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Contents
Game Management Offices .......................................................4 Law Enforcement Offices ...........................................................4 Major Changes ...........................................................................10 Public Meetings..........................................................................10 License Fees & Sales ................................................................ 12 Youth Education, Skill Development & Opportunities.....14 Hunter Education Requirements ...........................................16 License Requirements ....................................................... 1617 Legal Archery Equipment & Firearms..................................16 Unlawful Activities ...................................................................18 Training Dogs .............................................................................18 Required Clothing .....................................................................18 Legal Hours .................................................................................18 Protected Species .......................................................................18 Seniors (60-64): Be Counted and Save! .................................21 Landowner Liability..................................................................24 Establishing Deer Harvest Guidelines for Your Property or Hunting Club....................................... 26 Baiting ......................................................................................... 23 National Hunting and Fishing Day ........................................37
Courtesy of Brad Gill

20122013 GeorGia HuntinG SeaSonS & reGulationS


Nathan Deal, Governor Mark Williams, Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources Dan Forster, Director, Wildlife Resources Division

BoarD oF natural reSourCeS


William Bagwell, Jr. J. Dennis Billew William A. Carruth Joseph M. Hatfield Walter A. Hudson Mabel C. Jenkins Duncan Johnson, Sr. Phyllis T. Johnson Ray P. Lambert, Jr. Robert D. Leebern, Jr. Aaron McWhorter J. Mark Mobley, Jr. Mark Smith Loyce W. Turner James A. Walters Phillip C. Watt Philip Wilheit, Jr. Steven R. Woodruff

Statewide Seasons & Regulations

Deer ....................................................................................... 2025 Northern & Southern Zone Firearms Maps ........................24 Dog Hunting Seasons (Southern Zone) ............................... 25 Bear .............................................................................................. 28 Turkey .......................................................................................... 28 Feral Hog .................................................................................... 28 Alligator .......................................................................................29 Small Game .................................................................................29 Trapping.......................................................................................29 Falconry .......................................................................................29 Migratory Bird Hunting .......................................................... 30 Seasons Summary .............................................................. 3233

List of Board Members was current as of press time. To see a current list of Board Members please go to www.GADNR.org.

aBout tHiS PuBliCation


Welcome to Georgias 20122013 Hunting Seasons and Regulations. Hunting regulations are set by the Board of Natural Resources, acting on the recommendations of the Departments professional wildlife biologists and other field personnel. Laws are set by the elected members of the General Assembly. This guide is designed to help you understand the laws and regulations for hunting in Georgia. For complete rules and exact wording, refer to the Game and Fish Code (Title 27) and the current copy of the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Divisions regulations (Chapter 391) on file with the Secretary of State. This publication is paid for through the sale of advertising space. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources neither endorses the products or services listed nor accepts any liability arising from the use of products or services listed. Editor: Brandon Anderson, Senior Wildlife Biologist, GADNR advertising: J.F. Griffin Publishing (413) 884-1001

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) Q&A ................ 3537 Alphabetical WMA Index ........................................................37 General WMA Regulations .................................................... 38 Unlawful Activities on WMAs .............................................. 38 Shooting Ranges ........................................................................39 Specific WMA & Federal Area Regulations .................4059 Specialty Hunts on WMAs & Federal Areas ................ 6061 Dog Training ...............................................................................62 Quota Hunts: Application Instructions ............................... 63 Quota Hunts: General Quota Hunt Listings ................6465 Quota Hunts: Adult-Child Quota Hunt Listings ............... 66

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Sunrise/Sunset Table ...........................72


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wildliFE rEsourcEs division statE HEadquartErs 2070 US Highway 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025 Main Number .............................................................. 770-918-6400 Game Management ..................................................... 770-918-6404 Fisheries Management ............................................... 770-918-6406 Law Enforcement ........................................................ 770-918-6408 Nongame Conservation ............................................. 770-761-3035 wildliFE rEsourcEs consErvation cEntEr 2065 US Highway 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025 Boating Registration ................................................... 800-366-2661 Hunting & Fishing Licenses ...................................... 800-366-2661 Boating Education ....................................................... 770-918-6414 Hunter Education........................................................ 770-761-3010 Special Permits Unit.................................................... 770-761-3044 Hunter Services ........................................................... 770-761-3045 Private Lands Program............................................... 478-994-7583 coastal rEsourcEs division HEadquartErs One Conservation Way, Suite 300, Brunswick, GA 31520 Main Number .............................................................. 912-264-7218 Coastal Law Enforcement .......................................... 912-264-7237 Turn in Poachers (T.i.P.) sTaTewide ..................................800-241-4113

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nortHwEst rEgion oFFicE (rEgion 1) 2592 Floyd Springs Road, Armuchee, GA 30105 Game Management (Armuchee) .............................. 706-295-6041 Law Enforcement (Calhoun) ..................................... 706-624-1367 Law Enforcement (Atlanta) ....................................... 770-769-9680 nortHEast rEgion oFFicE (rEgion 2) 2150 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 Game Management (Gainesville) ............................. 770-535-5700 Law Enforcement (Gainesville) ................................. 770-535-5499 East cEntral rEgion oFFicE (rEgion 3) 142 Bob Kirk Road NW, Thomson, GA 30824 Game Management (Thomson) ................................ 706-595-4222 Game Management (Social Circle) ........................... 770-918-6416 Law Enforcement (Thomson) .....................................706-595-4211 wEst cEntral rEgion oFFicE (rEgion 4) 1014 MLK Blvd., Fort Valley, GA 31030 Game Management (Fort Valley) .............................. 478-825-6354 Law Enforcement (Macon) ........................................ 478-751-6415 soutHwEst rEgion oFFicE (rEgion 5) 2024 Newton Road, Albany, GA 31701 Game Management (Albany) .................................... 229-430-4254 Law Enforcement (Albany) ....................................... 229-430-4252 soutH cEntral rEgion oFFicE (rEgion 6) 1773-A Bowens Mill Hwy, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 Game Management (Fitzgerald) ............................... 229-426-5267 Law Enforcement (Metter) ......................................... 912-685-2145 coastal rEgion oFFicE (rEgion 7) 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520 Game Management (Brunswick) .............................. 912-262-3173 Law Enforcement (Brunswick).................................. 912-264-7237
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PLEASE NOTE: the Law Enforcement regions and offices differ slightly from those in the Game Management map above. Law Enforcement Region Office
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In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (now the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act). At a difficult time when the country was still reeling from an economic crash, Senator Key Pittman from Nevada and Congressman A. Willis Robertson co-sponsored the Pittman-Robertson bill for wildlife restoration. This radical, unprecedented law established an excise tax on sporting guns and ammunition to fund wildlife restoration and conservation. The Act fostered partnerships between federal and state fish and wildlife agencies, the sporting arms industry, conservation groups, and sportsmen and sportswomen to benefit wildlife. It has been key to implementing the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. In 1950, the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (now the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act) passed. Together, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program has contributed more than $12 billion to fish and wildlife conservation in the U.S.; more than any other single conservation effort. Monies are directed to the state level based on several factors including the number of paid sporting licenses. In Georgia, these funds are approximately $14 million a year and have helped to fund the management and acquisition of nearly 1 million acres of wildlife management areas, along with other conservation efforts. 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program. Generations of Georgias citizens have benefited from this partnership and with your support, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program will continue to conserve habitat for fish and wildlife, and recreational opportunities for anglers, boaters, hunters and shooters far into the future. By purchasing your license, you are contributing to this important work, and we thank you for being our partner in conservation. MARK WILLIAMS Commissioner, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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ew online QuoTa hunT sysTem: In order to n better serve our customers, all quota hunt applications must be submitted through the new online system. This includes all previously paper-based quota hunts (including Adult/Child, Dove, Feral Hog, Dog-Deer, and Quail quota hunts). Wheelchair hunts are not included in the online system. See pages 63-66.

2013-2015 Hunting Regulations Public Meetings


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wrens city Hall public meeting room 401 East Broad Street Wrens, GA 30833

tues., Jan. 8, 2013

lanier technical college Forsyth campus 7745 Majors Road Cumming, Georgia 30028, at the Forsyth Conference Center

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walker county civic center 10052 N Highway 27 Rock Spring, Georgia 30739

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mitchell county agricenter 4590 Highway 37 East Camilla, GA 31730

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charlton county annex 68 Kingland Drive Folkston, GA 31537

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rEquirEd to purcHasE most licEnsEs Learn hunting and shooting skills, firearms safety and wildlife conservation. Hunter education develops the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to become a safe, responsible hunter. Courses are available online as well as in the classroom. Go to www.gohuntgeorgia.com/ hunting/education for details and registration. If you were born on or after January 1, 1961, you need to complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a hunting license. (See page 16 for more information) You can take a hunter education course at any age.

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Does your school have an archery program? NASP is an in-school archery curriculum taught in Grades 4-12 that meets all education department standards. Schools in nearly 100 Georgia counties are NASP certified. The program promotes instruction in international-style target archery to improve educational performance and participation in shooting sports. Georgia schools have consistently placed high in the international tournament, held at Disney World each year. For more information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/ NASP or call 770-388-0045.

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Take it to the next level at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center! Young hunters (17 and under) and their parents/mentors can take a whole weekend to focus on improving hunting skills and conservation knowledge. Participants will hunt and fish on the property and take part in a variety of skills-based and conservationfocused programs. Classes will cover the basics of hunting, how to care for harvested game and more. Hunter Education is included if a participant is not certified. The cost includes lodging and meals. uPcoming classes: unt & Learn Squirrel: H Oct. 1214, 2012; $60 per person unt & Learn Upland Game Bird: H Nov. 1618, 2012; $60 per person unt & Learn Rabbit: H Jan. 46, 2013; $60 per person unt & Learn Falconry: H Jan. 46, 2013; $60 per person unt & Learn Turkey: H May 1012, 2013; $60 per person For more information, visit www.CharlieElliott.org or call 770-784-3059.

Hunter education Skills challenge


These events offer the chance to advance your outdoor education skills through competition. The program includes events that simulate realistic conditions and reinforce and test a young hunters skills. See upcoming dates at www.gohuntgeorgia.com/HSECevents

earn more about Gun Safety L earn about the North American Model of L Wildlife Conservation the worlds most successful. No other continent has conserved as many species of native wildlife as North America. While other countries struggle to conserve the wildlife they have left, we enjoy great abundance and diversity of wildlife.

Specialty Quota Hunts


Wildlife Management Areas around the state offer special opportunities for youth hunts, which limit either the age (Specialty) or the age and number of hunters (Quota). See all AdultChild Hunts where just the child hunts on pages 60-66. Visit w ww.gohuntgeorgia.com and click on Quota Hunt to apply online. (Note: The child is the person who applies. Also, you do not need to apply for a Specialty Hunt.)

events and Places to Visit


JakEs days arE FrEE outdoor EvEnts For tHE wHolE Family harlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Jasper C County, May 11, 2013 aradise Public Fishing Area, Berrien P County, September 22, 2012 Hosted by the National Turkey Federation, these are free outdoor fun for the whole familyfishing, archery, birding, live animals, shooting range and much more! Visit www.georgiawildlife.com and click on Calendar of Events.

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outdoor advEnturE day Locations around the state, September 22, 2012 Free outdoor fun for the whole family. Act ivit ies var y by locat ion. Visit www.georgiawildlife.com and click on Calendar of Events. summEr camps Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center hosts numerous camps from Girls of the Great Outdoors to Shooting Sports Camps. Visit www.CharlieElliott.org for details. The Shooting Sports Program hosts several archery camps in the summer. Visit www.georgiawildlife.com/shooting/camps for details. go FisH Education cEntErs sHooting sports room Open to the public Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. in Perry, just off I-75.

In addition to exhibits and activities related to fishing, the center has a shooting sports room with simulators. Take your best shot and learn about waterfowl and other aquatic wildlife while youre there. Visit www.gofisheducationcenter.com for details.

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Protecting our natural resources is a challenging and rewarding career. A conservation ranger enforces wildlife, environmental, boating and other state and federal laws. If you have an interest in forestry, wildlife, criminal justice or natural science, plus have experience with hunting or fishing, this may be a great career for you. Visit www.gohuntgeorgia. com/LawEnforcement to learn the academic, physical and training requirements.

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may apply: see page 37 for WMAs and pages 5859 for Federal Areas. hunTers age 1625 must present a Hunter Education Card when purchasing a season hunting license and must possess the card while hunting. hunTers over age 25 and born after Jan. 1, 1961 must meet hunter education course requirements but need not present their Hunter Education Card when buying a season hunting license or possess it while hunting. aPPrenTice hunTer is any person who has not successfully completed a hunter education course or does not possess a hunter education certificate. Apprentice hunters may purchase an Apprentice Hunting License for the privilege to hunt and fish in Georgia. and Conservation Stamp. However, they must possess a Deer Harvest Record. honorary license for senior ciTizens: Georgia residents 65 years old or older may obtain an Honorary License free of charge from any license dealer, or a permanent Lifetime License card for $10. See page 12 for details. honorary license for disabled georgians: Georgia residents who are permanently, totally disabled may obtain an Honorary License by applying to the License Unit, 2065 US Hwy 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025, 1-800-366-2661 or on the web at gohuntgeorgia.com. A qualifying disability is an impairment of a permanent and total nature, which prevents gainful employment and is certified as such by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, Medicaid, Medicare, or Railroad Retirement System. Honorary License for disabled Georgians must be renewed every 3 years. honorary license for reTurning georgia veTerans (one time only): A one-year (from date of issuance) Honorary License is available one time to returning veterans, that were on active duty for 90 or more consecutive days, and who were discharged on or after July 1, 2005. Such veterans may obtain this license by providing a copy of their DD Form 214, and a completed DNR application. Applications for this license may be obtained at any WRD office, on the web at gohuntgeorgia.com, or by contacting the License Unit, 2065 US Hwy 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025, 1-800-366-2661. residenT hunTing or hunTing & fishing license is required for all resident hunters 16 years old or older except when hunting on land owned by them or their immediate family (blood or dependent relationship) residing in the same household. non-residenT hunTing & fishing license is required for all non-resident hunters, except non-resident small game hunters under 16. Additionally, non-resident big game hunters (deer, turkey, or bear) 16 years of age and older must possess a valid Big Game License. When hunting big game, non-residents under age 16 must possess a valid non-resident Hunting License, but are exempt from the Big Game License requirement. All non-resident deer hunters must possess a deer harvest record regardless of age. alligaTor hunTing license is required, in addition to a valid Hunting License, for anyone 16 years of age or older hunting alligator or assisting an alligator permit holder. This privilege is not covered by the Sportsman License. However, Lifetime and Honorary License holders do not need an Alligator Hunting License. big game license is required for hunting deer, turkey, or bear, in addition to a

HunTeR educaTiOn & aGe ReQuiRemenTS fOR HunTinG

Resident and non-resident hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a hunting license. Hunter education courses certified or mandated by any state wildlife agency or Canadian province are accepted. Hunter education is not required to purchase an Apprentice Hunting License or a Three-day Hunting & Fishing license. Hunter education is not required to hunt on ones own land or land of a parent or guardian (blood or dependent relationship) residing in the same household. Contact your local DNR Law Enforcement Office or (770) 761-3010 for course information or register at gohuntgeorgia.com.

rEplacEmEnt cards Anyone who completed a Georgia hunter education course can obtain a replacement card online at gohuntgeorgia.com or call 800-864-7275 (outside Atlanta) or 770-389-7275 (in Atlanta) MondayFriday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for information. agE rEquirEmEnts hunTers under age 16 are not required to complete a hunter education course; however, a child under age 16 must be under Direct supervision or directly supervised, which means uninterrupted, unaided visual contact and auditory communication of a child by an adult. All children under sixteen years of age shall be accompanied by and under direct supervision of an adult eighteen years of age or older when hunting. It is unlawful for an adult to permit their child or ward (under age 16) to hunt without adult supervision. Exception: Hunters 1215 years old may hunt unsupervised after successfully completing a hunter education course. Special restrictions

Any person, age 16-64, entering any designated fee area on state-owned WMAs and PFAs must possess a valid GORP. Persons who possess a valid three-day hunting & fishing, WMA, Lifetime, Sportsmans, or Honorary license are exempt from this requirement. Designated fee areas are marked with the posting of a sign at the site or area entrance. More information at www.gohuntgeorgia.com.

GeORGia OuTdOOR RecReaTiOnal PaSS (GORP)

Apprentice Hunting License


This license offers potential hunters (16 years of age and older) an opportunity to hunt for three days without completing a hunter education course. It also includes fishing privileges on WMAs and PFAs, and this license may be purchased multiple times. All other license requirements still apply. For more information, go to: http://www.gohuntgeorgia.com/ recreational-licenses

Reliable identification and a Social Security Number (SSN) are required to purchase a license (see page 12; OCGA 19-11-9.1). Conservation rangers may require positive identification when checking licenses. All required hunting licenses and stamps must be in possession while hunting. Any person hunting or providing assistance to another hunter must meet applicable licensing requirements as specified below. It is unlawful to obtain, possess, or use multiple licenses for the purpose of circumventing the season bag limit for deer. residenT means any citizen of the United States who has been domiciled within the State of Georgia for a period of at least three months. Residents include full-time military personnel on active duty who list Georgia as their home of record in their official military files or who are stationed at a military base located in Georgia and the dependents of such military personnel. Residents also include out-of-state college students living in Georgia. Students may use a current Georgia student ID as documentation. residenT hunTers under age 16 are not required to possess any of the following: Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Area, Georgia Waterfowl Conservation, Deer-Dog Hunting, Alligator Hunting licenses or Federal Migratory Bird Hunting

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regular Hunting License. The Big Game License requirement is met by residents who possess a Lifetime, Honorary, or Sportsman License. Everyone else who hunts big game must purchase a Big Game License except non-residents under age 16 and resident hunters 16 years old or older when hunting on land owned by them or their immediate family (blood or dependent relationship) residing in the same household.

gallinules). This license is free. This license is valid only for a single hunting season and expires at the end of February each year. georgia waTerfowl conservaTion license is required for hunting waterfowl, except for hunters with a valid Honorary, Sportsman, or Lifetime License or children under the age of 16. Waterfowl hunters must also obtain a free Migratory Bird Hunting License (H.I.P. permit) in addition to other required licenses and stamps.

a Dog-Deer license (free of charge). Lifetime License applications can be obtained at gohuntgeorgia.com, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) offices, or by mail. For identification and proof of residency requirements see information on page 16.

dog-deer hunTing license is required for all hunters participating in a dog deer hunt. federal duck sTamP is required for all waterHunters who possess a valid Honorary, fowl hunters 16 years old or older including Lifetime, or Sportsmans License can obtain resident landowners and their immediate the dog deer license at no cost. family. The stamp is valid from July 1June deer harvesT record is required for any 30 and must be signed in ink across the face. person, regardless of age, who hunts deer. The The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Deer Harvest Record is valid only for a single Conservation Stamp is available at US Post deer hunting season. Deer hunters who are Offices, 1-800-STAMP24 or usps.com. not required to purchase a Big Game License sPorTsmans license is a license that covers (Youth under 16, Honorary, Lifetime License all hunting and fishing privileges excluding: holders and resident landowners and their Dog Deer License, Alligator License, and immediate family) must obtain a free Deer Federal Duck Stamp. This license specifically Harvest Record at gohuntgeorgia.com or includes Hunting, Big Game, WMA, Georgia from any license agent. All deer hunters must Waterfowl Conservation, Fishing and Trout obtain new Deer Harvest Record each deer Licenses. Migratory bird hunters must season. obtain a H.I.P. license. Deer hunters must wildlife managemenT area (wma) license obtain a deer harvest record. Dog Deer is required for any person 16 years old or hunters must obtain a Dog Deer license older, who does not possess a valid Honorary, (free of charge). Sportsman, or Lifetime License, when hunting lifeTime licenses are valid for the life of on a WMA, PFA or State Park (except that any the person and cover all hunting and fishing person hunting on a State Park quota hunt is privileges (except Federal Duck Stamp). This exempt from this requirement). specifically includes Alligator, Hunting, Big migraTory bird hunTing license or Harvest Game, WMA, Georgia Waterfowl Conservation, Information Program (H.I.P.) License is Fishing, and Trout Licenses. Migratory bird required for any person who possesses a hunters must obtain a H.I.P. license. license and hunts migratory birds (doves, Deer hunters must obtain a deer harvest ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, coots, rails, or record. Dog-Deer hunters must obtain

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convicTed felons may not possess any firearm (including primitive weapons) while hunting unless that individuals right to carry has been restored (OCGA 16-11-131). This does not apply to archery equipment. primitivE wEapons Legal weapons during primitive weapons season include crossbows, bow and arrow, and any muzzleloading firearm (scopes are legal for deer and bear). arcHEry EquipmEnt Crossbows, longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows are allowed for hunting any game or feral hog. Arrows for hunting deer, bear or feral hog must be broadhead type. loadEd wEapon A firearm is considered loaded if a shell is in the chamber or magazine; a percussion cap is on the nipple; or powder is present on the frizzen pan. A crossbow is considered loaded if it is cocked and either has a bolt or arrow engaged or partially engaged on the shooting rail or track or with a trackless crossbow when the crossbow is cocked and a bolt or arrow is nocked.

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(magazine and chamber combined) except for deer, bear and feral hog shotguns, which are limited to maximum capacity of 5 shells. Plugs must be one piece and incapable of being removed through the loading end of the magazine. hunting dogs, except during open seasons for such game. For specific rules & regulations for dog training on WMAs & Chattahoochee National Forest see page 62.

dEEr & BEar FirEarms Modern Rifles and Handguns: Centerfire Only, .22-cal. or larger with expanding bullets. Shotguns: 20-gauge or larger loaded with slugs or buckshot. Buckshot is not allowed on WMAs, unless otherwise specified.

Silencers: Silencers may not be used for Muzzleloaders: .44-cal. or larger, or muzzlehunting. loading shotguns 20 gauge or larger. Scopes are legal. alligator EquipmEnt Hand-held ropes or snares, snatch hooks, turkEy FirEarms harpoons, gigs, or arrows with restraining Shotguns with No. 2 or smaller shot and any line attached. Lawfully restrained alligators muzzleloading firearm. may be killed with any caliber handgun or bangstick. FEral Hog FirEarms Any deer, bear, turkey or small game fire- unprotEctEd spEciEs FirEarms arms. Additional weapons restrictions apply For unprotected species onlyany firearm. on WMAs (see page 35) and Federal lands (see pages 5859). small gamE & FurBEarEr FirEarms Persons training dogs for hunting must have a Rifles and Handguns: Any .22-cal. or smaller valid Hunting License unless they are on their rimfire, air rifle, or any muzzleloading firearm. own land or land of an immediate relative. Shotguns: Any having shot shell size 3.5 There is no closed season for training dogs on inches or smaller in length with No. 2 or private lands. It is unlawful to possess firearms (except handguns with blank or shot cartridges), smaller shot. axes, climbers, or other equipment for taking Shotguns (Waterfowl): Any 10-gauge game while training hunting dogs except that or smaller loaded with federally approved shotguns with number six or smaller shot may nontoxic shot of size F or smaller. Lead be used while training pointing, flushing, and shot may not be in possession while hunting retrieving dogs using pen raised quail and waterfowl. pigeons provided that the dog trainer maintains proof of purchase of pen raised quail. It is spEcial FirEarm rEstrictions unlawful to run deer with dogs, except during Plugged Shotguns: Shotguns must be open seasons for hunting deer with dogs, or plugged to a maximum capacity of 3 shells to take game by any means while training

A hunter, and anyone accompanying the hunter, must at all times wear as an outer garment at least 500 square inches of visible hunter orange above the waist (which may include a head covering) when hunting: deer during the primitive weapons or firearms deer season bear during the primitive weapons or firearms bear seasons feral hogs during the primitive weapons or firearms deer season Hunter orange is not required on WMA or Corps of Engineers tracts designated archeryonly, unless otherwise indicated.

ReQuiRed clOTHinG

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Legal hours for hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset, except that alligators, raccoons, opossums, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and feral hogs may be hunted at night. Any light used to hunt raccoons, opossums, foxes, bobcats or feral hogs shall be carried on the person of a hunter, affixed to a helmet or hat worn by a hunter, or be part of a belt system worn by a hunter. There is no voltage restriction on such lights. Legal hours for migratory bird hunting conform to federal regulations (see page 38).

