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contents
Game Management Offices.........................................................4
Law Enforcement Offices.............................................................4
2010 –2011 GEORGIA HUNTING Major Changes............................................................................6

SEASONS & REGULATIONS License Fees & Sales....................................................................8


Hunter Education Requirements...............................................12
License Requirements.......................................................... 12–13
Sonny Perdue, Governor Legal Archery Equipment & Firearms....................................... 13
Unlawful Activities.................................................................... 14
Chris Clark, Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources
Training Dogs........................................................................... 14
Dan Forster, Director, Wildlife Resources Division Required Clothing..................................................................... 14
Legal Hours............................................................................... 14
Protected Species....................................................................... 14
Board of natural resources
WMA Turkey Harvest....................................................10–11
Jenny Lynn Bradley, Chairman Walter Hudson
Statewide Seasons & Regulations
Earl Barrs, Vice Chairman Mabel Jenkins Deer..................................................................................... 16–17
Northern Zone Firearms Map...................................................20
Warren Budd, Secretary Phyllis Johnson Southern Zone Firearms Map.................................................... 21
Bill Archer Ray Lambert Bear...........................................................................................22
Turkey.......................................................................................22
Dennis Billew Loyce Turner Feral Hog...................................................................................22
Gene Bishop Jim Walters Alligator.....................................................................................22
Small Game...............................................................................23
Bill Carruth Philip Watt Falconry.....................................................................................23
Trapping....................................................................................23
Dwight Davis Tom Wheeler
Migratory Bird Hunting............................................................23
Joe Hatfield Steven Woodruff One Page Season Summary.................................................24–25
Hunters for the Hungry..................................................... 18
About this Publication WMA Regulations
Recreational Opportunities.......................................................26
Welcome to Georgia’s 2010–2011 Hunting Seasons and Regulations. Unlawful Activities....................................................................28
Hunting regulations are set by the Board of Natural Resources, Dogs & Dog Training...............................................................28
acting on the recommendations of the Department’s professional Horses, Vehicles, ATVs..............................................................28
wildlife biologists and other field personnel. Laws are set by the
Adult/Child Hunts....................................................................29
elected members of the General Assembly. This guide is designed
to help you understand seasons and regulations for hunting in Deer...........................................................................................29
Georgia. For complete rules and exact wording, refer to the Game Bear...........................................................................................29
and Fish Code (Title 27) and the current copy of the Department Turkey.......................................................................................29
of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division’s regulations Feral Hog...................................................................................29
(Chapter 391) on file with the Secretary of State. Migratory Birds.........................................................................29
Small Game & Furbearers.........................................................29
This publication is paid for through the sale of advertising space.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources neither endorses the Specialty Hunt Listings.......................................................30–31
products or services listed nor accepts any liability arising from the Dog Training Areas................................................................... 31
use of products or services listed. Shooting Ranges........................................................................ 33
Areas Open for Hunting
Editor: Brandon C. Anderson, Senior Wildlife Biologist, GA DNR Area Locator Map......................................................................34
Layout: Erin Murphy, Senior Designer; Evelyn Haddad, Assistant Georgia Public Hunting Opportunities............................... 35–53
Designer; J.F. Griffin Publishing. Federal Areas.......................................................................56–58
Quota Hunt Information
Advertising: J.F. Griffin Publishing (413)884-1001 Instructions for Special Mail-In Quota Hunts...........................32
WMA Quota Deer Hunts.........................................................54
State Park Quota Deer Hunts....................................................54
On The Cover
WMA Quota Turkey Hunts...................................................... 55
Here he comes! WMA Quota Waterfowl Hunts................................................. 55
Photo by Mike Barlow. Sunrise/Sunset Table.......................................................... 59

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contact information & offices

Contact Information & Offices Game Management Region Map


Refer to the map for color coding of Game Management regions. Game Management
Color codes correspond to the region listings below. Region Office
Wildlife Resource
Statewide or General Offices 1
2
Division Headquarters
Wildlife Resources Division State Headquarters
2070 US Highway 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Main Number.................................................770-918-6400
Game Management........................................770-918-6404 3
Fisheries Management....................................770-918-6406
Law Enforcement............................................770-918-6408
Nongame Conservation..................................770-761-3035
Wildlife Resources Conservation Center 4
2065 US Highway 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Boating Registration.......................................800-366-2661
Hunting & Fishing Licenses...........................800-366-2661
Boating Education..........................................770-761-3010
Hunter Education....................................... 770-761-3010
Special Permits Unit.................................... 770-761-3044
Hunter Services...............................................770-761-3045
6
Private Lands Program................................ 478-994-7583 5 7
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

Region Offices
Northwest Region Office (Region 1)
2592 Floyd Springs Road, Armuchee, GA 30105
Game Management (Armuchee).....................706-295-6041
Law Enforcement Region Map
Law Enforcement (Calhoun)..........................706-624-1367 PLEASE NOTE: the Law Enforcement regions and offices differ
Law Enforcement (Atlanta).............................770-769-9680 slightly from those in the Game Management map above.

Northeast Region Office (Region 2) Law Enforcement


2150 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 Region Office
Game Management (Gainesville)...................770-535-5700 Wildlife Resource
2
Law Enforcement (Gainesville).......................770-535-5499 Division Headquarters
East Central Region Office (Region 3) 1
142 Bob Kirk Road NW, Thomson, GA 30824
Game Management (Thomson)......................706-595-4222
Game Management (Social Circle).................770-918-6416 3
Law Enforcement (Thomson).........................706-595-4211
West Central Region Office (Region 4)
1014 MLK Blvd., Fort Valley, GA 31030
4
Game Management (Fort Valley)...................478-825-6354
Law Enforcement (Macon).............................478-751-6415
Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center.........................770-784-3059
Southwest Region Office (Region 5)
2024 Newton Road, Albany, GA 31701
Game Management (Albany)..........................229-430-4254
Law Enforcement (Albany).............................229-430-4252
6
South Central Region Office (Region 6) 5 7
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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MAJOR CHANGES FOR 2010–2011
Commissioner’s Message
• In an effort to encourage youth participation in hunting and en- On behalf of the Department of
hance youth hunting opportunities, the Georgia General Assembly Natural Resources, I want to thank
passed SB 474. This legislation included language that establishes all of the sportsmen who support
a special youth hunting opportunity that allows youth under 16 wildlife and wildlife conservation
years of age to hunt deer during the primitive weapons season in Georgia. Hunting, fishing and
with any firearm legal for hunting deer. This includes primitive trapping are a valued part of the
weapons hunts on WMAs. cultural heritage of our state,
which is something I experienced
• Tugaloo State Park, near Lavonia on Lake Hartwell, hosts a first-hand as I grew up fishing
quota archery deer hunt in December 2010. Apply online at the creeks, ponds and lakes of
www.gohuntgeorgia.com. South Georgia and hunting the
dove fields around my home in
• Mistletoe State Park, near Augusta on Clarks Hill Lake, hosts Fitzgerald. These are traditions
a quota firearms deer hunt in December 2010. Apply online at that I’m committed to protecting.
www.gohuntgeorgia.com. As an adult, I realized that not only are hunting and fishing great
outdoor activities, they also are of enormous economic importance.
• Alligator quota hunt opportunities have expanded. The number Hunters and anglers spend an average of $5 million per day in
of available permits has increased from 700 to 850. Quota op- Georgia, with a total economic impact of more than $3 billion
portunities were increased in each of the nine zones. Details and each year for local communities. Georgia not only provides great
applications may be found at www.gohuntgeorgia.com. opportunities for residents, it also is the top destination in the
United States for non-resident hunters.
I was raised on the principle that sportsmen are the original
conservationists. We consider you our partners as you help support
the operation and management of state WMAs, as you volunteer
with our hunter education training, and as we together provide
technical assistance to landowners. Your financial support in the
form of license sales and buying outdoor recreational equipment
allows us to purchase and manage land for a variety of public
hunting and fishing opportunities.
We now have a computer-based hunting and fishing license sales
system that offers many customer service benefits. Licenses are
available seven days a week by phone (1-800-366-2661), online
(www.georgiawildlife.com), and through retail license agents (list
When you’re hunting for of agents available at www.georgiawildlife.com). We also have many
property, the details customer service conveniences for you, including a $2.75 discount
for those who renew their license before it expires, special pricing
make all the difference. for multiple-year licenses and special hunting/fishing combination
licenses.
How else can you support wildlife? Give someone special a
lifetime hunting and fishing license as a gift. Put a wildlife license
plate on your car. Donate to the Wildlife Conservation Fund Tax
Check-off on your state income tax form. Or, volunteer your time—
there are great conservation groups with which to be involved.
Thank you for your continued support, and now let’s get out there
and enjoy all that Georgia has to offer!

CHRIS CLARK
Commissioner of Natural Resources

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2010–2011 Hunting License Information


LICENSE FEES TERM RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Annual $10.00 n/a A Lifetime of
Hunting license
Two-year $18.00 n/a Hunting and Fishing!
Annual $17.00 $100.00 Lifetime licenses are available for
Hunting & Fishing license Two-year $31.00 n/a hunters of all ages. The Lifetime license
satisfies all state license requirements
Three-day $3.50 $20.00
for the life of the purchaser.
Apprentice Hunting license* Three-day $3.50 $20.00
Annual $9.00 $195.00
Infants under age 2................ $200
Youth ages 2–15..................... $350
Big Game license Two-year $16.00 n/a
Adult ages 16–59.................... $500
Three-day n/a $90.00
Veterans**.............................. $400
Deer-Dog Hunting license Annual $5.00 $5.00
Senior (60–64)........................ $95
Deer Harvest Record** (expires 1/31/2011) Annual FREE FREE
Senior (65+)............................ $0*
Annual $5.50 $5.50
Waterfowl Conservation license Non-resident under 16**...........$1,000
Two-year $11.00 $11.00
* $10 for a plastic, permanent card
Migratory Bird Hunting license
Annual FREE FREE * * Special restrictions apply
(H.I.P. Permit) (expires 2/28/2011)
Annual $55.00 n/a Lifetime License holders will need
Sportsman’s license to renew and print a Deer Harvest
Two-year $105.00 n/a Record and HIP permit after March 1st
Alligator Hunting license Annual $50.00 $200.00 of each year.
Trapping license Annual $30.00 $295.00
Annual $19.00 $73.00
Wildlife Management Area license
Two-year $38.00 n/a
Shooting Preserve License Two-year $12.00 $12.00
Lifetime Licenses***
For a one-time price, you can enjoy a
Under 2 years old $200.00 n/a
lifetime of great Georgia hunting and
Ages 2–15 $350.00 n/a fishing opportunities!
Ages 16 and older $500.00 n/a Visit gohuntgeorgia.com or call
Ages 60–64 $95.00 n/a 800-366-2661 for information on
Ages 65 and older FREE n/a purchasing a Lifetime License.
Veteran $400.00 n/a
Non-Resident Grandchild n/a $1,000.00 You may be eligible for a discount
* The Apprentice Hunting license is a three day hunting and fishing privilege that does not if you renew your license before it
require completion of hunter education. expires. Visit gohuntgeorgia.com
** A Deer Harvest Record is required for anyone hunting deer and must be replaced each season. for details.
*** Restrictions apply. Go to gohuntgeorgia.com for details and application instructions.

WHERE TO BUY your LICENSE HOW TO REPLACE LOST


Transaction Charges • Internet: gohuntgeorgia.com HUNTING LICENSES
• By Phone: 1-800-366-2661 Anyone who has lost their valid hunting or
for License Purchases • In Person: License dealers statewide. Check fishing license may replace the license free of
• Transaction charge for a telephone the list of vendors at gohuntgeorgia.com charge by accessing the Electronic Georgia
license sale is $4.00 • Federal Duck Stamp: 1-800-STAMP24 Licensing System at gohuntgeorgia.com:
• Transaction charge for an Internet or www.usps.com • Proceed through to “Step 2: License
license sale is $2.75 • Social Security Number (SSN): Anyone Selection” of the license purchasing
buying any commercial, professional or procedure.
• Transaction charge at a retail
recreational licenses and permits must • Select “Replace all current licenses on file”
license dealer is $3.25
furnish their SSN. No hunting, fishing or at bottom of page.
Fees subject to change. other wildlife-related license can be issued • Select “Add License & Checkout.”
to anyone who possesses a valid SSN, but • Select “Checkout.”
refuses to provide it to an authorized • Select “Complete Transaction.” Total
Alligator Hunting Equipment
license agent. No dissemination of the SSN should be “$0.00.”
to any entity other than the Department • Select “Print License Document.”
We Specialize in We Accept of Human Resources is permitted, unless • You may also replace a license by calling
Equipment for
Night Sport Hunting
required by law. 1-800-366-2661 or visiting a license agent.
& Fishing

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and fantastic hunting opportunities are available
within our Wildlife Management Area system.
A selection of successful hunters is pictured
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about turkey hunting on WMAs in Georgia,
visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com.

David Marvets 3 generations of hunters on opening day


Blanton Creek WMA Beaverdam WMA­

Jacob Franklin Marty R. Martin & Jeremy L. Mcdade


Rum Creek WMA Cedar Creek WMA

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hunter education, license requirements & legal hunting equipment
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 mili-
tary 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, Geor-
gia Waterfowl Conservation, Deer-Dog Hunting, Alligator Hunting
licenses or Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp.

Honorary license for senior citizens: Georgia residents 65 years


old or older may obtain an Honorary License free of charge from
HUNTER EDUCATION & AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR HUNTING any license dealer, or a permanent Lifetime License card for $10. See
Resident and non-resident hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1961 must page 8 for details.
successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing
a hunting license. Hunter education courses certified or mandated Honorary license for disabled Georgians: Georgia residents who
by any state wildlife agency or Canadian province are accepted. are permanently, totally disabled may obtain an Honorary License
Hunter education is not required to purchase an Apprentice by applying to the License Unit, 2065 US Hwy 278 SE, Social
Hunting License or a Three-day Hunting & Fishing license. Circle, GA 30025, 1-800-366-2661.
Hunter education is not required to hunt on one’s own land or A qualifying disability is an impairment of a permanent and
land of a parent or guardian (blood or dependent relationship) total nature, which prevents gainful employment and is certified
residing in the same household. Contact your local DNR Law as such by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security
Enforcement Office or (770) 761-3010 for course information or Administration, Medicaid, Medicare, or Railroad Retirement
register at gohuntgeorgia.com. System. Honorary License for disabled Georgians must be re-
newed every 3 years.
Replacement cards: Anyone who completed a Georgia hunter educa-
tion course can obtain a replacement card online at gohuntgeorgia.com Honorary license for returning Georgia veterans: A one-year
or call 800-864-7275 (outside Atlanta) or 770-389-7275 (in Atlanta) (from date of issuance) Honorary License is available to returning
Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for information. 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
Hunters under age 16 are not required to complete a hunter educa- obtain this license by providing a copy of their DD Form 214, and
tion course; however no one under age 16 may hunt unless under a completed DNR application. Applications for this license may be
direct adult supervision, i.e. within sight or hearing of a licensed obtained at any WRD office, on the web at gohuntgeorgia.com, or by
adult (at least 18 years old). It is unlawful for an adult to permit contacting the License Unit, 2065 US Hwy 278 SE, Social Circle, GA
their child or ward (under age 16) to hunt without adult supervi- 30025, 1-800-366-2661.
sion. Exception: Hunters 12–15 years old may hunt unsupervised
after successfully completing a hunter education course. Special Resident Hunting or Hunting & Fishing License is required for all
restrictions may apply: see page 29 for WMAs and NWRs and resident hunters 16 years old or older except when hunting on land
pages 56–58 for other Federal Areas. owned by them or their immediate family (blood or dependent rela-
tionship) residing in the same household.
Hunters age 16–25 must present a Hunter Education Card when
purchasing a season hunting license and must possess the card Non-Resident Hunting & Fishing License is required for all non-
while hunting. resident hunters, except non-resident small game hunters under 16.
Additionally, non-resident big game hunters (deer, turkey, or bear)
Hunters over age 25 and born after Jan. 1, 1961 must meet hunter 16 years of age and older must possess a valid Big Game License.
education course requirements but need not present their Hunter When hunting big game, non-residents under age 16 must possess
Education Card when buying a season hunting license or possess a valid non-resident Hunting License, but are exempt from the Big
it while hunting. Game License requirement. All non-resident deer hunters must
possess a deer harvest record regardless of age.
Apprentice Hunter is any person who has not successfully com-
pleted a hunter education course or does not possess a hunter edu- Alligator hunting license is required, in addition to a valid Hunt-
cation certificate. Apprentice hunters may purchase an Apprentice ing License, for anyone 16 years of age or older hunting alligator or
Hunting License for the privilege to hunt and fish in Georgia. 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.
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Reliable identification and a Social Security Number (SSN) are Big game license is required for hunting deer, turkey, or bear, in
required to purchase a license (see page 8; OCGA § 19-11-9.1). addition to a regular Hunting License. The Big Game License re-
Conservation rangers may require positive identification when quirement is met by residents who possess a Lifetime, Honorary, or
checking licenses. All required hunting licenses and stamps must Sportsman License. Everyone else who hunts big game must pur-
be in possession while hunting. Any person hunting or providing chase a Big Game License except non-residents under age 16. It is
assistance to another hunter must meet applicable licensing require- unlawful to purchase or possess multiple Big Game Licenses.
ments as specified below.

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Deer dog hunting license is required for LIFETIME LICENSES are valid for the life of the • Primitive Weapons: Legal weapons dur-
all hunters participating in a dog deer hunt. person and cover all hunting and fishing ing primitive weapons season include cross-
Hunters who possess a valid Honorary, Life- privileges (except Federal Duck Stamp). This bows, bow and arrow, and muzzleloading
time, or Sportsman’s License can obtain the specifically includes Alligator, Hunting, Big firearm. Scopes are legal.
deer-dog license at no cost. Game, WMA, Georgia Waterfowl Conserva-
tion, Fishing, and Trout Licenses. Migratory TURKEY FIREARMS: Shotguns with No. 2 or
Deer harvest record is required for any bird hunters must obtain a H.I.P. license. smaller shot and any muzzleloading firearm.
person, regardless of age, who hunts Deer hunters must obtain a deer harvest
deer. Deer hunters who are not required to record. Deer Dog hunters must obtain FERAL HOG FIREARMS: Any deer, bear, turkey
purchase a Big Game License (Youth under a Deer Dog license (free of charge). Life- or small game firearms.
16, Honorary & Lifetime License holders) time License applications can be obtained at
must obtain a free Deer Harvest Record at gohuntgeorgia.com, Wildlife Resources Divi- SMALL GAME & FURBEARER FIREARMS
gohuntgeorgia.com or from any license agent. sion (WRD) offices, or by mail. For identifica- • Rifles and Handguns: Any .22-cal. or
The Deer Harvest Record is valid only for tion and proof of residency requirements see smaller rimfire, air rifle, or any muzzle-
a single deer hunting season and expires information on page 12. loading firearm.
at the end of January each year. All deer • Shotguns: Any having shot shell size 3.5
hunters must obtain new Deer Harvest inches or smaller in length with No. 2 or
Record each deer season. It is unlawful to LEGAL FIREARMS & ARCHERY EQUIPMENT smaller shot.
possess multiple Deer Harvest Records. CONVICTED FELONS may not possess any firearm • Shotguns (Waterfowl): Any 10-gauge
while hunting unless that individual’s right to or smaller loaded with federally approved
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) LICENSE carry has been restored (OCGA § 16-11-131). nontoxic shot of size “F” or smaller. Lead
is required for any person 16 years old or This does not apply to archery equipment. shot may not be in possession while hunt-
older, who does not possess a valid Honorary, ing waterfowl.
Sportsman, or Lifetime License, when hunt- ARCHERY: Longbows, recurve bows, and
ing on a WMA, NA, PFA or State Park (ex- compound bows are allowed for hunting SPECIAL FIREARM RESTRICTIONS
cept that any person hunting on a State Park any game or feral hog. Crossbows are al- • Plugged Shotguns: Shotguns must be
quota hunt is exempt from this requirement). lowed for hunting feral hog and any game plugged to a maximum capacity of 3 shells
except waterfowl. Arrows for hunting deer, (magazine and chamber combined) ex-
MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING LICENSE or Har- bear or feral hog must be broadhead type. cept for deer, bear and feral hog shotguns,
vest Information Program (H.I.P.) License which are limited to maximum capacity
is required for any person who possesses a LOADED FIREARM: A firearm is considered of 5 shells. Plugs must be one piece and
license and hunts migratory birds (doves, loaded if a shell is in the chamber or maga- incapable of being removed through the
ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, coots, rails, zine; a percussion cap is on the nipple; or loading end of the magazine.
or gallinules). This license is free. This license powder is present on the frizzen pan. • Silencers: Silencers may not be used for
is valid only for a single hunting season and hunting.
expires at the end of February each year. DEER & BEAR FIREARMS
• Modern Rifles and Handguns: Centerfire ALLIGATOR EQUIPMENT: Hand-held ropes or
GEORGIA WATERFOWL CONSERVATION LICENSE Only, .22-cal. or larger with expanding snares, snatch hooks, harpoons, gigs, or ar-
is required for hunting waterfowl, except for bullets. rows with restraining line attached. Lawfully
hunters with a valid Honorary, Sportsman, • Shotguns: 20-gauge or larger loaded with restrained alligators may be killed with any
or Lifetime License or children under the age slugs or buckshot. Buckshot is not allowed caliber handgun or bangstick.
of 16. Waterfowl hunters must also obtain a on WMAs, unless otherwise specified.
free Migratory Bird Hunting License (H.I.P. • Muzzleloaders: .44-cal. or larger, or muz- Unprotected Species FIREARMS: For unpro-
permit) in addition to other required licenses zleloading shotguns 20 gauge or larger. tected species only—any firearm.
and stamps. Scopes are legal.

