawk Trails & Effigy

430 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Turkey

Archery

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

Apr. 23-May 15.

Small Game

Nov. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

Directions

From Eatonton: Go east 13.8 miles on GA Hwy 16 towards the Oconee River; turn left onto Wallace Dam Rd. then turn left onto Lawrence Shoals Rd.; go 1 mile; parking is on left.

Ohoopee Dunes North WMA

Q b

5,675 acres • 229.426. 5267

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8, Dec. 5-Jan. 9

Firearms

  • b Oct. 28-30 | s Dec. 2-4

Turkey

Q20 Apr. 9-15, 16-22

Apr. 23-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

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

From Swainsboro Take Highway 57 west 8.5 miles, turn left on Cow Ford Bridge Road and travel 2 miles; check station is on the left.

Ohoopee Dunes South WMA

3,596 acres • 229.426. 5267

Deer

Archery

Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

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

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-15

Firearms

  • Oct. 16-Jan. 9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

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 b

9,000 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Q100 b Oct. 7-9

Primitive

  • Q100 b Oct. 21-23

Firearms

  • Q75 C b Nov. 25-27
  • Q100 b Nov. 4-6, Dec. 9-11

Feral Hog

Q100 Jan. 20-22, Feb. 3-5

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

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 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.

Directions

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

Otting Tract WMA

F

700 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer & bear

archery

Sept. 11-Jan. 1

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

F Aug. 15-Mar. 19

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

No ATVs.

Directions

From Cloudland: Take Hwy 157 north 2.1 miles to parking area on left.

Panola Mountain State Park

Q b A

1,635 acres • 770.389.7801

Deer

Firearms

Bag limit: 5, no more than 2 antlered

Q54 b Nov. 9-10. NOTE: Archery option for up to 4 hunters.

Special Regs

Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 8. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass is required. Hunting within 50 yards of the PATH Trail is prohibited. Park is closed to the public Nov. 9-10. No ATVs.

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

Dove hunting in designated fields only.

C Sept. 4

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, Nov. 20-28, Dec. 19-Jan. 31

Waterfowl

Hunting in designated areas only; shooting hours end at noon.

Dec. 16, 30

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

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

Q HC b B R

25,707 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8, Oct. 11-Nov. 10

Firearms

  • HC b Oct. 9-10
  • Either-Sex Last Day: b Nov. 11-14 | s Dec. 9-12

Turkey

Q40 Apr. 9-17, Apr. 23-May 1

May 2-15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

B R Training Area: Aug. 15-Mar. 19 except during firearms deer hunts.

Coyote

May 16-31

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 b

16,600 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-15, 20-28, Oct. 4-Nov. 19

Firearms

  • C b Sept. 17-19
  • b Sept. 30-Oct. 2 | s Nov. 20-24, Dec. 19-29
  • Buck Only: Oct. 16-Nov. 2
  • Q3 Dog Deer, Buckshot Only b: Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-4, Dec. 17-18

Dog-deer hunting in designated area only. Dog-deer hunters must check in at check station prior to hunt. All dogs used in the hunt must be marked with the selected hunter’s name & valid phone number. WMA is closed during hunts except to hunters with a valid quota permit.

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

No furbearer hunting or dog training in Archery Only Areas.

Aug. 15-Nov. 25, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, Dec. 5-Dec. 16, Dec. 19-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 camping. No horseback riding during deer hunts.

Directions

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

Penholoway Swamp WMA

C b 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 bonus deer hunts pending river and road conditions. Call Region Office for details at 912-262-3173.

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-22, Sept. 27-Oct. 5, Oct. 10-Nov. 19, Nov. 27-Jan. 9

Firearms

  • C b Sept. 24-26
  • : b Oct. 7-9 | s Nov. 20-26

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

B Bird dog training area located in the areas of Redman and Deadend Rds. 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

Archery only area is archery equipment for all species. Idle speed only on Cogden Lake.

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

226 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, Jan. 2, 9

Dove

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

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

Phinizy Swamp WMA

C

1,500 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at noon.

C Nov. 13

Wed. & Sat. during state seasons.

Coyote

May 16-31

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 b

14,134 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer & bear

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 15

Firearms

  • Either-Sex Last Day b: Nov. 17-20
  • Buck Only: Dec. 15-18

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

No night hunting.

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

B R Training Area: Aug. 15-Mar. 19, except during firearms deer hunts.

Dove

Q100 s Sept. 4

Sept. 5-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, Oct. 1-4, 8-10, Nov. 21-28, Dec. 19-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.

Special Regs

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

Directions

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