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unt, shoot, kill, or wound any farmed H deer (e.g. elk, red deer, fallow deer, sika deer, or axis deer) or exotic wild animal (e.g. farmed deer, mouflon sheep, Barbary sheep [aoudad], antelope, etc.) held under a wild animal license for enjoyment, gain, amusement, or sport. unting while under the influence of drugs H or alcohol. se of any pitfall, deadfall, snare, catch, trap, U net, exposed salt or minerals, live decoy, or baited hook to take game species. unting or shooting from or across a public H road. ischarging a firearm within 50 yards of D a public road. unting from a vehicle, plane, or boat under H power. unting without landowners permission, H including power line, gas line, railroad and other rights-of-way. Written permission must be obtained if land is so posted. se of drugs, poisons, chemicals, smoke, U gas, or explosives, or electronically-amplified sounds to hunt any game species. 2012 2013 18 U se of electronic communications equipment to aid in the pursuit of game. se of a computer or any other device to U remotely discharge a firearm for the purpose of hunting. elling or purchasing any game species S or parts thereof, except antlers, hides, and tails of legally taken deer, tails of legally taken squirrels, and legally taken alligator products. isturbing wildlife dens, holes, or homes, or D driving wildlife, except venomous snakes, from their dens, holes, or homes. linding wildlife with lights. B illing or crippling game without reasonK able efforts to retrieve. olding, possessing, releasing, or importing H wildlife without a permit from the DNR. oncealing the taking or possession of wildC life (or parts) which the person in possession reasonably should have known was obtained illegally.

clOSed aReaS

Hunting for all species of wildlife is prohibited on that portion of Morgan Falls Lake (Bull Sluice) lying within Fulton Co. and in Willeo Creek. Counties or parts of counties not specifically open by law or regulation are closed to hunting. Counties open for hunt ing do not include lands lying within WMAs, PFAs, State Parks, or other State/Federal lands except when such lands are specifically opened.

It is unlawful to take nongame wildlife except fiddler crabs, coyotes, armadillos, groundhogs, beavers, starlings, English sparrows, pigeons, and venomous snakes. Additionally, rats, mice, frogs, spring lizards, freshwater crayfish, freshwater turtles, and freshwater mussels may be taken except for species on Georgias Protected Species List. The taking of freshwater mussels requires a Fishing License or Commercial Fishing License. For more information on the commercial taking of freshwater mussels, consult your local state fisheries office or visit gofishgeorgia.com.

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Georgia, along with 38 other states, is a member of the Wildlife Violator Compact (WVC). This allows Wildlife Officers to treat non-residents hunting in WVC member states (shown below in green) as if they were a resident of that state in regards to wildlife violations. All wildlife law violators will be held more responsible due to the fact that their illegal activities in one state can affect their hunting privileges in all WVC member states. For more information visit georgiawildlife.com. WILDLIFE COMPACT MEMBER STATES

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on WMAs. Archery hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange during primitive weapons and firearms deer seasons except in Archery-Only Counties. primitivE wEapons sEason eiTher sex Youth under 16 may hunt deer with any legal deer firearm during primitive weapons deer hunts and seasons. Oct. 1319; Statewide, except in archery-only counties and in accordance with bag limits, countywide antler restrictions and other regulations. Primitive weapons hunters may not possess any centerfire or rimfire firearm while hunting during the primitive weapons season for deer, except that any person possessing a license to carry a concealed firearm that is valid in this state pursuant to OCGA 16-11-126(f) or 16-11-129 may carry such firearm subject to the limitations of OCGA 16-11-126 and 16-11-127 except where prohibited by federal law. Scopes may be used.

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arcHEry sEason eiTher sex Statewide: Sept. 8Oct. 12 Archery Only Counties: Fulton (north of GA Hwy 92) and all of Clayton, Cobb, and DeKalb Counties): Sept. 8Jan. 1 in accordance with statewide bag limits, county-wide antler restrictions and other regulations. Extended Archery Season: Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Rockdale Counties only; Jan. 231 in accordance with statewide bag limits. Hunter orange is not required in archery-only counties or portions thereof.

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dEEr Hunting witH dogs Deer may be hunted with dogs only within authorized seasons and localities (see page 25). Additionally, deer may be hunted with dogs only on leased properties of at least 1,000 contiguous acres or privately-owned properties of at least 250 contiguous acres that are permitted by DNR. Permits are specific to a piece of property. Only one annual permit application per property should be submitted. Applications for a permit must be received at least 30 days prior to hunting deer with dogs. Applicants wishing to hunt on opening day must submit an application by September 20, 2012. Applications for a permit may be obtained by visiting www.gohuntgeorgia.com. To legally hunt deer with dogs, each hunter 16 years and older must possess a deer dog hunting license in addition to all other required licenses and permits. The fee for this license is $5 except that Honorary, Sportsmens and Lifetime license holders may obtain the license at no charge. Dogs used for hunting deer on such properties must be marked with the assigned permit number during a hunt. The permit number also must be clearly displayed on all vehicles being used during a dog deer hunt. For more information visit gohuntgeorgia.com or call (706) 557-3241.

additional arcHEry sEason inFormation Archers may not possess any centerfire, rimfire, or muzzleloading firearm while hunting during the archery deer season , except that any person possessing a license to carry a concealed firearm that is valid in this state pursuant to FirEarms sEason OCGA 16-11-126(f) or 16-11-129 may carry See pages 24 and 25 for firearms deer season, such firearm subject to the limitations of OCGA dog deer seasons and either-sex dates. 16-11-126 and 16-11-127 except where prohibited by federal law. Archery hunting is allowed during firearms deer seasons and deer of either sex may be taken except as otherwise specified

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coolEr lockErs Whole or field dressed deer received by a cold storage or processing facility must be county-widE antlEr rEstrictions marked by the facility operator with hunters Antlered bucks may be harvested in Dooly name, county of kill, sex of deer, and date and Macon Cos. only if they have a minimum of kill. A list of processors is available at outside antler spread of 15 inches. In Hancock, gohuntgeorgia.com. See Importation section Harris, Meriwether, Montgomery, Randolph, below for restrictions on importation of deer Talbot, and Troup Cos., antlered bucks may carcasses. be taken only if they have a minimum of 4 antler points, 1 inch or longer, on one side of HEad oF dEEr the antlers. It is unlawful to remove the head of a deer until the deer is self-processed or surrendered antlErs to a storage facility for storage or processing. It is unlawful to kill a deer unless it has antlers (bone) visible above the hair, except during rigHts-oF-way/ transmission towErs either-sex or antlerless seasons or hunts. Transmission towers are property of the utility rEcording dEEr HarvEst company. Hunting from a stand or platform Except for WMA, State Park and NWR hunts attached to a transmission tower is trespassing requiring hunter check-out of harvested deer, and is prohibited. Written permission must be hunters may not remove a deer from the place obtained from the landowner to hunt on power of kill until the deer harvest record has been line, gas line, railroad, or other rights-of-way. permanently marked. Hunters may not possess multiple deer harvest records. All deer hunters lakEs, strEams & ponds regardless of age or residency must obtain a It is unlawful to take a deer by any means while deer harvest record and must record all deer it is in a lake, stream, or pond. harvest information.

sEason limit Season Limit is 10 antlerless deer and 2 antlered deer. One of the two antlered deer must have a minimum of 4 points, 1 inch or longer, on one side of the antlers except in counties with special antler restrictions (see pages 2425). There are no antler restrictions for the other antlered buck except in counties with special antler restrictions (see pages 2425).

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Summary of Georgias Laws & Regulations Pertaining to Statewide*

Bait and the taking of Game & feral Hogs Over Bait
It is unlawful for any person to hunt any game animal (except as noted below) or game bird upon, over, around, or near any place where any corn, wheat, or other grains, salts, apples, or other feed or bait has been placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered so as to constitute a lure, attraction, or enticement to such game animals or game birds. It shall also be unlawful to hunt any game animal or game bird upon, over, around, or near any such place for a period of 10 days following complete removal of all such feed or bait. The placing of any feed or bait and the hunting of any game or feral hog over such feed or bait on Wildlife Management Areas is prohibited. Any person who takes any big game, other than in accordance with the following exceptions, shall upon conviction be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature and subject to a fine up to $5,000 or imprisonment up to 12 months, or both. The DNR Board may by rule or regulation restrict the feeding, baiting, or hunting of deer and/or feral hogs upon, over, around or near such feed or bait in any county and any adjoining county, upon documented occurrence of a communicable disease in deer in such county. No person shall feed, bait or hunt deer and/or feral hogs in violation of any such restriction imposed. DNR will notify current licensed hunters by mail or electronic means within a restricted county. DNR may place signs to give such notice of restrictions. hunting of deer over such feed or bait on any state or federal lands is prohibited. In the Northern Deer Zone, it is unlawful to hunt deer upon, around, over or near any feed or bait when the hunter is less than 200 yards away or within sight of such feed or bait. Any such feed shall not be placed in a manner as to cause hunting on an adjacent property to be prohibited. The placing of any feed or bait and the hunting of deer over such feed or bait on any state or federal lands is prohibited.

exceptions for Deer (Zone limited)

In the Southern Deer Zone, deer may be hunted upon, around, over or near any feed or bait on private lands provided such person has written permission of the landowner. Any such feed or bait shall not be placed in a manner as to cause hunting on an adjacent property to be prohibited. The placing of any feed or bait and the

exceptions for Feral Hogs (Statewide)

Feral hogs may be hunted upon, around, over or near any feed or bait on private lands year round provided that any such feed or bait is not placed within 50 yards of any property ownership boundary. Any such feed or bait shall not be placed in a manner as to cause hunting on an adjacent property to be prohibited.

* Additional restrictions apply to federally regulated migratory birds (e.g., doves, ducks, geese, etc.). See the Late-Season Migratory Bird Regulations or visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/regulations.

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their land for recreational purposes without charge unless the landowner willfully or maliciously fails to guard against or warn of a dangerous condition, use, structure, or activity. Landowners will not be liable unless they violate this standard of care. Georgia Courts have interpreted this reasonable standard of care as the duty of slight care, which is lower than that of ordinary care. Georgia law (OCGA 27-3-1) further extends this same protection to landowners, lessees of land, or lessees of hunting

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tailed deer population that provides diverse recreational opportunities and generates significant economic vitality. However, Georgias white-tailed deer herd can present a variety of management challenges as we strive to maintain a sustainable deer population within appropriate biological, ecological, and sociological limits. Properly managing this important resource is critical. Hunting is the primary tool for managing white-tailed deer and hunting has successfully reduced the statewide deer population from 1.4 million deer in the 1990s to close to 1 million today. This reduction decreased or stabilized the deer population across much of the state resulting in improved habitat conditions, healthier deer, and substantial increases in antler quality. Finally, this success is consistent with the goal established in Georgias Deer Management Plan. ized areas that may experience either overabundance or scarcity. Further complicating this issue is the scale at which deer density varies. There may be extreme variations in deer densities within a single county making this issue difficult or impossible to solve through regional or county level regulations on deer harvest. Thus, responsible deer management, individually or collectively, by landowners, hunting clubs and hunters is essential, especially regarding proper doe harvest rates. It is the responsibility of hunters, clubs, and landowners to establish objectives to manage deer on the property they own, lease, or hunt. Georgia deer hunters, landowners and hunting clubs have differing management objectives. There is no statewide season and bag limit scenario that will satisfy these differing objectives. As such, Georgias current statewide regulations provide a framework for

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Georgia is blessed with a healthy white- Despite this statewide success, there are local- landowners and hunting clubs to use when

establishing a harvest regime for their specific property(ies). This statewide framework is not site-specific and should never be viewed as such. However, statewide regulations do provide landowners and hunting clubs great flexibility to meet their deer management objectives. When determining management objectives it is critical to consider property size, habitat conditions, and management of adjacent properties. Hunters often set deer management guidelines on the property they hunt through individual hunter bag limits that can, if hunter density is high, result in overharvest. For example, a 1,500 acre hunting club with 50 members has a density of 1 hunter per 30 acres. With a bag limit of 2 bucks and 3 does, overharvest is likely to occur. With this much hunting pressure, a harvest regime that is more restrictive is likely appropriate.

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Considering deer harvest per land area can be an effective way to avoid an unwanted decline in deer density. General guidelines for appropriate doe harvest rates across much of Georgia are: one doe per 75 acres will decrease density, one doe per 150 acres will stabilize density, and one doe per 200 acres will increase density. Keep in mind that these guidelines may not be applicable in all areas of the state and are not a substitute for population monitoring and management, which are critical elements of any successful deer management program. Technical assistance establishing a management program and biological advice is available to all Georgia hunters. Biologists with the states Wildlife Resources Division are available to provide technical guidance on managing deer herds or a private biologist can be hired to develop a management strategy and monitor deer harvest. However, biological recommendations are only as good as the information provided. Better and more extensive objective data result in better recommendations. Effective deer management requires more work than simply killing deer. At a minimum, records should be kept on each deer harvested (i.e., sex, age, weight, antler measurements). Also, fetal data from late season harvested does and observational records (e.g., antlered bucks seen, does seen, and fawns seen) add

greatly to the information used to generate advice and recommendations, although not generally required. Such data is used to establish baselines, monitor the population and adjust property-specific harvest strategies to achieve a desired goal. In many instances, a harvest strategy will be more restrictive than the statewide framework. Decreases in deer sightings may not always mean a decrease in deer density. Deer movements and behavior are affected by hunting pressure, habitat conditions, predation, and weather. The best advice for deer hunters is to hunt where the deer are rather than where you want the deer to be. More often than not, rainy summers make it a good year to be a deer, but a bad year to be a deer hunter. Failure to adapt to deer movement and feeding patterns affected by abundant rainfall can cause some hunters to believe there is a serious decline in deer numbers in their area. Wet growing seasons generally produce abundant natural forage and good acorn crops. Deer movement can be very limited when natural forage and acorns are abundant. Deer spend very little time, if any, in and around managed wildlife openings under these conditions. To be successful, hunters must spend more time hunting where the natural browse and acorns are located, or along travel routes leading to and from these natural feeding

areas. Knowing the whens and wheres of hunting a property makes for a more enjoyable hunting experience. It is worth considering whether feeding deer is or has altered deer activity patterns, especially when combined with hunting pressure, so that deer are more nocturnal, move less frequently, and are less exposed to harvest. This practice may create a welfare system such that deer do not have to work for a living locating natural food sources. Thus, deer remain largely sedentary and hidden during legal shooting hours, and get their fill by feeding for a short period of time during the night. This can reduce the number of deer seen and the exposure of deer to harvest. Deer always adapt to their circumstances hunters should too! Statewide regulations provide a framework within which landowners and hunting clubs establish a harvest regime for the property they hunt. Either-sex days and bag limits are effective at protecting statewide and regional populations from over-harvest, but they cannot protect every single property from over-harvest. This is the reason site-specific, property-level deer management is critical to a successful deer management program. Ultimately, the solution rests in the hands of Georgias deer hunters and their willingness to practice voluntary restraint and responsible deer management.

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Hunting with dogs is allowed. Hunting over bait is prohibited. Bears must be checked and tagged at either the Georgia Forestry Commission Office at Fargo, from Noon through 9 p.m. on days of hunts or at the Waycross DNR office from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays of hunts and Noon through 9 p.m. on Saturdays of hunts. Harvested bears may also be checked at Dixon Memorial WMA check station when WMA is open for a check-in deer or bear hunt. turkey weapons during turkey season and with small game weapons during small game season. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs with appropriate weapons restrictions while training dogs during dates when training season coincides with small game or turkey season. See page 62 for dog training seasons and rules. No limit. No night hunting. No hunting over bait. Hunting license requirements must be met. Hunter orange is required during firearms and primitive weapons deer seasons. Special regulations apply for Hartwell, Strom Thurmond/Clarks Hill, and Russell lakes (see pages 5859). transporting & rElEasE Transporting live feral hogs is prohibited unless such feral hogs have tested negative for brucellosis and pseudorabies within 30 days prior to transport. It is illegal to release any trapped or transported live feral hogs into any area that is not fenced to prevent escape of such feral hog. Any persons convicted of the release of live feral hogs in violation of established laws and regulations may be subject to revocation of hunting privileges for up to three years. warning Feral hogs can carry infectious diseases that are transmissible to people. To avoid possible exposure, wear plastic gloves when field-dressing feral hogs; wash hands with soap and hot water immediately afterwards; avoid direct contact with blood and reproductive organs; cook thoroughly, and properly dispose of all waste. procEssing Any facility that processes hogs for a fee must be licensed as a red meat establishment by the Dept. of Agriculture. Deer processors can obtain a Custom Feral Hog Exempt license from the GA Dept. of Agriculture, Meat Inspection Section for $10. Contact the Meat Inspection Section at (404) 656-3673 for more information. This licensing requirement does not apply to anyone processing a feral hog for their own use.

rEstriction Killing of females with cub(s) or a cub under 75 pounds is prohibited.

nortHErn ZonE In Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White, Whitfield Cos.: statEwidE sEason limit Archery: Sept. 8Oct. 12 Two; provided, however, that no more than Primitive Weapons: Oct. 1319 one of which may be taken from the Southern Firearms: Oct. 20Dec. 2 or Central Zones. Hunting bears with dogs or over bait is prohibited. Harvested bears must be reported to personnel of the Wildlife Resources Division, TuRkey Gainesville Office (770) 535-5700 or Armuchee Mar. 23May 15, 2013, statewide. Office (706) 295-6041 within 24 hours of harvest. season limiT: 3 Gobblers. After hours, call 1-800-241-4113. At a minimum, the hide and skull must be taken to the Gainesville or Armuchee office within feRal HOG 3 business days of harvest for tagging. Harvested bears may also be checked at any privatE lands WMA check station in the counties listed above No closed season; no limit. Feral hogs may that are open for a managed deer/bear/hog hunt be hunted at night with a light (no voltage between 8 a.m.8 p.m. during the bear season. restriction), which is carried on the person, affixed to a helmet or hat, or part of a belt cEntral ZonE system worn by a hunter. No hunting from a In Bibb, Houston, Twiggs Cos.: vehicle. Hunting over bait is allowed. A resi Firearms: Nov. 10 dent Hunting License is required to hunt feral hogs for all resident hunters 16 years old or Hunting bears with dogs or over bait is prohibolder, except when hunting on land owned ited. Hunting bears on WMAs in the Central by them or their immediate family (blood or Zone is prohibited. Harvested bears must be dependent relationship) residing in the same checked and tagged at the Oaky Woods WMA household. Non-residents must possess a noncheck station between 12 noon and 9 p.m. on resident hunting license. Contact the Game the day of the hunt. Management office nearest you for more information (see page 4). soutHErn ZonE In Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Echols and Ware national ForEst & corps oF Cos.: EnginEErs lands (outside of wmas) Firearms: Sept. 2729, Oct. 46, Oct. 1113 Hogs may be taken with archery equipment during archery deer season, with deer weapons during firearms deer season, with

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quail Nov. 17Feb. 28; Daily limit: 12. raBBit Nov. 17Feb. 28; Daily limit: 12. raccoon Oct. 15Feb. 28; Daily limit: 3. squirrEl Aug. 15Feb. 28; Daily limit: 12. coyotEs, armadillos, groundHogs, BEavErs, starlings, pigEons & EnglisH sparrows No closed season. No limit. Electronic calls may be used for hunting coyotes.

zone 8 Q120 Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Sept. 1Oct. 7 for quota permit holders only Chatham, Effingham, Evans and Liberty Cos. (The number of available Quota Permits is zone 9 Q80 Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, shown in blue below). Season limit of 1 per Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Richmond, quota permit holder. Legal alligators must be Screven, and Washington Cos. 48 inches or longer from end of snout to tip of tail. Participants must be at least 12 years of On WMAs in the open zones, alligators may age. Areas open for the harvest of alligators are be taken during open small game dates that limited to 9 zones with zone specific quotas coincide with the open season for alligator as follows: (unless otherwise specified) by valid permit holders only. WMA license required. No alli zone 1 Q65 Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, gator hunting on National Wildlife Refuges. Early, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Terrell, and Webster Cos. For detailed information see Georgias Alligator Management Plan in the special Alligator zone 2 Q140 Baker, Decatur, Grady, Miller, Hunting Season brochure available on the Mitchell, and Seminole Cos. internet at gohuntgeorgia.com or at WRD zone 3 Q60 Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, offices. Interested hunters must apply online for Dougherty, Houston, Lee, Macon, Peach, Alligator Quota hunts at gohuntgeorgia.com. Schley, Sumter, Taylor, and Worth Cos. zone 4 Q85 Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Thomas, Tift, and Turner Cos.

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BoBcat & Fox Dec. 1Feb. 28. No limit. Hunting with dogs zone 5 Q70 Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Coffee, allowed. Bobcats and foxes may be hunted Dodge, Jeff Davis, Laurens, Montgomery, with small game firearms by hunters using Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Wheeler, manual calls. falcOnRy Wilcox and Wilkinson Cos. Valid falconry permit required. Hunting license grousE zone 6 Q100 Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, required. Oct. 15Feb. 28; Daily limit: 3. Quail (Daily limit: 12), grouse (Daily limit: Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Echols, Pierce, opossum and Ware Cos. 3), and rabbit (Daily limit: 12); Oct. 1Mar. 15. Oct. 15Feb. 28; No limit. zone 7 Q130 Appling, Glynn, Long, McIntosh, Squirrel (Daily limit: 12); Aug. 15Mar. 15. Tattnall, Toombs, and Wayne Cos. See Late-Season Migratory Bird brochure for falconry waterfowl season information.

Dec. 1Feb. 28 for mink, otter, fox, raccoon, opossum, muskrat, skunk, bobcat, and weasel. There is no closed season for trapping beavers and coyotes. Complete trapping regulations can be obtained on the web at gohuntgeorgia.com or from any WRD office.

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The Feral Hogs Community of Practice (CoP) is an online resource area with information, expert advice, webinars, learning lessons, and other peer-reviewed information concentrating on the control, adaptive management, biology, economics, disease risks, and the human interface of feral hogs across the United States. It is part of the national eXtension Initiative which serves the public by making both information and experts available 24/7 on over 100 topic areas. Over the past 30 years, feral hog (also variously known as wild pigs, feral pigs, feral swine, Eurasian wild boar, European wild boar, and Russian boar) numbers and distribution have grown dramatically and have now reached a critical level across much of the United States; causing significant economic, biologic, environmental, and natural resource damage. Between 1900 and 1990, the national population size and distribution of feral hogs had been relatively constant, numbering between 500,000 to 2 million animals and being found in 18 to 21 states. The National Feral Swine Mapping System program currently reports 37 states with established populations of feral swine. The nationwide population is now estimated at more than 6 million animals; which makes them one of the most abundant large invasive animal species to be found in the United States at present. This CoP provides critical information, resources, and expert application of knowledge on the biology, history, damage, diseases, management and control of feral hogs.

To access the Feral Hogs Community of Practice informational resources visit: http://www.extension.org/feral_hogs. The National Feral Swine Mapping System can be accessed through the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study website: http://www.vet.uga.edu/scwds or directly at: http://128.192.20.53/nfsms.

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fedeRally ReGulaTed miGRaTORy BiRdS

FedeRallY Regulated migRatoRY BiRdS


mourning dovE ept. 116; Oct. 1321; Nov. 22Jan. 5; Daily S Limit: 15. urasian collared doves may be taken at any E time; No limit. snipE Nov. 15Feb. 28; Daily Limit: 8. woodcock Dec. 8Jan. 21; Daily Limit: 3. lEgal Hours ove: 12 noon until sunset on opening day of D September season, and hour before sunrise to sunset for the remainder of the season. ther Migratory Birds: hour before O sunrise to sunset. FEdEral youtH watErFowl day Only youth 15 years of age or younger may hunt waterfowl or geese on this day. An adult at least 18 years of age must accompany the youth into the field but may not hunt. BandEd Birds Hunters harvesting any banded migratory bird should call the Bird Banding Laboratory at 1-800-327-BAND or go to www.reportband.gov. possEssion oF migratory Birds HarvEstEd By anotHEr Persons possessing migratory birds harvested by another hunter must possess, in writing, the hunters signature, address, total number of birds harvested by species and dates of harvest.