FEDERAL DUCK STAMP is required for all


waterfowl hunters 16 years old or older
and is available after July 1 from U.S. Post
Attention Youth
Offices. The stamp is valid from July 1–June Quail Hunters
30 and must be signed in ink across the face.
The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and As part of
Conservation Stamp is available at US Post the WRD
Offices, 1-800-STAMP24 or usps.com. Bobwhite
Quail Initiative
SPORTSMAN LICENSE is a license that covers
(BQI), quota
all hunting and fishing privileges excluding: youth quail
Deer Dog License, Alligator License, and hunts will be Les Howard
Federal Duck Stamp. This license specifi- conducted on
cally includes Hunting, Big Game, WMA, private farmland during the quail
Georgia Waterfowl Conservation, Fishing season. Youth hunters ages 10–17
and Trout Licenses. Migratory bird hunters may apply. Hunt dates, locations
must obtain a H.I.P. license. Deer hunters & rules will be advertised at
must obtain a deer harvest record. Deer www.gohuntgeorgia.com beginning
Dog hunters must obtain a Deer Dog li- August 15, with an application
cense (free of charge). deadline of October 15, 2010.

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unlawful activities

Someone’s Stealing
Georgia’s Wildlife
• Poaching is the illegal
taking of wildlife.
• Poachers rob you of
hunting opportunities.
• Poachers steal
everyone’s wildlife.
• Poachers give ethical hunters
a bad name.
• Rewards are paid if an arrest is made.
• Anonymity is respected.

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infected with CWD, except that the following may be import-
ed: 1) boned-out meat; 2) commercially processed cuts of meat; We Are Available 24–7–365
3) meat with no part of spinal column or head attached; 4) clean
skull plates w/antlers attached; 5) clean antlers; 6) finished taxi- On National Forest Lands, dogs may not be trained from June 1–
dermy heads; 7) clean upper canines (buglers, whistlers, ivories). Aug. 14, or as otherwise provided, and pen-raised birds may not be
• Hunting while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. used at any time. Persons training dogs for hunting must have a valid
• Use of any pitfall, deadfall, snare, catch, trap, net, exposed salt or Hunting License unless they are on their own land or land of an
minerals, live decoy, or baited hook to take game species. immediate relative. For specific rules regarding WMAs see page 28.
• Hunting within 200 yards of bait unless bait has been completely
removed for 10 days. REQUIRED CLOTHING: A hunter, and anyone accompanying the hunter,
• Hunting within sight of bait, regardless of distance. must at all times wear as an outer garment at least 500 square inches
• Hunting or shooting from or across a public road. of hunter orange above the waist (which may include a head cover-
• Discharging a firearm within 50 yards of a public road. ing) when hunting:
• Hunting from a vehicle, plane, or boat under power. • deer during the primitive weapons or firearms deer season
• Hunting without landowners’ permission, including power line, • bear during the primitive weapons or firearms bear seasons
gas line, railroad and other rights-of-way. Written permission • feral hogs during the primitive weapons or firearms deer season
must be obtained if land is so posted.
• Use of drugs, poisons, chemicals, smoke, gas, or explosives, or Hunter orange is not required on WMA or Corps of Engineers
electronically-amplified sounds to hunt any game species. tracts designated archery-only, unless otherwise indicated.
• Use of electronic communications equipment to aid in the pursuit
of game. LEGAL HOURS for hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30
• Use of a computer or any other device to remotely discharge a minutes after sunset, except that alligators, raccoons, opossums,
firearm for the purpose of hunting. foxes, coyotes, bobcats and feral hogs may be hunted at night. Any
• Selling or purchasing any game species or parts thereof, except light used to hunt raccoons, opossums, foxes, or bobcats shall be
antlers, hides, and tails of legally taken deer, tails of legally taken carried on the person of a hunter, affixed to a helmet or hat worn by
squirrels, and legally taken alligator products. a hunter, or be part of a belt system worn by a hunter. Legal hours for
• Disturbing wildlife dens, holes, or homes, or driving wildlife, migratory bird hunting conform to federal regulations (see page 29).
except venomous snakes, from their dens, holes, or homes.
• Blinding wildlife with lights. CLOSED AREAS: Hunting for all species of wildlife is prohibited on
• Killing or crippling game without reasonable efforts to retrieve. that portion of Morgan Falls Lake (Bull Sluice) lying within Fulton
• Holding, possessing, releasing, or importing wildlife without a Co. and in Willeo Creek. Counties or parts of counties not specifi-
permit from the DNR. cally open by law or regulation are closed to hunting. Counties
• Concealing the taking or possession of wildlife (or parts) which open for hunt­ing do not include lands lying within WMAs, PFAs,
the person in possession reasonably should have known was ob- State Parks, or other State/Federal lands except when such lands
tained illegally. are specifically opened.

TRAINING DOGS: There is no closed season for training dogs on private PROTECTED SPECIES: It is unlawful to take nongame wildlife except
lands. It is unlawful to possess firearms (except handguns with blank fiddler crabs, coyotes, armadillos, groundhogs, beavers, starlings,
or shot cartridges), axes, climbers, or other equipment for taking English sparrows, pigeons, and venomous snakes. Additionally, rats,
game while training hunting dogs except that shotguns with number mice, frogs, spring lizards, freshwater crayfish, freshwater turtles,
six or smaller shot may be used while training pointing, flushing, and freshwater mussels may be taken except for species on Georgia’s
and retrieving dogs using pen raised quail and pigeons provided Protected Species List. The taking of freshwater mussels requires a
that the dog trainer maintains proof of purchase of pen raised quail. Fishing License or Commercial Fishing License. For more informa-
It is unlawful to run deer with dogs, except during open seasons tion on the commercial taking of freshwater mussels, consult your
for hunting deer with dogs, or to take game by any means while local state fisheries office or visit gofishgeorgia.com.
training hunting dogs, except during open seasons for such game.

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WILDLIFE COMPACT MEMBER STATES


Wildlife Violator Compact
Georgia, along with 35 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.

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deer hunting seasons & regulations
must submit an application by September 16, 2010. Applications for
a permit may be obtained by contacting any WRD office. 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,
Sportsmen’s 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 call (770) 761-3044
The Primitive Weapons license is no longer required to hunt or visit gohuntgeorgia.com.
during Archery and Primitive Weapons seasons. However a
valid Hunting license is required. 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
ARCHERY SEASON longer, on one side of the antlers except in counties with special
Either Sex antler restrictions (see pages 20–21). There are no antler restrictions
• Statewide: Sept. 11–Oct. 8; for the other antlered buck except in counties with special antler
• Archery Only Counties: Fulton (north of GA Hwy 92) and all restrictions (see pages 20–21). Deer killed on WMAs, NWRs, or
of Clayton, Cobb, and DeKalb Counties): Sept. 11–Jan. 1 in ac- State Parks requiring check-out of harvested deer will be tagged
cordance with statewide bag limits, county-wide antler restrictions with a special tag and do not count toward the season limit unless
and other regulations. otherwise specified. Deer killed on WMA sign-in hunts and all other
deer killed in Georgia shall be recorded on the hunter’s deer harvest
Extended Archery Season: Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Ful- record and count against the hunter’s season limit. Failure to record
ton, Gwinnett, and Rockdale Counties only; Jan. 2–31 in accor- harvested deer on the deer harvest record is a violation of state law.
dance with statewide bag limits.
Archery-Only Counties: Deer may be hunted only with legal
Additional Archery Season Information: Archers may not possess archery equipment in Clayton, Cobb, and DeKalb Cos., and that
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 pursu-
ant to OCGA §§ 16-11-126(f) or 16-11-129 may carry such firearm
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
subject to the limitations of OCGA §§ 16-11-126 and 16-11-127 While no evidence currently exists to indicate
except where prohibited by federal law. Archery hunting is allowed that CWD is present in Georgia’s quality deer
during firearms deer seasons and deer of either sex may be taken herd, discoveries of the disease in 18 states,
except as otherwise specified on WMAs. Archery hunters must wear including most recently in Michigan and West
at least 500 square inches of hunter orange during primitive weap- Virginia, indicates that no state should consider
ons and firearms deer seasons except in Archery-Only Counties. itself immune.Since 2002, Georgia has tested
over 5,180 deer and no positive tests have
been confirmed. Also, the importation of
PRIMITIVE WEAPONS SEASON any cervid (deer) into Georgia is prohibited.
Either Sex: Oct. 9–15; Statewide, except in archery-only counties Violators may lose their hunting privileges for
and in accordance with bag limits, county-wide antler restrictions at least 3 years.
and other regulations. Primitive weapons hunters may not possess Further, the importation of any whole cervid (deer) carcass
any centerfire or rimfire firearm while hunting during the primitive or cervid carcass part from any state having a documented
weapons season for deer, except that any person possessing a license case of a cervid infected with CWD is prohibited, except
to carry a concealed firearm that is valid in this state pursuant that the following may be imported:
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 1. boned-out meat;
except where prohibited by federal law. Scopes may be used. Youth 2. commercially processed cuts of meat;
under 16 may hunt deer with any legal firearm during primitive 3. meat with no part of spinal column or head attached;
weapons deer hunts and seasons. 4. clean skull plates w/antlers attached;
5. clean antlers;
6. finished taxidermy heads;
FIREARMS SEASON 7. clean upper canines (buglers, whistlers, ivories).
See pages 20 and 21 for firearms deer season, dog deer seasons and Tolerating illegal activity or behavior threatens your hunting
either-sex dates. tradition. You can proactively protect Georgia’s deer herd
by reporting illegal importation and hunters illegally hunting
over bait or supplemental feed by calling 1-800-241-4113 or
DEER HUNTING WITH DOGS contact a regional WRD Law Enforcement office.
Deer may be hunted with dogs only within authorized seasons
and localities (see page 21). Additionally, deer may be hunted with For more information visit www.georgiawildlife.com/
dogs only on leased properties of at least 1,000 contiguous acres or and search for “CWD.”
privately-owned properties of at least 250 contiguous acres that are This material and the testing of deer for CWD was made
permitted by DNR. Permits are specific to a piece of property. Only possible, in part, by a Cooperative Agreement from the
one annual permit application per property should be submitted. United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and
Applications for a permit must be received at least 30 days prior to Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
hunting deer with dogs. Applicants wishing to hunt on opening day
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portion of Fulton Co. lying north of GA to fines, imprisonment, and loss of hunting • Clean skull plates w/antlers attached
Hwy 92. Hunter orange is not required in privileges for at least three years. Also, it is • Clean antlers
archery-only counties or portions thereof. unlawful to import any whole cervid carcass • Finished taxidermy heads
or carcass part from any state having a docu- • Clean upper canines (buglers, whistlers,
County-wide Antler Restrictions: Antlered mented case of a cervid infected with CWD, ivories). Visit cwd-info.org for a list of
bucks may be harvested in Dooly and Macon except that the following may be imported: states/provinces where CWD has been
Cos. only if they have a minimum outside • Boned-out meat documented. Individuals with information
antler spread of 15 inches. In Hancock, • Commercially processed cuts of meat concerning the importation of cervids are
Harris, Meriwether, Montgomery, Randolph, • Meat with no part of spinal column or head encouraged to report this activity to DNR
Talbot, and Troup Cos., antlered bucks may attached at (770) 761-3044.
be taken only if they have a minimum of 4
antler points, 1 inch or longer, on one side
of the antlers.

Antlers: It is unlawful to kill a deer unless


it has antlers (bone) visible above the hair,
except during either-sex or antlerless seasons
or hunts.

Recording Deer Harvest: Except for WMA,


State Park and NWR hunts requiring hunter
check-out of harvested deer, hunters may not
remove a deer from the place of kill until the
deer harvest record has been permanently
marked. Hunters may not possess multiple
deer harvest records. All deer hunters regard-
less of age or residency must obtain a deer
harvest record and must record all deer har-
vest information. New for
2010!
Transporting Deer Harvested by Another
Fools even the most
Hunter: Persons transporting deer harvested wary trophy bucks.
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the complete name, address, telephone and decoys and mock scrapes.
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We carry a full line of hard to find wildlife seeds, seed mixes,
wildlife trees and plants. Over 60 seed varieties available.
Head of Deer: It is unlawful to remove the
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or surrendered to a storage facility for storage · Diakon Radish · Buckwheat
or processing. · Brassicas · Lablab
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Rights-of-Way/Transmission Towers: Trans- · Peas · Sorghums
mission towers are property of the utility All trees and plants are grown in air root-pruning containers.
company. Hunting from a stand or platform The air root-pruning process creates a fibrous, non-circling root
attached to a transmission tower is trespass- system that promotes horizontal root branching. This results in
greater efficiency in water and nutrient absorption, increased
ing and is prohibited. Written permission growth rates, earlier maturity for fruit and nut production, great
must be obtained from the landowner to transplant survivability and ultimately superior trees. Soft Mast
hunt on power line, gas line, railroad, or and Hard Mast varieties available.
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Since 1993, Georgia hunters have
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Back a Pack” program.
More information at:
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www.LegacyWildlife.com Opportunities To Donate:
1-877-5-tO-Hunt September 11, 2010 – January 15, 2011 (during business hours)
Remember to ask these processors about the “Drop Back a Pack” program.
Available Hunting Leases in Georgia
• Lee's Meat Processing: 461 Dove Ln., Axson, 912.422.3079
• JJ’s Deer Processing: 974 GA Hwy 105, Baldwin, 706.776.2819
• Mitch's Archery and Deer Cooler: 115 Longview Rd., Canton, 770.479.7004
• Daffin Meat Processing: 4100 River Rd., Columbus, 706.322.8848
• Mossy Creek Outdoors: 2788 Americus Hwy, Dawson, 229.995.4109
• Barlow's Meat Processing: 1692 Milan-Eastman Rd., Eastman, 478.374.5614
• Pine Log Processing, LLC: 137 Cagle Rd. NE, Fairmount, 770.382.6328
• Starley's Deer Processing: 190 George Hatcher Rd., Irwinton, 478.946.8976
• Sealey's Deer Cooler: 5675 South Apple Valley Rd., Jefferson, 706.335.9304
• Country Jacks: 148 Coston Rd., Leesburg, 229.883.6017
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either sex days—northern zone
Northern zone firearms deer season Catoosa Fannin Towns

e
Dad
Rabun
(Oct 16 – Jan 1)

tfield
Union

y
W hi

Murra
Walker
Gilmer
Buck only except during either sex days. Fulton (north of GA

ham
White
pkin

ers
Lum s
Hwy 92) and all of Clayton, Cobb, and DeKalb Counties are Stephen

H ab
oga Gordon Daw
Ch atto Pickens son
CLOSED to firearms deer hunting. In the portion of Forsyth Banks nkl
in
Hall Fra Hart
County lying south of GA Hwy 20, archery equipment, shotguns Floyd Bartow Cherokee syth
For
and muzzleloading firearms only (no other firearms allowed). Jackson Madis
on Elbert
Antler restrictions in Hancock, Meriwether and Troup Polk Barrow Clarke
Counties: ONLY bucks with at least four points (one inch or Paulding Cobb Gwinnett
Oco thor
pe
longer) on one side of antlers are legal. Haralson nee Ogle
Walton Wilkes Lincoln
Douglas DeKalb

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to

kda
Ful
Chattahoochee & Oconee National Forests Colu

Roc
Carroll Morgan Greene

Clay
Newton Taliaferro mbia

McD
ton
Either sex days on National Forest lands may differ from county

uffie
Henry War

Faye
re n
regulations. Coweta Richmond

tte
Heard Jasper Putnam
Butts
• Oconee NF ES Days: Nov. 7–30; Dec. 26–Jan. 1. Spalding Hancock
Glas
coc k

• Chattahoochee NF ES Days: Oct. 30, Nov. 27, Dec. 26 Pike


Lam
ar
win
Troup Meriwether Bald
except on National Forest lands in Catoosa, Chattooga,Floyd, Monroe Jones

Gordon, Walker, and Whitfield Counties which are in Upson


accordance with County either sex dates. Crawford
Bibb
northern zone
Either Sex Days Map
Oct 16–17, Oct 30–31, Nov 20–Dec 5, Dec 26–Jan 1
Extended Archery Season
Jefferson
Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Stephens, White, Whitfield Burke

Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Rockdale Washington

Oct 16, Oct 30, Nov 25–28, Dec 26, Jan 1 Cos. Only; Jan. 2–31 in accordance with statewide
Wilkinson bag limits. Jenkins Screven
Harris
Talbot Johnson
Twiggs
Fannin, Rabun, Towns, Union Shotguns
Taylor and
Pea
ch Muzzleloaders Emanuel
Muscogee
y Laurens
Houston Bleckle Treutlen dle
r
Bulloch
Oct 16–Jan 1 Shotguns and Marion
Chattahoochee muzzleloaders
Macon may be used in Forsyth County Can

south of GA Hwy Schley 20.

y
Pulaski

Montgomer
Dodge
Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Dooly Whe Evans

s
Toomb
Stewart eler B
Web

Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Sumter Tattnall


ster

Crisp Wilcox Telfair


Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Elbert, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Quitman L
Fulton, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock*, Randolph Terrell Lee Ben Hill
Jeff Davis Appling Long
Turner
Haralson, Hart, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Lamar,
Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Meriwether*, Monroe, Morgan, Clay
Calhoun Dougherty
Worth
Irwin
Coffee Bacon Wayne
Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Tift
Early Baker Pierce
Putnam, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Taliaferro, Troup*, Berrien Atkinson
Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, Wilkes. Miller
Mitchell
Colquitt Cook Ware Brantley
G

r
*Antler restrictions apply Lanie
Semin

Clinch Camden
Charlton
ole

Decatur Grady Thomas Brooks es


Lownd

Landowner Liability & Hunting Echols

Legal liability has been identified as a major concern among


landowners when considering whether or not to grant access
to hunters to hunt their property. Legal liability has also been
offered as a reason some landowners have stopped allowing
hunter access to their property. This is an important issue of
concern with the increasing need of improving deer management
and hunting access.
To encourage landowners to make their lands available to the
public for recreational purposes, including hunting and fishing,
Georgia law (OCGA 51-3-20 through 51-3-26) explicitly shields
landowners from civil liability for injuries to persons who use
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 or fishing
rights who give permission to another to hunt or fish on their
property with or without charge.

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Upson
Bibb
Crawford either sex days—southern zone
southern zone firearms deer season
(Oct 16 – Jan 15) Jefferson Burke

Either-sex entire season except that portion of Washington

Glynn County lying within Jekyll Island. Dooly Wilkinson Jenkins Screven
Harris
and Macon Counties ONLY antlered bucks Talbot
Twiggs
Johnson

with a minimum outside spread of 15 inches Taylor Pea


ch Emanuel
Muscogee
are legal. Harris, Montgomery, Randolph, and Houston Bleck
ley Laurens
dle
r
Bulloch
Effi
ngh
Treutlen Can
Talbot Counties ONLY bucks with at least four Chattahoochee Marion Macon am

points (one inch or longer) on one side of the

y
Schley Pulaski

Montgomer
Dodge
antlers are legal. Dooly Whe Evans

s
Toomb
Stewart eler Bryan

Web
Sumter Tattnall Chatham

ster
Wilcox
Oct 16–Jan 15 Quitman
Crisp Telfair
Liberty
Randolph Terrell Lee Jeff Davis Appling
Ben Hill Long
Turner
Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill,
Berrien, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Clay
Calhoun Dougherty
Worth
Irwin
Coffee Bacon Wayne
Int
osh
Burke, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Tift Mc
Early Baker Pierce
Chatham, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Berrien Atkinson
Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly*, Miller
Mitchell
Colquitt Cook Ware Brantley
Glynn

Dougherty, Early, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, r


Lanie
Evans, Glynn, Grady, Harris*, Houston, Irwin, Jeff
Semin

Clinch Camden
Charlton
Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lanier, Laurens,
ole

Decatur Grady Thomas Brooks es


Lownd
Lee, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, Macon*, Marion, Echols
McIntosh, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery*, Muscogee,
Peach, Pierce, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph*, Schley, southern zone
Screven, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot*, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Either Sex Days Map
Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Turner, Twiggs, Ware,
Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson, Worth.
*Antler restrictions apply

DOG HUNTING (OCT 16–JAN 15)


Baker, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Calhoun, Camden,
Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Decatur, Dougherty, Early,
Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Grady, Jenkins, Lanier
(east of the Alapaha River and southeast of US Hwy 221), Liberty,
Long, McIntosh, Pierce (southeast of US Hwy 84 and portion
lying northwest of US Hwy 84 and northeast of Pleasant Hill Rd.),
Screven, Seminole, Tattnall, Thomas, Ware (that portion lying
south of US Hwy 82; and that portion lying north of US Hwy 82
and southeast of US Hwy 84), Washington (north of GA Hwy 24),
Wayne (north of US Hwy 341 and west of Beard’s Bluff Rd; north
of GA Hwy 169; and southeast of US Hwy 84)
DOG HUNTING (NOV 25–JAN 15)
Atkinson (south of US Hwy 82), Jefferson, Johnson (east of
GA Hwy 15)
DOG HUNTING (DEC 4–JAN 15)
Colquitt, Marion, Stewart, Terrell, Webster

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bear, turkey, feral hog, alligator & small game regulations
BEAR a helmet or hat, or part of a belt system worn by a hunter. No
Restriction Killing of females with cub(s) or a cub under 75 pounds hunting over bait or from a vehicle. A resident Hunting License is
is prohibited. required to hunt feral hogs for all resident hunters 16 years old or
Northern Zone In Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, older, except when hunting on land owned by them or their im-
Cherokee, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, mediate family (blood or dependent relationship) residing in the
Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, same household. Non-residents must meet non-resident license
Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, White, requirements. Contact the Game Management office nearest you
Whitfield Cos.: for more information (see page 4).
• Archery: Sept. 11–Oct. 8 Feral Hog Control Permits may be issued to landowners experi-
• Primitive Weapons: Oct. 9–15 encing wildlife habitat destruction and/or agricultural crop dam-
• Firearms: Oct. 16–Dec. 5 age. This free permit may be obtained through your local Game
No dogs or bait allowed. Bears must be reported to personnel of the Management office. Restrictions apply. See page 4 for contact
Wildlife Resources Division, Gainesville Office (770) 535-5700 or information.
Armuchee Office (706) 295-6041 within 24 hours of harvest. After NATIONAL FOREST & CORPS OF ENGINEERS LANDS (outside of WMAs)
hours, call 1-800-241-4113. At a minimum, the hide and skull must Hogs may be taken with archery equipment during archery deer
be taken to the Gainesville or Armuchee office within 3 business season, with deer weapons during firearms deer season, with turkey
days of harvest for tagging. Bears may also be checked at any WMA weapons during turkey season and with small game weapons during
check station in the counties listed above that are open for a managed small game season. Pursuing, catching or hunting hogs with dogs is
deer/bear/hog hunt between 8 a.m.–8 p.m. during the bear season. prohibited during firearms deer season. No limit. No night hunting.
Southern Zone In Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Echols and Ware Cos. No hunting over bait. Hunting license requirements must be met.
• Firearms: Sept. 23–25, Sept. 30–Oct. 2, Oct. 7–9 Hunter orange is required during firearms and primitive weapons deer
Dog hunting allowed; No baiting. Bears must be checked and seasons. It is illegal to release hogs on any public lands. It is illegal
tagged at the GA Forestry Commission Offices in Fargo, Folkston to release hogs on private land without permission of the landowner.
or Homerville between 12 noon and 9 p.m. on days of hunts. STOCKING Relocating feral hogs is illegal unless they have tested
Statewide Season Limit One (1) negative for brucellosis and pseudorabies within 30 days prior to
being moved. Individuals who relocate hogs in violation of laws and
TURKEY regulations are subject to prosecution by the Dept. of Agriculture.
Mar. 26–May 15, 2011, statewide. It is illegal to release hogs on any public lands. It is illegal to release
Season Limit 3 Gobblers. hogs on private land without permission of the landowner.
WARNING Feral hogs can carry diseases that are transmissible to people.
FERAL HOG To avoid possible exposure, wear plastic gloves when field-dressing
PRIVATE LANDS No closed season; no limit. Feral hogs may be hunted feral hogs; wash hands with soap and hot water immediately after-
at night with a light, which is carried on the person, affixed to wards; avoid direct contact with blood and reproductive organs; cook
thoroughly. 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

