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WMA Regulations: T-Z

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

Tallulah Gorge WMA

A

2,689 acres • 706.754.7981

Deer & bear

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-15

Firearms

  • Buck Only: Oct. 16-Jan. 1

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

No furbearer hunting at night on north side of gorge.

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

No May 16-31 coyote & hog season.

Special Regs

Mandatory daily sign in. No ATVs.

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—
Buck Island Tract

7,244 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. 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 Ludowici Entrance to Townsend WMA-Buck Island Tract is located off HWY 301approximately 4.75 miles west of Ludowici.

Townsend WMA— North, South and Pine Island Tracts

Q b

24,924 acres • 912.262.3173

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 5

Firearms

  • b Oct. 7-9, Nov. 4-6 | s Nov. 20-26, Dec. 25-26
  • Buck Only: Oct. 23-29
  • Q3 Dog Deer/Buckshot Only b: Dec. 1-2, 15-16, 29-30

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Nov. 30, Dec. 3-14, 17-28, Dec. 31-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:

Archery only area is archery equipment for all species. Dog-deer hunters must check in at check station. Dog-deer hunting allowed in designated areas only. All dogs must be marked with the hunter’s name and phone number. All vehicles used in the dog-deer hunt must display DNR issued permit on vehicle dash. Hunting area will be closed to all users during dog-deer hunt except to hunters with a valid quota permit.

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.

Tuckahoe WMA

C b

15,100 acres • 229.426.5267

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-16, 20-29, Oct. 3-Nov. 3

Primitive

  • b Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Firearms

  • C Sept. 17-19
  • b Nov. 4-6 | s Nov. 23-27

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.

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 b a Archery Only Area

393 acres • 706.356.4362

Deer

Bag limit: no more than 2 antlered, unlimited antlerless

Q36 b Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Special Regs

Hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 PM on Nov. 29. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 Park Pass is required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the Park office at (706) 356-4362. Park is closed to the public Nov. 30-Dec. 1. No ATVs. No May 16-31 coyote season.

Directions

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

Walton WMA

Q C B A

200 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Jan. 9

Small Game

Oct. 1-Feb. 28 | B Oct. 1-Jul. 15

Dove

Q80 C s Sept. 4

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

Coyote

May 16-31, Archery and shotgun only.

Special Regs

No unleashed dogs except for bird dog training and dove hunting purposes. Shotguns Only for hunting small game.

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.

Warwoman WMA

b

15,800 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer & Bear

Archery

  • Buck Only: Sept. 11-24

Firearms

  • Buck Only b: Nov. 11-14, Dec. 2-5

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31.

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 b

8,952 acres • 706.295.6041

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. 6, Oct. 10-14, Oct. 18-Nov. 12

Primitive

  • Dec. 11-12

Firearms

  • HC Oct. 15-17
  • Antlerless Last Day b: Oct. 7-9, Dec. 2-4

Turkey

Q80 Apr. 9-15

Apr. 16-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

F Aug. 15-Mar. 19 except during deer hunts.

Dove

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2-6, Nov. 20-28, Dec. 19-Jan. 31

Waterfowl

Shooting hours end at noon. Daniels Pond and Pond 1 are only open for Youth Waterfowl Days & Saturdays only during small game dates concurrent with state season. The rest of the WMA is open during small game dates concurrent with state season.

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

No gasoline engines allowed on waterfowl ponds. 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 • 706.295.6041

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

C Apr. 9-15

Apr. 16-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28.

B Aug. 15-Mar. 15.

Coyote

May 16-31

Special Regs

No camping.

Directions

From Lagrange take Hwy 219 north 4.8 miles. Go left on Cameron Mill Rd., and area is 0.6 miles on the left.

West Point WMA—
Glovers Creek Area

Q Q C

337 acres • 706.295.6041

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

Waterfowl

C Nov. 13

Q7 Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 18, 25

General: Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Coyote

No May 16-31 hog & coyote season.

Special Regs

No gasoline motors on waterfowl impoundment. No fishing on Glovers Creek Area.

Directions

From Franklin take Hwy 100 west 0.75 miles then bear left on Lagrange St. Take immediate left on Mary Johnson Dr. (turns to Beavis Rd.) and go approximately 2 miles to entrance on right just past bridge.

Wilson Shoals WMA

Q C S

2,800 acres • 770.535.5700

Deer & bear

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 29

Primitive

  • Dec. 18-26

Firearms

  • Either-Sex Last Day: Oct. 30-Nov. 14

Turkey

Q15 Apr. 9-15

Apr. 16-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

C Q15 s Sept. 4

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

Coyote

May 16-31

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

b F S

7,800 acres • 706.595.4222

Deer

Archery

  • Sept. 11-Oct. 8

Primitive

  • Oct. 9-13

Firearms

  • b Oct. 14-16 | s Oct. 17-23, Nov. 26-28
  • Buck Only: Oct. 24-Nov. 25, Nov. 29-Dec. 5, Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

s Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Dove

s Sept. 4-Oct. 10, Nov. 20-25, Dec. 19-Jan. 31

Coyote

May 16-31

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

1,400 acres • 706.295.6041

Deer & Bear

Archery

Sept. 11-Jan. 1

Turkey

Apr. 9-May 15

Small Game

Aug. 15-Feb. 28

Coyote

May 16-31

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.