A separate publication with hunting regulations for ducks, geese, and other lateseason migrants is distributed by the DNR, and available at gohuntgeorgia.com in early September. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) regulates the harvest of migratory birds by establishing framework (opening and closing dates, maximum season length, and maximum bag limits) within which states can set their migratory bird hunting seasons. Georgia annually proposes waterfowl and late-season migratory bird hunting season dates and bag limits that maximize opportunity within the framework adopted by the USFWS. migratory Bird Hunting licEnsE (H.i.p. licEnsE) Migratory Bird Hunting License (H.I.P. License) is required for any person who purchases a license and hunts migratory birds (doves, ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, coots, rails, or gallinules). This license is free and can be obtained by completing a migratory bird hunter questionnaire when purchasing a hunting license. crows Nov. 3Feb. 28; No Limit; Electronic calls may be used. Crows may be taken outside of these dates only when causing agricultural damage. marsH HEns (rails) Sept. 14Oct. 31; Nov. 10Dec. 1. Daily limit: 15.

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wHaT iS THe wildlife ReSTORaTiOn PROGRam?


On September 2, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (now the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act.) This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the most successful effort for funding long-term wildlife conservation in the World. This Act fostered partnerships between Federal and State fish and wildlife agencies, the sporting arms industry, conservation groups, and sportsmen to benefit wildlife and has been key to implementing the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. The Wildlife Restoration Program that was authorized by the Act is the nations oldest and most successful wildlife conservation program. Through the purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment this program is a successful user pay, user benefit program. The cycle graphic illustrates the funding process.

wildlife ReSTORaTiOn fundS aT wORk in GeORGia

State agencies implement programs & projects.

Manufacturers pay excise tax on that that equipment.

Georgia receives approximately $7 million annually through the Wildlife Restoration Program and has received a total of nearly $146,000,000 since the programs inception in 1939. The Wildlife Resources Division uses these funds for projects that promote conservation of wildlife and their habitats; provide public access to Georgias wildlife resources; hunter education and development; shooting range development and enhancement; wildlife research; and many other wildlife conservation projects.Examples of projects funded through the program include: Successful restoration and management of white-tailed deer, wild turkey and black bear; Acquisition and/or management of more than 935,000 acres of public hunting lands on more than 100 Wildlife Management Areas

States receive grants.

U.S . Fish & Wildlife Service allocates funds to State wildlife agencies.

statewide; Support and promotion of the National Archery in the Schools program; Construction, management and maintenance of Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center trap & skeet range and 17 other shooting ranges statewide; Assess the impacts of coyote predation on fawn recruitment; Population size, survival and reproductive ecology of the central Georgia black bear population; and many other important wildlife conservation projects. To learn more about Wildlife Restoration in Georgia, visit www.fws. gov and www.gohuntgeorgia.com

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SeaSOn Archery, Either sex Extended ArcheryEither Sex (ONLY for Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett & Rockdale Counties) Primitive WeaponsEither Sex Deer FirearmsNorthern Zone daTeS Sept. 8 Oct. 12, Statewide limiT 12 per season, Statewide. See pages 24-25 for either sex days. No more than 10 may be antlerless and no more than 2 may be antlered. One of the 2 antlered deer must have at least 4 points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers. Firearms deer hunting is not allowed in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton (north of GA Hwy. 92), and that portion of Glynn county lying within Jekyll Island. In the portion of Forsyth county south of GA Hwy. 20, only shotguns and muzzleloaders may be used (no other firearms allowed). In Hancock, Harris, Meriwether, Montgomery, Randolph, Talbot and Troup counties, only antlered bucks with at least 4 points on either side are legal. In Dooly and Macon counties, antlered bucks must have a minimum 15-inch outside spread.

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FirearmsSouthern Zone

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Archery: Sept. 8 Oct. 12 Northern Zone Bear Central Zone Southern Zone Turkey Statewide Primitive Weapons: Oct. 1319 Firearms: Oct. 20 Dec. 2 Firearms: Nov. 10 Firearms: Sept. 2729, Oct. 46, Oct. 1113 March 23 May 15, 2013 3 Gobblers per season Two per season, Statewide; provided, however, that no more than one of which may be taken from the Southern or Central Zones.

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Small game Hunting


SPecieS Alligator Crows Dove Fox & Bobcat Small Game Grouse Marsh Hens Opossum Quail Rabbit Raccoon Squirrel Snipe Woodcock Mink, Otter, Fox, Raccoon, Opossum, Muskrat, Skunk, Bobcat, Weasel TRaPPinG SeaSOn Zone & Quota Limited Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide

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daTeS Sept. 1 Oct. 7 Nov. 3 Feb. 28 Sept. 116; Oct. 1321; Nov. 22 Jan. 5 Dec. 1 Feb. 28 Oct. 15 Feb. 28 Sept. 14 Oct. 31; Nov. 10 Dec. 1 Oct. 15 Feb. 28 Nov. 17 Feb. 28 Nov. 17 Feb. 28 Oct. 15 Feb. 28 Aug. 15 Feb. 28 Nov. 15 Feb. 28 Dec. 8 Jan. 21 limiT 1 per quota permit holder No limit 15 per day, 30 in possession No limit 3 per day 15 per day No limit 12 per day 12 per day 3 per day 12 per day 8 per day 3 per day

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OPPORTUNITIES
Quota Hunts
Quota Hunt Application Instructions .................................. 63 General Quota Hunts.........................................................6465 (Turkey, Dove, Waterfowl, Quail/Rabbit, Feral Hog, Dog-Feral Hog, Deer, State Park Deer, Dog-Deer) Adult-Child Quota Hunts ....................................................... 66 (Deer, Waterfowl, Quail, Dove, Turkey) Successful & satisfied Champney Island teal hunters.

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introduction Regulations
Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) Q&A ...................... 35 Alphabetical WMA Index ........................................................37 General WMA Regulations .................................................... 38 Unlawful Activities on WMAs .............................................. 38 Shooting Ranges on WMAs ....................................................39 Legend of Symbols for WMAs/Federal Areas.................... 40 Specific WMA Regulations ..............................................4057 Specific Federal Area Regulations .................................. 5859 Dog Training on WMAs ...........................................................62

Summary of Specialty Hunts


Specialty Hunts on WMAs & Federal Lands ............... 6061 (Adult-Child, Ladies, Honorary License, Wheelchair, Feral Hog, Coyote & Dove)

Game manaGemenT ReGiOnal OfficeS


rEgion 1 Northwest Regional Office 2592 Floyd Springs Rd. Armuchee, GA 30105 (706) 295-6041 rEgion 2 Northeast Regional Office 2150 Dawsonville Hwy. Gainesville, GA 30501 (770) 535-5700 rEgion 3 East Central Regional Office 142 Bob Kirk Rd. NW Thomson, GA 30824 (706) 595-4222 rEgion 4 West Central Regional Office 1014 MLK Blvd. Fort Valley, GA 31030 (478) 825-6354 rEgion 5 Southwest Regional Office 2024 Newton Rd. Albany, GA 31701 (229) 430-4256 rEgion 6 South Central Regional Office 1773-A Bowens Mill Hwy. Fitzgerald, GA 31750 (229) 426-5267 rEgion 7 Coastal Regional Office 1 Conservation Way Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 262-3173

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The Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system offers a wealth of hunting opportunities on approximately one million acres. Each WMA offers unique hunting opportunities based upon factors such as climate, topography, access, wildlife population dynamics and hunter interest. Therefore each WMA has specific rules and regulations. You should always be familiar with the rules and regulations for a WMA before visiting. Below are several important frequently asked questions related to hunting on WMAs. tiP BEForE you go All of the applicable rules and regulations are not featured in the WMA Q & A. So, it is highly recommended that you become familiar with all of the information provided in the annual Hunting Seasons & Regulations publication and at www.gohuntgeorgia.com before you visit the WMA system. Q: What are the best sources of information for hunting WMAs? a: The annual Hunting Seasons & Regulations publication is your most comprehensive resource and is available in print or online at www.gohuntgeorgia.com. You can also sign up for email alerts and visit the specific WMA pages for real time information. Click on the RED envelope at gohuntgeorgia.com. In addition, Game Management region offices can provide assistance over the telephone. caution: There are numerous websites offering WMA related resources such as maps and regulations. These may not be reliable sources of information and may contain errors and omissions or inaccurate critical information. For the most accurate information go to: www.gohuntgeorgia.com Q: Where can I find maps of WMAs? a: Wildlife Resources Division offers WMA maps (line, topographic, and infrared). You view/print/download all WMA maps free of charge at: www.gohuntgeorgia.com Q: When can I hunt on a WMA? a: Each WMA has unique hunting opportunities and regulations. WMAs are typically open for hunting during specific dates and not the entire statewide seasons. You should become familiar with the regulations for a WMA before visiting. In addition, WMAs are open to scouting outside of posted seasons (unless specified otherwise). Q: What is a QUOTA hunt? a: A quota hunt is a hunt that allows a predetermined number of hunters to participate. A quota is placed upon a hunt for several reasons: to protect the natural resources (wildlife and their habitats); to provide a high quality hunting experience; and to maintain a high level of safety. You must submit an application and be selected in order to participate in a QUOTA hunt (this includes children or any other persons who wish to participate in the hunt). More information on quota hunts is available in the Quota Hunt Section on pages 6366.

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Q: What is the difference between a CHECK-IN and a SIGN-IN hunt on a WMA? a: CHECK-IN or SIGN-IN is required prior to hunting during any managed firearms deer, bear, turkey or hog hunt on a WMA (except as otherwise specified). It may also be required on some special hunts for other game species. Refer to the specific WMA listing to determine whether a hunt is designated as CHECK-IN or SIGN-IN. HECK-IN Hunt: Hunters must check-in C prior to hunting. Check-in permits are available starting at noon one day prior to the hunt, and anytime during the hunt. Complete the CHECK-IN permit; deposit the bottom copy in the permit box at the check station; keep the top copy in your possession throughout the hunt. Check-In is required once for each check-in period. IGN-IN Hunt: Hunter must sign-in prior S to hunting or during the hunt as long as you have signed in BEFORE you hunt. Sign-In is required only once per hunt. SIGN-IN and CHECK-IN hunts have different requirements for handling harvested game. See below for details. Q: What do I do if I harvest a deer, bear, turkey or hog on a WMA? a: CHECK-IN Hunt: You must check-out your harvested game at the check station on the day of harvest. Deer harvested on CHECK-IN hunts will receive a special tag and should not be recorded on your Deer Harvest Record. SIGN-IN Hunt: You must sign-out your harvested game at the check station/kiosk on the day of harvest. Deer harvested on SIGN-IN hunts must be recorded on your Deer Harvest Record. mandatoRY Wma BeaR HaRVeSt ReQuiRementS HECK-IN Hunt: Must be taken to the check C station on the day of harvest for tagging. If you are unable to get to check station by 8:00PM, contact 1-800-241-4113. IGN-IN Hunt: Must be signed-out on the S day of harvest AND reported to Wildlife Resources Division by calling 1-800-241-4113 so arrangements can be made for tagging. Q: How many deer can I harvest on a WMA hunt? a: CHECK-IN Hunt: Two deer may be harvested during any one check-in hunt, except on Quality Buck hunts (see next question). Additional restrictions may apply such as antler restrictions; refer to the specific WMA listing for details. SIGN-IN hunt [lasting less than one week]: Two deer may be harvested during any one sign-in hunt. SIGN-IN hunt [lasting one week or longer]: The bag limit is the statewide limit. imPoRtant note: Deer harvested on all SIGN-IN hunts must be recorded on your Deer Harvest Record and count toward your season limit. You are still required to sign-out the harvested deer as well. w w w.g o h u n t g e o r g i a .c o m Q: What if the WMA has Quality Buck restrictions? a: Several WMAs are managed for Quality Bucks. This means there are restrictions on the buck you may harvest. A Quality Buck WMA will have one of the following restrictions: equires a minimum of 4 points on one side R and points must be at least one inch long OR equires a 15 inch outside spread OR 16 inch R main beam. On hunts having quality buck antler restrictions, only one antlered buck may be harvested. Always refer to the specific listing for a WMA to determine if it is Quality Buck and the applicable restrictions. Q: What weapons may be used to hunt feral hog on a WMA? a: Feral hogs are not a game species and are considered incidental take during any hunt on a WMA (except during Special Hog Hunts). This means that you must use the legal weapons for the specific game species for which the WMA is open. So, if a WMA is open for small game then you may only use legal weapons for small game if you intend to hunt for feral hogs. Muzzleloaders and archery equipment are legal during small game and turkey seasons. However, during Special Hog Hunts only, you may use any legal firearm. Electronic calls may be used for feral hog. Night hunting and baiting are prohibited on WMAs. Q: Why are some gates closed on WMAs? a: There are a number of reasons why roads may be closed to motor vehicles. These include: rovide a quality hunting experience p rotect sensitive and/or critical habitats and p species uring nesting or other natural wildlife cycles d to minimize disturbance eather conditions may dictate closure for w public safety or to minimize damage and erosion oad maintenance or repair r aw enforcement tool for crime deterrence l Some roads are only intended for WRD personnel to perform management related activities on a WMA (such as timber harvest, habitat management, prescribed fire or emergency response). Roads that are typically closed may be open during Big Game hunts to provide better access and evenly distribute hunters. See tip below for how to get more information on access. tiP Heres how you can learn more about access before you go to a WMA: check our website (www.gohuntgeorgia.com) for notices of road closures obtain a WMA map that denotes area specific access contact the responsible region office regarding questions pertaining to the specific status of roads or access features

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Q: What are the rules related to dogs on a WMA? a: Dogs must be confined or kept on a leash except when hunting or training during designated seasons or on designated areas. See Dog Training section on page 62 for more details. Q: How do I know if I need a Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass (GORP)? a: Any person, age 1664, entering any designated fee area on state-owned WMAs and PFAs must possess a valid GORP. Persons who possess a valid three-day hunting & fishing, WMA, Lifetime, Sportsmans, or Honorary license are exempt from this requirement. Designated fee areas are marked with the posting of a sign at the site or area entrance. A three-day GORP is valid for no more than three days from effective start date and an annual GORP is valid for no more than 365 days from effective start date. A GORP may be purchased at www.gohuntgeorgia.com, 1-800-366-2661, or license vendors. Transaction fees apply (please refer to page 12). Any individual(s) or organization(s) who desire to sponsor or conduct an event, activity, or series of events or activities involving more than eight individuals on a WMA or PFA may be required to obtain a Right of Entry agreement (ROEA) from the Department. A Right of Entry agreement must be formally requested from the Department no less than thirty days prior to the proposed event, activity, or series of events or activities. Events that conflict with the primary uses (e.g. hunting and fishing) of a WMA or PFA may be prohibited. Contact the respective Game Management office (see page 4) for more details. For WMAs on National Forest, special use permits issued by the US Forest Service may be used in lieu of the ROEA requirement. Q: Can I camp on a WMA? a: All camps must be in designated campgrounds, unless otherwise indicated or posted at the WMA check station. Camping is allowed anywhere on WMAs on National Forest Lands, except where posted otherwise. Forest Service regulations govern outdoor recreation on WMAs located on National Forest Lands. Camping or driving motor vehicles on managed wildlife openings is prohibited. Carving, cutting, chopping or damaging of live trees is prohibited. Camping or establishment of a campsite shall be limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 consecutive days after which the campsite shall be vacated and all personally owned property is removed for a period of not less than 7 days. During that 7 day period, a new campsite may not be established within 1 mile of the vacated campsite by the same person(s). Loaded firearms are prohibited in camping areas, except that any person possessing a license to carry a concealed firearm that is valid in this state pursuant to OCGA 16-11-126(f) or 16-11-129 may carry such firearm subject to the limitations of OCGA 16-11-126 and 16-11-127, except where prohibited by federal law. Campers are responsible

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for their own trash. No person shall unreasonably disturb or annoy others through abrasive, insulting, or threatening words or actions, or disobey any lawful order of a law enforcement official, or act in a manner resulting in a breach of the peace. No generators, musical instruments, radios, televisions, or other noisemaking devices may be used after 10 p.m. or before 7 a.m., in such a manner that they may be heard by other WMA visitors. Q: Can I collect firewood on a WMA? a: Only trees that are dead and down may be cut and used for firewood by visitors while staying on WMAs. Annual firewood cutting permits are issued for private use by the region office. On National Forests, firewood permits are available from the district US Forest Service offices. Q: Can I fish on a WMA? a: Unless otherwise posted, fishing is allowed on WMAs according to statewide regulations. When fishing on a WMA, a Fishing License is required and on some WMAs a GORP is also required. If a GORP is required to fish, a threeday combo hunting & fishing license fulfills both fishing & GORP requirements. However, a Fishing License and a WMA License is required to fish on state Public Fishing Areas (PFAs) and Waters Creek Trophy Trout Stream on Chestatee WMA (see fishing regulations). A trout license is required in trout waters. Anglers possessing a Three-Day Fishing, Honorary, Disability, Sportsmens, or Lifetime License are not required to have a WMA License. Q: Can I sight in my gun or target shoot on a WMA? a: DNR provides shooting ranges on several WMAs statewide. Target practice is prohibited outside of designated ranges. Please refer to page 39 for more information. Q: What are the restrictions for tree stands and other hunting structures on WMAs? a: Hunting structure means any portable tree stand, ground blind, stool, chair, bucket, waterfowl blind, or other similar device used for the purpose of hunting. Hunters may not construct or hunt from any tree stand that is not portable or natural. Tree stands may not be placed on utility poles or other structures supporting utility lines. For big game and feral hog hunts, hunting structures shall not be placed any sooner than one day prior to the hunt and shall be removed from the WMA no later than 12 noon the day following the hunt. For small game hunts, hunting structures may be placed and shall be removed from the WMA only on the day of the hunt, except that on opening day of dove season hunters shall not enter a managed dove field and hunting structures shall not be placed on a managed dove field prior to 10 a.m. Q: What do I need to know about dogs and dog training on WMAs? a: See page 62. Q: What do I need to know about riding horses or bicycles on WMAs? a: Horses and bicycles are restricted to open improved roads, designated trails, or designated areas. (GORP fee may apply. See page 16 for details.) Bicycles may be used on closed improved roads for the purpose of hunter access. Horses may be used off roads and trails during permitted field trials. Horses and bicycles may be used on National Forest Lands not otherwise closed. Horses and bicycles are prohibited on the Appalachian Trail. Q: What do I need to know about motor vehicles (including ATVs) on WMAs? a: ATVs are allowed on open, improved roads and designated trails only during the period between 2 hours before sunrise and 2 hours

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after sunset one day prior to and during big game and special hog only hunts by hunters actively participating in the hunt, except where otherwise specified. However, on National Forest Lands including WMAs on the National Forest, ATVs are restricted to designated trails unless posted otherwise. Roads may be closed at the discretion of the DNR. Vehicles may not be parked in such a way as to block an open or closed roadway. All motor vehicles are restricted to improved roads open for vehicular access. Improved Roads are roads that receive maintenance for the purpose of hunter access, and Open Roads are roads not closed with a gate, sign, earthen berm or similar device intended to prevent vehicular access. Motor vehicles (including ATVs, dirt bikes, utility vehicles, golf carts, and other off-road vehicles) must meet applicable safety, licensing, insurance and registration requirements for use on public roads. Vehicle and ATV operators must be at least 16 years old. fees on naTional foresT lands: Fees may be charged for camping, ATV/ORV trails, shooting ranges, and boat ramps on the National Forest. These fees apply to all users. For more information, visit www.fs.fed.us/conf or contact any US Forest Service Office.

Q: What do I need to know about supervising children on WMAs? a: Direct supervision or directly supervised means uninterrupted, unaided visual contact and auditory communication of a child by an adult. All children under sixteen years of age shall be accompanied by and under direct supervision of an adult eighteen years of age or older when hunting. adulT/child hunTs on wmas, sTaTe Parks & nwrs (hunts for those under age 18) On Adult/Child Hunts for big game, all children (17 years old and under) shall be accompanied and directly supervised by a responsible adult; an adult shall supervise no more than one child. On Adult/Child Hunts for small game, one adult may directly supervise no more than two children (17 years old and under). Adults and children may possess firearms and hunt on small game and non-quota big game Adult/Child Hunts provided that an adult hunting on such hunts shall be directly supervising a child who is actively participating in the hunt. During Adult/Child big game quota hunts, only one firearm is allowed and only the child may hunt. All Adult/Child big game hunts are firearms hunts unless specified otherwise.

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Alphabetical wMA index refer to page numbers below for specific WMA information
Albany Nursery ....................................51 Alexander ............................................ 45 Allatoona ............................................. 40 Altamaha ............................................. 55 Altamaha: Waterfowl Area ................. 55 Arrowhead .......................................... 40 Bartram Forest WMA ......................... 48 Beaverdam ......................................... 53 Berry College ...................................... 40 BF Grant.............................................. 48 Big Dukes Pond NA ............................ 45 Big Hammock ..................................... 53 Big Lazer Creek .................................. 48 Blanton Creek ..................................... 48 Blue Ridge .......................................... 43 Broad River ......................................... 43 Bullard Creek ...................................... 53 Cedar Creek ....................................... 48 Cedar Creek: Little River Area ........... 48 Chattahoochee Bend SP ................... 48 Chattahoochee WMA......................... 43 Chestatee ........................................... 43 Chickasawhatchee ..............................51 Clarks Hill ............................................ 45 Clayhole Swamp................................. 55 Clybel/Charlie Elliot ............................ 48 Cohutta ............................................... 40 Coopers Creek ................................... 43 Coosawattee .......................................41 Coosawttee Carters Lake ..................41 Cordele Fish Hatchery ........................51 Crockford-Pigeon Mountain ...............41 Dawson Forest ................................... 43 Di-Lane ............................................... 45 Dixon Bay............................................ 45 Dixon Memorial .................................. 53 Dodge County PFA............................. 53 Doerun Pitcherplant Bog NA ..............51 Dukes Creek-Smithgall Woods SP..... 43 Echeconee Creek ............................... 49 Elbert County...................................... 45 Elmodel ................................................51 Evans County PFA .............................. 53 Fall Line Sandhills NA ........................ 49 Fishing Creek...................................... 46 Flat Creek PFA .................................... 49 Flat Tub ............................................... 53 Flint River .............................................51 Fort Yargo SP ..................................... 44 FD Roosevelt SP ................................ 49 Germany Creek .................................. 46 Grand Bay ........................................... 54 Griffin Ridge........................................ 55 Hannahatchee .................................... 52 Hard Labor Creek SP ......................... 46 Hart County ........................................ 44 Hiltonia Tract....................................... 46 Horse Creek........................................ 54 Hugh Gillis PFA ................................... 54 Indian Ford Farm Dovefields.............. 54 JL Lester ..............................................41 Joe Kurz .............................................. 49 Johns Mountain ..................................41 Keg Creek ........................................... 46 Lake Russell ....................................... 44 Lake Seminole .................................... 52 Lake Walter F George ........................ 52 Little Satilla ......................................... 56 Lower Broad River.............................. 46 Lula Bridge Tracts .............................. 44 Mayhaw............................................... 52 McDuffie PFA ...................................... 46 McGraw Ford .......................................41 Mead Farm.......................................... 46 Mistletoe SP ....................................... 46 Montezuma Bluffs NA ........................ 52 Moody Forest NA ............................... 54 Oaky Woods ....................................... 49 Ocmulgee ........................................... 49 Ocmulgee: Gum Swamp Creek Tract ................ 49 Oconee ............................................... 46 Oconee: Dan Denton Waterfowl Area................................. 46 Ohoopee Dunes NA ........................... 54 Oliver Bridge ....................................... 54 Ossabaw Island Heritage Preserve ... 56 Otting Tract ..........................................41 Panola Mountain SP........................... 46 Paradise PFA ...................................... 54 Paulding Forest ...................................41 Paulks Pasture .................................... 56 Penholoway Swamp ........................... 56 Perry Dove Field ................................. 50 Phinizy Swamp ....................................47 Pine Log .............................................. 42 Rayonier Corridor Lands.................... 56 Redlands ..............................................47 Redlands: Watsons Spring Area........47 Redtop Mountain SP .......................... 42 Rich Mountain .................................... 42 Rich Mountain: Cartecay Tract .......... 42 Richard B. Russell SP .........................47 Richmond Hill ..................................... 56 River Bend .......................................... 54 River Creek, the Rolf & Alexandra Kauka .............................. 52 Rocky Mountain ................................. 42 Rogers ................................................ 57 Rogers State Prison Farm Dove Fields....................................... 54 Rum Creek .......................................... 50 Rum Creek: Berry Creek .................... 50 Sansavilla ............................................ 57 Sapelo Island ...................................... 57 Sheffield .............................................. 42 Silver Lake .......................................... 52 Soap Creek ..........................................47 Sprewell Bluff NA ............................... 50 Standing Boy Creek Tract .................. 50 Swallow Creek .................................... 44 Tallulah Gorge SP ............................... 44 Townsend ........................................... 57 Tuckahoe .............................................47 Tugaloo SP ......................................... 44 Walton Public Dove Field ....................47 Warwoman.......................................... 44 West Point........................................... 50 West Point: Dixie Creek Area............. 50 West Point: Glovers Creek Area ........ 50 Wilson Shoals ..................................... 44 Yuchi ....................................................47 Zahnd .................................................. 42