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229 - 669 -9748 ALLIGATOR
P.O. BOx 1056 We equip you with state of Sept. 4 – Oct. 3 for quota permit holders only. Season limit of 1 per
L ee s Bu rg, gA 31763
the art handheld thermal quota permit holder. Legal alligators must be 48 inches or longer
optics to locate hogs and from end of snout to tip of tail. Participants must be at least 12
Panther DPMS AR-10’s with years of age. Areas open for the harvest of alligators are limited to 9
thermal scopes mounted to
zones with zone specific quotas as follows:
harvest them with. It doesn’t
get any better than that!! • Zone 1 (Q=65) Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Early, Marion,
This is a guided hunt for wild Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Terrell, and Webster Cos.
hogs that are terrorizing sW • Zone 2 (Q=140) Baker, Decatur, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, and
georgia farmers. Seminole Cos.
HogSWAT is a hog control • Zone 3 (Q=60) Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dougherty, Houston, Lee,
company that’s tasked with Macon, Peach, Schley, Sumter, Taylor, and Worth Cos.
removing these tastie beasts • Zone 4 (Q=85) Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Irwin, Lanier,
from the farmers property,
for $400 per night, you can
Lowndes, Thomas, Tift, and Turner Cos.
join our team. UNLIMITED • Zone 5 (Q=70) Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Coffee, Dodge, Jeff Davis,
harvest, NO trophy fees. Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Wheeler,
You are limited by how well Wilcox and Wilkinson Cos.
you shoot. The better you • Zone 6 (Q=100) Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton,
shoot, the more pigs you can Clinch, Echols, Pierce, and Ware Cos.
harvest! We get you in close • Zone 7 (Q=130) Appling, Glynn, Long, McIntosh, Tattnall, Toombs,
and the rest is up to you!
and Wayne Cos.
ARE YOU READY???!!!
• Zone 8 (Q=120) Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Evans
Hand Gun, Archery Hal Sh o us e and Liberty Cos.
& Dog Hunts Also Available. • Zone 9 (Q=80) Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins,
Call For Details. Johnson, Richmond, Screven, and Washington Cos.

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federally regulated migratory birds
On WMAs in the open zones, alligators
may be taken during open small game dates
that coincide with the open season for alliga-
Attention Duck Hunters
tor (unless otherwise specified) by valid permit Avian Influenza Surveillance Continues This Season
holders only. WMA license required. No al- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources would like to thank you for your
ligator hunting on National Wildlife Refuges. support of the avian influenza monitoring program we have conducted for the last
For detailed information see the special Alli- three seasons. With your cooperation, Georgia DNR staff collected samples from
gator Hunting Season brochure available on the many hunter-harvested ducks and geese from across Georgia. These samples, along
internet at gohuntgeorgia.com or at WRD of- with additional samples from our partner agency, the United States Department
fices. Interested hunters must apply online for of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, were tested for the presence of the Asian H5N1
Alligator Quota hunts at gohuntgeorgia.com. strain of avian influenza. No Georgia samples (or any samples from across the
country) tested positive for this virus.
SMALL GAME
Once again this fall, we will be conducting more avian influenza monitoring across
BOBCAT & FOX Dec. 1–Feb. 28. No limit. Dog
Georgia, and we would appreciate your assistance. Wild birds, in particular certain
hunting allowed. Bobcats and foxes may be
species of waterfowl and shorebirds, are considered to be the natural reservoirs
hunted with small game firearms by hunters
for avian influenza viruses. One type of avian influenza virus, Asian H5N1 strain, has
using manual calls.
caused mortality among poultry, wild waterfowl, and even humans in the recent
GROUSE Oct. 15–Feb. 28; Daily limit: 3.
past. This strain of avian influenza is not currently known to exist in the United
OPOSSUM Oct. 15–Feb. 28; No limit.
States or even in North America. However, because of its potential impact on wild
QUAIL Nov. 13–Feb. 28; Daily limit: 12.
birds, domestic poultry, and human health should it be introduced into the United
RABBIT Nov. 13–Feb. 28; Daily limit: 12.
States, the USDA has funded a monitoring program to assist in the early detection
SQUIRREL Aug. 15–Feb. 28; Daily limit: 12.
of the Asian H5N1 strain.
COYOTES, ARMADILLOS, GROUNDHOGS, BEAVERS,
STARLINGS, PIGEONS & ENGLISH SPARROWS No As part of this monitoring program, associates with both the Georgia Department
closed season. No limit. Electronic calls may of Natural Resources and the United States Department of Agriculture will be
be used for hunting coyotes. collecting cloacal and tracheal swabs from hunter-harvested ducks during the
RACCOON Northern Zone (Area north of hunting season. If you are a duck hunter, and you see one of our associates in the
and including Carroll, Fulton, DeKalb, field this fall (most likely at a boat ramp or other public-access area) please allow
Gwinnett, Barrow, Jackson, Madison and us to take a sample from your duck so it can be tested for the presence of avian
Elbert Cos.): Oct. 15–Feb. 28; Daily limit 1. influenza viruses. The sample collection process will take only a few seconds, and
Southern Zone (Area south of Carroll, you will be allowed to keep your ducks.
Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Barrow, Jackson, For further information on avian influenza viruses, see the following websites:
Madison and Elbert Cos.): Oct. 15–Feb. 28;
Daily limit 3. • USGS National Wildlife Health Center:
nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/avian_influenza/index.jsp
TRAPPING • Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study:
Dec. 1–Feb. 28 for mink, otter, fox, opos- uga.edu/scwds/avianinfluenzainformation.html
sum, muskrat, skunk, bobcat, and weasel. Rac-
coons may be trapped only in the Southern • Centers for Disease Control:
Raccoon Zone. There is no closed season for cdc.gov/flu/avian/
trapping beavers and coyotes. Complete trap-
ping regulations can be obtained on the web at MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING LICENSE (H.I.P. license) LEGAL HOURS
gohuntgeorgia.com or from any WRD office. is required for any person who purchases a • Dove: 12 noon until sunset on opening day
license and hunts migratory birds (doves, of September season, and ½ hour before
FALCONRY ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, coots, rails, sunrise to sunset for the remainder of the
Valid falconry permit required. or gallinules). This license is free and can season.
• Quail (Daily limit: 12), grouse (Daily limit: 3), be obtained by completing a migratory bird • Other Migratory Birds: ½ hour before
and rabbit (Daily limit: 12); Oct. 1–Mar. 15. hunter questionnaire when purchasing a sunrise to sunset.
• Squirrel (Daily limit: 12); Aug. 15–Mar. 15. hunting license.
See Late-Season Migratory Bird brochure for FEDERAL YOUTH WATERFOWL DAY Only youth
falconry waterfowl season information. CROWS Nov. 6–Feb. 28; No Limit; Electronic 15 years of age or younger may hunt water-
calls may be used. Crows may be taken out- fowl or geese on this day. An adult at least
side of these dates only when causing agri- 18 years of age must accompany the youth
cultural damage. into the field but may not hunt.
Federally Regulated
Migratory Birds
MARSH HENS (Rails) Sept. 7–Oct. 12; Nov. 3– BANDED BIRDS Hunters harvesting any
For information on planting and manag- Dec. 6. Daily limit: 15. banded migratory bird should call the U.S.
ing a legal dove field obtain the brochure Fish and Wildlife Service Bird Banding
Dove hunting and agricultural practices in MOURNING DOVE Laboratory at 1-800-327-BAND.
Georgia from gohuntgeorgia.com or contact • Sept. 4–19; Oct. 9–17; Nov. 25–Jan. 8;
your local WRD office. Daily Limit: 15. Possession of migratory birds Harvested
• Eurasian collared doves may be taken at by Another Persons possessing migratory
A separate publication with hunting regula- any time; No limit. birds harvested by another hunter must
tions for ducks, geese, and other late-season possess, in writing, the hunter’s signature,
migrants is distributed by the DNR, avail- SNIPE Nov. 15–Feb. 28; Daily Limit: 8. address, total number of birds harvested by
able on the web at gohuntgeorgia.com, and species and dates of harvest.
at major license dealers in early September. WOODCOCK Dec. 18–Jan. 16; Daily Limit: 3.

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2010–11 georgia hunting seasons, dates & limits

SPECIES SEASON DATES LIMIT

Archery, Either sex Sept. 11 – Oct. 8, Statewide


12 per season, Statewide.
No more than 10 may be antlerless and no more than
Extended Archery—Either Sex
2 may be antlered. One (1) of the 2 antlered deer must
(ONLY for Clayton, Cobb,
Jan. 2–31 have at least 4 points, one inch or longer, on one side
DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton,
of the antlers.
Gwinnett & Rockdale Counties)
Firearms deer hunting is not allowed in Clayton,
Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton (north of GA Hwy. 92), and that
Deer Primitive Weapons—Either Sex Oct. 9–15, Statewide 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—Northern Zone Oct. 16 – Jan. 1 firearms allowed). In Hancock, Harris, Meriwether,
Montgomery, Randolph, Talbot and Troup counties,
Big Game

only antlered bucks with at least 4 points on either side


are legal. In Dooly and Macon counties, antlered bucks
Firearms—Southern Zone Oct. 16 – Jan. 15 must have a minimum 15-inch outside spread.

Archery: Sept. 11 – Oct. 8

Northern Zone Primitive Weapons: Oct. 9–15


Bear 1 per season, Statewide
Firearms: Oct. 16 – Dec. 5

Firearms: Sept 23–25,


Southern Zone
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, Oct. 7–9

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2010–11 georgia hunting seasons, dates & limits

SPECIES SEASON DATES LIMIT

Alligator Zone & Quota Limited Sept. 4 – Oct. 3 1 per quota permit holder

Crows Statewide Nov. 6 – Feb. 28 No limit

Sept. 4–19;
Dove Statewide Oct. 9–17; 15 per day, 30 in possession
Nov. 25 – Jan. 8

Fox & Bobcat Statewide Dec. 1 – Feb. 28 No limit

Grouse Statewide Oct. 15 – Feb. 28 3 per day


SMALL GAME

Sept. 7 – Oct. 12;


Marsh Hens Statewide 15 per day
Nov. 3 – Dec. 6

Opossum Statewide Oct. 15 – Feb. 28 No limit

Quail Statewide Nov. 13 – Feb. 28 12 per day

Rabbit Statewide Nov. 13 – Feb. 28 12 per day

Northern Zone Oct. 15 – Feb. 28 1 per day


Raccoon
Southern Zone Oct. 15 – Feb. 28 3 per day

Squirrel Statewide Aug. 15 – Feb. 28 12 per day

Woodcock Statewide Dec. 18 – Jan. 16 3 per day


TRAPPING

Mink, Otter, Fox,


Opossum, Muskrat, Skunk, Statewide Dec. 1 – Feb. 28 No limit
Bobcat, Weasel

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wildlife management areas
Outdoor recreational sessing a license to carry a concealed firearm FISHING: Unless otherwise posted, fishing is
opportunities that is valid in this state pursuant to OCGA allowed on WMAs according to statewide
GENERAL: Camping, hiking and other recre- §§ 16-11-126(f) or 16-11-129 may carry such regulations. When fishing on a WMA, only a
ational uses are allowed year-round, unless firearm subject to the limitations of OCGA Fishing License is required. However, a Fish-
otherwise posted at the WMA check station §§ 16-11-126 and 16-11-127, except where ing License and a WMA License is required
or at a specific recreation site. All WMA visi- prohibited by federal law. Campers are re- to fish on state Public Fishing Areas (PFAs)
tors are encouraged to wear hunter orange sponsible for their own trash. No person and Waters Creek Trophy Trout Stream on
during the hunting seasons. Specific recre- shall unreasonably disturb or annoy others Chestatee WMA (see fishing regulations). A
ation sites may be closed as needed for man- through abrasive, insulting, or threatening trout license is required in trout waters. An-
agement purposes by posting at the site. words or actions, or disobey any lawful or- glers possessing a Three-Day Fishing, Hon-
der of a law enforcement official, or act in a orary, Disability, Sportsmen’s, or Lifetime
CAMPING: All camps must be in designated manner resulting in a breach of the peace. License are not required to have a WMA
campgrounds, unless otherwise indicated or No generators, musical instruments, radios, License.
posted at the WMA check station. Camping televisions, or other noise-making devices
is allowed anywhere on WMAs on National may be used after 10 p.m. or before 7 a.m., ORGANIZED GROUPS: Any organization or indi-
Forest Lands, except where posted otherwise. in such a manner that they may be heard by vidual sponsoring an event (field trials, etc.)
Forest Service regulations govern outdoor other WMA visitors. involving more than 10 persons on a WMA
recreation on WMAs located on National may be required to obtain a “Right of Entry”
Forest Lands. Camping or driving motor HORSES AND BICYCLES are restricted to open agreement from the DNR. The appropriate
vehicles on managed wildlife openings is improved roads, designated trails, or desig- Game Management office (see page 4) should
prohibited. Carving, cutting, chopping or nated areas. Bicycles may be used on closed be contacted for details. Events which con-
damaging of live trees is prohibited. Camp- improved roads for hunter access. Horses may flict with primary uses of a WMA may be
ing or establishment of a campsite shall be be used off roads and trails during permit- prohibited. For WMAs on National Forest
limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 ted field trials. Horses and bicycles may be Lands, special use permits issued by the U.S.
consecutive days after which the campsite used on National Forest Lands not otherwise Forest Service shall satisfy the requirements
shall be vacated and all personally owned closed. Horses and bicycles are prohibited on for a “Right of Entry” agreement.
property is removed for a period of not less the Appalachian Trail.
than 7 days. During that 7 day period, a SHOOTING RANGES: DNR provides shooting
new campsite may not be established within FIREWOOD: Only trees that are dead and down ranges on several WMAs statewide. Please
1 mile of the vacated campsite by the same may be cut and used for firewood by visitors refer to page 33 for more information.
person(s). Loaded firearms are prohibited in while staying on WMAs.
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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.
• Billy Wayne Sellers
• Blum, Frederick
• Burch, Jane Malone
• Campbell Group
• Forest Resources Consultants
• Forestar
(formerly Temple-Inland)
• Georgia Power Company
(No Fee Lease)
• Girl Scouts of USA
• Hancock Timberland VIII Inc,
& Valencia Forest LLC
• Houston Co. Commission (706) 882-6525
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general wma regulations
All WMA laws, rules and regulations, un- otherwise specified. Hunters may check-in DESIGNATED BIRD DOG TRAINING AREAS: See page
less otherwise specified, must be followed starting at 12 noon the day before the hunt. 31. Bird dog training is allowed year round,
on Natural Areas, Heritage Preserves, Public Check-in permits must remain in the hunter’s only during daylight hours or as otherwise
Fishing Areas, and State Parks open for hunt- possession while hunting on all check-in hunts. specified, only pen-raised quail and pigeons
ing. WMA license is required except for State Some firearms deer hunts only require sign-in may be released and harvested using shotguns
Park Quota Hunts. prior to hunting. Sign-In prior to hunting is with number six or smaller shot while train-
required only once per season for archery deer ing pointing, flushing, and retrieving dogs
GENERAL hunts and turkey hunts. Check-out or sign-out provided that the dog trainer maintains proof
UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES: (on day of kill) is required on big game hunts of purchase of pen-raised quail.
• Placing bait or wildlife food. only if a deer, bear, hog or turkey is killed.
• Hunting within a posted safety zone. Deer harvested on Sign-In hunts must be DESIGNATED FURBEARER DOG TRAINING AREAS:
• Hunting within 50 yards of any road recorded on your Deer Harvest Record. Deer See page 31. No furbearer dog training is
opened for vehicular access. harvested on Check-In hunts receive special allowed unless otherwise specified in the
• Shooting from a motor vehicle. tags and are not recorded on your Deer Harvest WMA listings on pages 30–31 of this book-
• Possessing a cocked crossbow in a motor Record. let. Where specified in the WMA listings,
vehicle. furbearer dog training is allowed during
• Possessing a firearm during a closed hunt- Quota Hunts are hunting opportunities lim- WMA small game dates and Aug. 1–14 and
ing season for an area, except on designated ited to selected applicants only unless speci- March 1–19.
shooting ranges, unless such a firearm is fied otherwise. Hunters must apply by the
unloaded and stored in a motor vehicle so deadline and be selected for a specific quota HORSES AND BICYCLES are restricted to
as to not be readily accessible, except that hunt to participate. open improved roads, designated trails,
any person possessing a license to carry a or designated areas. Bicycles may be used
concealed firearm that is valid in this state TREE STANDS & OTHER HUNTING STRUCTURES: on closed improved roads for the purpose
pursuant to OCGA §§ 16-11-126(f) or “Hunting Structure” means any portable tree of hunter access. Horses may be used off
16-11-129 may carry such firearm subject stand, ground blind, stool, chair, bucket, wa- roads and trails during permitted field
to the limitations of OCGA §§ 16-11-126 terfowl blind, or other similar device used for trials. Horses and bicycles may be used on
and 16-11-127, except where prohibited by the purpose of hunting. Hunters may not National Forest Lands not otherwise closed.
federal law. construct or hunt from any tree stand that is Horses and bicycles are prohibited on the
• Possessing a loaded firearm (a gun is con- not portable or natural. Tree stands may not Appalachian Trail.
sidered loaded if a shell is in the chamber or be placed on utility poles or other structures
magazine, a percussion cap is on the nipple, supporting utility lines. For big game and fe- VEHICLES: ATVs are allowed on open, im-
or powder is present on the frizzen pan) ral hog hunts, hunting structures shall not be proved roads and designated trails only dur-
in a motor vehicle, except that any person placed any sooner than one day prior to the ing the period between 2 hours before sunrise
possessing a license to carry a concealed hunt and shall be removed from the WMA and 2 hours after sunset one day prior to and
firearm that is valid in this state pursuant to no later than 12 noon the day following the during big game and special hog only hunts
OCGA §§ 16-11-126(f) or 16-11-129 may hunt. For small game hunts, hunting struc- by hunters actively participating in the hunt,
carry such firearm subject to the limitations tures may be placed and shall be removed except where otherwise specified. However,
of OCGA §§ 16-11-126 and 16-11-127, ex- from the WMA only on the day of the hunt, on National Forest Lands including WMAs
cept where prohibited by federal law. except that on opening day of dove season on the National Forest, ATVs are restricted
• Camping or operating a motor vehicle hunters shall not enter a managed dove field to designated trails unless posted otherwise.
upon any permanent wildlife opening. and hunting structures shall not be placed on Roads may be closed at the discretion of the
• Driving a vehicle around any gate, sign, a managed dove field prior to 10 a.m. DNR. Vehicles may not be parked in such a
earth berm, or similar device intended to way as to block an open or closed roadway.
prevent vehicular access. DOGS must be confined or kept on a leash All motor vehicles are restricted to improved
• Consuming alcohol except at camp sites except when hunting or training during roads open for vehicular access. “Improved
(this regulation does not apply on National designated seasons or on designated areas. Roads” are roads that receive maintenance
Forest Lands). Persons training dogs must have a valid for the purpose of hunter access, and “Open
• Possessing alcohol while hunting on Hunting and WMA License. Bulldogs and Roads” are roads not closed with a gate, sign,
National Forest lands. Airedales are not allowed on WMAs for earthen berm or similar device intended to
• Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. hunting any species. Dogs are not allowed prevent vehicular access. Motor vehicles (in-
• Taking or possessing any wildlife except for pursuing or catching feral hogs. Hunters cluding ATVs, dirt bikes, utility vehicles, golf
during an open season for that species. must remove their dogs upon departure. Trail carts, and other off-road vehicles) must meet
• Trapping. dogs for rabbits are limited to Beagles, Basset applicable safety, licensing, insurance and
• Target practicing except on an authorized hounds and Dachshunds. Hunters are allowed registration requirements for use on public
shooting range. to hunt raccoons with trail dogs only. Owners roads. Vehicle and ATV operators must be
• Possessing or using buckshot except on are responsible for their dogs and any damage at least 16 years old.
dog-deer hunts. they may do to wildlife other than raccoon,
• Using metal detectors or collecting artifacts. fox, opossum or bobcat. It is unlawful to run FEES ON NATIONAL FOREST LANDS: Fees may
• Using paintball equipment (this regulation deer with dogs unless otherwise specified (see be charged for camping, ATV/ORV trails,
does not apply on National Forest Lands). Dixon Memorial, Paulks Pasture, Rogers, and shooting ranges, and boat ramps on the
• Night hunting except for raccoon, fox, Townsend WMAs). Hunters whose dogs are National Forest. These fees apply to all users. For
opossum, bobcat, and alligator (permit- found chasing deer may be appropriately more information, visit www.fs.fed.us/conf or
ted alligator hunters only). charged. Anyone wishing to pursue any contact any US Forest Service Office.
game animal or furbearer for the purpose of
Check-In versus Sign-In hunts: Check-in is training dogs may do so only during hunting
required prior to hunting during managed dates for that species listed for each WMA
firearms deer, bear and hog hunts except as unless otherwise specified.