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All WMA laws, rules and regulations, unless otherwise specified, must be followed on Public Fishing Areas and State Parks open for hunting. WMA license is required except for State Park Quota Hunts. Camping, hiking and other recreational uses are allowed year-round, unless otherwise posted at the WMA check station or at a specific recreation site. All WMA visitors are encouraged to wear hunter orange during the hunting seasons. Specific recreation sites may be closed as needed for management purposes by posting at the site. quota Hunts See pages 6366 for details. FEral Hog, dEEr, BEar & turkEy See WMA Q&A on page 35. Direct questions regarding a specific WMA to the region office for that WMA. See office contact info page 34. migratory Birds crows, sniPe & woodcock may be taken on small game dates during the statewide seasons unless otherwise specified. Electronic calls may be used for crows. No limit on crows.

geneRal Wma RegulationS


duck hunting on managed impoundments at Altamaha (Butler Island), Cordele Hatchery, Evans PFA, Oconee & Rum Creek WMAs is by quota only (except that Pond 3 at Oconee WMADan Denton is non-quota). Hunters must hunt from assigned areas or ponds. Shooting hours end at 12 noon, except the last Saturday of the season, when hunting is allowed until sunset. See page 64 for quota hunt information for Altamaha (Butler Island) & Oconee (Dan Denton Waterfowl Area). For Evans PFA, Rum Creek WMA, Flat Creek PFA and Cordele Fish Hatchery see area listings on page 64. Waterfowl hunting can take place only during specified waterfowl hunting dates. Waterfowl on all other WMA locations may be hunted any day of the waterfowl season that the area is open for small game hunting or as otherwise specified. goose hunting is allowed on WMAs except on managed waterfowl impoundments. On managed waterfowl impoundments, geese may be taken only during managed waterfowl hunts during the state goose season. small gamE, FurBEarErs, Falconry & coyotEs alligaTors are small game species and may be taken on small game dates during statewide alligator season by quota permit holders only, unless otherwise specified in the WMA listings on pages 4059. See page 29 for more information. coyoTes may be taken during deer, bear, turkey and small game hunts. Weapons are restricted to legal firearms and archery equipment for the game species specified for a particular hunt in the WMA listings on pages 4059 of this booklet. Electronic calls may be used. No night hunting. falconry: All WMAs are open for falconry during listed small game dates for a specific area (see pages 4059). Field trial areas and archery-only hunting areas on WMAs are also open for small game hunting by means of falconry during the statewide falconry season. furbearers: Raccoons, opossum, foxes and bobcats may be hunted within statewide seasons during small game and furbearer dates, unless otherwise specified in the WMA listings on pages 4059. Furbearers may not be hunted during firearms deer hunts. Night hunting is allowed, unless otherwise specified. Hunters must pick up their dogs by 12 noon on the day following the hunt. Electronic calls are prohibited. small game: Unless otherwise specified, hunters are allowed to hunt any small game with an open state season (see page 33) during the small game dates specified in the WMA listings on pages 4059. No small game or furbearer hunting is allowed during managed deer hunts except that migratory birds may be hunted during archery deer hunts during open state season unless otherwise specified. unProTecTed nongame sPecies may be taken only during small game dates.

UnLAwfUL ActivitiES on wMAs


eing under the influence of drugs or B alcohol. amping or operating a motor vehicle upon C any permanent wildlife opening. onsuming alcohol except at camp sites C (this regulation does not apply on National Forest Lands). riving a vehicle around any gate, sign, D earth berm, or similar device intended to prevent vehicular access. unting any game species or feral hog over H bait. unting within 50 yards of any road opened H for vehicular access. (Possession of a loaded firearm within 50 yards of a road opened for vehicular access is considered hunting.) unting within a posted safety zone. H ight hunting except for raccoon, fox, N opossum, bobcat, and alligator (permitted alligator hunters only). lacing bait or wildlife food. P ossessing a cocked crossbow in a motor P vehicle. ossessing a firearm during a closed hunting P season for an area, except on designated shooting ranges, unless such a firearm is unloaded and stored in a motor vehicle so as to not be readily accessible, except that any person possessing a license to carry a concealed firearm that is valid in this state pursuant to OCGA 16-11-126(f) or 16-11-129 2012 2013 38 may carry such firearm subject to the limitations of OCGA 16-11-126 and 16-11-127, except where prohibited by federal law. ossessing alcohol while hunting on P National Forest lands. ossessing a loaded firearm (a gun is considP ered loaded if a shell is in the chamber or magazine, a percussion cap is on the nipple, or powder is present on the frizzen pan) in a motor vehicle, except that any person possessing a license to carry a concealed firearm that is valid in this state pursuant to OCGA 16-11-126(f) or 16-11-129 may carry such firearm subject to the limitations of OCGA 16-11-126 and 16-11-127, except where prohibited by federal law. ossessing or using buckshot except on dogP deer hunts. hooting from a motor vehicle. S aking or possessing any wildlife except T during an open season for that species. arget practicing except on an authorized T shooting range. rapping. T sing metal detectors or collecting artifacts. U sing motor vehicles, signage, flagging tape, U or any other method(s) to close or restrict access to roads, trails or any other access features. sing paintball equipment (this regulation U does not apply on National Forest Lands).

Attention Youth Quail Hunters


As part of the WRD Bobwhite Quail Initiative (BQI), quota youth quail hunts will be conducted on private farmland during the quail season. Youth hunters ages 1017 may apply. Hunt dates, locations & rules will be advertised at www.gohuntgeorgia.com beginning August 15, with an application deadline of October 15, 2012.

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SHooting RangeS

DNR provides archery and firearms shooting range opportunities around the state. GORP fees may apply. See page 16 for details. Hours and days of operation vary. Range rules are posted at all ranges. Hearing and eye protection are required at all firearms ranges. Clay targets are prohibited. Most ranges are not staffed. Use ranges at your own risk. Please visit gohuntgeorgia.com or call the appropriate Game Management office for hours, complete rules, and specific range information.

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Sunrise to sunset daily. $5.00 parking fee. May 1Aug. 31: 9:00 a.m.8:00 p.m. Sept. 1April 30: 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Sunday: CLOSED $5.00 parking fee. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 9:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earliest Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earliest Sunday: 12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. TuesdaySunday: 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. Mondays: CLOSED MondaySunday: daylight hours
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326 Yuchi WMA Big Lazer Creek 403 WMA

ThursdaySunday: 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. 405 Cedar Creek WMA MondayWednesday: CLOSED TuesdaySaturday: 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. 408 Clybel WMA Sunday & Monday: CLOSED TuesdaySaturday: 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. 415 Ocmulgee WMA Sunday: 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. Monday: CLOSED MondaySaturday: daylight hours 422 West Point WMA Sunday: 12:00 p.m. sunset TuesdaySaturday: 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. Chickasawhatchee 502 Sunday: 12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. WMA Monday: CLOSED TuesdaySunday: sunrise to sunset Hannahatchee 507 WMA Monday: CLOSED TuesdaySunday: sunrise to sunset 510 Mayhaw WMA Monday: CLOSED 601 Beaverdam WMA Daylight hours Big Hammock Daylight hours 602 WMA Bullard Creek Daylight hours 603 WMA Dixon Memorial Daylight hours 604 WMA Sept. 16March 15: 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Richmond Hill 710 March 16Sept. 15: 9:00 a.m.8:00 p.m. WMA Tuesday: CLOSED

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This section of the 20122013 Hunting Seasons and Regulations provides information related to all lands managed for hunting by Wildlife Resources Division. The information is presented by Game Management regions. Each listing provides the specific information applicable to that WMA/ PFA/State Park. 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. It is strongly recommended that you review the WMA Q & A information on pages 3538. Maps for each area are available for print/download at www.gohuntgeorgia.com.

SPeciFic Wma, PFa & State PaRk Hunting RegulationS


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C H L B R allaTOOna wma 6,818 acres 706.295.6041 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 18 S FiReaRMS C H L adult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies: Oct. 20-21 S general Hunt/either Sex: Oct. 22Dec. 2 S | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 S BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 18 S FiReaRMS C H L adult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies: Oct. 20-21 S general Hunt: Oct. 22-Dec. 2 S | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Dec. 3-25, Jan. 2-Feb. 28 Dog Training area: Aug. 1-Oct. 19, Dec. 3-25, Jan. 2-Mar. 19. See page 62. dOVe Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-19, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl State season except closed Oct. 20-21. SPecial ReGS No firearms allowed in U.S. Corps of Engineers developed campsites. Horse and bicycle facilities are closed all day Oct. 20-21 and before 10:00 a.m. EST during all other deer and turkey seasons. ATVs prohibited. No camping. diRecTiOnS From Cartersville Take HWY 20 east from I-75, 5.5 miles to check station.

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Sign-in Check-in Adult-Child Hunt (see page 60) Quota Hunt (see page 63) Example: Q200 denotes a Quota Hunt for 200 parties Archery Only Area Ladies Hunt (see page 61) Honorary License Hunt (see page 61) Quality Buck Wheelchair Hunt (see page 60) GORP Property (all or portions of the area require GORPsee page 16) Feral Hog Hunt (see page 61) Coyote Hunt (see page 61) Bird Dog Training Furbearer Dog Training Rabbit Dog Training Archery Range (see page 39) Firearms Shooting Range (see page 39)

Small Game Sept. 1-2, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 22-25, Jan. 19-21 waTeRfOwl C adult-Child (only child can hunt): Dec. 15 S | Jan. 12 S. Shooting hours until 12 noon. diRecTiOnS From Rome Take U.S. HWY 27 north 9 miles to GA HWY 156; turn right (east) and go 2.3 miles to Floyd Springs Rd; turn left and go 2 miles to area.

Dog Training area: Aug. 1-Oct. 29, Nov. 4-26, Dec. 2-Jan. 10, Jan. 14-Mar. 19. No furbearer season. dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-26, Dec. 2-Jan. 5 SPecial ReGS There is no open season for the taking of any wildlife on Berry College Refuge. Firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on refuge. Hunters may not use the main campus for gaining access. Horse, bicycle and foot trails and areas are closed all day during deer firearms season and before 10:00 a.m. during deer archery and turkey season. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Rome Take U.S. 27 north to jct. of Old Summerville Rd.; turn left on Old Summerville Rd. and go 1.5 miles to jct. with CCC Rd. at check station.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 29 S | Nov. 4-16 S FiReaRMS Q1000 Buck Only/either Sex Last Two Days: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 C Q1000 either Sex: Nov. 28-Dec. 1 C C adult-Child/either Sex: Jan. 1213 C. Only child may hunt. BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 29 S | Nov. 4-16 S FiReaRMS Q1000 Oct. 31-Nov. 3 C Q1000 Nov. 28-Dec. 1 C C adult-Child: Jan. 12-13 C. Only child may hunt. TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Oct. 29, Nov. 4-26, Dec. 2-Jan. 10, Jan. 14-Feb. 28. No furbearer season.

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Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 26, Dec. 3-Feb. 28 feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunt: Mar. 2-8; hunter orange required; no dogs allowed S. diRecTiOnS From ellijay Take HWY 52 west 9.2 miles; turn right at Conasauga Lake sign; go 3.5 miles; turn right on USFS Road #68, go 2.0 miles to check station. From Chatsworth Take U.S. HWY 411 North to Eton; turn right at traffic light and follow Holly Creek Rd. 11.6 miles to check station. From Cisco Take GA HWY 2; go 3 miles to jct. with West Cowpen Rd.; check station at jct.

TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 22-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-Dec. 11, Dec. 16-Feb. 28 Dog Training area: Aug. 1-Oct. 17, Oct. 22-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-Dec. 11, Dec. 16-Mar. 19. See page 62. SPecial ReGS ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Chatsworth Hunters must SignIn/Check-In and Sign-Out/Check-Out harvested big game at the Coosawattee Carters Lake Archery Area check station.

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J.l. leSTeR wma 477 acres 706.295.6041 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Nov. 18-24 S | Dec. 24Jan. 3 S FiReaRMS Q20 C adult-Child/either Sex: Oct. 6-7 C | Jan. 12-13 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Q5 Rabbit Hunts: Jan. 5, Feb. 24; Limit 3 rabbits/person and 9 rabbits/party. Q4 Quail Hunts: Jan. 6, Feb. 23; Limit 6 quail/person and 18 quail/party. Dog Training area: Aug. 1-Oct. 4, Oct. 8-Nov. 16, Nov. 25-Dec. 22, Jan. 4-10, Jan. 14-Feb. 22, Feb. 25-28 except during scheduled field trials. Field trial schedule is posted at check station or call (706) 295-6041. O Coyote: Mar. 4-21 S. Small game weapons only. dOVe C adult-Child: Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15 waTeRfOwl State season except during field trials and deer hunts. SPecial ReGS ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Cedartown South of Cedartown at jct. of Bus. U.S. 27 and U.S. 27, go north mile on U.S. 27 to Cason Rd.; turn right and go 4.3 miles to check station.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Dec. 2 S | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 S BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Dec. 2 S | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Dec. 3-25, Jan. 2-Feb. 28 dOVe Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl Statewide waterfowl season. SPecial ReGS Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00 a.m. during deer, bear, and turkey seasons. ATVs prohibited. 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.

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cOOSawaTTee caRTeRS lake wma 3,300 acres 706.295.6041 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S | Nov. 5-Jan. 1 S FiReaRMS Q40 W Wheelchair Hunters Only/either Sex: Nov. 2-4 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S | Nov. 5-Jan. 1 S FiReaRMS Q40 W Wheelchair Hunters Only: Nov. 2-4 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-31, Jan. 2-Feb. 28 waTeRfOwl State waterfowl season. SPecial ReGS ATVs prohibited. Quota hunters must apply by letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 96, Oakman, GA 30732 between Aug. 15 and Sept. 10. diRecTiOnS From Chatsworth Go 11 miles south on old U.S. 411; turn left at Carters Lake Powerhouse sign; go 1 mile to check station. From ellijay Take HWY 282 west to old U.S. 411; go south 3.8 miles; turn left at Carters Lake Powerhouse sign; go 1 mile to check station.

cROckfORd-PiGeOn mOunTain wma 19,951 acres 706.295.6041 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 18 S | Oct. 22Nov. 6 S | Nov. 11-16 S FiReaRMS C H L adult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies/either Sex: Oct. 2021 C Buck Only either Sex Deer Last Day: Nov. 8-10; Dec. 5-8 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 18 S | Oct. 22-Nov. 6 S | Nov. 11-16 S FiReaRMS C H L adult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies: Oct. 20-21 C general Hunt: Nov. 8-10 C | Dec. 5-8 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Oct. 18, Oct. 22-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-Dec. 3, Dec. 9-Feb. 28. Limit 3 rabbits/person. Dog Training area: Aug. 1-Oct. 18, Oct. 22-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-Dec. 3, Dec. 9-Mar. 19. See page 62. O Coyote: Mar. 1-21 S. Small game weapons only. dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15,Oct. 13-18, Nov. 22-Dec. 3, Dec. 9-Jan. 5 SPecial ReGS ATVs prohibited. Horse, bicycle, caving, hiking, rock climbing, parasailing and hang-gliding trails and areas are closed all day during firearms deer seasons. Additionally, horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00 a.m. during archery deer and turkey season. Firearms restrictions apply to certain portions of WMA. Consult WMA map for specific locations. diRecTiOnS From Lafayette Take HWY 193 west 2.7 miles to Chamberlain Rd.; turn left and go 3 miles to Rocky Lane Rd.; turn right and go 0.3 mile to check station.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Dec. 2 S | Dec. 23-Jan. 1 S BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Dec. 2 S | Dec. 23-Jan. 1 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game F Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Dec. 3-22, Jan. 2-Feb. 28. See page 62. diRecTiOnS From Cloudland Take HWY 157 north 2.1 miles. The property is north of HWY 157.

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JOHnS mOunTain wma 24,849 acres 706.295.6041 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S FiReaRMS C H L adult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies/either Sex: Oct. 2628 C Buck Only/either Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 20-24 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S FiReaRMS C H L adult-Child, Honorary License Holders & Ladies: Oct. 26-28 C general Hunt: Nov. 20-24 C TuRkey Q75 Mar. 23-29 S | Mar. 30-Apr. 5 S general Hunt: Apr. 6-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-24, Oct. 29-Nov. 18, Nov. 25-Feb. 28 SPecial ReGS ATVs prohibited. 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.

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PauldinG fOReST wma 25,707 acres 706.295.6041 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 10 S; Oct. 15-19 S Firearms C adult-Child/either Sex: Oct. 1214 C. Only child may hunt. Buck Only/either Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 15-18 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 15-Nov. 13, Nov. 19-Feb. 28 Dog Training area: Aug. 1-Oct. 10, Oct. 20-Nov. 13, Nov. 19-Mar. 19. See page 18. O Coyote: Mar. 1-21 S. Small game weapons only.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 17 S Firearms C adult-Child/either Sex: Oct. 1921 C. Only child may hunt. Q400 either Sex: Nov. 8-10 C | Dec. 13-15 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 17 S FiReaRMS C adult-Child: Oct. 19-21 C. Only child may hunt. Q400 Nov. 8-10 C | Dec. 13-15 C

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SPecial ReGS ATVs prohibited. 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. Coyote hunting is prohibited in bird dog training area. diRecTiOnS At jct. of U.S. 278 and HWY 61, take U.S. 278 west 7 miles to check station.

dOVe Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Dec. 11, Dec. 16-Jan. 5 feRal HOG See page 38. P Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 1012 S | Jan. 11-13 S. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed. P Q5 Special Hog Hunt (with dogs): Feb. 9-10 C; Quota 5 parties. 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. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Cartersville Take U.S. 411 north to White; turn right on Stamp Creek Rd.; go 3.6 miles; check station on left.

sites may be reserved by calling the park office at (770) 975-0055. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Nov. 27-28. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From acworth Take I-75 north to exit 285; turn right on Red Top Mountain Rd.; go 1.5 mi to park entrance.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S FiReaRMS Q750 Buck Only/either Sex Deer Last Day: Nov. 14-17 C Buck Only: Dec. 12-15 S BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S FiReaRMS Q750 Nov. 14-17 C general Hunt: Dec. 12-15 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 12, Nov. 18-Dec. 10, Dec. 16-Jan. 9, Jan. 14-Feb. 7, Feb. 11-28. No furbearer season. O Coyote: Mar. 1-21 S. Small game weapons only.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 11 S | Oct. 19 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-18 S FiReaRMS Buck Only/either Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 13-18 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 11 S | Oct. 19 PRiMiTiVe Oct. 13-18 S FiReaRMS Nov. 13-18 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 22-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 11, Nov. 19-Feb. 28 feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunt: Aug. 15-21 S. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed. SPecial ReGS ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From ellijay Take HWY 515 north 7 miles to Co. Road 151; turn right, go 4 miles to Stanley Creek check station.

waTeRfOwl antioch Lake: Statewide season, Mon.Sat. during January only S Heath Lake (angler Haven Dr.): Statewide season S feRal HOG archery Only: May be taken during deer hunts only. SPecial ReGS Daily use fee (per vehicle) required for all users. Waterfowl hunters only may use firearms. diRecTiOnS From Rome Take U.S. 27 north 10.4 miles; turn left on Sikes Storey Rd.; go 0.4 miles; turn left on Big Texas Valley Rd.; go 5.4 miles to entrance.

deeR FiReaRMS Q40 either Sex: Nov. 27-28 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. 26. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins and camp-

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Dec. 2 S | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 S BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Dec. 2 S | Dec. 26-Jan. 1 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Dec. 3-25, Jan. 2-Feb. 28 SPecial ReGS Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10:00 a.m. during deer, bear, and turkey seasons. No camping. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From ellijay Take HWY 515 north 7 miles to Co. Road 151; turn right, go 4 miles to Stanley Creek check station.

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BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 10 S | Oct. 15-19 S | Dec. 2-9 S FiReaRMS C adult-Child: Oct. 12-14 C general Hunt: Oct. 25-27 C | Nov. 14-17 C | Nov. 28-Dec. 1 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 28-Nov. 12, Nov. 18-26, Dec. 2-Feb. 28 dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 22-26, Dec. 2-Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl State season during small game dates. No hunting within 50 yards of waterfowl impoundment behind horse camp. SPecial ReGS Only bucks with 4 or more points (1 inch long or longer) on one side of the antlers are legal. Horse and bicycle trails are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 a.m. during archery and turkey seasons. Special rules apply to horse and bicycle use; rules are posted at trailhead. Roads on the City of Atlanta tract are closed to vehicles daily from 10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. except for individuals legally camping, hunting, or fishing on the area. diRecTiOnS From Dawsonville Take GA HWY 53 west 6 miles; turn right onto driveway at kiosk; check station is at top of hill.

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Blue RidGe wma 20,900 acres 770.535.5700 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 9 S | Oct. 14-19 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 10-13 S FiReaRMS Buck Only/either Sex Deer Last Day: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 C | Nov. 21-24 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 9 S | Oct. 14-19 S PRiMiTiVe Oct. 10-13 S FiReaRMS Oct. 31-Nov. 3 C | Nov. 21-24 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Oct. 29, Nov. 4-19, Nov. 25-Feb. 28 diRecTiOnS From Dahlonega Take GA 60 north for 28 miles to jct. with USFS Road #69; turn left and go 1 mile to the check station.

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BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S FiReaRMS Oct. 24-27 C | Dec. 5-8 C | Nov. 17-25 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-22, Oct. 28-Nov. 15, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, Dec. 9-Feb. 28 diRecTiOnS From Helen Take HWY 75 north to Robertstown, turn left on Alt. HWY 75; cross bridge; turn right, go 2.8 miles to check station.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 3 S | Oct. 7-19 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Nov. 7-10 C FiReaRMS C adult-Child/either Sex: Oct. 5-6 C Buck Only: Dec. 12-15 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 3, Oct. 7-19 S PRiMiTiVe Nov. 7-10 C FiReaRMS C adult-Child: Oct. 5-6 C general Hunt: Dec. 12-15 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 5, Nov. 11Dec. 10, Dec. 16-Feb. 28 diRecTiOnS From Dahlonega Take GA HWY 60 north 26 miles to jct. of Coopers Creek Rd.; turn right and go 0.5 mile to jct. of USFS Road #236; turn left and go 4 miles to jct. of USFS Road #4; turn right and go 0.5 mile to check station. From Blairsville Take Old Blue Ridge HWY west 5 miles to Mulkey Gap Rd.; turn left and travel 8.5 miles to check station.

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cHeSTaTee wma 25,000 acres 770.535.5700 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S FiReaRMS Buck Only/either Sex Deer Last Day: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 C Buck Only: Nov. 28-Dec. 1 C either Sex: Dec. 27-29 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S FiReaRMS Oct. 31-Nov. 3 C | Nov. 28-Dec. 1 C | Dec. 27-29 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-29, Nov. 4-26, Dec. 2-25, Dec. 30-Feb. 28 diRecTiOnS From Cleveland Take U.S. 129 north 10.5 miles to Turners Corner; turn left on U.S. 19; go 0.5 mile; turn right on Dicks Creek Rd.; go 1 mile to check station driveway on left.

dukeS cReek-SmiTHGall wOOdS STaTe PaRk 4,500 acres 706.878.3087 deeR aRCHeRy Quality Buck & antlerless: Sept. 1416 S | Sept. 28-30 S PRiMiTiVe Quality Buck & antlerless: Oct. 31Nov. 3 S FiReaRMS C H adult-Child & Honorary License Holders/either Sex: Oct. 19-20 S Quality Buck & either Sex Deer Last Day: Nov. 14-17 S | Dec. 5-8 S BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 14-16 S | Sept. 28-30 S PRiMiTiVe Oct. 31-Nov. 3 S FiReaRMS C H adult-Child & Honorary License Holders: Oct. 19-20 S general Hunt: Nov. 14-17 S | Dec. 5-8 S TuRkey Q20 Mar. 29-31 C | Apr. 12-14 C | Apr. 26-28 C Small Game Nov. 23-24, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 14-15, Dec. 21-22, Dec. 28-29, Jan. 4-5, Jan. 1112, Jan. 18-19, Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1-2. All small game and furbearer hunting (day and night) by reservation only. All hunters must Sign-In and Sign-Out. Maximum 25 hunters per hunt period for small game. Maximum 10 hunters per hunt period for furbearers. Reservations must be made beginning Sept. 1 for small game and beginning Dec. 1 for furbearer by calling (706) 878-3087.

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SPecial ReGS Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side are legal. diRecTiOnS From Helen Take HWY 75 north to Robertstown, turn left on Alt. GA 75; go 2.2 miles, turn left into Smithgall Woods at Stone Pillars; follow signs to check station.

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SwallOw cReek wma 19,000 acres 770.535.5700 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S FiReaRMS Buck Only: Nov. 14-17 C | Dec. 1215 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S FiReaRMS Nov. 14-17 C | Dec. 12-15 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 12, Nov. 18-Dec. 10, Dec. 16-Feb. 28 diRecTiOnS From Cleveland Take HWY 75 north 20 miles to GA 180; continue on HWY 75 for 1 mile and turn left at check station sign.

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

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12, Dec. 1522 PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 FiReaRMS Buck Only: Oct. 20-Nov. 15 either Sex: Nov. 16-18 TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 Small Game B F Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Nov. 19-Dec. 14, Dec. 23-Feb. 28. dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Nov. 22-Dec. 14, Dec. 23-Jan. 5 diRecTiOnS From Hartwell Take HWY 77 south 1.5 miles; turn left onto Liberty Rd.; go 4 miles to the end of the pavement at Cedar Creek; the area lies to the south.

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deeR FiReaRMS Q65 either Sex: Dec. 4-5 C. Two deer limit. Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken; no limit. SPecial ReGS Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 3. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferrable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins and campsites may be reserved by calling the park office at (770) 867-3489. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 4-5. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Winder Take GA HWY 81 south 1 mile. Park entrance on left.

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TallulaH GORGe STaTe PaRk 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-Jan. 1 S either Sex: Oct. 27 S | Nov. 24 S | Dec. 26 S BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S PRiMiTiVe Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS Oct. 20-Dec. 2 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. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Tallulah Falls Take U.S. 441 north; turn right onto Jane Hurt Yarn Dr.; go mile past campground, follow WMA signs.

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Sign-in Check-in Adult-Child Hunt (see page 60) Quota Hunt (see page 63) Example: Q200 denotes a Quota Hunt for 200 parties Archery Only Area Ladies Hunt (see page 61) Honorary License Hunt (see page 61) Quality Buck Wheelchair Hunt (see page 60) GORP Property (all or portions of the area require GORPsee page 16) Feral Hog Hunt (see page 61) Coyote Hunt (see page 61) Bird Dog Training Furbearer Dog Training Rabbit Dog Training Archery Range (see page 39) Firearms Shooting Range (see page 39)

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 10 S | Oct. 15-19 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Dec. 27-29 C FiReaRMS H L Ladies & Honorary License Holders Only/either Sex: Oct. 12-14 C C adult-Child/either Sex: Nov. 9-11 C Buck Only: Nov. 21-24 C BeaR aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 10 S | Oct. 15-19 S PRiMiTiVe Dec. 27-29 C FiReaRMS C adult-Child: Nov. 9-11 C H L Ladies & Honorary License Holders Only: Oct. 12-14 C general Hunt: Nov. 21-24 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 7, Nov. 1219, Nov. 25-Dec. 25, Dec. 30-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.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Oct. 6-Nov. 2 S | Dec. 8-15 S FiReaRMS Buck Only/either Sex Deer Last Three Days: Nov. 3-18 S BeaR aRCHeRy Oct. 6-Nov. 2 S | Dec. 8-15 S FiReaRMS Nov. 3-18 S TuRkey Q15 Mar. 23-30 S general Hunt: Mar. 31-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Oct. 5, Nov. 19-Dec. 7, Dec. 16Feb. 28 dOVe Q15 C adult-Child: Sept. 1 general Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Nov. 22-Dec. 7, Dec. 16-Jan. 5 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.

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TuRkey Q30 Mar. 23-29 S | Mar. 30-Apr. 5 S general Hunt: Apr. 6-May 15 S Small Game & fuRBeaReRS (except quail) Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 14-22, Oct. 28-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-30, Dec. 2-4, Dec. 6-7, Dec. 9-11, Dec. 13-14, Dec. 16-18, Dec. 20-21, Dec. 23-28, Dec. 30-31, Feb. 1, Feb. 3-5, Feb. 7-28. Squirrel hunting area-wide during state season on dates open for small game. Other small game and furbearers on area South of Rocky Creek from Jan. 1-31. Quail Q8 C adult-Child: Feb. 2 S Q8 general Hunt: Dec. 1, Dec. 5, Dec. 8, Dec. 12, Dec. 15, Dec. 19, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Feb. 6; limit 6 quail/person, 12 quail/ party S. Quail hunters may take woodcock, snipe, and other game birds with an open season. dOVe Q75 C adult-Child: Sept. 1; Dove Field 2. Q100 general: Sept. 1; Dove Field 1. general Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 22-30 and South of Rocky Creek Jan. 1-4, 2013. Designated fields only. waTeRfOwl Hunting area-wide during state season on dates open for small game. SPecial ReGS Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side are legal. For information on bird dog field trials call (706) 595-4222. Bird dog training allowed Oct. 19-21. diRecTiOnS From Waynesboro Take HWY 25 South to 4th Street. Turn right on 4th Street/Herndon Rd. and go 9 miles. Follow signs to check station.

Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Furbearer and alligator hunting prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Sylvania Take E. Ogeechee 2.2 miles to jct. of Buck Creek and Brannens Bridge Rd., take Brannens Bridge Rd. 3.4 miles to jct. of GA HWY 24, continue on Brannens Bridge Rd. 5.3 miles to stop sign, turn left on Pine Grove Inn Rd. and go 6 miles; turn right on Sweetheart Rd., go 1.6 miles. Area is on right.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12. Beverly Tract (a designated a archery Only area): Sept. 8-Jan. 1 PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 FiReaRMS either Sex: Oct. 20-Jan. 1 TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 Small Game F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. See page 62. SPecial ReGS No camping. Sign-In required for deer and turkey only on Vaughter Tract. diRecTiOnS From elberton This WMA consists of 5 separate tracts in Elbert Co. Beverly tract: Take GA HWY 72 east 5 miles; turn north on Pearl Mill Rd.; go 1.5 miles to area. Elbert tract: Take GA HWY 72 east 10 miles to Bobby Brown State Park Rd.; turn south, area is east of road. Heardmont tract: Take GA HWY 72 east 5 miles; turn north on Pearl Mill Rd.; bear right on Heardmont Rd.; turn right on Johnsontown Rd.; follow to area. pickens tract: Take GA HWY 77 north 1.5 miles; turn right on Ruckersville Rd.; go 10 miles; turn right on Turner Hill Rd.; continue to entrance sign. vaughter tract: Take GA HWY 77 north 3 miles and turn right onto HWY 368; go 3 miles to Harmony Rd.; turn left and continue to entrance sign on right.

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HilTOnia wma 500 acres 706.595.4222 / 770.918.6416 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Nov. 9 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Nov. 10-Jan. 15 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28. No furbearer season. diRecTiOnS From Hiltonia Take GA HWY 24 west 2.7 miles to Hurst Church Rd.; turn left and go 0.7 mile to Sandy Church Rd. Take Sandy Ridge Rd. 1.2 miles to Mt. Pleasant Rd. to enter area.

SPecial ReGS Waterfowl hunters must check kiosk at entrance gate for information on which ponds are open. 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.

Small Game Aug. 15-Oct. 12, Nov. 19-Feb. 28 dOVe Q60 Sept. 1 general Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 ROck Hawk TRailS & effiGy deeR archery Only either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 1 S TuRkey general Hunt (archery Only): 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 1.3 miles to Georgia Power Co. Rd.; turn left and follow signs for 3 miles to check station.

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dOVe Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl general Hunt: Wed. and Sat. during state season except in November; Shooting hours until 12 noon. C adult-Child: Wed. and Sat. during state season in November. SPecial ReGS Foot traffic only. 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.

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OcOnee wmadan denTOn waTeRfOwl aRea 100 acres 706.595.4222 / 770.918.6416 deeR archery Only: Sept. 8-Oct. 19 S waTeRfOwl Q3 C adult-Child: Nov. 10, Federal Youth Waterfowl Day S. Only Youth (under 16 years of age) may hunt. Q3 C adult-Child: Nov. 24 S. Adult and Youth (under 18 years of age) may hunt. Q3 general Hunt on Pond 1: Sat. only during State Duck Season after Nov. 30 S general Hunt for Pond 3: Sat. only during State Duck Season after Nov. 30 S SPecial ReGS No waterfowl hunting on Herndon Pond and Pond 2. Sign-In is located on the west side of the Oconee River on the north side of GA HWY 16. No fishing or hunting other than ducks, geese and archery deer hunting. Waterfowl hunting is prohibited on the Oconee River between Wallace Dam and GA HWY 16. Wheelchair bound hunters selected for Pond 1 can request accommodations by calling (770) 9186416. 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.

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deeR FiReaRMS Q250 either Sex: Nov. 6-7 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. 5. 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) 557-3001. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Nov. 6-7. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From i-20 From Exit 105 turn north on Newborn Rd. Go 2.3 miles to Rutledge, follow signs.

dOVe Q30 Sept. 1. general Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 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 Sign-In board on left.

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SPecial ReGS Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 12. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Nov. 13-14. ATVs prohibited. 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.

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TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. See page 62. SPecial ReGS No camping. diRecTiOnS From Lincolnton Take HWY 79 north 2 miles. Turn right on New Petersburg Rd. Sign-In board is on left.

dOVe Q75 C adult-Child: Sept. 1 general Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 15-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 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. 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.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Dec. 2, Dec. 26Jan. 1 TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. See page 62. diRecTiOnS From greensboro Take GA HWY 15 north 9 miles; check station on left.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-19 S | Sept. 24Oct. 2 S | Oct. 7-30 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 4-6 C FiReaRMS C adult-Child/either Sex: Sept. 2123 S general Hunt: Nov. 1-4 C | Nov. 23Dec. 1 S | Jan. 3-5 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Nov. 5-21, Dec. 2-Jan. 1, Jan. 6-Feb. 28. Feral hogs may be taken during small game dates after Oct. 31. alliGaTOR Sept. 1-Oct. 7 SPecial ReGS Camping in designated sites only. diRecTiOnS From Sylvania Take E. Ogeechee 2.2 miles to jct. of Buck Creek and Brannens Bridge Rd., take Brannens Bridge Rd. 3.4 miles to jct. of GA HWY 24, continue on Brannens Bridge Rd. 5.2 miles to check station on left.

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cHaTTaHOOcHee Bend STaTe PaRk 2,910 acres 770. 254.7271 north; go 0.1 miles to 1st pull-in on right. Kiosk is just down that road. TuRkey Q35 Mar. 23-29 C | Mar. 30-Apr. 5 C | Apr. 6-12 C general Hunt: April 13-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 15-30, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-Dec. 11, Dec. 15-Feb. 28 dOVe Q75 Sept. 1, Sept. 8 general Hunt: Sept. 15, Oct. 15-21, Nov. 22-Dec. 11, Dec. 15-Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl No hunting on MARSH Pond. SPecial ReGS Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side are legal. diRecTiOnS From West Point Take HWY 103 south 10 miles to mile marker 6, turn right to check station. deeR FiReaRMS Q75 either Sex: Dec. 12-13 C. Two deer limit. Coyotes & feral hogs may be taken; no limit. SPecial ReGS Hunters must attend pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 11. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 nonrefundable, nontransferable hunt fee and a $5 ParkPass will be required. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 12-13. Campsites will be available for hunter use and may be reserved through the park office at (770) 254-7271. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Newnan Take U.S. 27 Alt north 1.2 miles to Franklin Rd.; turn left, go 1.2 miles to Welcome Rd.; turn right, go 8.6 miles to Hewlette South Rd.; turn right, go 0.9 miles and continue 1.9 miles on Bud Davis Rd. to Flat Rock Rd.; turn right and continue to park entrance.

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BaRTRam fOReST wma 2,113 acres 478.825.6354 a archery Only area deeR aRcHeRy North of Reedy Creek: Nov. 17-Jan. 1 S South of Reedy Creek: Sept. 8-Jan. 1 S TuRkey aRcHeRy Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game aRcHeRy South of Reedy Creek: Aug. 15-Feb. 28 North of Reedy Creek: Nov. 17-Feb. 28 SPecial ReGS Bartram Forest is a multiple-use recreation area; other users may be present during open hunting seasons. Gates may be opened or closed at the discretion of Georgia Forestry Commission. Please see WMA maps for safety zones. diRecTiOnS From Milledgeville Take US 441 south 3.1 miles, turn left; continue 2.9 miles on US 441/GA29 and make U-turn to return

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 16 S FiReaRMS C adult-Child/either Sex: Dec. 2628 S Buck Only/either Sex Deer Last Day: Oct. 18-20 C | Nov. 8-10 C | Dec. 1216 S Buck Only: Nov. 17-25 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 21-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-16, Nov. 26-Dec. 10, Dec. 17-24, Dec. 29-Feb. 28 dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 21, Nov. 26-Dec. 10, Dec. 17-24, Dec. 29-Jan. 5 SPecial ReGS ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Monticello Take HWY 16 east 3/4 mile; take right fork on HWY 212; go 12 miles to check station sign; follow arrow 0.5 mile to check station.

clyBel wma (charlie elliott wildlife center) A S 6,400 acres 478.825.6354 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 3 S | Nov. 3-9 S FiReaRMS Q150 C adult-Child/either Sex: Oct. 5-7 S C adult-Child/either Sex: Dec. 2123 S H Honorary License Holders/either Sex: Dec. 14-16 S Q150 either Sex: Oct. 25-27, Nov. 15-17 C TuRkey Q25 C adult-Child: Mar. 23-31 S | Apr. 6-14 S C adult-Child: May 11-15 S Q25 general Hunt: Apr. 20-26 S | May 1-7 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 8-23, Oct. 28-Nov. 2, Nov. 10-13, Nov. 18-Dec. 12, Dec. 1719, Dec. 24-Feb. 28. Daily limit: 3 rabbits/ person and 6 quail/person or 12 quail/ party. dOVe Q200 Sept. 1

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general Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Dec. 12, Dec. 17-19, Dec. 24-Jan. 5 SPecial ReGS Multi-use trails and areas are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 a.m. during archery and turkey seasons. Rules are posted at trailhead. diRecTiOnS From Mansfield Take HWY 11 south 5.7 miles to Shepherd Rd. turn left and follow signs 1.1 miles.

diRecTiOnS From Butler To East Tract: From the intersection of HWY 96 and HWY 19, go west 2.6 miles to Taylor County Industrial Park; turn right; kiosk is immediately on the left side of the road. To West Tract: From the intersection of HWY 96 and HWY 19, go west 10.7 miles; turn left on Kel Foster Rd. At fork, bear right. Entrance is mile on the left.

FiReaRMS Q300 C adult-Child/either Sex: Oct. 6-12 S Buck Only/either Sex Last Day: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 C Buck Only: Jan. 5-11 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 27, Dec. 2-Jan. 4, Jan. 12-Feb. 28 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.

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SPecial ReGS Public access to Ocmulgee River tract is only by boat. diRecTiOnS From Bonaire (to Ocmulgee River tract) Take GA 96 east for 3.3 miles to boat ramp on Ocmulgee River; go north by boat on river approximately 10.5 miles. Tract is on west bank of the river. From Warner Robins (to echeconnee Creek tract) From intersection of HWY 247C and HWY 247, take HWY 247 north 3.9 miles; turn right on Feagin Rd.; turn right on Santa Clara Dr.; tract is 0.2 miles on the right and left side of road.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 4 S | Oct. 13-19 Firearms Q300 C adult-Child/either Sex: Oct. 6-12 S Buck Only/either Sex Last Day: Nov. 22-24 C Buck Only: Dec. 12-15 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-Nov. 20, Nov. 25-Dec. 10, Dec. 16-Feb. 28 SPecial ReGS Westlake Tract is archery equipment only for managed deer hunt dates. 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.

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deeR FiReaRMS Q150 either Sex: Dec. 4-5 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 Dec. 3. 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) 663-4858. Applicable fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to the general public Dec. 4-5. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Pine Mountain Take U.S. 27 south to GA 354; turn left, go 2.9 miles to park.

deeR aRCHeRy Quality Buck & antlerless: Sept. 8-23 S | Nov. 11-20 S FiReaRMS Q100 Quality Buck & antlerless Last Day: Oct. 25-27 C | Nov. 8-10 C TuRkey Q25 Mar. 23-31 C | Apr. 6-14 C | Apr. 20-28 C Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Sept. 24-Oct. 23, Oct. 28-Nov. 6, Nov. 21-Feb. 28. Limit 3 rabbits/person/day. Limit 6 quail/person/ day or 12 quail/party/day. B Aug. 15-Mar. 15 in designated area only. Bird dog training closed during deer hunts. dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 SPecial ReGS Only Quality Bucks with 15" outside spread or 16" main beams 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.

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New Shotgun Range at Clybel WMA/Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center featuring two skeet/trap ranges and a 5-stand sporting clays range. GORP or WMA license required, additional fees apply for targets. Call 770-784-3059 or visit the Range or Visitors Center for additional information.

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Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited. B Aug. 15-Mar. 15. See page 62. SPecial ReGS No camping.

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Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 13-Feb. 28 B Open fields only Aug. 15-31, Nov. 1-Mar. 15. 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.

Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-30, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-Feb. 28 dOVe Q75 Sept. 1, Sept. 8 general Hunt: Sept. 15, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl Shooting hours are until 12 noon on all areas. Lake Juliette is open Wed.-Sat. during state waterfowl season for all hunters. Q3 C MaRSH Pond/adult-Child (only youth can hunt): Dec. 15 and Jan. 12. 3 parties per hunt. C adult-Child (youth area): Youth Waterfowl Day and Wed.-Sat during state season. SPecial ReGS No waterfowl hunting west of Ebenezer Rd. except that youth may hunt waterfowl between Ebenezer and Juliette Roads (Youth Area). No motor in excess of 25hp may be operated on Lake Juliette. diRecTiOnS From Forsyth Take HWY 18 east 7 miles to Check Station.

SPecial ReGS No camping. diRecTiOnS From Forsyth Take HWY 18 east 7 miles to Check Station.

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PRiMiTiVe Quality Buck & antlerless: Dec. 1415 S FiReaRMS H Honorary License Holders/Quality Buck & antlerless: Oct. 18-20 S Quality Buck & antlerless: Oct. 2527 C | Dec. 6-8 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game F Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 28Nov. 9, Nov. 17-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-12, Dec. 16-Feb. 28. See page 62. dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 21, Nov. 22-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-12, Dec. 16-Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl Daniels Pond & Pond 1: Waterfowl hunting during small game dates concurrent with state waterfowl season. Shooting hours until 12 noon Saturday only. SPecial ReGS No gasoline outboards allowed on waterfowl ponds; only hand held lights 6 volts or less allowed; Only Quality Bucks with at least four points (1 inch long or longer) on either side are legal. No fishing on managed waterfowl impoundments. 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.

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PeRRy dOVe field 70 acres 478.825.6354 dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 only. diRecTiOnS From i-75 take Exit 134 and head East approximately 1.6 miles and field is on the right.

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SPecial ReGS Includes Pigeon Creek and Nichols Tracts. No hunting in park day-use area. Pigeon Creek Tract closed to all vehicular access. No camping. diRecTiOnS From Thomaston to Sprewell Bluff Tract Take HWY 36 west 6 miles to Roland; turn right on Alabama Rd.; turn left and follow paved road to area. From Manchester to Nichols and Pigeon Creek Tracts Take HWY 190 east 3.9 miles; turn left on paved road; go 0.1 mile to fork; turn left; go 1.8 miles to fork in road; right fork to Nichols Tract; left to Pigeon Creek Tract.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 2 S | Oct. 7-10 S | Oct. 14-19 S FiReaRMS L Ladies/either Sex: Oct. 4-6 S H Honorary License Holders/either Sex: Oct. 12-13 S Q200 either Sex: Nov. 1-3 C | Nov. 15-17 C TuRkey Q25 C adult-Child: Mar. 23-31 S | Apr. 6-14 S C adult-Child: May 11-15 S Q25 general Quota Hunt: Apr. 2026 S | May 1-7 S

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Rum cReek wma - BeRRy cReek aRea 750 acres 478.825.6354 a archery Only area deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 1 S TuRkey archery only Mar. 23-May 15 S

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 S; Sign-In once per season. SPecial ReGS Upon determination by the Commissioner that a person has violated this title (OCGA 27) or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to hunting or trespass on or from Standing Boy Creek Tract, the Commissioner may revoke, suspend, deny, or refuse to renew any license or permit, or both, required by this title which is held by or has been applied for by the person, for a period of up to two years following the determination of such violation. Harvested deer will not be tagged with Department tags and must be recorded on the hunters deer harvest record. Camping prohibited. ATVs prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Columbus Take HWY 219 north. Turn left on Old River Rd., go 1.5 miles. Tract on left.

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deeR aRCHeRy Quality Buck & antlerless: Sept. 8-Jan. 1 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Jan. 2-Feb. 28 B Aug. 15-Mar. 15. See page 62. waTeRfOwl Waterfowl hunting during small game dates concurrent with state waterfowl season. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

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deeR aRCHeRy Quality Buck & antlerless: Sept. 8-Jan. 1 S waTeRfOwl Youth Waterfowl Days and Sat. only during State Season. Shooting hours until 12 noon.

deeR aRCHeRy Quality Buck & antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 16 S | Nov. 10-16 S

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Sign-in Check-in Adult-Child Hunt (see page 60) Quota Hunt (see page 63) Example: Q200 denotes a Quota Hunt for 200 parties Archery Only Area Ladies Hunt (see page 61) Honorary License Hunt (see page 61) Quality Buck Wheelchair Hunt (see page 60) GORP Property (all or portions of the area require GORPsee page 16) Feral Hog Hunt (see page 61) Coyote Hunt (see page 61) Bird Dog Training Furbearer Dog Training Rabbit Dog Training Archery Range (see page 39) Firearms Shooting Range (see page 39)

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alBany nuRSeRy wma 300 acres 229.430.4254 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Dec. 15-Jan. 15 S FiReaRMS W either Sex/Wheelchair Hunters Only/Shotgun Only: Nov. 8-11 S | Dec. 6-9 S TuRkey Q2 W Wheelchair Hunters Only: Mar. 30-31 S | April 13-14 S | April 27-28 S. Apply between Feb. 15-Mar. 10. Small Game Squirrel: Aug. 18-Nov. 3 Squirrel & Rabbit: Shotgun only. Saturday & State Holidays only from Jan. 19-Feb. 23. Q1 Quail: Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2. Quota 1 party/hunt and 3 persons/party. Bag limit is 6/person and 12/party S. B Except during scheduled hunts. dOVe Q35 Sept. 1 S general Hunt: Sept. 3, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Nov. 22-24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, Dec. 25-26, Dec. 29, Jan. 1, Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl Saturdays & State Holidays only: Jan. 16 through end of statewide season. SPecial ReGS See page 63 for quota hunt application instructions. diRecTiOnS Take GA HWY 234 west 11 miles; turn right on Tallahassee Rd.; go 1.2 miles to entrance on right. W B Q

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TuRkey Q50 Mar. 23-29 S | Mar. 30-Apr. 5 S general Hunt: Apr. 6-May 15 S Small Game F Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-30, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-27, Dec. 2-11, Dec. 16-24, Dec. 29-Feb. 28 S. See page 62. dOVe Q40 Sept. 1 S. Quota on designated field only (all other areas are open to public). general Hunt: Sept. 2-7, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 22-27, Dec. 2-11, Dec. 16-24, Dec. 29-Jan. 5 feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 7-12 S | Mar. 5-10 S | May 2126 S | June 4-9 S | June 18-23 S; hunter orange required; no dogs allowed. diRecTiOnS From albany Take HWY 91 south 4 miles to jct. with HWY 62; turn right and go 15 miles; follow signs to check station.