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CHILDREN or Fitzgerald (229) 426-5267. After hours,
“Direct supervision” or “directly supervised” call 1-800-241-4113. For bear tagging re-
means uninterrupted, unaided visual contact quirements, see page 22. Hunters, Farmers,
and auditory communication of a child by an and Property Owners
adult. All children under sixteen (16) years TURKEY Are hogs ruining your property?
of age shall be accompanied by and under Turkey hunting on some WMAs is by
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ADULT/CHILD HUNTS ON WMAs, State Parks & at check station and sign-out any harvested the bed of a pickup truck
and can be moved around
NWRs: (Hunts for those under age 18) On birds. Season limit is 3 gobblers. the woods with a 4-wheeler.
Adult/Child Hunts for big game, all children Both trap styles are continuous feed.
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game, one adult may directly supervise no weapons during turkey hunts and with small
more than two (2) children (17 years old game weapons during small game dates on
and under). Adults and children may pos- most WMAs or as otherwise specified in the
sess firearms and hunt on small game and WMA listings on pages 34–53.
non-quota big game Adult/Child Hunts pro-
vided that an adult hunting on such hunts On special hog hunts, specified in the WMA
shall be directly supervising a child who is listings on pages 34–53, big game weapons
actively participating in the hunt. During may be used and hunter orange may be re- listings on pages 34–53. See page 22 for more
Adult/Child big game quota hunts, only one quired. Pursuing, catching or hunting hogs information.
firearm is allowed and only the child may with dogs is not allowed. No limit unless
hunt. All Adult/Child big game hunts are otherwise specified. Hunting and WMA Li- COYOTES may be taken during deer, bear, turkey
firearms hunts unless specified otherwise. censes are required. Electronic hog calls are and small game hunts. Weapons are restricted
permitted. No night hunting. to legal firearms and archery equipment for the
DEER game species specified for a particular hunt
Two (2) deer may be harvested on any one (1) MIGRATORY BIRDS in the WMA listings on pages 34–53 of this
managed hunt (sign-in hunts less than one (1) CROWS, SNIPE & WOODCOCK may be taken on booklet. Electronic calls may be used. No
week in length or any hunt requiring hunter small game dates during the statewide seasons night hunting.
check-in). However, on managed hunts hav- unless otherwise specified. Electronic calls
ing quality buck antler restrictions, only one may be used for crows. No limit on crows. FALCONRY: All WMAs are open for falconry
(1) of the two (2) deer harvested may be an during listed small game dates for a specific
antlered buck. Bag limits on sign-in hunts DUCK hunting on managed impoundments area (see pages 34–53). Field trial areas and
lasting one (1) week or longer are the same at Altamaha, Arrowhead, Cordele Hatchery, archery-only hunting areas on WMAs are also
as the statewide limit. On check-in hunts, Evans PFA, Oconee & Rum Creek WMAs open for small game hunting by means of fal-
hunters must obtain a permit at the WMA is by quota only. Hunters must hunt from conry during the statewide falconry season.
check station prior to hunting and are re- assigned areas or ponds. Shooting hours
quired to check-out harvested deer. Hunt- end at 12 noon, except the last Saturday of FURBEARERS: Raccoons, opossum, foxes and
ers should not record the deer on their deer the season, when hunting is allowed until bobcats may be hunted within statewide sea-
harvest record. The deer should be taken to sunset. See page 55 for quota hunt informa- sons during small game and furbearer dates,
the WMA check station where DNR person- tion for Altamaha & Oconee (Dan Denton unless otherwise specified in the WMA list-
nel will provide a special deer tag. On all other Waterfowl Area). For Arrowhead PFA, Evans ings on pages 34–53. Furbearers may not be
deer hunts, hunters must complete their deer PFA, Rum Creek WMA, Flat Creek PFA and hunted during firearms deer hunts. Night
harvest record at the site of the kill and sign-out Cordele Fish Hatchery see area listings on hunting is allowed, unless otherwise speci-
the deer on the date of kill at the WMA check pages 35–53. Waterfowl hunting can take fied, between 6 p.m. and 12 noon the fol-
station. No small game or furbearer hunting place only during specified waterfowl hunting lowing day. Hunters must pick up their dogs
is allowed during managed deer hunts, un- dates. Waterfowl on all other WMA loca- by 12 noon on the day following the hunt.
less otherwise specified. On hunts with qual- tions may be hunted any day of the waterfowl Electronic calls are prohibited.
ity buck regulations requiring a minimum of season that the area is open for small game
4 points on one side, points must be at least one hunting or as otherwise specified. SMALL GAME: Unless otherwise specified,
inch long. On hunts requiring a 15-inch ant- hunters are allowed to hunt any small game
ler spread, spread is greatest width measured GOOSE hunting is allowed on WMAs except with an open state season (see page 25) dur-
from the outside edges of the antler beams. on managed waterfowl impoundments. On ing the small game dates specified in the
managed waterfowl impoundments, geese WMA listings on pages 34–53. No small
BEAR may be taken only during managed water- game or furbearer hunting is allowed dur-
All bears killed during open seasons must be fowl hunts during the state goose season. ing managed deer hunts except that migra-
checked at the check station on same date as tory birds may be hunted during archery
killed. If check station is unmanned, kills SMALL GAME, FURBEARERS, deer hunts during open state season unless
must be listed on sign-out forms provided at FALCONRY & COYOTES otherwise specified.
check station and reported to personnel of the ALLIGATORS are small game species and may
Wildlife Resources Division within 24 hours: be taken on small game dates during state- UNPROTECTED NONGAME SPECIES may be taken
Armuchee (706) 295-6041, Gainesville wide alligator season by quota permit holders only during small game dates.
(770) 535-5700, Fort Valley (478) 825-6354, only, unless otherwise specified in the WMA

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ADULT/CHILD HUNTS
Information on Adult/Child Hunts at Cumberland Island NS, Eufaula NWR, and Savannah NWR may be found on pages 56–58. Information on federal listings
can be found on pages 56–58.
Region WMA Location Type Dates Quota Instructions
56 J. L. Lester WMA Deer Oct. 9–10 ✓ Quota 20. Check-In. Apply by Sept. 10 by letter to Region 1.
30 Crockford–Pigeon Mtn WMA Deer Oct. 15–17 Check-In
3 Allatoona WMA Deer Oct. 16–17 Check-In
1
58 John’s Mountain WMA Deer Oct. 29–31 Check-In
27 Coosawattee WMA Deer Nov. 12–14 Check-In
8 Berry College WMA Deer Jan. 15–17 ✓ Quota 750. Check-In. Apply by Nov. 15 by letter to Region I.
26 Coopers Creek WMA Deer Oct. 1–2 Check-In
60 Lake Russell WMA Deer Oct. 9–11 Check-In
2
36 Dukes Creek CA Deer Oct. 22–23 Check-In
31 Dawson Forest WMA Deer Oct. 28–30 Check-In
104 Tuckahoe WMA Deer Sept. 17–19 Sign-In
3
22 Clarks Hill WMA Deer Oct. 22–24 Sign-In
11 Big Lazer Creek WMA Deer Oct. 2–3 Sign-In
24 Clybel WMA Deer Oct. 8–10 ✓ Quota 150. Sign-In. Apply by Sept. 10 by letter to Region 4.
12 Blanton Creek WMA Deer Oct. 9–10 Sign-In
72 Oaky Woods WMA Deer Oct. 9–15 ✓ Quota 300. Sign-In. Apply by Sept. 10 by letter to Region 4.
4
73 Ocmulgee WMA Deer Oct. 9–15 ✓ Quota 300. Sign-In. Apply by Sept. 10 by letter to Region 4.
19 Chattahoochee Bend State Park Deer Nov. 20–23 ✓ Adult/Child. Quota 75. Sign-In.
24 Clybel WMA Deer Dec. 17–19 Adult/Child. Sign-In
17 Cedar Creek WMA Deer Dec. 26–28 Sign-In
21 Chickasawhatchee WMA Deer Dec. 26–28 Sign-In
5
90 River Creek WMA Deer Dec. 26–28 ✓ Quota 30. Sign-In. Apply by Dec. 1 by letter to Region 5.
49 Grand Bay WMA Deer Sept. 18–19 Check-In
7 Beaverdam WMA Deer Sept. 25–Oct. 1 Sign-In
6 89 River Bend WMA Deer Oct. 23–24 Check-In
16 Bullard Creek WMA Deer Nov. 5–7 Sign-In
10 Big Hammock WMA Deer Nov. 26–28 Sign-In
23 Clayhole Swamp WMA Deer Sept. 17–19 Check-In
81 Paulks Pasture WMA Deer Sept. 17–19 Check-In
94 Sansavilla WMA Deer Sept. 24–26 Check-In
7
82 Penholoway Swamp WMA Deer Sept. 24–26 Check-In
50 Griffin Ridge WMA Deer Oct. 29–31 Check-In
77 Ossabaw Island WMA Deer Nov. 25–27 ✓ Quota 75. Check-In. Apply by Sept. 15 by letter to Region 7.
— Cumberland Island NS Deer — ✓ Application instructions on pages 56–58.
— Eufaula NWR Deer — ✓ Application instructions on pages 56–58.
— Savannah NWR Deer — Application instructions on pages 56–58.
Sept. 4, Sept. 11,
1 56 J. L. Lester WMA Dove
Sept. 18
2 109 Wilson Shoals WMA Dove Sept. 4 ✓ Quota 25. Call between Aug. 1–15 to apply. (770) 535-5700
32 Di-Lane WMA Dove Sept. 4 ✓ Quota 100 parties for Field 2. Apply Aug. 1–15 by letter to Region 3.
3 85 Redlands WMA Dove Sept. 4 ✓ Quota 100. Apply Aug. 1–15 by letter to Region 3.
106 Walton Public Dove Field WMA Dove Sept. 4 ✓ Quota 80 parties. Apply Aug. 1–15 by letter to Region 3.
5 90 River Creek WMA Dove Sept. 4, Sept. 11 ✓ Quota 15 per hunt. Apply by Aug. 15 by letter to Region 5.
Sept. 4, Sept. 11,
6 79 Paradise PFA Dove Sign-In
Sept. 18
3 32 Di–Lane WMA Quail Feb. 5 ✓ Quota 8 parties (3 persons per party). Apply Oct. 1–15 by letter to Region 3.
Dec. 18–19,
6 71 Moody Forest NA Squirrel Sign-In at E. River Rd kiosk.
Dec. 25–26
6 B. F. Grant WMA Turkey Mar. 26–Apr. 2 Sign-In
Mar. 26–Apr. 3,
93 Rum Creek WMA Turkey ✓ Quota 25 per hunt. Sign-In. Apply Feb. 1–28 by letter to Region 4.
Apr. 9–17
Mar. 26–Apr. 3,
4 24 Clybel WMA Turkey ✓ Quota 25 per hunt. Check-In. Apply Feb. 1–28 by letter to Region 4.
Apr. 9–17
57 Joe Kurz WMA Turkey May 7–15 ✓ Quota 25. Check-In. Apply Feb. 1–28 by letter to Region 4.
24 Clybel WMA Turkey May 9–15 Sign-In
93 Rum Creek WMA Turkey May 9–15 Sign-In
90 River Creek WMA Turkey Apr. 1–3, Apr. 15–17 ✓ Quota 5 per hunt. Sign-In. Apply by Mar. 1 by letter to Region 5.
5
97 Silver Lake WMA Turkey Apr. 9–17 ✓ Quota 35. Sign-In. Apply by Mar. 1 by letter to Region 5.
71 Moody Forest NA Turkey Mar. 26–27 Sign-In.
6
49 Grand Bay WMA Turkey Apr. 2–3, Apr. 9–11 Check-In
7 50 Griffin Ridge WMA Turkey Mar. 26–27 ✓ Quota 25. Check-In. Apply by Feb. 1 by letter to Region 7.
1 5 Arrowhead WMA Waterfowl Dec. 11, Jan. 8 ✓ Quota 30. Check-In. Apply by Oct. 15 by letter to Region I.
Quota 3 parties per hunt (3 persons per party). Sign-In. Apply Oct.
Youth Waterfowl
74 Oconee WMA Waterfowl ✓ 1–15 by letter to Region 3. Quota is for Impoundment 1. No quota for
Day & Nov. 27
Impoundment 3.
Rum Creek WMA (Lake Juliette) Waterfowl Youth Waterfowl Day No quota. Youth Waterfowl Day only.
Youth Waterfowl
4 93 Rum Creek WMA (Youth Areas) Waterfowl No quota. Youth Waterfowl Day & Wed.–Sun. during statewide season.
Day & Wed.–Sun.
Rum Creek WMA (Marsh Pond) Waterfowl Dec. 11, Jan. 8 ✓ Quota 3 parties per hunt. Apply Oct. 1–15 by letter to Region 4.
Quota 3 parties per hunt (3 persons per party).
29 Cordele Hatchery Waterfowl Nov. 27, Jan. 8 ✓ Apply by Oct. 15 by letter to Region 5.
5
Quota 3 parties per hunt (3 persons per party). Sign-
90 River Creek WMA Waterfowl Dec. 18, Jan. 8 ✓ In. Apply by Dec. 1 by letter to Region 5.
Quota 3 parties per hunt (3 persons per party). Apply
6 40 Evans County PFA Waterfowl Nov. 27, Dec. 11 ✓ by Oct. 14 by letter. See listing for instructions.
— Eufaula NWR Waterfowl — ✓ Application instructions on pages 56–58.
— Savannah NWR Waterfowl — ✓ Application instructions on pages 56–58.
Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Federal
(706) 295-6041 (770) 535-5700 (706) 595-4222 (478) 825-6354 (229) 430-4254 (229) 426-5267 (912) 262-3173 Areas

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ladies, Honorary License & Wheelchair HUNTS
Information on Wheelchair Hunts at Okefenokee NWR, Piedmont NWR, and Savannah NWR may be found on pages 34–53.
Honorary
Region WMA Location Type Ladies Wheelchair Dates
License
30 Crockford-Pigeon Mtn WMA Deer ✓ ✓ Oct. 15–17
3 Allatoona WMA Deer ✓ ✓ Oct. 16–17
1
58 John's Mountain WMA Deer ✓ ✓ Oct. 29–31
28 Coosawattee-Carter's Lake WMA Deer ✓ Nov. 5–7
36 Dukes Creek CA Deer ✓ Oct. 22–23
2
60 Lake Russell WMA Deer ✓ ✓ Nov. 5–7
22 Clarks Hill WMA Deer ✓ Oct. 22–24
3
86 R. B. Russell SP Deer ✓ Dec. 7–8
93 Rum Creek WMA Deer ✓ Sept. 30–Oct. 2
93 Rum Creek WMA Deer ✓ Oct. 8–9
4 108 West Point WMA Deer ✓ Oct. 15–16
11 Big Lazer Creek WMA Deer ✓ ✓ Nov. 23–24
24 Clybel WMA Deer ✓ Dec. 9–11
45 Flint River WMA Deer ✓ Oct. 22–23
5
1 Albany Nursery WMA Deer ✓ Nov. 11–14, Dec. 2–5
89 River Bend WMA Deer ✓ Oct. 2–3
6
55 Horse Creek WMA Deer ✓ Oct. 9–10
5 1 Albany Nursery WMA Turkey ✓ Apr. 2–3, Apr. 16–17, Apr. 30–May 1

Feral Hog HUNTS


No dogs allowed on feral hog hunts. Hunters must wear 500 in2 of hunter orange as an outer garment above the waist.
Region WMA Location Dates Quota Instructions
84 Pine Log WMA Jan. 14–16, Feb. 11–13 Sign-In
1
25 Cohutta WMA Feb. 4–10 Sign-In
21 Chickasawhatchee WMA Aug. 3–8, Mar. 1–6, May 24–29, June 7–12, June 21–26 Sign-In
45 Flint River WMA Aug. 3–8, Mar. 1–6, Mar. 8–13, May 17–22, June 14–19 Sign-In
5
51 Hannahatchee WMA Aug. 3–8, Mar. 1–6, Mar. 8–13, May 24–29, June 14–19 Sign-In
39 Elmodel WMA Aug. 7–8, Mar. 5–6, May 28–29, June 18–19, July 9–10 Sign-In
Quota 100 persons per hunt. Maximum 5 persons per
77 Ossabaw Island WMA Jan. 20–22, Feb. 24–26 ✓
party. Check-In. Apply by Dec. 1 by letter to Region 7.
4 Altamaha WMA Mar. 1–10 Sign-In. On lands west of Butler and Champney only.
23 Clayhole Swamp WMA Mar. 1–10 Sign-In
7 81 Paulks Pasture WMA Mar. 1–10 Sign-In
82 Penholoway Swamp WMA Mar. 1–10 Sign-In
94 Sansavilla WMA Mar. 1–10 Sign-In
95 Sapelo Island WMA Mar. 1–10 Sign-In
103 Townsend WMA Mar. 1–10 Sign-In

furbearer dog training areas (outside of take season)


Review specific area listing for seasons and restrictions.
Furbearer training is outside of take season.
Region Location Region Location
Otting WMA Sprewell Bluff NA
1 4
Sheffield WMA West Point WMA
2 Hart County WMA Chickasawhatchee WMA
5
Broad River WMA Lake Seminole WMA
Elbert County WMA 6 Horse Creek WMA
Fishing Creek WMA Little Satilla WMA
Germany Creek WMA Richmond Hill WMA
3 7
Keg Creek WMA Rogers WMA
Redlands WMA Sapelo Island WMA
Soap Creek WMA
Yuchi WMA

bird dog training areas


Region Location Region Location
Allatoona WMA Ocmulgee WMA —
4
Gum Swamp Creek Tract
Berry College WMA
Albany Nursery WMA
Coosawattee WMA 5
1 Elmodel WMA
Crockford-Pigeon
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• Completely self-contained
J. L. Lester WMA
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Paulding Forest WMA • Complete with shelving, loading ramp
2 Hart County WMA Horse Creek WMA and all weather membrane
Penholoway Swamp WMA Freezer $9600* • Chiller $8730*
Alexander WMA 7
Richmond Hill WMA (Freight charges not included) *MSRP
3 Mead Farm WMA
Lowe Refrigeration Inc. | 105 Cecil Court | Fayetteville, GA 30214
Walton Public Dove www.loweusa.com | Tel: 770.461.9001 | Fax: 770.461.8020
Field WMA

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2010–2011 quota hunts
Specialty WMA Quota Hunt Instructions Please Note: Additional application requirements may apply for
Specialty WMA Quota Hunt applications are not available through certain specialty quota hunts. Refer to the listing where the hunt
the online application system. These include: Adult/Child Quota will take place in the Hunting Opportunities section of this guide
hunts, dog deer quota hunts, quail quota hunts, rabbit quota hunts, for additional instructions. All general WMA & State Park deer,
feral hog quota hunts, and some dove and waterfowl quota hunts. turkey, and most waterfowl quota hunts and all alligator quota
These hunts require that applications be submitted by mail. Applica- hunts are only available through the Online Quota Hunt Ap-
tions must be sent to the Game Management region office responsible plication System at gohuntgeorgia.com.
for the WMA where the hunt is to be held. Application periods and
deadlines are listed next to the respective hunts in the WMA section
of this publication. Applications should include: full name, address, Regional Offices
phone number, and SSN for each member of the party. Adult/Child
applications must include the DOB for each child. If there are mul- • Northwest Regional Office (Region 1)
tiple hunt dates, then list hunt dates in priority order. A separate 2592 Floyd Springs Rd., Armuchee, GA 30105, (706) 295-6041
application is required for each hunt. The responsible region may be
determined by looking at the heading for the area where the hunt • Northeast Regional Office (Region 2)
is to be held in the Georgia Public Hunting Opportunities section of 2150 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, GA 30501, (770) 535-5700
this publication. The number that appears after the acreage in the
heading for an area is the Game Management region responsible for • East Central Regional Office (Region 3)
its management. 142 Bob Kirk Rd. NW, Thomson, GA 30824, (706) 595-4222

Applications must be addressed • West Central Regional Office (Region 4)


in the following manner: 1014 MLK Blvd., Fort Valley, GA 31030, (478) 825-6354

• Southwest Regional Office (Region 5)

River Creek Adult/Child Dove Hunt. .............................Name of hunt


Example:
2024 Newton Rd., Albany, GA 31701, (229) 430-4256

Region 5 Game Management....... Region office responsible for hunt


2024 Newton Rd.
• South Central Regional Office (Region 6)
1773-A Bowens Mill Hwy., Fitzgerald, GA 31750, (229) 426-5267

Albany, GA 31701........ Address for region office where hunt is held • Coastal Regional Office (Region 7)
(See the region office addresses listed to the right.) 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520, (912) 262-3173

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shooting ranges on wmas & federal areas
DNR provides archery and firearms shooting range opportunities WMAs with archery ranges
around the state. Hours and days of operation vary. Range rules are
No. Location
posted at all ranges. Hearing and eye protection are required at all
22 Clarks Hill WMA
firearms ranges. Clay targets are prohibited. Most ranges are not 24 Clybel WMA
staffed. Use ranges at your own risk. Please visit gohuntgeorgia.com 56 J. L. Lester WMA
or call the appropriate Game Management office for hours, com- 66 McDuffie PFA
plete rules, and specific range information. 87 Rich Mountain WMA — Cartecay Tract
91 Rocky Mountain PFA
102 Tallulah Gorge State Park
106 Walton Public Dove Field
Invest in the Future WMAs with firearms shooting ranges
of Conservation and For directions and additional range information visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com

Save Up to $200 No.


7
Location
Beaverdam WMA Daylight hours
Range Hours

10 Big Hammock WMA Daylight hours


Georgia seniors ages 60–64 have a golden opportunity 11 Big Lazer Creek WMAMonday–Sunday: sunrise to sunset
to ensure a lasting contribution to conservation and 16 Bullard Creek WMA Daylight hours
continuation of our sporting heritage by purchasing a $95 Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Senior Discount Lifetime License. Purchasing this license 21 Chickasawhatchee WMA Sunday: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
now can save you up to $200 in license costs before age Monday: CLOSED
65 and confirms your status as a PAID sportsman for the Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
24 Clybel WMA
rest of your life. Sunday: CLOSED
25 Cohutta WMA Sunrise to sunset daily. $5.00 parking fee.
Did you know that once you become 65 and receive an 34 Dixon Memorial WMA Daylight hours
honorary license the state can no longer count you as Tuesday–Sunday: sunrise to sunset
a PAID license holder? As a result, Georgia’s hunting and 51 Hannahatchee WMA
Monday: CLOSED
wildlife conservation programs are losing money! Georgia May 1–Aug. 31: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
can only count PAID license holders for the purpose of Sept. 1–April 30: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
obtaining critical Federal Sportfish and Wildlife Restoration 58 John’s Mountain WMA
Sunday: CLOSED.
dollars, which are derived from taxes placed on fishing gear $5.00 parking fee.
and sporting arms and ammunition. In Georgia, this means Tuesday–Sunday: sunrise to sunset
65 Mayhaw WMA
we do not get to count at least 270,000 honorary license Monday: CLOSED
holders that represent an annual loss of at least $4 million 73 Ocmulgee WMA
Tuesday–Saturday: sunrise to sunset
in Federal Sportfish and Wildlife Restoration funds. Sunday–Monday: 1:00 p.m. to sunset
Wednesday–Monday: 8:00 a.m. to sunset
Secure your investment in the continuation of hunting and 88 Richmond Hill WMA
Tuesday: CLOSED
fishing for the next generation, ensure your fishing and Monday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to sunset
sporting arms and ammunition tax dollars are returned 108 West Point WMA
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – sunset
to Georgia, and save money now by purchasing the Senior Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Discount Lifetime License for $95. Friday, and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
or sunset, whichever is earliest
Applications available online at www.gohuntgeorgia.com 109 Wilson Shoals WMA
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. or sun-
or by visiting a Wildlife Resources Division office. set, whichever is earliest
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
110 Yuchi WMA
Mondays: CLOSED

Can You Handle the Challenge?


The Hunter Education Skills Challenge offers participants an opportunity to advance
their outdoor education skills through competition. The program includes events that
simulate realistic conditions in order to reinforce and test a young hunter’s skills.
Who Can Compete?
This program is open to any youth age 18 years old or younger that has completed
their hunter education course. Competitions include two divisions: Junior (age 14 and
younger) and Senior (age 15–18).
How Does it Work?
Youth compete first in a local Challenge. Each Challenge is an organized competition
containing up to six components (archery, air rifle, safety trail challenge, orienteering,
wildlife identification and responsibility exam). Participants earn points at each component
with a maximum score of 500. The top 10 scoring participants are eligible for the State
Challenge (scheduled for January 15, 2011). For more information—such as practice tests
or local Challenge locations—visit www.georgiawildlife.com and select “Education”
and “Shooting Sports.”
This program is made possible through Wildlife Restoration funds and the Georgia Department
of Natural Resources.

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wildlife management area locator
The numbers on this map correspond with the alphabetical listing
of Georgia Public Hunting Opportunities on the following pages.
Maps for all WMAs are available to view, print or download free of charge
at www.gohuntgeorgia.com.

Region 3
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7
(706) 595-4222
(706) 295-6041 (770) 535-5700 (478) 825-6354 (229) 430-4254 (229) 426-5267 (912) 262-3173
(770) 918-6416

25 101 107 N
25 87 26
13 18 102
111 30 58
27 87 20 36 W E
28 60
78 105
5 31 64 109
91 53
84 67
8 86 S
15
3
96 38 14
56 46
80 42 98

52 85 48 69
106 59
22
19 24 6 74 83
66
108 17 68
57
93 32 2 110
47
99 54 33
9
12 11 104
37 7
41 75
100 76
89
70 43 72 73 73

51 45 40
29 16
55 71 10
88 77
62 44 50
1 103
21 82 95
92
39 79 94 23
35 63 4
81
65 34

49
97 90
61

Complete WMA information including maps of WMAs


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All of the following Wildlife Management 32). A self-addressed stamped envelope must last day of the season; Butler Island: Quota
Areas, Natural Areas, Conservation Areas, be included to receive permit. Dove hunting (20), maximum of 3 hunters per blind area;
State Parks, Public Fishing Areas, and Fish on Sept. 4 for quota permit holders only in Check-In no later than 5:00 a.m. EST.
Hatcheries are open for hunting. Please note designated fields only. General Hunt: Sept. Feral Hog May be hunted on Butler,
that the numbers following the acreage in 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25–Jan. 8. Champney, and Rhetts Islands during ar-
the heading for each listing represents the SPECIAL REGULATIONS No camping. chery deer season and after the last Saturday
Game Management Region office to contact DIRECTIONS FROM WAYNESBORO Take GA of waterfowl season. See page 29. Special
for additional information. All youth hunt- Hwy 24 east 6 miles; turn right on Harrison Hog Hunt: Mar. 1–10, on lands west of But-
ing opportunities are highlighted in green. Rd.; go 1.5 miles to Sign-In board. ler and Champney Island only; hunters must
wear at least 500 square inches of hunter or-
ange as an outer garment above the waist; no
1 ALBANY NURSERY WMA
(300 acres) Region 5 3 ALLATOONA WMA
(6,818 acres) Region 1 dogs allowed [Sign-In].
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Access to Rhetts Is-
Deer Deer & Bear land at designated sites only. Boats are re-
• Archery/Either Sex: Dec. 11–Jan. 15 • Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11– stricted to one motor of no more than 25
[Sign-In]; Oct. 14 [Sign-In]; hp as determined by manufacturer’s plate.
• Firearms/Either Sex/Wheelchair Hunters • Firearms/Adult/Child, Honorary License Refuges will be closed to firearms at all times,
Only: Nov. 11–14, Dec. 2–5; No Quota; Holders & Ladies/Either Sex & Bear: but open to hog and deer hunting during ar-
Shotgun Only [Sign-In]. Oct. 16–17 [Check-In]; chery deer season and to rabbit hunting with
Turkey Wheelchair Hunters Only: April • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 18–Dec. 5, bow and arrow after last Saturday of water-
2–3, April 16–17, April 30–May 1; Quota Dec. 26–Jan. 1 [Sign-In]. fowl season. Firearms and primitive weapons
2 [Sign-In]. Apply between Feb. 15–Mar. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. deer hunting allowed only on islands west
10. See quota hunt application instructions Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15– of Butler and Champney. All blinds, de-
(page 32). Sept. 10, Dec. 6–25, Jan. 2–Feb. 28. Pigeons coys, and other personal property must be
Small Game & Furbearers Pigeons and and pen-raised quail may be used for train- removed immediately after hunt. Airboats
pen-raised quail may be used for training ing pointing, flushing and retrieving dogs in are prohibited inside managed waterfowl
pointing, flushing and retrieving dogs in des- designated areas Aug. 1–Oct. 15, Dec. 6–25, impoundments. All roads and dikes are
ignated areas except during scheduled hunts Jan. 2–Mar. 19 (see page 28). Rabbit dogs closed to motorized traffic unless otherwise
(see page 28). No furbearer season. may be used on the bird dog training area. specified. Rhetts Island is closed to fishing,
Quail Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12; Quota 1 party/ Dove Sept. 4–19, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25–Jan. 8. shrimping, and crabbing from Sept. 15–30
hunt, maximum 3 persons/party [Sign-In]. Waterfowl State season. and during the statewide waterfowl season.
Bag limit: 6 quail/person and 12 quail/party. SPECIAL REGULATIONS No firearms allowed DIRECTIONS FROM DARIEN Take U.S. Hwy 17
Apply by Dec. 15; see quota hunt application in U.S. Corps of Engineers developed camp- south 1.5 miles; check station is on the right.
instructions (page 32). sites. Horse and bicycle facilities are closed Rayonier Natural Area (McIntosh, Long,
Rabbit (Saturdays and State holidays only) all day Oct. 16–17 and before 10:00 a.m. and Wayne Cos.; 1330 acres), which consists
Jan. 22–Feb. 26; Shotgun Only. EST during all other deer and turkey seasons. of a 300 ft. wide section of non-contiguous
Squirrel Saturdays and State holidays only: ATVs prohibited. property including both sides of the Altama-
Aug. 21–Nov. 6, Jan. 22–Feb. 26; Shotgun DIRECTIONS FROM CARTERSVILLE Take Hwy ha River extending from river mile 61 (Doe
Only. 20 east from I-75, 5.5 miles to check station. Eddy) to 1 mile east of Sansavilla Powerline
Dove Sept. 4; Quota 35 [Sign-In]. Apply by Crossing (river mile 36). WMA stamp re-
Aug. 15; see quota hunt application instruc- quired to hunt. Boundaries are posted with
tions (page 32). General Hunt: Sept. 6, 11,
18, Oct. 9, 11, 16, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 11, 18,
4 ALTAMAHA WMA
(29,300 acres) Region 7 WMA signs and paint. Rayonier NA is open
for all statewide seasons.
23-25, Jan. 1, 8. Deer
Waterfowl (Saturdays and State holidays • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
only): Jan. 16 through end of statewide sea-
son.
[Sign-In];
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
5 ARROWHEAD WMA
(400 acres) Region 1
DIRECTIONS FROM ALBANY Take GA Hwy [Sign-In]; Deer & Bear Archery: Dec. 24–Jan. 2
234 west 11 miles; turn right on Tallahassee • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–31, Nov. 22– [Sign-In].
Rd.; go 1.2 miles to entrance on right. Dec. 5, Dec. 27–Jan. 15 [Sign-In]. Waterfowl Adult/Child (only child
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. can hunt): Dec. 11 and Jan. 8; Quota 30
Small Game & Furbearers (except snipe) [Check-In]. Apply by Oct. 15. See quota hunt
2 ALEXANDER WMA
(1,300 acres) Region 3 Aug. 15–Feb. 28, except on Butler Island,
which is open after last Saturday of waterfowl
application instructions (page 32). Shooting
hours until 12 noon for waterfowl.
Deer season. Snipe hunting is allowed Wed.–Sun. Small Game Sept. 4–6, Oct. 16–17, 23–24,
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15 during state season, except on Butler Island Nov. 25–28, Jan. 15–17.
[Sign-In]; which opens after last Saturday of Water- DIRECTIONS FROM ROME Take U.S. Hwy 27
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Nov. 30 fowl Season. Furbearers may only be hunted north 9 miles to GA Hwy 156; turn right
[Sign-In]. on lands west of Butler and Champney Is- (east) and go 2.3 miles to Floyd Springs Rd;
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. lands. turn left and go 2 miles to area.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. 28. Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25–
Pigeons and pen-raised quail may be used for Jan. 8. No dove hunting on Butler Island
training pointing, flushing and retrieving
dogs in designated areas. See page 28.
during waterfowl season.
Waterfowl Wed., Sat., Sun. and State holi-
6
B. F. GRANT WMA
(12,000 acres) Region 4
Dove Sept. 4; Quota 50; Apply Aug. 1–15; days during State Season except Butler Island, Deer
Applications must be received by Aug. 15; which is Sat. only; shooting hours are morn- • Archery/Quality Buck & Antlerless:
see quota hunt application instructions (page ings until 12 noon and until sunset on the Sept. 18–19, Sept. 25–26 [Sign-In];

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• Firearms/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
3–6, Dec. 1–4; Quota 400 [Check-In]; 10, Oct. 16–26, Oct. 31–Nov. 23, Nov. Small Game & Waterfowl Wed. and Sat.
• Primitive Weapons/Antlerless Only: Dec. 28–Dec. 13, Dec. 19–Feb. 28. Pigeons and only during state waterfowl season. Water-
16–18 [Sign-In]. pen-raised quail may be used for training fowl hunting allowed until 12 noon. No
Turkey pointing, flushing and retrieving dogs in furbearer season.
• Adult/Child: Mar. 26–April 2 [Sign-In]; designated areas (see page 28). SPECIAL REGULATIONS Camping, horses and
• General Hunt: April 3–May 15 [Sign-In]. Alligators May be hunted during open ATVs prohibited. Note safety zone on map—
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15– archery dates concurrent with the alligator access prohibited between Feb. 1 and Jul. 15.
Sept. 16, Sept. 20–23, Sept. 27–Nov. 1, Nov. season in accordance with rules and regula- DIRECTIONS FROM MILLEN Take Hwy 17
7–29, Dec. 5–14, Dec. 19–Feb. 28. tions pursuant to alligator hunting. North 0.9 miles; turn right on Old Louisville
Waterfowl State season during small game DIRECTIONS FROM DUBLIN Take U.S. 441 Rd. Go 7.9 miles to entrance on left.
dates. No hunting on MARSH ponds. north 4.5 miles; turn right on Old Toomsboro
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only bucks with Rd., go 7.5 miles to WMA sign; turn right BIG HAMMOCK WMA &
15"outside spread or 16" main beams are
legal. No hunting on pastures.
on Oconee Church Rd., turn at WMA sign. 10 NATURAL AREA
(6,900 acres) Region 6
DIRECTIONS FROM EATONTON Take Hwy 16 Deer
west 0.7 miles; turn right on Hwy 441 By-
pass; go 1.5 miles to Godfrey Rd.; turn left
8
BERRY COLLEGE WMA
(15,029 acres) Region 1 • Natural Area (Archery Only): Sept. 11–Jan.
15 [Sign-In];
and go 6 miles to Check-In station. Deer & Bear • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–21, Sept. 26–
• Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11– Oct. 15 [Sign-In];
Nov. 1, Nov. 7–12 [Sign-In]; • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Sept. 23–25
7 BEAVERDAM WMA
(5,500 acres) Region 6 • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Sex
Deer Last Two Days: Nov. 3–6; Quota
[Check-In];
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 20–23 [Sign-In];
Deer 1,000 [Check-In]; • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Nov.
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–24, Oct. 2–15 • Firearms/Either Sex & Bear: Dec. 1–4; 26–28 [Sign-In];
[Sign-In]; Quota 1,000 [Check-In]; • Firearms/Buck Only: Nov. 5–6, Dec. 8–11
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Sept. 25– • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Jan. [Sign-In].
Oct. 1 [Sign-In]; 15–17; Apply by Nov. 15; see quota hunt Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 28–30 application instructions (page 32); Quota Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. 10,
[Check-In]; 750 [Check-In]. Oct. 16–18, Oct. 24–Nov. 3, Nov. 7–24,
• Firearms/Buck Only: Nov. 25–27, Dec. 15– Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. Nov. 29–Dec. 6, Dec. 12–Feb. 28; Natural
18 [Sign-In]. Furbearers No season. Area: Aug. 15–Sept. 10, Jan. 16–Feb. 28.
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. Small Game Aug. 15–Nov. 1, Nov. 7–29, Dec. Alligators May be hunted during open
5–Jan. 13, Jan. 18–Feb. 28. No furbearer sea- archery dates concurrent with the alligator
son. Pigeons and pen-raised quail may be used season in accordance with rules and regula-
for training pointing, flushing and retrieving tions pursuant to alligator hunting.
dogs in designated areas (see page 28). Rabbit SPECIAL REGULATIONS If the river stage
dogs may be used on the bird dog training is 9 feet or higher, measured at the
area. Bird dog training area open only from Doctortown Gauge, the gates will be
Aug. 1–Nov. 2, Nov. 13–30, Dec. 5–Jan. 14, closed. No firearms deer hunting allowed
Jan. 18–Mar. 19. No furbearer season. in Natural Area and hunters may not hunt
Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25– within 50 feet of the nature trail. Dogs pro-
Jan. 8. hibited on Natural Area from Mar. 1–Nov.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS There is no open sea- 1. Foot traffic only in Natural Area. Hunter
son for the taking of any wildlife on Berry orange is not required on Natural Area.
Special College Refuge. Firearms and archery equip- DIRECTIONS FROM GLENNVILLE Take
$8600.00! ment are prohibited on refuge. Hunters may Hwy 144 south 12 miles to Altamaha River.
DelivereD, throughout Georgia not use the main campus for gaining access. Area lies on both sides of Hwy 144.
Horse, bicycle and foot trails and areas are
closed all day during deer firearms season
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11 BIG LAZER CREEK WMA
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3 windows, choice DIRECTIONS FROM ROME Take U.S. 27 north Deer
of stain & roof color to jct. of Old Summerville Rd.; turn left on • Archery/Quality Buck & Antlerless:
Old Summerville Rd. and go 1.5 miles to jct. Sept. 11–30, Oct. 4–8 [Sign-In];
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(1,692 acres) Region 3 Oct. 20–23, Nov. 10–13 [Check-In];
• Honorary License Holders & Ladies/
Deer Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. 23–24
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8 [Sign-In];
[Sign-In]; • Firearms/Quality Buck & Antlerless:
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15 Dec. 3–4 [Sign-In];
www.TrophyAmishCabins.com [Sign-In]; Turkey Mar. 26–Apr. 1, Apr. 2–Apr. 8,
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Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15– with at least four (4) points (1 inch long or • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Jan. 1 [Sign-In].
Sept. 10, Oct. 9–18, Oct. 24–Nov. 8, Nov. longer) on either side are legal. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
14–21, Nov. 25–Dec. 1, Dec. 5–Feb. 28. DIRECTIONS FROM WEST POINT Take Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. 28.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only Quality Bucks Hwy 103 south 10 miles to mile marker 6, Furbearer dog training allowed (see page 28).
with at least four (4) points (1 inch long or turn right to check station. Dove
longer) on either side are legal. • Sept. 4; Quota 30. Apply Aug. 1–15. Ap-
DIRECTIONS FROM TALBOTTON Take U.S. 80 BLUE RIDGE WMA— plications must be received by Aug. 15.
east 4 miles; turn left on Po Biddy Rd. go
6.5 miles; turn left on Bunkum Rd. and go
13 CHATTAHOOCHEE NF
(20,900 acres) Region 2
See quota hunt application instructions
(page 32). A self-addressed stamped enve-
1.2 miles to check station. Deer & Bear lope must be included to receive a permit.
• Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct. 5 • General Hunt: Sept. 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov.
[Sign-In]; 25–Jan. 8.
12 BLANTON CREEK WMA
(4,800 acres) Region 4 • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex & Bear:
Oct. 7–9 [Check-In];
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No camping.
DIRECTIONS FROM ELBERTON Take Hwy 72
Deer • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Sex east 11 miles. Turn right on Hwy 79; go 7.3
• Archery/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. Deer Last Two Days: Nov. 24–27, Dec. 15– miles to River Rd., turn right. Go 0.75 miles
11–Oct. 7 [Sign-In]; 18 [Check-In]. to Sign-In board on left.
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Quality Buck & Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Antlerless: Oct. 9–10 [Sign-In]; Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–
• Firearms/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov.
3–6, Nov. 17–20; Quota 200 [Check-In].
Sept. 10, Oct. 10–Nov. 22, Nov. 28–Dec.
13, Dec. 19–Feb. 28.
15 BROAD RIVER NATURAL AREA
(440 acres) Region 2
Turkey Mar. 26–Apr. 1, Apr. 2–8, DIRECTIONS FROM DAHLONEGA Take GA 60 Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Dec. 5.
Apr. 9–15; Quota 40 [Check-In]. April 16– north for 28 miles to jct. with USFS Road Turkey Mar. 26–May 15.
May 15 [Sign-In]. #
69; turn left and go 1 mile to the check Small Game Aug. 15–Sept. 10, Dec. 6–
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15– station. Feb. 28. No furbearer season.
Sept. 10, Oct. 11–Nov. 1, Nov. 7–15, Nov. 21– DIRECTIONS FROM DANIELSVILLE Go north
Feb. 28. on U.S. 29 for 2 miles; turn right on Hwy
Dove Sept. 4; Quota 90. Dove hunters must
call (478) 825-6354 between Aug. 1–15 to
14 BROAD RIVER WMA
(1,500 acres) Region 3 281; go 4 miles, cross Broad River; go 0.3
mile; area is on right.
apply for quota dove hunt. Sept. 11, 18, Deer
Oct. 11–17, Nov. 25–Jan. 8. • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8 [Sign-In];
Waterfowl No Hunting on MARSH Pond. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only Quality Bucks [Sign-In];