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dOeRun PiTcHeRPlanT BOG wma 600 acres 229.430.4254 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Nov. 1-Jan. 15 S Small Game Jan. 16-Feb. 28 S. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited. SPecial ReGS Doerun Pitcherplant Bog contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources, vehicular access is limited to entrance road and parking area. ATVs and horses prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Doerun Take HWY 133 south two miles; turn left at Natural Area sign.

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SPecial ReGS Archery-only for deer and feral hog except that legal firearms may be used during Special Hog Hunts. diRecTiOnS From Newton Take HWY 37 north 8 miles; turn left on Jericho Rd.; area is on right.

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cHickaSawHaTcHee wma 19,700 acres 229.430.4254 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S | Dec. 30-Jan. 15 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS Buck Only: Nov. 1-3 S | Nov. 15-17 S Q350 either Sex: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 C | Dec. 13-15 S C adult-Child/either Sex: Dec. 2628 S

waTeRfOwl Q3 C adult-Child: Nov. 24 S | Jan. 5 S Q3 general Hunt: Dec. 8 S | Jan. 19 S SPecial ReGS Quota 3 parties (3 persons per party). Shooting hours end at noon. Maximum of 3 persons/party including permit holder for Adult-Child hunts and the three persons listed in party for general hunts. Designated Pond Only. diRecTiOnS From Cordele Take U.S. HWY 280 west 0.5 miles. Turn right on Fish Hatchery Rd., go 1.4 miles.

deeR aRCHeRy Quality Buck & antlerless: Sept. 8-Oct. 14 S | Nov. 24-Dec. 16 S FiReaRMS W Quality Buck & antlerless/Wheelchair Hunters Only: Oct. 19-21 S Q35 Quality Buck & antlerless: Nov. 1-3 C | Nov. 15-17 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 15-17, Oct. 22-30, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-23, Dec. 17-Feb. 28 Quail: Wednesdays, Saturdays, and State holidays during small game dates after Nov. 17. dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 15-17, Nov. 22-23, Dec. 17-Jan. 5

dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 4-5 S | Mar. 2-3 S | May 2526 S | June 15-16 S | Jul. 6-7 S; hunter orange required; no dogs allowed.

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feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 7-12 S | Mar. 5-10 S | May 28June 2 S | June 17-23 S | July 9-14 S; hunter orange required; no dogs allowed. SPecial ReGS Only Quality Bucks with 15" outside spread or 16" main beams are legal. Each wheelchair hunter may bring an attendant (if needed) who may provide assistance but not hunt. diRecTiOnS From Vienna Take HWY 27 to HWY 230, turn right; go 1 mile; veer left on River Rd. and go 6 miles to entrance sign.

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lake walTeR f GeORGe wma 1,200 acres 229.430.4254 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 Small Game Shotguns & archery only: Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Feral hogs may be taken with shotgun only during small-game season. waTeRfOwl Waterfowl hunting permitted on portions of lake in Georgia, except within 200 yards of a public park, road, cabin, or other developed areas. Areas within Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge have separate regulations. alliGaTOR May be hunted during open archery deer dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. diRecTiOnS From Ft. gaines This WMA consists of 5 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.

Small Game Aug. 15-Oct. 31, Jan. 16-Feb. 28. No furbearer season. SPecial ReGS Only Quality Bucks with 15" outside spread or 16" main beams are legal. Montezuma Bluff Natural Area contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources, vehicular access is limited to boat landing road. No ATVs or horses allowed. 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.

SPecial ReGS Only Quality Bucks with four or more points (1 inch or longer) on one side of the antlers are legal. diRecTiOnS From Thomasville Take U.S. HWY 84 west approx. 4 miles. WMA entrance is on left approx. 0.9 mile after crossing the Ochlocknee River Bridge.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS either Sex: Oct. 20-Nov. 4 S | Nov. 17-Dec. 2 S | Dec. 15-Jan. 15 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during firearms deer hunts. dOVe Sept. 1-16, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Jan. 5 feRal HOG See page 38. Special Hog Hunts: Aug. 7-12 S | Mar. 5-10 S | May 2126 S | June 4-9 S | June 25-30 S; hunter orange required; no dogs allowed. diRecTiOnS From Richland Take HWY 27 west toward Lumpkin; Go 4 miles to first paved road; turn right and go 3 miles; turn left and go 1 mile to first dirt road on right; turn right and proceed to check station.

RiVeR cReek, THe ROlf & alexandRa kauka wma 2,437 acres 229.430.4254 deeR aRCHeRy Quality Buck & antlerless: Sept. 1523 S | Oct. 13-21 S FiReaRMS Q30 Quality Buck & antlerless: Nov. 14-17 C | Dec. 5-8 C Q40 C adult-Child/Quality Buck & antlerless: Dec. 26-28 S TuRkey Q5 C adult-Child: Mar. 29-31 S | Apr. 5-7 S Q5 general Quota Hunt: Apr. 12-14 S Small Game Jan. 26-Feb. 10 S. No furbearer season. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited. dOVe Q15 C adult-Child: Sept. 1 S | Sept. 8 S waTeRfOwl Q3 C adult-Child: Dec. 15 S | Dec. 29 S; Quota 3 parties, max 3 persons/ party. Q3 W Wheelchair Hunters Only: Jan. 12 S. Wheelchair hunters may bring one assistant who may hunt.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS Q160 either Sex: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 S | Dec. 26-29 S Buck Only: Nov. 17-Dec. 2 S | Jan. 3-15 S TuRkey Q35 Mar. 23-31 S Q35 C adult-Child: Apr. 6-14 S general Hunt: Apr. 20-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Oct. 29, Nov. 4-15, Dec. 3-24, Dec. 30-Jan. 1, Jan. 16-Feb. 28 alliGaTOR May be hunted during statewide alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. diRecTiOnS From Bainbridge Take HWY 253 south 2.7 miles; go left on Ten Mile Still Rd.; travel 6 miles; turn right on Silver Lake Rd.; travel 2.9 miles; turn left onto WMA access road. Check station is 0.8 miles on the right.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS Buck Only: Oct. 20-25 S | Oct. 19-29 S | 29-Nov. 15 S | Nov. Dec. 3-13 S | Dec. 17-Jan. 3 S | Jan. 7-15 S either Sex: Oct. 26-28 S | Nov. 1618 S | Nov. 30-Dec. 2 S | Dec. 1416 S | Jan. 4-6 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during firearms deer hunts. SPecial ReGS No waterfowl hunting on MARSH pond on north end of Willoughby tract. 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.

Small Game F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during firearms deer hunts. See page 62. alliGaTOR May be hunted during open archery deer dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. SPecial ReGS No hunting within 200 yards of a house, dock, building, or other structure, or a developed recreation area (i.e. beach, campground, boat ramp, etc.). diRecTiOnS Contact the Albany Game Management Office, 2024 Newton Rd., Albany, GA 31701, (229) 430-4254.

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Jackson Will (pictured) and his fath er harvested 6 mallards and 2 wood ducks at the Cordele Fish Hatchery Waterfowl Impoundment Adult-Child hunt in January 2012.

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Quail Q1 C adult-Child: Dec. 8 S | Jan. 19 S; Quota 1 party.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-28 S | Oct. 6-12 S FiReaRMS C adult-Child/either Sex: Sept. 29Oct. 5 S either Sex: Nov. 1-3 C Buck Only: Nov. 22-24 S | Dec. 1215 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game B Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 13-30, Nov. 4-20, Nov. 25-Dec. 10, Dec. 16-Feb. 28. See page 62. alliGaTOR May be hunted during open archery dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. diRecTiOnS From Dublin Take U.S. 441 north 4.5 miles; turn right on Old Toomsboro Rd., go 7.5 miles to WMA sign; turn right on Oconee Church Rd., turn at WMA sign.

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alliGaTOR Sept. 21-23 S. Night hunting only. SPecial ReGS All hunters must sign-in at PFA office before hunting. Closed every Monday & Tuesday. Hunting in designated area only. Area map posted at office and kiosk. diRecTiOnS From eastman South on U.S. Hwy 23/341 for 3 miles; left on County Rd. 49; go 0.6 miles.

within designated archery-only areas but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game hunting. Deer hunters may not hunt within 50 feet of the nature trail. Dogs prohibited on Archery Only Area from Mar. 1-Nov. 1. Foot traffic only in Archery Only Area. Hunter orange is not required on Archery Only Area. diRecTiOnS From glennville Take HWY 144 south 12 miles to Altamaha River. Area lies on both sides of HWY 144.

No firearms deer hunting within designated archery-only areas (Ocmulgee and Towns Bluff Tracts) but legal firearms permitted for turkey and small game hunting. diRecTiOnS From Hazlehurst Take U.S. 221 north 7 miles; turn left at entrance sign; go to check station.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 9 S | Oct. 14-19 S a archery Only area: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 11-13 S FiReaRMS either Sex: Oct. 24-27 S Buck Only: Nov. 9-10 S | Dec. 5-8 S C adult-Child: Nov. 23-25 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-22, Oct. 28-Nov. 7, Nov. 11-21, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, Dec. 9-Feb. 28 a archery Only area: Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Jan. 16-Feb. 28 alliGaTOR May be hunted during open archery dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. SPecial ReGS If the river stage is 9 feet or higher, measured at the Doctortown Gauge, the gates will be closed. No firearms deer hunting

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 2 S | Oct. 7-12 S a Ocmulgee Tract archery Only area: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 4-6 C FiReaRMS Buck Only: Oct. 17-20 S C adult-Child/either Sex: Nov. 2-4 S either Sex: Nov. 21-24 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 13-15, Oct. 21-31, Nov. 5-19, Nov. 25-Feb. 28 Ocmulgee Tract: Jan. 16-Feb. 28 alliGaTOR May be hunted during open archery deer dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. SPecial ReGS Montgomery County Tract access is limited to foot or boat travel only and is quality buck which means bucks must have a minimum of four points (1 inch or longer) on one side.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-18 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 3-6 C FiReaRMS Buck Only: Oct. 20-21 S | Oct. 27-30 S either Sex: Nov. 8-10 C | Nov. 2125 S | Dec. 1-4 S Q60 Dog Hunting/either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Nov. 17 S | Dec. 8 S. Dog deer hunting allowed in designated area only. All dogs used in the dog deer hunt must be marked with the selected hunters name and phone number. The WMA will be closed to all users during dog deer hunts except to hunters with a valid quota permit. BeaR Bears may not be taken on the Federal portion of Cowhouse Island. aRCHeRy Sept. 27-29 S | Oct. 11-13 S PRiMiTiVe Oct. 4-6 C FiReaRMS Nov. 8-10 C TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-Nov. 6, Nov. 11Feb. 28

waTeRfOwl Q3 C adult-Child: Nov. 24 S | Dec. 8 S Q3 general Hunt: Jan. 5 S. Hunting allowed in waterfowl impoundment only. No boats allowed. Maximum of 3 people per blind. Parties must stay in designated spots, must stay together, and must stay within 100 feet of blind marker except when retrieving game. Shooting hours until 12 noon. alliGaTOR Sept. 14-16 S. Night hunting only. SPecial ReGS Closed every Monday and Tuesday. diRecTiOnS From Claxton Take U.S. HWY 280 east for 8.5 miles; turn right on Old Sunbury Rd.; go 1 mile and turn left on Area Line Rd.; go 0.3 miles, PFA on right. SPecial nOTe Evans PFA will be under construction from June 1, 2012 to May 1, 2013. Lake Woody (30 ac) will potentially be dry during this time. Therefore, hunting success may be poor because of no water in the lake. Any individual who has been selected through the quota system and is planning on hunting during these scheduled hunts should call the regional Fisheries Management office (912) 727-2112 ahead of time to check on road and lake conditions prior to hunting.

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FiReaRMS either Sex: Oct. 20-Nov. 25 S | Dec. 26-Jan. 10 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28 SPecial ReGS Small game hunters are required to wear hunter orange during firearms deer hunts. No camping. No ATVs. diRecTiOnS From Douglas Take HWY 441 north 20 miles; turn right onto HWY 107; go 8 miles to WMA sign on left.

PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Sept. 27-29 S FiReaRMS Buck Only: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 S either Sex: Nov. 15-17 C | Dec. 6-8 S C H adult-Child/Honorary License Holder/either Sex: Oct. 13-14 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game F B Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18Dec. 4, Dec. 9-Feb. 28. See page 62. alliGaTOR May be hunted during open archery deer dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. diRecTiOnS From Jacksonville Take HWY 117 east 6 miles; turn right at sign; then turn right at information board; follow road to check station.

Squirrel: C adult-Child: Dec. 2122 S | Dec. 28-29 S. Sign-In at E. River Rd. kiosk. general Hunt: Jan. 4-5 S | Jan. 1112 S | Jan. 18-19 S SPecial ReGS ATVs prohibited. 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.

nated areas only, shooting hours until 12 noon. Closed every Monday and Tuesday. 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.

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OHOOPee duneS wma 2,500 acres 229.426.5267 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 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 are allowed on the area. Dogs prohibited from Mar. 1-Nov. 1. diRecTiOnS From Swainsboro From jct. of U.S. 1 and U.S. 80, take U.S. 80 west 6 miles to kiosk on north side of HWY.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-9 S | Sept. 1516 S | Sept. 29-30 S | Oct. 6-7 S | Nov. 10-11 S | Nov. 17-18 S | Dec. 8-9 S | Dec. 15-16 S | Jan. 5-6 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-14 C FiReaRMS C adult-Child/either Sex: Sept. 22-23 S general Hunt: either Sex: Oct. 2021 C | Oct. 27-28 S | Nov. 3-4 S | Nov. 24-25 S | Dec. 1-2 S | Dec. 2223 S | Dec. 29-30 S TuRkey C adult-Child: Mar. 30-31 S | Apr. 6-7 S. Only child may hunt. general Hunt: Apr. 20-21 S Small Game Aug. 18-19, Aug. 25-26, Sept. 1-2, Sept. 8-9, Sept. 15-16, Sept. 22-23, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7, Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4, Nov. 10-11, Nov. 17-18, Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-23, Dec. 29-30, Jan. 5-6, Jan. 12-13, Jan. 19-20, Jan. 26-27, Feb. 2-3, Feb. 9-10, Feb. 16-17, Feb. 23-24. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited. No furbearer season. waTeRfOwl Sat. and Sun. only during state season. Shooting hours end at 12 noon. alliGaTOR Sept. 1-2, Sept. 8-9, Sept. 15-16, Sept. 22-23, Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7 in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. SPecial ReGS Harvested deer must be removed from the area whole (no field-dressing). Outboard motors in waterfowl impoundments limited to 10hp or less. No ATVs or motorcycles allowed on area. A valid Moody Air Force Base Hunting and Fishing Permit may be substituted for WMA license. Hiking trail from check station closed to hikers during firearms deer hunts. Federal lands within WMA may be closed for military training. diRecTiOnS From Valdosta Take U.S. 221 north 8 miles; turn left on Knights Academy Rd.; go 1.5 miles to entrance on right; follow signs to check station.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 4 S | Oct. 8-12 S FiReaRMS W Wheelchair Hunters Only/either Sex: Oct. 6-7 C C adult-Child/either Sex: Oct. 2728 C Buck Only/either Sex Last Two Days: Nov. 8-10 C | Dec. 6-8 S TuRkey Q15 Mar. 23-29 S | Mar. 30-Apr. 5 S general Hunt: Apr. 6-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 13-25, Oct. 29-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-Feb. 28 dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl Waterfowl may be hunted on impoundment and its surrounding roads/dikes until noon only on Wed., Sat., and Sun. during statewide season. alliGaTOR May be hunted during open archery deer dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. diRecTiOnS From Dublin Take I-16 east to Exit 58 (HWY 199); turn south and go 0.3 miles; road to check station is on right.

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SPecial ReGS All hunters must sign-in at the PFA office prior to hunting. Closed every Monday & Tuesday. Hunting in designated area only. Area map posted at office and kiosk. diRecTiOnS From east Dublin Go east on U.S. Hwy 80 for 10 mi.; left on Keens Crossing Rd.; go 1.4 mi. to PFA entrance on right.

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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. 20-28 S | Nov. 1725 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Oct. 19, Oct. 29-Nov. 16, Nov. 26-Feb. 28 SPecial ReGS ATVs and camping prohibited. diRecTiOnS From Statesboro From Veterans Memorial Pkwy. and GA 24 intersection go east on GA 24 toward Oliver for approximately 12.5 miles to the WMA entrance on right.

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SPecial ReGS Selected hunters will sign-in at the Sign-in Station after 12:00 P.M. on the day of the hunt. Maps and instructions will be provided at sign-in. Hunting will be open only from 12:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on the day of the hunt. No ATVs will be allowed on the fields. 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.

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dOVe C adult-Child: Sept. 1 S general Hunt: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Oct. 17, Oct. 20, Nov. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 1, Dec. 5, Dec. 8, Dec. 12, Dec. 15, Dec. 19, Dec. 22, Dec. 26, Dec. 29, Jan. 2, Jan. 5 waTeRfOwl Dec. 13 S | Jan. 3 S SPecial ReGS Dove hunting in designated fields only; shooting hours follow state regulations. Hunting for ducks and geese in desig-

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-25 S | Sept. 30Oct. 11 S | Oct. 15-29 S | Jan. 1-15 S

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alTamaHa wmaBuffalO SwamP, lewiS iSland, and mcGOwan lake TRacTS 19,987 acres 912.262.3173 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S FiReaRMS either Sex: Oct. 13-28 S | Nov. 19Dec. 2 S | Dec. 24-Jan. 15 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28 waTeRfOwl Statewide season. SPecial fiReaRmS HOG HunTS P Mar. 1-15, May 18-June 2. Hunter orange required. Dogs may be used to hunt hogs during Special Firearms Hog Hunts only. Hogs may not be removed from WMA alive. SPecial ReGS This area includes those Altamaha WMA lands west of Butler & Champney Islands. diRecTiOnS To Buffalo Swamp from Darien Take HWY 251/Cox Rd west 8 miles to Cox. Left onto Possum Point Rd. Sign In box is 1.5 miles on left. To Mcgowan Lake from Darien Take HWY 251/Cox Rd west 8 miles to Cox. Left onto Fort Barrington Rd. Entrance is 2.2 miles on left. You may also sign-in at Altamaha Regional Park or Champney Island boat ramp.

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Island which opens after last Saturday of Waterfowl Season. dOVe Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 13-21 and Nov. 22-Jan. 5, except that Butler Island is closed to dove hunting during statewide waterfowl season. waTeRfOwl Wed., Sat., Sun., State Holidays during statewide season. Shooting hours are until 12 noon, except that on last day of season shooting hours end at sunset. Q20 Butler island: Saturday Only. Stand selection drawing to be held at 5 a.m. feRal HOG P Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Small Game weapons only. Waterfowl impoundments are open only during archery deer hunts and after last Saturday of waterfowl season. SPecial ReGS This area includes Broughton, Butler, Champney, and Rhetts Islands. Butler Refuge (located on Butler Island east of HWY 17) and Ansley Hodges MARSH Project (located west of HWY 17 on Champney Island) are closed to firearms at all times but open to archery deer & hog hunting archery seasons and archery rabbit hunting after the last Saturday of waterfowl season. Airboats are prohibited inside managed waterfowl impoundments. Access to Rhetts Island at designated crossover sites only. Boats are restricted to one motor of 25hp or less. Stand-by waterfowl hunters will be issued unfilled blinds on quota hunts based on drawing the morning of the hunt. Maximum three persons per blind area. Rhetts Island is closed to fishing, shrimping & crabbing during early teal season & statewide waterfowl season. Butler Island ponds & impoundments closed to cast netting. diRecTiOnS From Darien Take U.S. HWY 17 south 1.5 miles; check station is on the right.

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clayHOle SwamP wma 5,242 acres 912.262.3173 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-12 S | Sept 1725 S | Sept 30-Oct 12 S | Oct. 20Nov. 8 S | Dec. 24-Jan. 15 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS C adult-Child/either Sex: Sept. 1416 C either Sex: Sept. 27-29 C | Nov. 1718 S | Dec. 17-23 S Buck Only: Nov. 10-16 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Nov. 19-Dec. 16, Dec. 24-Feb. 28 feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunt: Mar. 1-15; hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist; no dogs allowed S. alliGaTOR May be hunted during open archery deer dates concurrent with the alligator season in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting. SPecial ReGS Horseback riding prohibited during ALL deer hunts. Area west of Firebreak along Cowpen Swamp is archery only for all species. a archery only area Deereither Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 Turkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small game & Furbearers Aug. 15Feb. 28

diRecTiOnS From Sterling Take HWY 341 north 0.5 mile; turn right on Old Jesup Rd.; go 1 mile to Pennick Rd. on right; WMA is 6 miles down Pennick Rd. on right.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 2 S | Oct. 7-19 S PRiMiTiVe Q100 either Sex: Oct. 4-6 S FiReaRMS C adult-Child/either Sex: Nov. 2-4 C Q100 either Sex: Nov. 15-17 S | Dec. 6-8 C TuRkey Q25 C adult-Child: Mar. 23-24 C Q25 general Hunt: Mar. 30-Apr. 5 C | Apr. 13-19 C | Apr. 27-May 3 C Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 20-31, Nov. 5-13, Nov. 18-Dec. 4, Dec. 9-Feb. 28. No furbearer season. alliGaTOR Sept. 8-Oct. 2 in accordance with rules and regulations pursuant to alligator hunting.

Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Except Butler Island which opens after the last Saturday of waterfowl season. No furbearer season. Rabbits: Daily Limit - 3/person. Special Archery Only Youth Hunt on Butler Refuge: Jan. 19-20. Snipe hunting is allowed Wed.-Sun. during state season, except on Butler

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SPecial ReGS No ATVs or horses allowed on area. No vehicles allowed beyond designated parking areas. River access allowed. Check-In and camping only at Fountain Hole Camping Area. diRecTiOnS From Ludowici Take U.S. 301 south 2 miles. The area is on the right (north) of highway. First road south of DOT weigh station.

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liTTle SaTilla wma 18,920 acres 912.262.3173 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS either Sex: Oct. 20-Jan. 15 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. See page 62.

a archery Only area/either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS C adult-Child/either Sex: Sept. 1416 C either Sex: Sept. 27-29 C | Dec. 1621 S Buck Only/either Sex/Last Two Days: Oct. 22-Nov. 6, Nov. 12-20, Nov. 21-27 Buck Only: Dec. 22-Jan. 15 S Q60 Dog Hunting/either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Dec. 7-8 C | Dec. 14-15 C. 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 hunters 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. 9, Nov. 7-11, Nov. 28-Dec. 6, Dec. 9-13, Jan. 16-Feb. 28 dOVe Sept. 1-13, Oct. 13-21, Nov. 22-Dec. 6, Dec. 9-13, Dec. 16-Jan. 5 feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunt: Mar. 1-15 S. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed. SPecial ReGS No camping. Horseback riding is prohibited 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.

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PenHOlOway SwamP wma 4,269 acres 912.262.3173 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-20 S | Sept. 24Oct. 3 S | Oct. 7-13 S | Oct. 21-Nov. 5 S | Dec. 3-Jan. 15 S a archery Only areas/either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 14-20 S FiReaRMS C adult-Child/either Sex: Sept. 2123 C either Sex: Oct. 4-6 C | Nov. 26-Dec. 2S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Sept. 20, Sept. 24-Oct. 3, Oct. 7-Feb. 28. Bird dogs may be trained in the areas off of Redman and Deadend Rds. feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunt: Mar. 1-15 S. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed. SPecial ReGS Idle speed only on Cogden Lake. 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.

PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS Oct. 20-Jan. 15 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28 SPecial ReGS WMA consists of 300ft wide section of non-contiguos property on the Wayne County side of the Altamaha River extending from mile 61 (Doe Eddy) to 1.5 mi west of entrance to Paradise Park. All lands in McIntosh/Long Counties previously listed under this area are now part of Townsend WMA.

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RicHmOnd Hill wma 7,400 acres 912.262.3173 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S a archery Only areas/either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS either Sex: Oct. 20-Jan. 15 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game F B Aug. 15-Feb. 28. See page 62. feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunt: Mar. 1-15 S. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed. a archery only areas Tracts 8, 9, 10, 12 & 17 and that portion of the WMA east of Lincoln Estate Road and south of Kilkenny Rd. diRecTiOnS From Richmond Hill Take HWY 144 east to Oak Level Rd. or Kilkenny Rd. and follow signs.

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

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deeR aRCHeRy Q100 either Sex: Oct. 18-20 C PRiMiTiVe Q100 either Sex: Nov. 1-3 C FiReaRMS Q75 C adult-Child/either Sex: Nov. 22-24 C Q100 general Hunt either Sex: Oct. 4-6 C | Dec. 6-8 C feRal HOG P Q100 Jan. 17-19 C | Feb. 21-23 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 5:00 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 noon on the day following the hunt. One person from each campsite must checkin and upon leaving check-out from the campsite at the check-in station. No motorized vehicles allowed & only permitted activities allowed. diRecTiOnS Access only by boat; nearest ramp is at Ft. McAllister State Park, approximately 9 miles east of Richmond Hill.

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Acknowledgment of Landowners
The Department would like to acknowledge the following private landowners, companies, and governmental agencies owning properties leased as Wildlife Management Areas: Aubrey Corporation Berry College, Inc. Campbell Group Coleman Stanley Forest Resources Consultants Forestar (formerly Temple-Inland) Frederick Blum Georgia Department of Corrections Georgia Forestry Commission Georgia Power Company (No Fee Lease) Girl Scouts of USA Hancock Timberland VIII Inc, & Valencia Forest LLC Houston Co. Commission (No Fee Lease) Jones Company Ltd. K. B. Coleman The Langdale Company McCranie Land Company, Inc. Plum Creek Timberlands LLC Randall Odum Rayonier Forest Resources, L.P. Springbank, LLC Timbervest Partners, LLC University of Georgia VZ Timberland, LLC Wildwood Timberlands, LLC

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-12 S | Sept. 1725 S | Sept. 30-Oct. 12 S

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 S FiReaRMS Still Hunting Only/Buck Only: Oct. 20Nov. 22 S | Nov. 25-Dec. 11 S Still Hunting Only/either Sex: Nov. 23-24 S Dog Hunting/either Sex: Dec. 12 S | Dec. 15 S Dog Hunting/Buck Only: Dec. 19 S | Dec. 22 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game F Aug. 15-Feb. 28. See page 62. SPecial ReGS No camping. All dogs used during dogdeer hunts must be marked with dog hunters name, address, telephone. diRecTiOnS From Hortense Take HWY 301 north to McKinnon. Turn left at Rogers Tract sign and cross over railroad tracks.

feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunt: Mar. 1-15 S. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed. SPecial ReGS No camping. diRecTiOnS From Brunswick Take U.S. 341 north to Mt. Pleasant, south of Jesup; Turn right on Howard Rd.; Check Station is on left (17 miles from Brunswick).

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex/North end: Sept. 8-Oct. 2 S | Oct. 7-16 S | Dec. 3-Jan. 15 S Q125 either Sex/South end: Nov. 1-3 C | Nov. 29-Dec. 1 C Dec. 3-Jan. 15 S (Designated areas only.) Maps of open hunting areas available at the Sapelo WMA Sign-In kiosks, Brunswick DNR office, and gohuntgeorgia.com. PRiMiTiVe Q125 either Sex: Oct. 4-6 C FiReaRMS Q125 either Sex: Oct. 18-20 C | Nov. 15-17 C Small Game F Aug. 15-Oct. 2, Oct. 7-16, Oct. 21-30, Nov. 4-13, Nov. 18-27, Dec. 2-Feb. 28. See page 62. feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunt/ North end Only: Mar. 1-May 15 S. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. No dogs allowed. SPecial ReGS Reservations for transportation on state boat for Check-In hunts must be made through the Sapelo Island Visitor Center (912) 437-3224. No reservations will be accepted until you receive your selection notice; Visitor Center Hours: Tues.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday. Stream anchorage may be required for hunters using their own boats. Hunter access is allowed only at Moses Hammock Dock at head of Duplin River. No motorized vehicles allowed on island. Hunters may

Check-In starting at 9:00 a.m. EST one day prior to hunt. Camps must be removed by 12 noon on the day following each hunt. Departures and returns from deer hunting must be made from Moses Hammock campsite. Hunters are required to stay outside the boundaries of the safety zones. Hunting is restricted to the north end of Greater Sapelo Island and Little Sapelo Island unless otherwise indicated. Ferry Restrictions There is limited space on the ferry, so please limit the amount and size of your gear; propane fuel only; Guns must be unloaded and cased for transport on ferry; No folding chairs or tables, ladder stands, bicycles, or excessively large boxes; Climbing stands are OK; Coolers are limited to one 48 qt. per guest or one 96 qt. per two guests. diRecTiOnS From Savannah Take I-95 south to Exit 58; turn left on GA HWY 57; go 1 mile to flashing light; continue straight on HWY 99, go 9.1 mi. to Landing Rd. (in Meridian); turn left and proceed to Sapelo Island Visitors Center.

Lake Road prior to hunt. Dog deer hunting allowed in designated area only. All dogs used in the dog deer hunt must be marked with the selected hunters 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-Nov. 27, Nov. 30-Jan. 1, Jan. 4-Feb. 28 feRal HOG P See page 38. Special Hog Hunt: Mar. 1-10 S. Hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist. Dogs may be used on Special Hog Hunt only. Hogs may not be removed from WMA alive. 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. Buck island Tract from Ludowici Take HWY 301 South 4.7 miles; Turn left onto Fishing Rd; follow Fishing Rd for 2.5 miles; kiosk is located at fork in road. 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.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S FiReaRMS either Sex: Oct. 13-Nov. 18 S | Dec. 3-23 S | Jan. 4-15 S Q60 Dog Hunting/either Sex/Shotguns with Buckshot Only: Nov. 2829 C | Jan. 2-3 C. Dog deer hunters must check-in at kiosk on Middleton

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BlackBeaRd iSland nwR 843.784.2468 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Oct. 18-20 C | Nov. 29Dec. 1 C SPecial ReGS Interested hunters must visit www.fws. gov/savannah/hunting.html. Refuge permit required. Island closed to general public Oct. 17-21, Nov. 28-Dec. 2. No alligator hunting.

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cHaTTaHOOcHee naTiOnal fOReST (outside of wmas) 770.297.3000 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 FiReaRMS Buck Only: Oct. 20-26, Oct. 28-Nov. 23, Nov. 25-Dec. 25, Dec. 27-Jan. 1 either Sex: Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 26 BeaR Hunting bears with dogs is prohibited in the Northern and Central Bear Zones including Chattahoochee National Forest. aRCHeRy Sept. 8-Oct. 12 PRiMiTiVe Oct. 13-19 FiReaRMS Oct. 20-Dec. 2. No hunting with dogs. TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28 feRal HOG Baiting is prohibited. No night hunting. Hogs may be taken with archery equipment during archery deer season, with deer weapons during firearms deer season, with turkey weapons during turkey season and with small game weapons during small game dates. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs with appropriate weapons restrictions while training dogs during dates when training season coincides with small game or turkey season. SPecial ReGS No dog training June 1-Aug. 14, except as provided below. Pursuit of bears or feral hogs with dogs for training purposes may occur only Aug. 1-Sept. 6; Jan. 2-Mar. 19; May 1-23 during legal daylight hours; other requirements apply (see page 62). prohibited: Transportation of any loaded weapon in a motor vehicle. Possession of alcohol when hunting. Placing, leaving, or depositing any food, bait, or garbage in a manner likely to attract or concentrate any wildlife, whether for purposes of hunting or viewing animals. Failure to properly store food or garbage so as to prevent access by wildlife. notE: The Appalachian Trail (AT) is heavily used all year for camping and hiking. Please be aware of campers/hikers and use caution when hunting near the AT or any other trails/ campgrounds. Coyotes may be hunted during open seasons with weapons restrictions for game species in season. No night hunting. Electronic calls may be used.

name, address, phone, email. One hunter per letter. Hunters must attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17. Preference will be given to disabled veterans.

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lake Sidney lanieR - iSlandS (uSace) deeR aRCHeRy Q either Sex: Nov. 15-18, Nov. 29Dec. 2, Dec. 13-16 SPecial ReGS Interested hunters must visit www.sam. usace.army.mil/lanier. Limit one deer per day. Apply by letter no later than Oct. 15 to: Operation Mgrs Office, Attn: Craig Sowers, P.O. Box 567, Buford, GA 305180567. Include full name, address, phone, email. One hunter per letter. Accessible by boat only.

Mandatory check-in begins 8:00 a.m. the day before each hunt. Camps must be removed by noon the day after each hunt. Cumberland Island Ferry will be available for a fee. Dock space for unloading only and private boats must stream anchor. All hunting access only by Plum Orchard hunt station on Brick Hill River. No motor vehicles. No buckshot. No carts or bicycles in Wilderness Area. Hunting fee is $35. No stand-by hunters or non-hunters.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 10-Oct. 13 Lands between Bustahatchee and Rood Creeks/either Sex: Nov. 1-Jan. 15 FiReaRMS Q10 either Sex: Oct. 20 C | Oct. 27 C waTeRfOwl Q15 Ducks & geese Only; Wednesdays during statewide season C. Shell limit is 25. C adult-Child: Youth Waterfowl Saturday & one day determined by Refuge. Contact Refuge for details. SPecial ReGS Interested hunters must visit www.fws.gov/eufaula. Portions of Chattahooche River & W.F. George Lake within Eufaula NWR are closed to waterfowl hunting. Contact Refuge office for quota applications. No alligator hunting.

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Sign-in Check-in Adult-Child Hunt (see page 60) Quota Hunt (see page 63) Example: Q200 denotes a Quota Hunt for 200 parties Archery Only Area Ladies Hunt (see page 61) Honorary License Hunt (see page 61) Quality Buck Wheelchair Hunt (see page 60) GORP Property (all or portions of the area require GORPsee page 16) Feral Hog Hunt (see page 61) Coyote Hunt (see page 61) Bird Dog Training Furbearer Dog Training Rabbit Dog Training Archery Range (see page 39) Firearms Shooting Range (see page 39)

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deeR aRCHeRy Q either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 C Q a archery Only area/either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 C PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 FiReaRMS Q Buck Only: Oct. 20-Jan. 15 C Q either Sex: Contact Fort Gordon for details. TuRkey Q Mar. 25-May 15 C Small Game Q Aug. 15-Feb. 28 C SPecial ReGS All hunting subject to post regulations. Maximum of three hunters per application. Minimum age is 16. Contact Fort Gordon at (706) 791-2397 for quota application instructions.

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deeR aRCHeRy Q125 either Sex: Oct. 8-10 C PRiMiTiVe Q100 either Sex: Nov. 5-7 C | Dec. 3-5 C. Legal handguns may be used. FiReaRMS C Q50 adult-Child/either Sex: Dec. 16-18 C. Child must be 12-16 years of age. All children under 16 must be directly supervised at all times. feRal HOG Q100 Jan. 7-9 C | Jan. 21-23 C SPecial ReGS Interested hunters must visit www.nps. gov/cuis. Registration begins July 1 (go to www.pay.gov and type cumberland in the FIND PUBLIC FORMS search box.

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SPecial ReGS Interested hunters must visit www.sam. usace.army.mil/lanier. All facilites closed to the general public Dec. 18-19. Two deer limit only one may be antlered. Apply by letter no later than Nov. 15 to: Operation Mgrs Office, Attn: Craig Sowers, P.O. Box 567, Buford, GA 30518-0567. Include full

deeR aRCHeRy Q either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 5 C Q archery Only areas/either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 C PRiMiTiVe Q either Sex: Oct. 6-19 C. Two deer limit and only one may have antlers. FiReaRMS Q Buck only: Oct. 22-Nov. 2 C | Nov. 5-16 C | Nov. 19-21 C | Nov. 26-Dec. 25 C | Jan. 1-15 C

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Q either Sex: Oct. 20-21 C | Nov. 3-4 C | Nov. 17-18 C | Nov. 22-25 C | Dec. 26-31 C Q Shotgun Only areas: Either Sex: Sept. 8-Jan. 15 C TuRkey Q Mar. 23-May 15 C Small Game Q Aug. 15-Feb. 28 C dOVe Q Managed Dove Fields: Wed, Sat., Sun., Holidays during statewide dove season C. Statewide season. No hunting past 12 noon. SPecial ReGS Interested hunter must visit www.stewart. army.mil/dpw/wildlife/default.htm. Mandatory check-in. All hunting subject to post regulations and access for hunting is not guaranteed.

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OkefenOkee nwR - Suwanee canal uniT 912.496.7836 deeR FiReaRMS Q30 either Sex: Oct. 26-27 C. Feral hog may be taken; no limit. Q10 W Wheelchair Hunters Only/either Sex: Oct. 26-27 C. Feral hog may be taken; no limit. SPecial ReGS Interested hunters must visit www.fws. gov/okefenokee. Shooting hours close at 12 noon. Shotguns with slugs & muzzleloaders only.

SPecial ReGS Interested hunters must visit www.fws. gov/piedmont. Permit required for all hunting. Permit fee applies. Applications deadlines: DeerAug. 31, TurkeyFeb. 28.

feRal HOG Mar. 9-23 and during deer hunts. No limit. SPecial ReGS Interested hunters must visit www.fws.gov/savannah/hunting.html. No alligator hunting.

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waSSaw iSland nwR 843.784.2468 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Nov. 1-3 C PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Nov. 1-3 C FiReaRMS Dec. 6-8 C SPecial ReGS Interested hunters must visit www.fws.gov/savannah/hunting.html. Island closed to general public one day prior to, during, and one day after deer hunts. No alligator hunting.

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OkefenOkee - cOwHOuSe uniT 912.496.7836 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 1 S | Oct. 7-18 S PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 3-6 C FiReaRMS Buck Only: Oct. 20-21 S | Oct. 2730 S either Sex: Nov. 8-10 C, Nov. 2125 S | Dec. 1-4 S TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 S Small Game Quail/Rabbit/Squirrel Only: Aug. 15-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-Nov. 6, Nov. 11-Feb. 28 SPecial ReGS Foot travel only on ONWR portion of Cowhouse Island. No dogs allowed except pointing dogs for hunting quail. Sign-In & Check-In at Dixon Memorial WMA.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Oct. 1-31. Youth Only in designated areas (free permit required). FiReaRMS either Sex: Nov. 1-30 W Wheelchair Hunters Only/either Sex: Nov. 13-14. Apply by Sept. 15. TuRkey Apr. 6-27 Small Game Nov. 1-30 waTeRfOwl C Q youth Waterfowl Hunts: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8. Apply by Aug. 31. general Hunt: Statewide Season.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 13-15 C FiReaRMS Q150 either Sex: Nov. 16 C. Shotguns with slugs only. SPecial ReGS Interested hunter must visit www.fws.gov/ savannah/hunting.html. Apply by Aug. 31. Refuge closed to general public during hunts. All youth hunters under 16 must possess Hunter Safety certificate and be supervised by an adult 21 or older. One adult may supervisor one youth.

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OcOnee naTiOnal fOReST 706.485.1776 deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 PRiMiTiVe either Sex: Oct. 13-19 FiReaRMS Buck Only: Oct. 20-25, Oct. 29-Nov. 8, Nov. 12-21, Nov. 26-30 either Sex: Oct. 26-28, Nov. 9-11, Nov. 22-25, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 TuRkey Mar. 23-May 15 Small Game Aug. 15-Feb. 28 feRal HOG Aug. 15-Feb. 28. Small game weapons only. No night hunting. No hunting with dogs. SPecial ReGS No dog training Jun. 1-Aug. 14. Pursuit of bears with dogs prohibited. Pursuit of feral hogs with dogs may occur only Aug. 1-Sept. 6; Jun. 2-Mar. 19; May 1-23 during legal daylight hours. prohibited: Transportation of any loaded weapon in a motor vehicle. Possession of alcohol when hunting. Placing, leaving, or depositing and food, bait, or garbage in a manner likely to attract or concentrate any wildlife, whether for purposes of hunting or viewing animals. Failure to properly store food or garbage so as to prevent access by wildlife. Coyotes may be hunted during open seasons with weapons restrictions for game species in season. No night hunting. Electronic calls may be used.

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OkefenOkee - POckeT uniT 912.496.7836

The Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation Needs Your Support!


The Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation is a grassroots organization founded in September 2003 with a commitment to protect age old hunting traditions and implement some changes to improve hunting and to encourage kids to get involved in outdoor sports.

deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-Oct. 12 S. Sign out is required. SPecial ReGS Foot travel only off of paved road. No dogs allowed. No alligator hunting. Sign in and out required.

Mission Statement
To preserve the heritage and tradition of hunting and shing in Georgia through community involvement and public awareness. To work with Legislators and DNR to ensure laws and regulations protect the interest of all sportsmen. To hold all sportsmen to the highest moral and ethical standards possible.

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deeR aRCHeRy either Sex: Sept. 8-30 PRiMiTiVe Q1250 either Sex: Oct. 25-27 FiReaRMS W Wheelchair Hunters Only/either Sex: Oct. 12-13 Q1250 general Hunt/either Sex: Nov. 1-3, Nov. 8-10, Nov. 15-17 TuRkey Q300 Mar. 26-30, Apr. 9-13, Apr. 23-27 Small Game Small game Only: Aug. 15-Sept. 7, Oct. 1-11, Oct. 14-24, Oct. 28-30, Nov. 4-7, Nov. 11-14, Nov. 18-Feb. 28 Raccoon/Opossum/Fox/Bobcat Only: Jan. 4-5, Jan. 11-12, Jan. 18-19, Jan. 25-26

JOIN THE FIGHT OR LOSE YOUR RIGHT!


To join the GHFF, please ll out the form below and mail or join online at www.GHFF.us Help feed the hungry in Georgia by donating to the Sportsman Pantry using the programs link at www.GHFF.us
Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation P.O. Box 154 Hoboken, GA 31542 Name Address City State Zip County Phone Email Circle one: 1 year $25 3 years $70 5 years $100 Lifetime $250
Please make checks payable to GHFF. For information on corporate sponsorship, please call 229-445-0804 or email rgaskins57@gmail.com.

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SPecialtY HuntS on Wmas & FedeRal aReaS

The Specialty Hunt information listed below is meant to be a quick reference only. See Specific WMA Regulations for all details pertaining to the hunts listed below. These hunts are not quota unless specified otherwise. Please refer to the Quota Hunt section on pages 6366 for additional hunting opportunities.

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Sept. 1 | Sept. 8 | Sept. 15 Sept. 1 S Oct. 20-21 S Oct. 19-21 C Oct. 20-21 C Oct. 26-28 C Oct. 12-14 C Oct. 5-6 C Oct. 12-14 C Oct. 19-20 S Nov. 9-11 C Oct. 26-28 S Sept. 21-23 S Oct. 6-7 S Oct. 13-14 S Dec. 26-28 S Dec. 21-23 S Dec. 26-28 S Sept. 29-Oct. 5 S Nov. 23-25 S Nov. 2-4 S Sept. 22-23 S Oct. 13-14 S Oct. 27-28 C Sept. 14-16 C Nov. 2-4 C Sept. 14-16 C Sept. 21-23 C Sept. 21-23 C Q Dec. 16-18 C Oct. 1-31; Youth only. Archery only. Mar. 23-30 S May 11-15 S May 11-15 S Mar. 30-31 S | Apr. 6-7 S Mar. 23-24 S Dec. 15 S | Jan. 12 S Wed. & Sat. in Nov. Youth Waterfowl Day & Wed.Sat. Q Check with Refuge Q Nov. 24 | Dec. 1 | Dec. 8 Jan. 19-20; Archery only. Dec. 21-22 S | Dec. 28-29 S

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You Give, they Live. Buy A tag!


Georgia residents who buy or renew a wildlife license plate for their vehicle help support the conservation of many plant and animal species in the state. These tags are available at any county tag office (or by checking the wildlife license plate box on your mail-in registration form). The bobwhite quail and deer plate supports the Bobwhite Quail Initiative. The Trout Unlimited tag benefits the Fisheries Management trout conservation and management program. The bald eagle and hummingbird plates support the Nongame Conservation Section. This section works to conserve Georgias nongame and endangered wildlife. Learn more at www.georgiawildlife.com/ conservation/support

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Coosawattee-Carter's Lake WMA R. B. Russell SP Albany Nursery WMA Flint River WMA River Bend WMA Okefenokee NWR - Suwanee Canal Unit Piedmont NWR Savannah NWR Albany Nursery WMA River Creek WMA

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Q40 Nov. 2-4 C Q40 Dec. 4-5 Nov. 8-11 S | Dec. 6-9 S Oct. 19-20 S Oct. 6-7 C Q10 Oct. 26-27 C Oct. 12-13 Nov. 13-14 Q2 Mar. 30-31 S | Apr. 13-14 S | Apr. 27-28 S Q3 Jan. 12 S

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The Specialty Hunt information listed below is meant to be a quick reference only. See Specific WMA Regulations for all details pertaining to the hunts listed below. These hunts are not quota unless specified otherwise. Please refer to the Quota Hunt section on pages 6366 for additional hunting opportunities.