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Oct. 15 [Sign-In];
16 BULLARD CREEK WMA
(13,900 acres) Region 6 • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Sex
Deer Last Day: Oct. 27–30 [Check-In];
21 CHICKASAWHATCHEE WMA
(19,700 acres) Region 5
Deer • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Deer
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–28, Oct. 3–15 Sex Deer Last Two Days: Nov. 17–20 • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8,
[Sign-In]. Ocmulgee Tract open for Archery [Check-In]; Dec. 30–Jan. 15 [Sign-In];
deer hunting only: Sept. 11–Jan. 15 [Sign-In]; • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear: Dec. 1–4 • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Sept. 30– [Check-In]. [Sign-In];
Oct. 2 [Check-In]; Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. • Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 21–23, Nov. 4–6
• Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 20–23 [Sign-In]; Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. 10, [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Nov. 5–7 Oct. 16–25, Oct. 31–Nov. 15, Nov. 21–29, • Firearms/Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two
[Sign-In]; Dec. 5–Feb. 28. Days: Nov. 18–20; Quota 350 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 24–27 [Sign-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM HELEN Take Hwy 75 • Firearms/Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. north to Robertstown, turn left on Alt. Hwy Days: Dec. 2–4; Quota 350 [Check-In];
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15– 75; cross bridge; turn right, go 2.8 miles to • Adult/Child/Either Sex: Dec. 26–28 [Sign-In].
Sept. 10, Oct. 16–18, Oct. 24–Nov. 3, Nov. check station. Turkey Mar. 26–Apr. 1, Apr. 2–8; Quota 50
8–22, Nov. 28–Feb. 28; Ocmulgee Tract: [Sign-In]. Apr. 9–May 15 [Sign-In].
Jan. 16–Feb. 28. CHATTAHOOCHEE BEND Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–
Alligators May be hunted during open ar-
chery deer dates concurrent with the alligator
19 STATE PARK (Adult/Child Only)
(2,910 acres) Region 4
Sept. 10, Oct. 24–Nov. 2, Nov. 7–16, Nov.
21–30, Dec. 5–24, Dec. 29–Feb. 28 [Sign-In].
season in accordance with rules and regula- Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Nov. 20– Furbearer dog training allowed (see page 28).
tions pursuant to alligator hunting. 23; Quota 75 [Sign-In]. Dove Sept. 4; Quota 40; Apply by letter by
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Montgomery County SPECIAL REGULATIONS Hunt is open to select- August 15th; Quota on designated field only
Tract access is limited to foot or boat travel ed Adult/Child applicants only. To apply, visit (all other areas are open to public) [Sign-In];
only and is quality buck which means bucks gohuntgeorgia.com before Sept 1. When apply- see quota hunt application instructions (page
must have a minimum of four (4) points ing for this hunt, only the child should appear 32). General Hunt: Sept. 5–19, Oct. 9–15,
(1 inch or longer) on one side. No firearms on the application because only the child may Nov. 25–Jan. 8.
deer hunting within designated archery-only hunt. Apply online at gohuntgeorgia.com. Any Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunts:
areas (Ocmulgee and Towns Bluff Tracts) but child selected for this hunt must be accompa- Aug. 3–8, Mar. 1–6, May 24–29, June 7–12,
legal firearms permitted for turkey and small nied by an adult. Please refer to the Instruc- 21–26; hunter orange required; no dogs al-
game hunting. tions for Online Quota Hunt Applications on lowed [Sign-In].
DIRECTIONS FROM HAZELHURST Take U.S. page 32. Hunt participants will be charged a DIRECTIONS FROM ALBANY Take Hwy 91
221 north 7 miles; turn left at entrance sign; $30 non-refundable, non-transferrable hunt south 4 miles to jct. with Hwy 62; turn right
go to check station. fee. Selected hunters may reserve cabins and and go 15 miles; follow signs to check station.
campsites at John Tanner State Park by call-
CEDAR CREEK WMA (OCONEE NF) ing (229) 430-4402. Camping prohibited
17 (37,820 acres) Region 4 on Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Chat-
tahoochee Bend State Park will be closed to
22 CLARKS HILL WMA
(12,700 acres) Region 3
Deer the general public from Nov. 20–23. ATVs Deer
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 11 prohibited. • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–22, Sept. 27–
[Sign-In]; DIRECTIONS FROM NEWNAN Take U.S. 27 Alt Oct. 8 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Buck Only/Either Sex Deer Last north 6.4 miles to Wagers Mill Rd.; turn left, • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
Day: Oct. 13–16 [Check-In]; go 3.3 miles to Boone Rd.; turn right, go 1.5 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 11–13 miles to Payton Rd.; go right 2.1 miles to kiosk. • Firearms/Either Sex: Sept. 24–26
[Check-In]; Dec. 15–18 [Sign-In]; [Check-In]; Nov. 8–28 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Buck Only: Nov. 20–28 [Sign-In]; • Firearms/Adult/Child & Honorary License
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Dec. 26– CHESTATEE WMA Holders/Either Sex: Oct. 22–24 [Sign-In].
28 [Sign-In].
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
20 (CHATTAHOOCHEE NF)
(25,000 acres) Region 2
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. 10,
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. 10, Deer & Bear Oct. 16–21, Oct. 25–Nov. 7, Nov. 29–Feb. 28.
Oct. 17–Nov. 9, Nov. 14–19, Nov. 29–Dec. 13, • Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11– Sign-In is mandatory (only once per season).
Dec. 19–24, Dec. 29–Feb. 28. Oct. 15 [Sign-In]; Dove Sept. 4; Quota 30. Apply Aug. 1–15.
Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 17, Nov. 29– • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Sex Applications must be received by Aug. 15.
Dec. 13, Dec. 19–24, Dec. 29–Jan. 8. Deer Last Two Days: Nov. 3–6 [Check-In]; See quota hunt application instructions (page
SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs prohibited. • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear: Dec. 8–11 32). A self-addressed stamped envelope must
Acreage has been reduced. Updated maps [Check-In]; be included to receive permit. Dove hunting
available at the check station. • Firearms/Either Sex & Bear: Dec. 30– on Sept. 4 for quota permit holders only in
DIRECTIONS FROM MONTICELLO Take Hwy Jan. 1 [Check-In]. designated fields only. General Hunt: Sept.
16 east ¾ mile; take right fork on Hwy 212; Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. 11, 18, Oct. 16–17, Nov. 29–Jan. 8.
go 12 miles to check station sign; follow ar- Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15– Waterfowl State seasons. All waterfowl
row 0.5 mile to check station. Sept. 10, Oct. 16–Nov. 1, Nov. 7–Dec. 6, hunters must possess a WMA license when
Dec. 12–28, Jan. 2–Feb. 28. hunting waters west of Hwy 43 bridge. Sign-
CHATTAHOOCHEE WMA DIRECTIONS FROM CLEVELAND Take U.S. 129 In is mandatory (only once per season).
18 (CHATTAHOOCHEE NF)
(25,150 acres) Region 2
north 10.5 miles to Turner’s Corner; turn
left on U.S. 19; go 0.5 mile; turn right on
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Areas west of U.S.
Hwy 78/GA Hwy 17 are open for hunting
Deer & Bear Dick’s Creek Rd.; go 1 mile to check station during statewide seasons only. Camping in
• Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11– driveway on left. designated sites only.

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DIRECTIONS FROM THOMSON Take U.S. 78 6 quail/person or 12 quail/party.
north 10 miles; turn right on Smith Mill Rd. Dove Sept. 4, Quota 200; Dove hunters
at WMA sign; go 2.5 miles to check station. must call (478) 825-6354 between Aug. 1–15
27 COOSAWATTEE WMA
(7,450 acres) Region 1
to apply for quota dove hunt. General Hunt: Deer & Bear
Sept. 11 & 18, Oct. 11–17, Nov. 29–Dec. 7, • Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct.
23 CLAYHOLE SWAMP WMA
(5,242 acres) Region 7 Dec. 12–15, Dec. 20–Jan. 8.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Multi-use trails and ar-
15, Dec. 26–Jan. 1 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex & Bear:
Deer eas are closed all day during firearms deer hunts Nov. 12–14 [Check-In];
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–15, Sept. and before 10:00 a.m. during archery and • Firearms/Either Sex & Bear: Dec. 16–18
20–28, Oct. 3–7, Oct. 16–Nov. 12, Dec. turkey seasons. Rules are posted at trailhead. [Check-In].
27–Jan. 15 [Sign-In]; DIRECTIONS FROM MANSFIELD Take Hwy 11 Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Sept. south 2.7 miles; turn left at WMA Sign; fol- Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
17–19 [Check-In]; low signs 2 miles to check station. 10, Oct. 16–Nov. 10, Nov. 15–Dec. 14, Dec.
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15 19–Feb. 28. Pigeons and pen-raised quail
[Sign-In]; COHUTTA WMA may be used for training pointing, flushing
• Firearms/Buck Only: Nov. 13–19 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Either Sex: Sept. 30–Oct. 2
25 (CHATTAHOOCHEE NF)
(96,503 acres) Region 1
and retrieving dogs in designated areas (see
page 28). Rabbit dogs may be used on the
[Check-In]; Nov. 20–21, Dec. 20–26 Deer & Bear bird dog training area. Bird dog training area
[Sign-In]. • Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct. open only from Aug. 1–Nov. 10, Nov. 15–
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. 5, Oct. 11–15 [Sign-In]. Dec. 14, Dec. 19–Mar. 19.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear: Oct. 7–10, SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs prohibited.
10, Nov. 22–Dec. 19, Dec. 27–Feb. 28. Dec. 1–5 [Check-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM CHATSWORTH Hunters must
Alligators May be hunted during open ar- Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. Sign-In/Check-In and Sign-Out/Check-Out
chery deer dates concurrent with the alligator Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. 10, harvested big game at the Coosawattee Carter’s
season in accordance with rules and regula- Oct. 16–Nov. 29, Dec. 6–Feb. 28. Lake Archery Area check station (see below).
tions pursuant to alligator hunting. Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunt:
Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunt: Feb. 4–10; hunter orange required; no dogs COOSAWATTEE CARTER’S
Mar. 1–10; hunters must wear at least 500 allowed [Sign-In].
square inches of hunter orange as an outer gar- DIRECTIONS FROM ELLIJAY Take Hwy 52 west
28 LAKE WMA
(3,600 acres) Region 1
ment above the waist; no dogs allowed [Sign-In]. 9.2 miles; turn right at Conasauga Lake sign; Deer & Bear
ARCHERY-ONLY AREA go 3.5 miles; turn right on USFS Road #68, • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 15, Nov.
Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15. go 2.0 miles to check station. 8–Jan. 1 [Sign-In];
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM CHATSWORTH Take U.S.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. Hwy 411 North to Eton; turn right at traffic
10, Jan. 16–Feb. 28. light and follow Holly Creek Rd. 11.6 miles
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Area west of Firebreak to check station.
along Cowpen Swamp is archery only for all DIRECTIONS FROM CISCO Take GA Hwy 2;
species. Horseback riding prohibited during go 3 miles to jct. with West Cowpen Rd.;
deer hunts. check station at jct.
DIRECTIONS FROM STERLING Take Hwy 341
north 0.5 mile; turn right on Old Jesup Rd.; COOPERS CREEK WMA
go 1 mile to Pennick Rd. on right; WMA is
6 miles down Pennick Rd. on right.
26 (CHATTAHOOCHEE NF)
(30,000 acres) Region 2
We offer...
Quality Deer
Hunting
Deer & Bear
CLYBEL WMA (CHARLIE • Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–29, Turkey Hunting

24 ELLIOTT WILDLIFE CENTER)


(6,400 acres) Region 4
Oct. 3–15 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex & Bear:
Quail Hunting
Dove Hunting
Deer Oct. 1–2 [Check-In]; Excellent Meals
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 1, Nov. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex & Bear: & Lodging
22–28 [Sign-In]; Nov. 10–13 [Check-In];
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Oct. • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear: Dec. 8–11
8–10; Quota 150 [Sign-In]; Apply by Sept. [Check-In].
10; Dec. 17–19 [Sign-In]; Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
• Firearms/Honorary License Holders/Ei- Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
ther Sex: Dec. 9–11 [Sign-In]; 10, Oct. 16–Nov. 8, Nov. 14–Dec. 6, Dec.
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 27–30, Nov. 12–Feb. 28.
17–20; Quota 150 [Check-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM DAHLONEGA Take GA
Turkey Hwy 60 north 26 miles to jct. of Coopers Located in Washington County,
• Adult/Child: Mar. 26–Apr. 3, Apr. 9–17; Creek Rd.; turn right and go 0.5 mile to jct. just 2 ½ hours from Atlanta,
Quota 25 [Check-In]; Apply between Feb. of USFS Road #236; turn left and go 4 miles Tarver Grove Plantation offers
one of middle Georgia’s most
1–28. May 9–15 [Sign-In]; to jct. of USFS Road #4; turn right and go personalized hunting experiences.
• General Hunt: Apr. 23–29, Apr. 30–May 0.5 mile to check station. When you arrive to hunt, you
6; Quota 25 [Sign-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM BLAIRSVILLE Take Old have the 3,000 acre plantation
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. Blue Ridge Hwy west 5 miles to Mulkey to yourselves!
10, Oct. 2–6, Oct. 11–25, Oct. 31–Nov. 15, Gap Rd.; turn left and travel 8.5 miles to
Nov. 21, Nov. 29–Dec. 7, Dec. 12–15, Dec. check station. (478) 357-7968
20–Feb. 28. Daily limit: 3 rabbits/person and www.TarverGrovePlantation.com

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• Firearms/Wheelchair Hunters Only/Either • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Sex
Sex & Bear: Nov. 5–7; Quota 40 [Check-In].
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Deer Last Day: Nov. 10–13; Dec. 8–11
[Check-In].
32 DI-LANE WMA
(8,100 acres) Region 3
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. Deer
10, Oct. 16–Nov. 3 , Jan. 2–Feb. 28. Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Oct. 13, • Archery/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept.
Waterfowl State waterfowl season. Oct. 18–Nov. 8, Nov. 14–Dec. 6, Dec. 12–Feb. 11–Oct. 4 [Sign-In];
SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs prohibited. Quo- 28. Limit 3 rabbits/person. Pigeons and pen- • Firearms/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct.
ta hunters must apply by letter to U.S. Army raised quail may be used for training pointing, 6–9, Oct. 20–23; Quota 400 [Check-In];
Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 96, Oakman, flushing and retrieving dogs in designated areas Nov. 11–13 [Check-In].
GA 30732 between Aug. 15 and Sept. 10. (see page 28). Rabbit dogs may be used on the Turkey Mar. 26–Apr. 1, Apr. 2–8; Quota 30
DIRECTIONS FROM CHATSWORTH Go 11 miles bird dog training area. Bird dog training area [Sign-In]. Apr. 9–May 15 [Sign-In].
south on old U.S. 411; turn left at Carters Lake open only from Aug. 1–Oct. 13, Oct. 18–Nov. Quail
Powerhouse sign; go 1 mile to check station. 8, Nov. 14–Dec. 6, Dec. 12–Mar. 19. • Adult/Child: Feb. 5.
DIRECTIONS FROM ELLIJAY Take Hwy 282 Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18 ,Oct. 9–13, Nov. 25– • General Hunt: Dec. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22,
west to old U.S. 411; go south 3.8 miles; turn Dec. 6, Dec. 12–Jan. 8. 29, Feb. 9; Quota: 8 parties per hunt; per-
left at Carters Lake Powerhouse sign; go 1 SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs prohibited. sons selected may bring up to 2 guests; limit
mile to check station. Horse, bicycle, caving, hiking, rock climb- 6 quail/person, 12 quail/party [Sign-In]. Ap-
ing, parasailing and hang-gliding trails and ply between Oct. 1–15; applications must
areas are closed all day during firearms deer be received by Oct. 15. Hunters including
29 CORDELE FISH HATCHERY
(40 acres) Region 5 seasons. Additionally, horse and bicycle trails
and areas are closed before 10:00 a.m. during
a non-selection notice from previous ap-
plications will receive priority. List hunts
Waterfowl archery deer and turkey season. Firearms re- dates in order of preference on application.
• Adult/Child: Nov. 27, Jan. 8; Quota 3 parties. strictions apply to certain portions of WMA. Quail hunters may take woodcock, snipe,
• General Hunt: Dec. 18, Jan. 22; Quota 3 Consult WMA map for specific locations. and other game birds with an open season.
parties. Apply by Oct. 15 for all hunts. DIRECTIONS FROM LAFAYETTE Take Hwy 193 • See quota hunt application instructions
• See quota hunt application instructions west 2.7 miles to Chamberlain Rd.; turn left (page 32). A self-addressed stamped enve-
(page 32). Shooting hours end at noon. and go 3 miles to Rocky Lane Rd.; turn right lope must be included to receive permit. An
Maximum of 3 persons/party including and go 0.3 mile to check station. Adult/Child party consists of one adult and
permit holder for Adult/Child hunts and up to two children.
the three persons listed in party for general Small Game & Furbearers (except quail)
hunts. Designated Pond Only.
DIRECTIONS FROM CORDELE Take U.S.
31 DAWSON FOREST WMA
(25,000 acres) Region 2 Aug. 15–Sept. 10, Oct. 10–18, Oct. 24–Nov.
9, Nov. 14–30, Dec. 2–3, 5–7, 9–10, 12–14,
Hwy 280 west 0.5 miles. Turn right on Fish Deer & Bear 16–17, 19–21, 23–28, 30–31, Feb. 1–4, 6–8,
Hatchery Rd., go 1.4 miles. • Archery/Quality Buck, Antlerless & Bear: 10–28. Squirrel hunting area-wide during state
Sept. 11–Oct. 6, Oct. 10–15, Dec. 5–12 season on dates open for small game. Other
CROCKFORD-PIGEON [Sign-In]. small game and furbearers on area South of
30 MOUNTAIN WMA
(19,951 acres) Region 1
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Quality Buck, Ant-
lerless & Bear: Oct. 8–9 [Check-In];
Rocky Creek from Jan. 1–31 (2011).
Dove
Deer & Bear • Firearms/Quality Buck, Antlerless & Bear: • Sept. 4; Dove Field 1: Quota 100; Adult/
• Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct. Oct. 28–30 [Check-In]; Child/Dove Field 2: Quota 100 parties. Ap-
13, Oct. 18–Nov. 8 [Sign-In]; • Firearms/Quality Buck & Bear: Nov. 10– ply Aug. 1–15; applications must be received
• Firearms/Adult/Child, Honorary License 13, Dec. 1–4 [Check-In]; by Aug. 15.
Holders & Ladies/Either Sex & Bear: Oct. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. • General Hunt: Sept. 11 & 18, Oct. 16, Nov.
15–17 [Check-In]; Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. 25–30 (2010); Jan. 1–8, South of Rocky
10, Oct. 16–26, Oct. 31–Nov. 8, Nov. 14–29, Creek only. Designated fields only.
Dec. 5–Feb. 28. • See quota hunt application instructions
Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 16–17, Nov. 25– (page 32). A self-addressed stamped enve-
29, Dec. 5–Jan. 8. lope must be included to receive permit. An
Waterfowl State season during small game Adult/Child party consists of one adult and
dates. No hunting on managed waterfowl up to two children.
impoundment behind horse camp. Waterfowl Hunting area-wide during state
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only bucks with 4 or season on dates open for small game
more points (1 inch long or longer) on one side SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only Quality Bucks
of the antlers are legal. Horse and bicycle trails with at least four (4) points (1 inch long or lon-
Gray Ghost plantation in middle Georgia provides and areas are closed all day during firearms ger) on either side are legal. For information
some of the best quail, deer, and turkey hunting deer seasons and before 10:00 a.m. during on bird dog field trials call (706) 595-4222.
in the south; just 1.7 hours southwest of Atlanta,
45 minutes east of Columbus and 45 minutes west
archery and turkey seasons. Special rules ap- Bird dog training allowed Oct. 16–18, 2009.
of Macon. We strive on making your hunt and your ply to horse and bicycle use; rules are posted DIRECTIONS FROM WAYNESBORO Take Hwy
stay with us relaxing and enjoyable. We provide at trailhead. Roads on the City of Atlanta 25 South to 4th Street. Turn right on 4th
half-day hunts, full-day hunts and wing-shooting tract are closed to vehicles daily from 10:00 Street/Herndon Rd. and go 9 miles. Follow
weekend packages.
p.m.–6:00 a.m. except for individuals legally signs to check station.
For more details call us at:
camping, hunting, or fishing on the area.
DIRECTIONS FROM DAWSONVILLE Take GA
478-334-5841 Hwy 53 west 6 miles; turn right onto drive-
Or visit us online at: way at kiosk; check station is at top of hill.
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DOERUN PITCHERPLANT BOG Small Game & Furbearers Sept. 10–11,
33 DIXON BAY WMA
(300 acres) Region 3 35 NATURAL AREA
(600 acres) Region 5
Oct. 15–16, Oct. 29–30, Nov. 12–13, Dec.
31–Jan. 1, Jan. 7–8, 14–15, 21–22, 28–29,
Deer Deer Archery/Either Sex: Nov. 1–Jan. 15 Feb. 4–5. All small game and furbearer hunt-
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15 [Sign-In]; [Sign-In]. ing (day and night) by reservation only. All
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Nov. 13– Small Game & Furbearers Jan. 16–Feb. 28 hunters must Sign-In and Sign-Out. Maxi-
Jan. 15 [Sign-In]. [Sign-In]. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited. mum 25 hunters per hunt period for small
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. Special Regulations Doerun Pitcherplant game. Maximum 10 hunters per hunt pe-
Small Game Aug. 15–Feb. 28. Furbearer Bog contains rare species and sensitive habi- riod for furbearers. Reservations must be
and alligator hunting prohibited. tats. To protect these resources, vehicular ac- made beginning Sept. 1 for small game and
DIRECTIONS FROM SYLVANIA Take E. cess is limited to entrance road and parking beginning Dec. 1 for furbearer by calling
Ogeechee 2.2 miles to jct. of Buck Creek area. ATVs and horses prohibited. (706) 878-3087.
and Brannen’s Bridge Rd., take Brannen’s Directions from Doerun Take Hwy 133 SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only Quality Bucks
Bridge Rd. 3.4 miles to jct. of GA Hwy 24, south two (2) miles; turn left at Natural Area with at least four (4) points (1 inch long or
continue on Brannen’s Bridge Rd. 5.3 miles sign. longer) on either side are legal.
to stop sign, turn left on Pine Grove Inn Rd. DIRECTIONS FROM HELEN Take Hwy 75 north
and go 6 miles; turn right on Sweetheart Rd., DUKES CREEK-SMITHGALL to Robertstown, turn left on Alt. GA 75; go
go 1.6 miles. Area is on right. 36 WOODS CONSERVATION AREA
(4,500 acres) Region 2
2.2 miles, turn left into Smithgall Woods at
Stone Pillars; follow signs to check station.
Deer & Bear
34 DIXON MEMORIAL WMA
(35,559 acres) Region 6 • Archery/Quality Buck, Antlerless & Bear:
Sept. 16–18, Sept. 30–Oct. 2 [Sign-In]; 37
ECHECONEE CREEK NA
(490 acres) Region 4
Deer • Firearms/Adult/Child or Honorary Li- ARCHERY ONLY AREA
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–27, Oct. 3–14 cense Holders/Either Sex & Bear: Oct. Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15
[Sign-In]; 22–23 [Check-In]; [Sign-In].
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Sept. 29– • Primitive Weapons/Quality Buck, Antler- Turkey Archery: Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Oct. 2 [Check-In]; less & Bear: Nov. 3–6 [Check-In]; SPECIAL REGULATIONS Public access to
• Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 16–17, Oct. • Firearms/Quality Buck & Bear/Either Sex Ocmulgee River tract is only by boat.
23–26, Nov. 22–28 [Sign-In]; Deer Last Two Days: Nov. 17–20, Dec. 1–4 DIRECTIONS FROM BONAIRE (to Ocmulgee
• Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 4–6 [Check-In]. [Check-In]. River tract) Take GA 96 east for 3.3 miles
Dec. 4–7, 11–14 [Sign-In]. Turkey Mar. 26–28, Apr. 8–10, 22–24; to boat ramp on Ocmulgee River; go north
• Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with Quota 20 [Check-In]. by boat on river approximately 10.5 miles.
Buckshot Only: Jan. 7, 14; Quota 60 Tract is on west bank of the river.
[Sign-In]. Apply by Sept. 1. See quota hunt
application instructions (page 32). Maxi-
mum of 10 individuals/deer-dog hunt ap-
plication. All deer-dogs must be marked Georgia and Florida Land
with the selected hunter’s name and phone.
All vehicles must display deer-dog permit in For SALE and HUNTING LEASES
windshield. All hunters must carry deer-dog
permit during hunt. Hunting from ditch
line into woods on WMA roads during
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deer-dog hunts permitted. Hunting from
County roads and drivable surface of WMA
roads is prohibited.
Bear
• Archery: Sept. 23–25, Oct. 7–9 [Sign-In];
• Primitive Weapons: Sept. 30–Oct. 2
[Check-In];
• Firearms: Nov. 4–6 [Check-In].
Note: Bears may not be taken on the Federal
portion of Cowhouse Island.
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
27, Oct. 3–Nov. 2, Nov. 7–Feb. 28.
Alligators May be hunted during open ar-
chery deer dates concurrent with the alligator
season in accordance with rules and regula-
tions pursuant to alligator hunting. Alliga-
tors may not be taken on the Federal portion
of Cowhouse Island or Laura S. Walker State
Park. Airboats prohibited. Sales
DIRECTIONS FROM WAYCROSS Take U.S. 1 478-987-9700
south 6 miles to Hwy 177, turn north and Hunting Leases
follow signs to check station.
478-987-0390
Paper Company, LLC