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H HOnORaRy licenSe HunTS


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Allatoona WMA Crockford-Pigeon Mtn WMA John's Mountain WMA Dukes Creek SP Lake Russell WMA Clarks Hill WMA Big Lazer Creek WMA Clybel WMA Rum Creek WMA West Point WMA Horse Creek WMA

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Deer/Bear Deer/Bear Deer/Bear Deer/Bear Deer/Bear Deer Deer Q Deer Deer Deer Q Deer Oct. 20-21 S Oct. 20-21 C Oct. 26-28 C Oct. 19-20 S Oct. 12-14 C Oct. 26-28 S Nov. 19-21 S Dec. 14-16 S Oct. 12-13 S Oct. 18-20 Oct. 13-14

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Cohutta WMA Pine Log WMA Rich Mountain WMA Chickasawhatchee WMA Elmodel WMA Flint River WMA Hannahatchee WMA Altamaha WMABuffalo Swamp, Lewis Island, and McGowan Lake Tracts Clayhole Swamp WMA Paulks Pasture WMA Penholoway Swamp WMA Richmond Hill WMA Sansavilla WMA Sapelo Island WMA Townsend WMA

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TRaininG On wmas & naTiOnal fOReST

dOG TRaininG aReaS


Review specific area listing for seasons and restrictions. Furbearer training is outside of take season.
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Dogs must be confined or kept on a leash except when hunting or training during designated seasons or on designated areas. Hunters must remove their dogs upon departure. Trail dogs for rabbits are limited to Beagles, Basset hounds and Dachshunds. Hunters are allowed to hunt raccoons with trail dogs only. Owners are responsible for their dogs and any damage they may do to wildlife other than raccoon, fox, opossum or bobcat. It is unlawful to run deer with dogs unless otherwise specified (see Dixon Memorial, Paulks Pasture, Rogers, and Townsend WMAs). Hunters whose dogs are found chasing deer may be appropriately charged. Anyone wishing to pursue any game animal or furbearer for the purpose of training dogs may do so only during hunting dates for that species listed for each WMA unless otherwise specified. BEar dog training on cHattaHoocHEE national ForEst Pursuit of bears with dogs for training purposes only: Aug. 1Sept. 6, Jan. 2Mar. 19 & May 1May 23 during legal daylight hours. reQuiremenTs for all ParTiciPanTs: ossess a valid Hunting license, Big Game license and WMA P license. heck-in once per season at: Rich Mountain WMA, Swallow Creek C WMA, or Warwoman WMA check station. ossess a copy of check-in permit at all times while participating. P reQuiremenTs & resTricTions for dogs: ach dog must be marked with hunters name, address, and teleE phone number. ll dogs must be removed from area upon departure. A t is unlawful to allow dogs to pursue bears onto lands not authoI rized for such activity. Hog dog training on cHattaHoocHEE and oconEE national ForEst Pursuit of hogs with dogs for training purposes only: Aug. 1Sept. 6, Jan. 2Mar. 19 & May 1May 23 during legal daylight hours. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs with appropriate weapons restrictions while training dogs during dates when training season coincides with small game or turkey season. Bird dog training on wmas Bird dog training is allowed year-round or as specified for a specific WMA during daylight hours only. All WMAs do not allow bird dog training (see table on this page for details). Restrictions apply. Review specific WMA listing for specific details. igeons and pen-raised quail may be used for the training of pointing, P flushing and retrieving dogs in designated areas only. og trainer must maintain proof of purchase for pen-raised quail D used in training. hotguns may be used to harvest released birds during training S with No. 6 or smaller shot only. ome WMAs allow furbearer and rabbit dog training. See table. S ll participants must possess a valid Hunting license and WMA A license. FurBEarEr dog training on wmas Furbearer dog training is allowed when a WMA has an open season for small game unless specified otherwise in the specific WMA listing. Some WMAs also allow furbearer dog training Aug. 114 and March 119 (see table on this page for details). look For tHEsE symBols in a spEciFic wma listing: B Bird dog training allowed F Furbearer dog training allowed R Rabbit dog training allowed

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Allatoona WMA Berry College WMA Coosawattee WMA Crockford-Pigeon Mtn WMA J.L. Lester WMA Otting WMA Paulding Forest WMA Sheffield WMA Hart County WMA Alexander WMA Elbert County WMA Fishing Creek WMA Germany Creek WMA Keg Creek WMA Lower Broad River WMA Mead Farm WMA Redlands WMA Redlands WMA - Watsons Spring Area Soap Creek WMA Walton Public Dove Field WMA Yuchi WMA Fall Line - Sandhills WMA Flat Creek State Park Joe Kurz WMA Ocmulgee WMAGum Swamp Creek Tract Sprewell Bluff NA West Point WMA West Point - Dixie Creek Tract Albany Nursery WMA Chickasawhatchee WMA Elmodel WMA Lake Seminole WMA Beaverdam WMA Horse Creek WMA Little Satilla WMA Penholoway Swamp WMA Richmond Hill WMA Rogers WMA Sansavilla WMA Sapelo Island WMA

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Quota HuntS

AttentiOn All QuOtA hunt PArticiPAnts


this is must-read information!
In an effort to better serve you, the hunters, we have redesigned the quota hunt system. It is very important that you read through all of the information in the Quota Hunt section of this book. Significant changes have occurred that will effect you! The only way to apply for ANY quota hunt is through the online quota system at: www.gohuntgeorgia.com Even if you have applied for online quota hunts in the past, you will need to create an account in the NEW quota hunt system (many of the quota turkey hunters have already done so). Instructions on how to Create an Account can be found on the ABOUT tab of the new quota hunt system. Please review thoroughly before beginning. Instructions on how to Apply for a Quota Hunt can be found on the ABOUT tab of the new quota hunt system. Please review thoroughly before beginning. A list of all Application Deadlines can be found on the ABOUT tab of the new quota hunt system. Quota permits are non-transferable.

Q: What is a QUOTA hunt? a: A QUOTA hunt is a hunt that allows a predetermined number of hunters to participate. A QUOTA is placed upon a hunt for several reasons: to protect the natural resources (wildlife and their habitats); to provide a high quality hunting experience; and to maintain a high level of safety. You must submit an application and be selected in order to participate in a QUOTA hunt (this includes children or any other persons who wish to participate in the hunt).

PRiORiTy POinTS

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you enter your Social Security Number (SSN) correctly when creating your new account. The new quota system will use your SSN to transfer your priority points to your new account. If you have priorities points from previous seasons, then please go to the ACCOUNT tab once you are logged into your account. Select My Priorities from the dropdown menu. Verify that the system transferred your priority points to your new account. Priority points will appear immediately after your account is created.

aPPlicaTiOnS
opEn application pEriods Applications for ALL hunt types will be accepted beginning on JUNE 1st of each year. Deadlines vary depending on hunt type. Review the Application Deadlines in the tables below or on the ABOUT tab of the new quota hunt system. application rEstrictions See tables below. application dEadlinEs Deadlines for each hunt type do not change from year to year. The official application deadlines are 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the dates listed in the tables below or on the ABOUT tab of the new quota hunt system. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

GeneRal QuOTa HunT aPPlicaTiOnS


notE: Children may participate in general quota hunts provided that adult supervision restrictions are followed (except that children under twelve may not participate in alligator hunts).
QuOTa HunT Alligator Dove Deer State Park Deer Dog-Deer Waterfowl Quail Rabbit Feral Hog Dog-Feral Hog Turkey aPPlicaTiOn ReSTRicTiOnS Application with up to three hunters allowed. No one under age 12 may apply for alligator. Application with up to five hunters allowed. Application with up to five hunters allowed. Application with up to five hunters allowed. Applications with up to twenty hunters allowed. No group applications. Selected hunters may bring up to two hunters. No group applications. Selected hunter may bring up to two hunters. No group applications. Selected hunters may bring up to two hunters. Application with up to five hunters allowed. Application with up to five hunters allowed. Application with up to three hunters allowed. aPPlicaTiOn deadlineS July 31 Aug. 15 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Oct. 15 Oct. 15 Oct. 15 Dec. 1 Dec. 1 Feb. 15

adulT/cHild QuOTa HunT aPPlicaTiOnS


adult = Eighteen years or older / child = Seventeen years old and under notE: ONLY the child (or children when group applications are allowed) submit an application for any Adult/Child hunt.
QuOTa HunT Adult/Child Dove Adult/Child Deer Adult/Child Waterfowl Adult/Child Quail Adult/Child Turkey aPPlicaTiOn ReSTRicTiOnS Group applications with up to three children allowed. Selected children MUST bring supervising adults (one adult may supervise up to two children). Group applications with up to five children allowed. Selected children MUST bring supervising adults (one adult may supervise one child). Selected child may bring one other child and MUST bring only one supervising adult. Selected child may bring one other child and MUST bring only one supervising adult. Group applications with up to three children allowed. Selected children MUST bring supervising adults (one adult may supervise one child). aPPlicaTiOn deadlineS Aug. 15 Sept. 1 Oct. 15 Oct. 15 Feb. 15

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# 109 109 207 207 207 216 304 304 316 316 403 403 403 404 404 404 408 408 413 413 413 418 418 502 502 512 513 616 616 704 704 704 lOcaTiOn Johns Mountain WMA Johns Mountain WMA Dukes Creek-Smithgall Woods SP Dukes Creek-Smithgall Woods SP Dukes Creek-Smithgall Woods SP Wilson Shoals WMA Di-Lane WMA Di-Lane WMA Oconee WMA Oconee WMA Big Lazer Creek WMA Big Lazer Creek WMA Big Lazer Creek WMA Blanton Creek WMA Blanton Creek WMA Blanton Creek WMA Clybel WMA Clybel WMA Joe Kurz WMA Joe Kurz WMA Joe Kurz WMA Rum Creek WMA Rum Creek WMA Chickasawhatchee WMA Chickasawhatchee WMA River Creek WMA Silver Lake WMA River Bend WMA River Bend WMA Griffin Ridge WMA Griffin Ridge WMA Griffin Ridge WMA daTe Q75 Mar. 23-29 S Q75 Mar. 30-Apr. 5 S Q20 Mar. 29-31 C Q20 Apr. 12-14 C Q20 Apr. 26-28 C Q15 Mar. 23-30 S Q30 Mar. 23-29 S Q30 Mar. 30-Apr. 5 S Q30 Mar. 23-29 S Q30 Mar. 30-Apr. 5 S Q50 Mar. 23-29 C Q50 Mar. 30-Apr. 5 C Q50 Apr. 6-12 C Q35 Mar. 23-29 C Q35 Mar. 30-Apr. 5 C Q35 Apr. 6-12 C Q25 Apr. 20-26 S Q25 May 1-7 S Q25 Mar. 23-31 C Q25 Apr. 6-14 C Q25 Apr. 20-28 C Q25 Apr. 20-26 S Q25 May 1-7 S Q50 Mar. 23-29 S Q50 Mar. 30-Apr. 5 S Q5 Apr. 12-14 S Q35 Mar. 23-31 S Q15 Mar. 23-29 S Q15 Mar. 30-Apr. 5 S Q25 Mar. 30-Apr. 5 C Q25 Apr. 13-19 C Q25 Apr. 27-May 3 C

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# 316 316 316 316 316 316 316 316 412 503 606 702 702 702 702 702 702 702 702 702 702 lOcaTiOn Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Oconee WMA - Dan Denton Flat Creek PFA Cordele Fish Hatchery Evans County PFA Altamaha WMA - Butler Island Altamaha WMA - Butler Island Altamaha WMA - Butler Island Altamaha WMA - Butler Island Altamaha WMA - Butler Island Altamaha WMA - Butler Island Altamaha WMA - Butler Island Altamaha WMA - Butler Island Altamaha WMA - Butler Island Altamaha WMA - Butler Island daTe Q3 Dec. 8 S Q3 Dec. 15 S Q3 Dec. 22 S Q3 Dec. 29 S Q3 Jan. 5 S Q3 Jan. 12 S Q3 Jan. 19 S Q3 Jan. 26 S Q3 Nov. 17 Q3 Nov. 24 Q3 Dec. 8 Q3 Jan. 19 Q3 Jan. 5 S Q20 Nov. 17 C Q20 Nov. 24 C Q20 Dec. 8 C Q20 Dec. 15 C Q20 Dec. 22 C Q20 Dec. 29 C Q20 Jan. 5 C Q20 Jan. 12 C Q20 Jan. 19 C Q20 Jan. 26 C

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# 301 303 304 312 316 404 404 408 418 501 502 lOcaTiOn Alexander WMA Clarks Hill WMA DiLane Lower Broad River WMA Oconee WMA Blanton Creek WMA Blanton Creek WMA Clybel WMA Rum Creek WMA Albany Nursery WMA Chickasawhatchee WMA daTe Q50 Sept. 1 Q30 Sept. 1 Q100 Sept. 1 Q30 Sept. 1 Q60 Sept. 1 Q75 Sept. 1 Q75 Sept. 8 Q200 Sept. 1 Q75 Sept. 1 Q75 Sept. 8 Q35 Sept. 1 S Q40 Sept. 1 S

20122013 Quail & RaBBiT QuOTa HunTS aPPLiCaTiON DeaDLiNe: OCT. 15


# 108 108 304 lOcaTiOn J. Lester WMA J. Lester WMA Di-Lane WMA Albany Nursery WMA TyPe Rabbit Quail Quail daTe Q3 Jan. 5 | Feb. 24 Q4 Jan. 6 | Feb. 23 Q8 Dec. 1 S | Dec. 5 S | Dec. 8 S | Dec. 12 S | Dec. 15 S | Dec. 19 S | Dec. 22 S | Dec. 29 S | Feb. 6 S Q1 Jan. 19 S | Jan. 26 S | Feb. 2 S

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# 103 103 106 106 113 304 304 401 401 404 404 404 408 408 413 413 418 418 502 502 506 506 512 512 513 513 704 704 704 706 706 706 706 713 713 713 713 713 lOcaTiOn Berry College WMA Berry College WMA Coosawattee WMA Coosawattee WMA Pine Log WMA Di-Lane WMA Di-Lane WMA B.F. Grant WMA B.F. Grant WMA Blanton Creek WMA Blanton Creek WMA Blanton Creek WMA Clybel WMA Clybel WMA Joe Kurz WMA Joe Kurz WMA Rum Creek WMA Rum Creek WMA Chickasawhatchee WMA Chickasawhatchee WMA Flint River WMA Flint River WMA River Creek WMA River Creek WMA Silver Lake WMA Silver Lake WMA Griffin RidgeWMA Griffin Ridge WMA Griffin Ridge WMA Ossabaw WMA Ossabaw WMA Ossabaw WMA Ossabaw WMA Sapelo WMA Sapelo WMA Sapelo WMA Sapelo WMA Sapelo WMA weaPOn Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Primitive Firearms Firearms Firearms Archery Primitive Firearms Primitive Firearms Archery Firearms Archery TyPe Buck Only/ Either Sex Last 2 Days Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Buck Only/ Either Sex Last Day Quality Buck/Antlerless Quality Buck/Antlerless Quality Buck/Antlerless Quality Buck/Antlerless Quality Buck/Antlerless Quality Buck/Antlerless Quality Buck/Antlerless Either Sex Either Sex Quality Buck/ Antlerless Last Day Quality Buck/ Antlerless Last Day Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Quality Buck/Antlerless Quality Buck/Antlerless Quality Buck/Antlerless Quality Buck/Antlerless Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex daTe Q1000 Oct. 31-Nov. 3 C Q1000 Nov. 28-Dec. 1 C Q400 Nov. 8-10 C Q400 Dec. 13-15 C Q750 Nov. 14-17 C Q400 Oct. 10-13 C Q400 Oct. 24-27 C Q400 Nov. 1-3 C Q400 Nov. 29-Dec. 1 C Q200 Nov. 1-3 C Q200 Nov. 15-17 C Q200 Dec. 13-14 S Q150 Oct. 25-27 C Q150 Nov. 15-17 C Q100 Oct. 25-27 C Q100 Nov. 8-10 C Q200 Nov. 1-3 C Q200 Nov. 15-17 C Q350 Nov. 29-Dec. 1 C Q350 Dec. 13-15 S Q35 Nov. 1-3 C Q35 Nov. 15-17 C Q30 Nov. 14-17 C Q30 Dec. 5-8 C Q160 Oct. 31-Nov. 3 S Q160 Dec. 26-29 S Q100 Oct. 4-6 S Q100 Nov. 15-17 S Q100 Dec. 6-8 C Q100 Oct. 4-6 C Q100 Oct. 18-20 C Q100 Nov. 1-3 C Q100 Dec. 6-8 C Q125 Oct. 4-6 C Q125 Oct. 18-20 C Q125 Nov. 1-3 C Q125 Nov. 15-17 C Q125 Nov. 29-Dec. 1

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# 114 208 214 309 315 318 322 407 410 STaTe PaRk Red Top Mountain State Park Fort Yargo State Park Tugaloo State Park Hard Labor Creek State Park Mistletoe State Park Panola Mountain State Park Richard B. Russell State Park Chattahooche Bend State Park F. D. Roosevelt State Park weaPOn Firearms Firearms Archery Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms Firearms TyPe Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex Either Sex daTe Q40 Nov. 27-28 C Q65 Dec. 4-5 C Q25 Nov. 30-Dec. 2 C Q250 Nov. 6-7 C Q75 Dec. 4-5 C Q40 Nov. 13-14 C Q60 Dec. 4-5 Q75 Dec. 12-13 C Q150 Dec. 4-5 C

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# 604 707 714 STaTe PaRk Dixon Memorial WMA Paulks Pasture WMA Townsend WMA weaPOn Shotguns (Buckshot Only) Shotguns (Buckshot Only) Shotguns (Buckshot Only) TyPe Dog Hunting/ Either Sex Dog Hunting/ Either Sex Dog Hunting/ Either Sex daTe Q60 Nov. 17 S | Dec. 8 S Q60 Dec. 7-8 C | Dec. 14-15 C Q60 Nov. 28-29 C | Jan. 2-3 C

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Group applications with up to three children allowed. Selected children MUST bring supervising adults (one adult may supervise one child). # 108 108 408 414 415 512 706 wma J. L. Lester WMA J. L. Lester WMA Clybel WMA Oaky Woods WMA Ocmulgee WMA River Creek WMA Ossabaw Island WMA daTe Q20 Oct. 6-7 C Q20 Jan. 12-13 C Q150 Oct. 5-7 S Q300 Oct. 6-12 S Q300 Oct. 6-12 S Q40 Dec. 26-28 S Q75 Nov. 22-24 C

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Group applications with up to three children allowed. Selected children MUST bring supervising adults (one adult may supervise up to two children). # 216 304 320 325 512 512 611 wma Wilson Shoals WMA Di-Lane WMA Redlands WMA Walton Public Dove Field River Creek WMA River Creek WMA Indian Ford Farm Dove Fields daTe Q15 Sept. 1 Q75 Sept. 1 Q80 Sept. 1 Q75 Sept. 1 Q15 Sept. 1 S Q15 Sept. 8 S Q50 Sept. 8 C

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Selected child may bring one other child and MUST bring only one supervising adult. # 316 316 418 418 503 503 512 512 606 606 wma Oconee WMA Dan Denton Oconee WMA Dan Denton Rum Creek WMA Rum Creek WMA Cordele Fish Hatchery Cordele Fish Hatchery River Creek WMA River Creek WMA Evans County PFA Evans County PFA daTe Q3 Nov. 10 S Q3 Nov. 24 S Q3 Dec. 15 Q3 Jan. 12 Q3 Nov. 24 Q3 Jan. 5 Q3 Dec. 15 S Q3 Dec. 29 S Q3 Nov. 24 Q3 Dec. 8

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Group applications with up to three children allowed. Selected children MUST bring supervising adults (one adult may supervise one child). # 408 408 418 418 512 512 513 704 wma Clybel WMA Clybel WMA Rum Creek WMA Rum Creek WMA River Creek WMA River Creek WMA Silver Lake WMA Griffin Ridge WMA daTe Q25 Mar. 23-31 S Q25 Apr. 6-14 S Q25 Mar. 23-31 S Q25 Apr. 6-14 S Q5 Mar. 29-31 S Q5 Apr. 5-7 S Q35 Apr. 6-14 S Q25 Mar. 23-24 C

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Selected child may bring one other child and MUST bring only one supervising adult. # 304 605 605 wma Di-Lane WMA Dodge County PFA Dodge County PFA daTe Q8 Feb. 2 S Q1 Dec. 8 S Q1 Jan. 19 S

OnLY the child applies on ALL Adult/ child hunts!

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SePTemBeR day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 RiSe am 7:00 7:01 7:01 7:02 7:02 7:03 7:04 7:04 7:05 7:05 7:06 7:07 7:07 7:08 7:09 7:09 7:10 7:10 7:11 7:12 7:12 7:13 7:13 7:14 7:15 7:15 7:16 7:17 7:17 7:18 SeT Pm 7:48 7:47 7:45 7:44 7:43 7:41 7:40 7:39 7:38 7:36 7:35 7:34 7:32 7:31 7:30 7:28 7:27 7:26 7:24 7:23 7:22 7:20 7:19 7:18 7:16 7:15 7:14 7:12 7:11 7:10 OcTOBeR RiSe am 7:19 7:19 7:20 7:21 7:21 7:22 7:23 7:23 7:24 7:25 7:25 7:26 7:27 7:27 7:28 7:29 7:30 7:30 7:31 7:32 7:33 7:33 7:34 7:35 7:36 7:37 7:37 7:38 7:39 7:40 7:41 SeT Pm 7:09 7:07 7:06 7:05 7:03 7:02 7:01 7:00 6:58 6:57 6:56 6:55 6:54 6:53 6:51 6:50 6:49 6:48 6:47 6:46 6:45 6:44 6:43 6:42 6:41 6:40 6:39 6:38 6:37 6:36 6:35 nOVemBeR RiSe am 7:41 7:42 7:43 6:44 6:45 6:46 6:47 6:47 6:48 6:49 6:50 6:51 6:52 6:53 6:54 6:55 6:55 6:56 6:57 6:58 6:59 7:00 7:01 7:02 7:02 7:03 7:04 7:05 7:06 7:07 SeT Pm 6:34 6:33 6:32 5:32 5:31 5:30 5:29 5:29 5:28 5:27 5:27 5:26 5:25 5:25 5:24 5:24 5:23 5:23 5:22 5:22 5:22 5:21 5:21 5:21 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 decemBeR RiSe am 7:07 7:08 7:09 7:10 7:11 7:11 7:12 7:13 7:14 7:14 7:15 7:16 7:17 7:17 7:18 7:18 7:19 7:20 7:20 7:21 7:21 7:22 7:22 7:23 7:23 7:23 7:24 7:24 7:24 7:25 7:25 SeT Pm 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:20 5:21 5:21 5:21 5:21 5:22 5:22 5:23 5:23 5:23 5:24 5:24 5:25 5:25 5:26 5:27 5:27 5:28 5:28 5:29 5:30 5:31 JanuaRy RiSe am 7:25 7:25 7:25 7:26 7:26 7:26 7:26 7:26 7:26 7:26 7:26 7:26 7:26 7:25 7:25 7:25 7:25 7:25 7:24 7:24 7:24 7:23 7:23 7:22 7:22 7:21 7:21 7:20 7:20 7:19 7:18 SeT Pm 5:31 5:32 5:33 5:34 5:34 5:35 5:36 5:37 5:38 5:38 5:39 5:40 5:41 5:42 5:43 5:44 5:45 5:46 5:47 5:47 5:48 5:49 5:50 5:51 5:52 5:53 5:54 5:55 5:56 5:57 5:58 feBRuaRy RiSe am 7:18 7:17 7:16 7:16 7:15 7:14 7:13 7:13 7:12 7:11 7:10 7:09 7:08 7:07 7:06 7:05 7:04 7:03 7:02 7:01 7:00 6:59 6:58 6:57 6:56 6:55 6:54 6:53 SeT Pm 5:59 5:59 6:00 6:01 6:02 6:03 6:04 6:05 6:06 6:07 6:08 6:08 6:09 6:10 6:11 6:12 6:13 6:13 6:14 6:15 6:16 6:17 6:18 6:18 6:19 6:20 6:21 6:22 maRcH RiSe am 6:51 6:50 6:49 6:48 6:47 6:45 6:44 6:43 6:42 7:41 7:39 7:38 7:37 7:36 7:34 7:33 7:32 7:30 7:29 7:28 7:27 7:25 7:24 7:23 7:21 7:20 7:19 7:18 7:16 7:15 7:14 SeT Pm 6:22 6:23 6:24 6:25 6:25 6:26 6:27 6:28 6:28 7:29 7:30 7:30 7:31 7:32 7:33 7:33 7:34 7:35 7:35 7:36 7:37 7:37 7:38 7:39 7:40 7:40 7:41 7:42 7:42 7:43 7:44 aPRil RiSe am 7:14 7:11 7:10 7:09 7:07 7:06 7:05 7:04 7:02 7:01 7:00 6:59 6:58 6:56 6:55 6:54 6:53 6:52 6:51 6:50 6:48 6:47 6:46 6:45 6:44 6:43 6:42 6:41 6:40 6:39 SeT Pm 7:44 7:45 7:46 7:46 7:47 7:48 7:48 7:49 7:50 7:50 7:51 7:52 7:52 7:53 7:54 7:55 7:55 7:56 7:57 7:57 7:58 7:59 7:59 8:00 8:01 8:02 8:02 8:03 8:04 8:04 am 6:38 6:37 6:36 6:35 6:35 6:34 6:33 6:32 6:31 6:30 6:30 6:29 6:28 6:27 6:27 6:26 6:26 6:25 6:24 6:24 6:23 6:23 6:22 6:22 6:21 6:21 6:20 6:20 6:20 6:19 6:19 may RiSe SeT Pm 8:05 8:06 8:07 8:07 8:08 8:09 8:09 8:10 8:11 8:11 8:12 8:13 8:14 8:14 8:15 8:16 8:16 8:17 8:18 8:18 8:19 8:20 8:20 8:21 8:22 8:22 8:23 8:23 8:24 8:25 8:25

Times provided here have already been adjusted to reflect daylight savings time. Sunrise and sunset times are also available at gohuntgeorgia.com.

Time Zones in Georgia

The Time Zones in Georgia map shows five zones for our state. Sunrise and sunset times for Zone A are shown in the Zone A table above. To find the approximate sunrise and sunset time for zones B, C, D, and E, add the minutes shown for each zone on the map to the time in the Zone A table. Please check local newspaper and other sources for official sunrise and sunset times in your area. These times are provided as a general guideline only. for examPle: November 1st, Zone A sunrise = 7:41 a.m. For Zone D sunrise, add 12 minutes = 7:53 a.m.

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Zone E +16 minutes

Zone D +12 minutes

Zone C +8 minutes

Zone B +4 minutes

Zone A See Table

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