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DIRECTIONS FROM WARNER ROBINS (to miles; turn right on Turner Hill Rd.; continue • General Hunt: Jan. 8; Quota 3 [Sign-In].
Echeconnee Creek tract) From intersection to entrance sign. Vaughter Tract: Take GA Apply by 4 p.m., Oct. 14.
of Hwy 247C and Hwy 247, take Hwy 247 Hwy 77 north 3 miles and turn right onto • Hunting allowed in waterfowl impound-
north 3.9 miles; turn right on Feagin Rd.; Hwy 368; go 3 miles to Harmony Rd.; turn ments only. No boats allowed. Maximum of
turn right on Santa Clara Dr.; tract is 0.2 left and continue to entrance sign on right. 3 people per blind. Parties must stay in des-
miles on the right and left side of road. ignated spots, must stay together, and must
stay within 100 feet of blind marker except

38 ELBERT COUNTY WMA 39 ELMODEL WMA


(1,600 acres) Region 5 when retrieving game. Shooting hours until
12 noon. Apply by letter to: DNR Fisheries,
(2,500 acres) Region 3
Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15 360 Cedar Street, Metter, GA 30439.
Deer [Sign-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM CLAXTON Take U.S. Hwy
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8; Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. 280 east for 8.5 miles; turn right on Old Sun-
• Beverly Tract (a designated Archery Only Small Game Aug. 15–Feb. 28 [Sign-In]. No bury Rd.; go 1 mile and turn left on Area
Area): Sept. 11–Jan. 1; furbearer season. Pigeons and pen-raised Line Rd.; go 0.3 miles, PFA on right.
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15; quail may be used for training pointing,
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Jan. 1. flushing and retrieving dogs in designated
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15. areas.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25–
41 FALL LINE SANDHILLS NA
(1576 acres) Region 4
28. Furbearers may not be hunted during Jan. 8. Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15.
firearms deer season; furbearer dog training Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunts: Turkey Mar. 26–May 15.
allowed (see page 28). Aug. 7–8 (2010), Mar. 5–6, May 28–29, Jun. Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No camping allowed. 18–19, Jul. 9–10; hunter orange required; no 28. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited.
Sign-In required for deer and turkey only on dogs allowed [Sign-In]. Special Regulations No camping.
Vaughter Tract. Special Regulations Archery-only for deer DIRECTIONS FROM BUTLER To East Tract:
DIRECTIONS FROM ELBERTON This WMA con- and feral hog except that legal firearms may From the intersection of Hwy 96 and Hwy 19,
sists of 5 separate tracts in Elbert Co. Beverly be used during Special Hog Hunts. go west 2.6 miles to Taylor County Industrial
Tract: Take GA Hwy 72 east 5 miles; turn DIRECTIONS FROM NEWTON Take Hwy 37 Park; turn right; kiosk is immediately on the
north on Pearl Mill Rd.; go 1.5 miles to area. north 8 miles; turn left on Jericho Rd.; area left side of the road. To West Tract: From the
Elbert Tract: Take GA Hwy 72 east 10 miles is on right. intersection of Hwy 96 and Hwy 19, go west
to Bobby Brown State Park Rd.; turn south, 10.7 miles; turn left on Kel Foster Rd. At fork,
area is east of road. Heardmont Tract: Take bear right. Entrance is 1/4 mile on the left.
GA Hwy 72 east 5 miles; turn north on Pearl
Mill Rd.; bear right on Heardmont Rd.; turn
40 EVANS COUNTY PFA
(400 acres) Region 6

right on Johnsontown Rd.; follow to area. Waterfowl


Pickens Tract: Take GA Hwy 77 north 1.5 • Adult/Child: Nov. 27, Dec. 11; Quota 3
miles; turn right on Ruckersville Rd.; go 10 [Sign-In];

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DIRECTIONS FROM DOUGLAS Take Hwy 441 and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins
42 FISHING CREEK WMA
(2,900 acres) Region 3 north 20 miles; turn right onto Hwy 107; go and campsites may be reserved by calling the
8 miles to WMA sign on left. park office at (706) 663-4858. Applicable
Deer fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8 closed to the general public Dec. 7–8. ATVs
[Sign-In];
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
45 FLINT RIVER WMA
(2,300 acres) Region 5 prohibited.
DIRECTIONS FROM PINE MOUNTAIN Take U.S.
[Sign-In]; Deer 27 south to GA 354; turn left, go 2.9 miles
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Jan. 1 • Archery/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. to park.
[Sign-In]. 11–Oct. 10, Nov. 27–Dec. 19 [Sign-In];
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. • Firearms/Quality Buck & Antlerless/
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
28. Furbearers may not be hunted during
Wheelchair Hunters Only: Oct. 22–23
[Sign-In];
48 GERMANY CREEK WMA
(1,200 acres) Region 3
firearms deer hunts; furbearer dog training • Firearms/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. Deer
allowed (see page 28). 4–6, 18–20; Quota 35 [Check-In]. • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8;
Waterfowl Wed. and Sat. only during State Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15;
Season on waterfowl impoundments; Shoot- Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Jan. 1.
ing hours until 12 noon. 10, Oct. 11–20, Oct. 24–Nov. 2, Nov. 7–16, Turkey Mar. 26–May 15.
DIRECTIONS FROM WASHINGTON Take Hwy Nov. 21–25, Dec. 20–Feb. 28. Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
44 East 12.8 miles to O’Hara-Standard Rd.; Quail Wednesdays, Saturdays, and State holi- 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during
turn right; at end turn left on Jones Chapel days during small game dates after Nov. 13. firearms deer hunts; furbearer dog training
and continue to area. Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 11–19, Nov. 25, allowed (see page 28).
DIRECTIONS TO WATERFOWL AREA FROM Dec. 20–Jan. 8. SPECIAL REGULATIONS No camping on area.
LINCOLNTON Take Hwy 79 eight miles to Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunts: Access by boat only. Unauthorized motor
Midway Church Rd. and turn left. Go 1.5 Aug. 3–8 (2010), Mar. 1–6, 8–13, May 17– vehicles prohibited on area.
miles to sign on right. 22, Jun. 14–19; hunter orange required; no DIRECTIONS FROM THOMSON Access only by
dogs allowed [Sign-In]. boat (nearest boat ramp is Raysville Bridge
FLAT CREEK PFA AND SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only Quality Bucks on GA Hwy 43 approximately 12 miles
43 STATE PARK
(850 acres) Region 4
with 15" outside spread or 16" main beams north of Thomson). The area is to the east
are legal. Each wheelchair hunter may bring of bridge access.
Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15 an attendant (if needed) who may provide
[Sign-In]. assistance but not hunt.
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
DIRECTIONS FROM VIENNA Take Hwy 27 to
Hwy 230, turn right; go 1 mile; veer left on
49 GRAND BAY WMA
(8,700 acres) Region 6
28. Furbearers may not be hunted during River Rd. and go 6 miles to entrance sign. Deer
deer hunts. • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–12, 25–26,
Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18; Oct. 9–17; Nov. 25– Oct. 2–3, 23–24, Nov. 6–7, 20–21, 27–28,
Jan. 8.
Waterfowl Nov. 20, 27; Quota 3 parties;
46 FORT YARGO STATE PARK
(1,814 acres) Region 2 Dec. 11–12, 25–26 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Sept.
Wed. and Sat. only during state season ex- Deer Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 30–Dec. 1; 18–19 [Check-In];
cept during quota waterfowl hunts. Shoot- Quota 65 [Check-In]. No limit. Feral hogs • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–10
ing hours until 12 noon. Apply by letter for may be taken; no limit. [Check-In];
quota waterfowl hunts by Oct. 15 to: Flat SPECIAL REGULATIONS Hunters must attend • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–17 [Check-In];
Creek Waterfowl Hunt, Fort Valley Game pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 29. Oct. 30–31, Nov. 13–14, Dec. 4–5, 18–19,
Mgmt., 1014 MLK Blvd., Fort Valley, GA Hunt participants will be charged a $30 non- Jan. 1–2 [Sign-In].
31030. Maximum of 3 persons per party on refundable, non-transferrable hunt fee and Turkey
quota waterfowl hunts. a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins and • Adult/Child: Apr. 2–3, Apr. 9–10 [Check-In].
DIRECTIONS FROM PERRY Take U.S. Hwy 41 campsites may be reserved by calling the park • General Hunt: Apr. 16–17 [Sign-In].
south across Flat Creek. Park is on left. office at (770) 867-3489. Applicable fees will Small Game Aug. 15, 21–22, 28–29, Sept.
apply. All other Park facilities will be closed 4–5, 11–12, 25–26, Oct. 2–3, Oct. 23–24,
to the general public Nov. 30–Dec. 1. ATVs Oct. 30–31, Nov. 6–7, 13–14, 20–21, 27–28,
44 FLAT TUB WMA
(3,597 acres) Region 6 prohibited. Dec. 4–5, 11–12, 18–19, 25–26, Jan. 1–2,
DIRECTIONS FROM WINDER Take GA Hwy 81 8–9, 15–16, 22–23, 29–30, Feb. 5–6, 12–13,
Deer south 1 mile. Park entrance on left. 19–20, 26–27. Fox squirrel hunting prohib-
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8 ited. Pigeons and pen-reared quail may be
[Sign-In]; FRANKLIN DELANO used for training pointing, flushing and re-
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
[Sign-In];
47 ROOSEVELT STATE PARK
(9,049 acres) Region 4
trieving dogs in designated areas only (see
page 28). No furbearer season.
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Nov. 21, Dec. Deer Firearms/Either Sex: Dec. 7–8; Quota Alligators Sept. 4–5, 11–12, 18–19, 25–26,
25–Jan. 9 [Sign-In]. 200 [Check-In]. Hunters must harvest one and Oct. 2–3 in accordance with rules and
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15, [Sign-In]. antlerless deer before they are allowed to regulations pursuant to alligator hunting.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. 28. harvest a buck on the first day. No limit. Waterfowl Sat. and Sun. only during state
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No ATVs allowed Feral hogs may be taken; no limit. season. Shooting hours end at 12 noon.
on WMA. Small game hunters are required SPECIAL REGULATIONS Hunters must attend SPECIAL REGULATIONS Harvested deer must
to wear hunter orange during firearms deer pre-hunt meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 6. be removed from the area whole (no field-
hunts. No camping on WMA. Hunt participants will be charged a $30 dressing). Outboard motors in waterfowl
non-refundable, non-transferrable hunt fee impoundments limited to 10 hp or less.

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No firearms hunting, except for doves and 29, June 14–19; hunter orange required; no
small game, within designated archery only
areas. No ATVs or motorcycles allowed on
dogs allowed [Sign-In].
DIRECTIONS FROM RICHLAND Take Hwy 27
55 HORSE CREEK WMA
(8,100 acres) Region 6
area. A valid Moody Air Force Base Hunt- west toward Lumpkin; Go 4 miles to first Deer
ing and Fishing Permit may be substituted paved road; turn right and go 3 miles; turn • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–21, Sept. 26–
for WMA license. Hiking trail from check left and go 1 mile to first dirt road on right; Oct. 7, Oct. 11–Nov. 1 [Sign-In];
station closed to hikers during firearms deer turn right and proceed to check station. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Sept. 23–25
hunts. Federal lands within WMA may be [Check-In];
closed for military training. HARD LABOR CREEK • Honorary License Holders/Either Sex: Oct.
DIRECTIONS FROM VALDOSTA Take U.S. 221
north 8 miles; turn left on Knights Academy
52 STATE PARK
(5,804 acres) Region 3
9–10 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Buck Only: Nov. 3–6 [Sign-In];
Rd.; go 1.5 miles to entrance on right; follow Deer Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 2–3: Quota • Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 11–13
signs to check station. 250 [Check-In]. Feral hogs may be taken; [Check-In]; Dec. 9–11 [Sign-In].
no limit. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Hunters must attend Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
50 GRIFFIN RIDGE WMA
(5,600 acres) Region 7 pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 1. 10, Nov. 7–9, Nov. 14–Dec. 7, Dec. 12–Feb.
Hunt participants will be charged a $30 non- 28. Pigeons and pen-reared quail may be
Deer refundable, non-transferrable hunt fee and used for training pointing, flushing and re-
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 6, Oct. a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins and trieving dogs in designated areas (see page
10–15 [Sign-In]; campsites may be reserved by calling the park 28). Furbearer dog training allowed (see
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 7–9; office at (706) 557-3001. Applicable fees will page 28).
Quota 100 [Sign-In]; apply. All other Park facilities will be closed to Alligator May be hunted during open ar-
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Oct. the general public Nov. 2–3. ATVs prohibited. chery deer dates concurrent with the alligator
29–31 [Check-In]; DIRECTIONS FROM I-20 From Exit 105 turn season in accordance with rules and regula-
• Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 11–13; Quota 100 north on Newborn Rd. Go 2.3 miles to Rut- tions pursuant to alligator hunting.
[Sign-In]. Dec. 9–11; Quota 100 [Check-In]. ledge, follow signs. DIRECTIONS FROM JACKSONVILLE Take Hwy
Turkey 117 east 6 miles; turn right at sign; then turn
• Adult/Child: Mar. 26–27; Quota 25 right at information board; follow road to
[Check-In]; Apply by Feb. 1.
• General Hunt: Apr. 2–8, Apr. 16–22, Apr.
53 HART COUNTY WMA
(1,000 acres) Region 2 check station.

30–May 6; Quota 25 [Check-In]. Deer


Small Game Aug. 15–Sept. 10, Oct. 16–27, • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8;
Nov. 1–9, Nov. 14–Dec. 7, Dec. 12–Feb. 28. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15;
56 J. L. LESTER WMA
(477 acres) Region 1
No furbearer season. • Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 16–Nov. 17; Deer
Alligators Sept. 11–Oct. 3 in accordance • Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 18–21. • Archery/Either Sex: Nov. 20–26, Dec. 24–
with rules and regulations pursuant to al- Turkey Mar. 26–May 15. Jan. 5 [Sign-In];
ligator hunting. Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Oct.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No ATVs or horses 10, Nov. 22–Feb. 28. Furbearer dog train- 9–10; Quota 20 [Check-In]. Apply by Sept.
allowed on area. No vehicles allowed beyond ing allowed (see page 28). Pigeons and pen- 10.
designated parking areas. River access al- reared quail may be used to train pointing, Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
lowed. Check-In and camping only at Foun- flushing and retrieving dogs in designated Small Game & Furbearers
tain Hole Camping Area. See quota hunt area (see page 28). • Rabbit Hunts: Jan. 8, Feb. 25; Quota 5 par-
application instructions (page 32). Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Nov. 25–Jan. 8. ties. Maximum of 3 hunters/party. Limit 3
DIRECTIONS FROM LUDOWICI Take U.S. 301 DIRECTIONS FROM HARTWELL Take Hwy 77 rabbits/person and 8 rabbits/party.
south 2 miles. The area is on the right (north) south 1.5 miles; turn left onto Liberty Rd.; • Quail Hunts: Jan. 7, Feb. 26; Quota 7 par-
of highway. First road south of DOT weigh go 4 miles to the end of the pavement at ties. Maximum of 2 hunters/party. Limit 6
station. Cedar Creek; the area lies to the south. quail/person and 12 quail/party.
Apply by Oct. 15 for rabbit and quail hunts.
See quota hunt application instructions (page
51 HANNAHATCHEE WMA
(5,095 acres) Region 5 54 HILTONIA TRACT
(500 acres) Region 3 32). Pigeons and pen-reared quail may used
for training pointing, flushing and retrieving
Deer Deer dogs in designated areas (see page 28). Rabbit
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8 • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15 dogs may be used on the bird dog training
[Sign-In]; [Sign-In]; area. Training Season: Aug. 1–Oct. 7, Oct.
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15, • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Nov. 13–Jan. 11–Nov. 18, Nov. 27–Dec. 22, Jan. 6, Jan.
Dec. 27–Jan. 15 [Sign-In]; 15 [Sign-In]. 9–Feb. 24, Feb. 27–Mar. 19 except during
• Firearms/Bucks Only: Oct. 18–31, Nov. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. scheduled field trials. Field trial schedule is
15–28 [Sign-In]; Small Game Aug. 15–Feb. 28. No furbearer posted at check station or call (706) 295-6041.
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–17, Nov. season. Dove Adult/Child: Sept. 4, 11, 18.
13–14, Dec. 18–26 [Sign-In]. Dove Sept. 4–19, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25–Jan. 8. Waterfowl State season except
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM HILTONIA Take GA Hwy during field trials and deer hunts.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. 24 west 2.7 miles to Hurst Church Rd.; turn SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs prohibited.
28. Furbearers may not be hunted during left and go 0.7 mile to Sandy Church Rd. DIRECTIONS FROM CEDARTOWN South of Ce-
firearms deer hunts. Take Sandy Ridge Rd. 1.2 miles to Mt. Pleas- dartown at jct. of Bus. U.S. 27 and U.S. 27,
Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 5–Jan. 8. ant Rd. to enter area. go north ¼ mile on U.S. 27 to Cason Rd.;
Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunts: turn right and go 4.3 miles to check station.
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LAKE RUSSELL WMA veloped areas. Areas within Eufaula National
57 JOE KURZ WMA
(3,700 acres) Region 4 60 (CHATTAHOOCHEE NF)
(17,300 acres) Region 2
Wildlife Refuge have separate regulations.
DIRECTIONS FROM FT. GAINES This WMA
Deer Deer & Bear consists of 5 different tracts of land that can
• Archery/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. • Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct. be found at various points along the lake
11–26, Nov. 14–21 [Sign-In]; 7, Oct. 12–15 [Sign-In]; shore. Directions to and maps of the vari-
• Firearms/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct. • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex & Bear: ous tracts can be obtained from: the Albany
27–30, Nov. 10–13; Quota 100 [Check-In]. Oct. 9–11 [Check-In]; Game Management Office, 2024 Newton
Turkey • Firearms/Ladies & Honorary License Rd., Albany, GA 31701; (229) 430-4254 and
• Mar. 26–Apr. 3, Apr. 9–17; Quota 25 Holders Only/Either Sex & Bear: Nov. 5–7 maps may be printed from gohuntgeorgia.com.
[Check-In]; [Check-In];
• Adult/Child: May 7–15; Quota 25 • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear: Nov. 24–27
[Check-In]. Apply between Feb. 1–28. See
quota hunt application instructions (page
[Check-In];
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex & Bear:
63 LITTLE SATILLA WMA
(18,920 acres) Region 7
32). Dec. 30–Jan. 1 [Check-In]. Deer
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
10, Sept. 27–Oct. 25, Oct. 31–Nov. 8, Nov. Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. [Sign-In];
22–Feb. 28. Limit 3 rabbits/person/day. 10, Oct. 16–Nov. 3, Nov. 8–22, Nov. 28– • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
Limit 6 quail/person/day or 12 quail/party/ Dec. 28, Jan. 2–Feb. 28. [Sign-In];
day. DIRECTIONS FROM GAINESVILLE Take Hwy 365 • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Jan. 15
Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25– north; take Toccoa/Lavonia exit, stay on Hwy [Sign-In].
Jan. 8. 365; go 1.8 miles, turn right on Rock Rd.; go Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only Quality Bucks 0.7 mile, turn left on Dicks Hill Pkwy.; go 2.4 Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
with 15" outside spread or 16" main beams miles, turn right on Ayersville Rd. by the Mil- 28. Furbearers dog training allowed (see
are legal. liken plant; go 0.9 mile, turn left on Check page 28).
DIRECTIONS FROM WOODBURY Take Hwy 85 Station Rd.; go 0.5 mile to check station on left. Dove Sept. 4–19, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25–Jan. 8.
north for 7.5 miles to Gay; turn right at red DIRECTIONS FROM PATTERSON Take U.S.
light; check station is 2.7 miles on left. Hwy 32 east 8 miles; turn left at check sta-

JOHN’S MOUNTAIN WMA


61 LAKE SEMINOLE WMA
(15,680 acres) Region 5 tion sign.

58 (CHATTAHOOCHEE NF)
(24,849 acres) Region 1
Deer
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8; 64 LULA BRIDGE TRACT
(513 acres) Region 2
Deer & Bear • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15;
• Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct. • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Jan. 15. Waterfowl Only Statewide Season.
15 [Sign-In]; Turkey Mar. 26–May 15. DIRECTIONS FROM GAINESVILLE Take U.S.
• Firearms/Adult/Child, Honorary License Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. Hwy 365 north 7 miles from Exit 24; turn
Holders & Ladies/Either Sex & Bear: Oct. 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during left on GA Hwy 52; go 3 miles; cross Chat-
29–31 [Check-In]; firearms deer hunts; furbearer dog training tahoochee River; turn right into boat ramp
• Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either allowed (see page 28). parking lot.
Sex Deer Last Two Days: Nov. 23–27 ALLIGATOR may be hunted during open ar-
[Check-In]. chery deer dates concurrent with the alligator
Turkey Mar. 26–Apr. 1, Apr. 2–8; Quota
75 [Sign-In]; General Hunt: Apr. 9–May 15
season in accordance with rules and regula-
tions pursuant to alligator hunting.
65 MAYHAW WMA
(4,700 acres) Region 5
[Sign-In]. SPECIAL REGULATIONS No hunting within Deer
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. 200 yards of a house, dock, building, or other • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
10, Oct. 16–27, Nov. 1–21, Nov. 28–Feb. 28. structure, or a developed recreation area (i.e. [Sign-In];
SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs prohibited. beach, campground, boat ramp, etc.). • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
DIRECTIONS FROM CALHOUN Take Hwy DIRECTIONS Contact the Albany Game Man- [Sign-In];
136C north 6 miles to Sugar Valley; turn agement Office, 2024 Newton Rd., Albany, • Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 16–21, Oct. 25–
left and go 6 miles to Lake Marvin; check GA 31701, (229) 430-4254. Nov. 11, Nov. 15–Dec. 2, Dec. 6–16, Dec.
station is at The Pocket. 20–Jan. 6, Jan. 10–15 [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 22–24, Nov. 12–
62 LAKE WALTER F. GEORGE WMA
14, Dec. 3–5, Dec. 17–19, Jan. 7–9 [Sign-In].
59 KEG CREEK WMA
(800 acres) Region 3
(1,200 acres) Region 5
Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15.
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 1 Turkey Mar. 26–May 15. 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during
[Sign-In]. Small Game & Furbearers (shotguns & firearms deer hunts.
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. archery only) Aug. 15–Feb. 28. Feral hogs SPECIAL REGULATIONS No waterfowl hunt-
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. 28. may be taken with shotgun only during ing on MARSH pond on north end of Wil-
Furbearer dog training allowed (see page 28). small-game season. loughby tract.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No camping on area. Alligator May be hunted during open ar- DIRECTIONS FROM COLQUITT Firetower Tract
DIRECTIONS FROM POLLARDS CORNER Take chery deer dates concurrent with the alligator is 1 mile west of Colquitt on Hwy 91. Wil-
Hwy 47 west 2 miles. Area is on left side season in accordance with rules and regula- loughby and Oldhouse tracts: From Colquitt
of Hwy. tions pursuant to alligator hunting. take U.S. 27 North to first paved road; turn
Waterfowl Waterfowl hunting permitted on left and go 1 mile to Willoughby Tract and
portions of lake in Georgia, except within 200 2 miles to Oldhouse Tract. Check station is
yards of a public park, road, cabin, or other de- located near entrance to Willoughby tract.

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closed to the general public Dec. 4–5. ATVs
66 McDUFFIE PFA
(600 acres) Region 3 prohibited.
DIRECTIONS FROM I-20 IN THOMSON From
72
OAKY WOODS WMA
(19,401 acres) Region 4
Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 19, 16. Exit 175, go north on Hwy 150 for 8 miles; Deer
Waterfowl Dec. 4, 11, 18. Designated turn left on Mistletoe Rd. • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
ponds only. Shooting hours until 12 noon. [Sign-In];
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Waterfowl hunters MONTEZUMA BLUFFS • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Oct.
must check kiosk at entrance gate for infor-
mation on which ponds are open.
70 NATURAL AREA
(500 acres) Region 5
9–15; Quota 300 [Sign-In]. Apply by Sept.
10; see quota hunt application instructions
DIRECTIONS FROM THOMSON Take U.S. Hwy Deer Archery/Quality Buck & Antlerless: (page 32);
278 east for 5.6 miles; turn right on Ellington Nov. 1–Jan. 15 [Sign-In]. • Firearms/Buck Only: Nov. 13–19, Jan. 1–7
Airline Rd.; go 2.8 miles and turn right on Turkey Archery Only: May 1–15 [Sign-In]. [Sign-In];
Fish Hatchery Rd. Small Game Aug. 15–Oct. 31, Jan. 16–Feb. • Firearms/Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two
28. No furbearer season. Days: Dec. 1–4 [Check-In].
McGRAW FORD WMA SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only Quality Bucks Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
67 Waterfowl Statewide Season
(2,255 acres) Region 1
with 15" outside spread or 16" main beams Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
are legal. Montezuma Bluff Natural Area 10, Oct. 16–Nov. 11, Nov. 20–29, Dec.
Deer & Bear Archery/Either Sex & Bear: contains rare species and sensitive habitats. 5–30, Jan. 8–Feb. 28.
Sept. 11–Dec. 5, Dec. 26–Jan. 1 [Sign-In]. To protect these resources, vehicular access DIRECTIONS FROM PERRY Take Hwy 127 east
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. is limited to boat landing road. No ATVs or 8 miles to Hwy 247; turn right; go 1 mile;
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. horses allowed. turn left on Oaky Woods Rd. At fork veer
10, Dec. 6–25, Jan. 2–Feb. 28. DIRECTIONS FROM MONTEZUMA Take Hwy right and go 1.7 miles to check station.
Dove Sept. 4–19, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25–Jan. 8. 49 north 1 mile to boat landing road; turn
SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs prohibited. No left; area lies along river bluff north and south
horse or bicycle use before 10:00 a.m. during of Boat Landing Road.
deer archery and turkey season.
73
OCMULGEE WMA
(22,343 acres) Region 4
DIRECTIONS FROM BALLGROUND From jct. of Deer
Bus. Hwy 5 and Hwy 372 travel 2.1 miles
east to Sign-In on right across from intersec-
71 MOODY FOREST NATURAL AREA
(3,500 acres) Region 6 • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
[Sign-In];
tion with Conns Creek Rd. Deer Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 1–Dec. 15 • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15;
[Sign-In]. Quota 300 [Sign-In]. Apply by Sept. 10; See
Turkey quota hunt application instructions (page 32);
68 MEAD FARM
(200 acres) Region 3 • Adult/Child: Mar. 26–27 [Sign-In]; • Firearms/Buck
• General Hunt: Mar. 28–Apr. 3, Apr. 9–11, 11–17 [Sign-In];
Only: Nov. 6–12, Dec.

Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15 16–18, 23–25 [Sign-In]. • Firearms/Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two
[Sign-In]. Squirrel Adult/Child: Dec. 18–19, 25–26 Days: Nov. 24–27 [Check-In].
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15. [Sign-In]. Fox squirrel hunting prohibited. Bear Firearms: Oct. 23 [Check-In].
Small Game Aug. 15–Feb. 28. Pigeons and SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs prohibited. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
pen-raised quail may be used for training Check for prescribed burn info and Sign-In Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
pointing, flushing and retrieving dogs in at kiosk on East River Road. Parking allowed 10, Oct. 16–21, Oct. 24–Nov. 4, Nov. 13–
designated areas (see page 28). No furbearer only in designated parking areas. 22, Nov. 28–Dec. 9, Dec. 18–Feb. 28.
hunting. DIRECTIONS FROM BAXLEY Go 7 miles north SPECIAL REGULATIONS Bear hunters must
Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25– on U.S. 1. Turn right on Lenox Rd., go 4.2 wear 500 square inches of hunter orange.
Jan. 8. miles. Turn left on Davis Landing Rd., go No hog hunting during bear hunts. Westlake
Waterfowl Wed. and Sat. during state 2.3 miles. Turn left on East River Rd., go 0.8 Tract is archery equipment only for managed
season; Shooting hours until 12 noon. miles to kiosk. deer hunt dates.
November dates are adult/child only. DIRECTIONS FROM COCHRAN Take U.S. 23
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Foot traffic only. north, turn left on Red Dog Farm Road; go
DIRECTIONS FROM WAYNESBORO Take Hwy 4 miles to Magnolia Road. Turn right and
56 north 3.5 miles, turn right on Cates Mead follow signs to check station.
Rd.; go 3.8 miles, turn left on Seven Oaks
Rd.; entrance is 0.8 mile on left.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL HUNTING & FISHING DAY
Saturday, September 25, 2010
69 MISTLETOE STATE PARK
(1920 acres) Region 3
The U.S. Congress and President
Deer Firearms/Either Sex: Dec. 4–5; Quota Nixon established National Hunting
75 [Check-In]. Hunters may harvest two & Fishing (NHF) Day 36 years ago to
deer. Feral hogs may be taken; no limit. recognize hunters and anglers for the
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Hunters must attend time and money, more than a billion
pre-hunt meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 3. dollars each year, they donate to wild-
Hunt participants will be charged a $30 life conservation programs.
non-refundable, non-transferrable hunt fee
and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins NHF Day events provide opportuni-
To find out about Georgia events
and campsites may be reserved by calling the ties for outdoor-oriented people and
visit gohuntgeorgia.com
park office at (706) 541-0321. Applicable fees urbanites alike to learn more about
will apply. All other Park facilities will be outdoor skills and activities.

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GUM SWAMP CREEK TRACT (475 acres) on Liberty Church Rd.; go 7.5 miles to check SPECIAL REGULATIONS Hunters on Ossabaw
Deer Archery Only/Either Sex: Sept. station. Island WMA will be required to furnish
11–Oct. 8 [Sign-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM EATONTON Go east 14.7 their own boat transportation to & from
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. miles on GA Hwy 16 to the Oconee River; the Island. Limited docking space is avail-
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15– continue 1.3 miles to Georgia Power Co. Rd.; able; some boats may have to stream anchor.
Sept. 10, Oct. 9–Feb. 28. Pigeons and turn left and follow signs for 3 miles to check All hunter access to the Island will be over the
pen-reared quail may be used to train station. dock facilities at Newell Creek on the south
pointing, flushing and retrieving dogs in end of the Island. Hunters may not enter
open fields (see page 28). Dog training OHOOPEE DUNES upon Ossabaw Island until 12:01 a.m. EST
allowed only in open fields July 1–Aug.
31, Nov. 1–Mar. 15.
75 NATURAL AREA
(2,500 acres) Region 6
one-day prior to hunt. Hunters may check-
in at 9:00 a.m. EST one-day prior to hunt
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No bear hunting. Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15 & camps must be removed by 12:00 noon
DIRECTIONS FROM COCHRAN Take Hwy 26 [Sign-In]. on the day following the hunt. One person
to Hwy 126 (Airport Rd.); go 5.9 miles; Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. from each campsite must check-in and upon
turn left onto Rebie Rd.; go 0.3 miles; turn Small Game Aug. 15–Feb. 28. No furbearer leaving check-out from the campsite at the
left onto Skipper-Jackson Rd.; go 0.5 miles, season. check-in station. No motorized vehicles al-
entrance on left. SPECIAL REGULATIONS Ohoopee Dunes Nat- lowed & only permitted activities allowed.
ural Area contains rare species and sensitive Mail Adult/Child deer hunt applications (by
habitats. To protect these resources vehicu- Sept. 15) & hog hunt applications/letters (by
74 OCONEE WMA
(4,800 acres) Region 3 lar access is limited. No ATVs or horses are
allowed on the area. Dogs prohibited from
Dec. 1) to Georgia Wildlife Resources Divi-
sion, Game Management, One Conserva-
Deer Mar. 1–Nov. 1. tion Way, Brunswick, GA 31520. Apply for
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8, Nov. DIRECTIONS FROM SWAINSBORO From jct. of special feral hog hunts using restrictions &
15–Jan. 1 [Sign-In]; U.S. 1 and U.S. 80, take U.S. 80 west 6 miles application guidelines that apply to WMA
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15 to kiosk on north side of Hwy. quota deer hunts.
[Sign-In]; DIRECTIONS Access only by boat; nearest
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Nov. 14 ramp is at Ft. McAllister State Park, ap-
[Sign-In].
Turkey
76 OLIVER BRIDGE WMA
(1,560 acres) Region 6 proximately 9 miles east of Richmond Hill.

• Mar. 26–Apr. 1, Apr. 2–8; Quota 30 Deer


[Sign-In];
• General Hunt: Apr. 9–May 15 [Sign-In].
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
[Sign-In];
78 OTTING TRACT WMA
(700 acres) Region 1

Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Oct. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15 Deer & Bear Archery/Either Sex & Bear:
8, Nov. 15–Feb. 28. [Sign-In]; Sept. 11–Dec. 5, Dec. 26–Jan. 1 [Sign-In].
Dove Sept. 4; Quota 40. Apply Aug. 1-15. • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 23–31, Nov. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
See quota hunt application instructions (page 20–28 [Sign-In]. Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
32). A self-addressed stamped envelope must Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. 10, Dec. 6–25, Jan. 2–Feb. 28. Furbearer dog
be included to receive permit. General Hunt: Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Oct. training allowed (see page 28).
Sept. 11, 18, Nov. 25–Jan. 8. 22, Nov. 1–19, Nov. 29–Feb. 28. DIRECTIONS FROM CLOUDLAND Take Hwy
Waterfowl (Dan Denton Waterfowl Area) SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs and camping 157 north 2.1 miles. The property is north
Federal Youth Waterfowl Saturday (only prohibited. of Hwy 157.
Youth under 16 years of age can hunt). DIRECTIONS FROM STATESBORO From Veteran’s
• Adult/Child: Nov. 27—both adult and Memorial Pkwy. and GA 24 intersection go
youth (under 18 years of age) may hunt; Quo-
ta 3 parties for Impoundment 1 [Sign-In].
east on GA 24 toward Oliver for approximately
12.5 miles to the WMA entrance on right.
79 PARADISE PFA
(1,300 acres) Region 6

No Quota for Impoundment 3 [Sign-In]. Dove


Apply between Oct. 1–15. See quota hunt OSSABAW ISLAND • Adult/Child: Sept. 4, 11, 18 [Sign-In].
application instructions (page 32).
• General Waterfowl Hunt: Sat. only during
77 HERITAGE PRESERVE
(9,000 acres) Region 7
• General Hunt: Oct. 9, 13, 16, Nov. 27, Dec.
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, Jan. 1, 5, 8.
State Duck Season after Nov. 30; Quota 3 Deer Waterfowl Dec. 16, Jan. 6, 20 [Sign-In].
parties/hunt for Impoundment 1. No Quota • Archery/Either Sex: Oct. 21–23; Quota 100 SPECIAL REGULATIONS Dove hunting in desig-
for Impoundment 3 [Sign-In]. No hunting [Check-In]; nated fields only; shooting hours follow state
on Herndon Pond. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Nov. 4–6; regulations. Waterfowl hunting in designated
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Waterfowl Sign-In Quota 100 [Check-In]; areas only, shooting hours until 12 noon.
is located on the west side of the Oconee • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Nov. DIRECTIONS FROM TIFTON Take U.S. Hwy 82
River on the north side of GA Hwy 16. No 25–27; Quota 75 [Check-In]. Apply by Sept. east for 8 miles to Brookfield. Turn right on
fishing or hunting (other than ducks, geese 15; see quota hunt application instructions Whitley Rd.; take first left on Brookfield-Nash-
and archery deer hunting during statewide (page 32); ville Rd. and go 1.5 miles to entrance on left.
archery and Primitive weapons season) on • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 7–9, Dec. 9–11;
managed waterfowl impoundments. Water- Quota 100 [Check-In].
fowl hunting is prohibited on the Oconee
River between Wallace Dam and GA Hwy
Feral Hog Jan. 20–22, Feb. 24–26; Quota
100 [Check-In]. Apply by Dec. 1. Hunt-
80 PAULDING FOREST WMA
(25,707 acres) Region 1

16. Wheelchair accessible blind on Pond 1 ers must wear at least 500 square inches of Deer
may be reserved by calling (770) 918-6416. hunter orange as an outer garment above the • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 15
DIRECTIONS FROM GREENSBORO Turn south waist. See quota hunt application instruc- [Sign-In];
from Hwy 278 onto Walnut St. (Veazey Rd.) tions (page 32). • Firearms/Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two
at caution light; go 7.1 miles and turn right Days: Nov. 18–21, Dec. 16–19 [Check-In].

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Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. Small Game Aug. 15–Sept. 10, Oct. 16–
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
10, Oct. 16–Nov. 16, Nov. 22–Dec. 14, Dec.
82 PENHOLOWAY SWAMP WMA
(4,269 acres) Region 7 Nov. 15, Nov. 21–Dec. 7, Dec. 13–Feb. 28.
No furbearer season.
20–Feb. 28. Pigeons and pen-raised quail Deer Dove Sept. 4–19, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25–Dec.
may be used for training pointing, flushing • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–22, Sept. 27– 8, Dec. 13–Jan. 8.
and retrieving dogs in designated areas (see Oct. 5, Oct. 17–Nov. 28, Dec. 6–Jan. 15 Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunts:
page 28). Rabbit dogs may be used on the [Sign In]; Jan. 14–16, Feb. 11–13 [Sign-In]. Hunters
bird dog training area. Bird dog training area • Archery Only Areas/Either Sex: Sept. 11– must wear at least 500 square inches of hunter
open from Aug. 1–Nov. 16, Nov. 22–Dec. Jan. 15 [Sign-In]; orange as an outer garment above the waist.
14, Dec. 20–Mar. 19. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 10–16 No dogs allowed.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS ATVs prohibited. [Sign-In]; SPECIAL REGULATIONS Horse and bicycle
DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS At jct. of U.S. 278 • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Sept. trails and areas are closed all day during deer
and Hwy 61, take U.S. 278 west 7 miles to 24–26 [Check-In]; firearms season and before 10:00 a.m. dur-
check station. • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 7–9 [Check-In]; ing deer archery and turkey season. ATVs
Nov. 29–Dec. 5 [Sign-In]. prohibited.
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM CARTERSVILLE Take U.S.
81 PAULKS PASTURE WMA
(16,600 acres) Region 7 Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
23, Sept. 27–Oct. 6, Oct. 10–Feb. 28. Pi-
411 north to White; turn right on Stamp Creek
Rd.; go 3.6 miles; check station on left.
Deer geons and pen-reared quail may be used for
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–15, Sept. 20– training pointing, flushing and retrieving
28, Oct. 3–7 [Sign-In];
• Archery Only Area/Either Sex: Sept. 11–
dogs in designated areas (see page 28). Bird
dogs may be trained in the areas off of Red-
85 REDLANDS WMA (OCONEE NF)
(37,500 acres) Region 3
Jan. 15 [Sign-In]; man and Deadend Rds. Deer
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15 Archery Only Area Area north of Paradise • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
[Sign-In]; Park Rd. Idle speed only on Cogden Lake. [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Sept. Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunts: • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
17–19 [Check-In]; Mar. 1–10 [Sign-In]. Hunters must wear at least [Sign-In];
• Firearms/Either Sex: Sept. 30–Oct. 2 [Check 500 square inches of hunter orange as an outer • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Dec. 5, Dec.
In]; Nov. 20–21, Dec. 19–24 [Sign In]; garment above the waist. No dogs allowed. 26–Jan. 1 [Sign-In].
• Firearms/Buck Only: Nov. 13–19, Dec. 25– DIRECTIONS FROM MT. PLEASANT Take Hwy Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Jan. 15 [Sign In]; 341 north 2 miles to Akin Rd.; turn right; Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
• Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with go to end of Akin Rd.; turn left onto River 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during
Buckshot Only: Dec. 10–11, Dec. 17–18; Rd. Entrance to WMA is 2.7 miles on right firearms deer hunts; furbearer dog training
Quota 50 [Check-In]. Apply by Sept. 1. See just before Paradise Park Rd. allowed (see page 28).
quota hunt application instructions (page 32) Dove
to apply for dog deer hunts Maximum of 10 • Adult/Child: Sept. 4; Quota 100 parties;
individuals per application letter. List hunt
dates in preference order. Dog deer hunting
83 PHINIZY SWAMP WMA
(1,500 acres) Region 3 Apply between Aug. 1–15; applications must
be received by Aug. 15; see quota hunt ap-
allowed in designated area only. Dog deer Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 1 plication instructions (page 32). A self-ad-
hunters must check-in at Paulks Pasture [Sign-In]. dressed stamp envelope must be included
check station prior to hunt. All dogs used in Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. to receive permit. A party consists of one
the dog deer hunt must be marked with the Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. adult and up to 2 children;
selected hunter’s name and phone number. 28. • General Hunt: Sept. 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov.
All vehicles used in the dog deer hunt must Waterfowl Wed. and Sat. during state sea- 25–Jan. 8.
display permit in the windshield or on vehicle son. Shooting hours end at 12 noon. WATSON’S SPRING AREA
dash. A copy of the permit must be carried SPECIAL REGULATION Camping prohibited. Deer Archery Only/Either Sex: Sept. 11–
on person while hunting. The WMA will DIRECTIONS FROM AUGUSTA From I-520 Dec. 5, Dec. 26–Jan. 1.
be closed to all users during dog deer hunts exit south on Hwy 56 spur (Doug Barnard Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
except to hunters with a valid quota permit. Pkwy.); go 0.5 mile to WMA entrance sign Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. adjacent to Augusta Wastewater Treatment 28. Furbearers dog training allowed (see
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. Facility; or from I-520, exit north on Hwy page 28).
10, Oct. 16–Nov. 11, Nov. 22–Dec. 8, Dec. 56 spur (D. Barnard Pkwy.); go 1.6 miles SPECIAL REGULATIONS No hunting on Dyars
12–15, Jan. 16–Feb. 28. and turn right on Gravel Pit Rd. WMA at Pasture MARSH pond.
Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunts: end of road. DIRECTIONS FROM GREENSBORO Take GA
Mar. 1–10 [Sign-In]. Hunters must wear at Hwy 15 north 9 miles; check station on left.
least 500 square inches of hunter orange as PINE LOG WMA
an outer garment above the waist. No dogs
allowed.
84 Waterfowl Statewide Season
(14,054 acres) Region 1
RICHARD B. RUSSELL
86
STATE PARK
Dove Sept. 4–16, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25–Dec. Deer & Bear (2,508 acres) Region 3
9, Dec. 12–16, Dec. 19–Jan. 8. • Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct. Deer Firearms/Either Sex: Dec. 7–8; Gen-
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Camping prohibited 15 [Sign-In]; eral Quota 60, Wheelchair-Only Quota 20
on area. Horseback riding is prohibited dur- • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Sex [Check-In]. Feral hogs may be taken; no limit.
ing deer hunts. Deer Last Day: Nov. 17–20; Quota 750 SPECIAL REGULATIONS All hunters must
Archery Only Area Area east of U.S. Hwy [Check-In]; attend a pre-hunt meeting at 7:00 p.m. on
341. • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear: Dec. 9–12 Dec. 6. All hunters will be charged a $30
DIRECTIONS FROM BRUNSWICK Take U.S. [Check-In]. non-refundable, non-transferrable hunt
Hwy 341 north 8 miles to check station on left. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. fee. Wheelchair hunters only must apply

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by letter by Oct. 20 to: Wheelchair Hunt, entrance is on left approx. 0.9 mile after
RBR State Park, 2650 Russell State Park Rd.,
Elberton, GA 30635. Cabins and campsites
89 RIVER BEND WMA
(3,500 acres) Region 6 crossing the Ochlocknee River Bridge.

may be reserved by calling the park office at Deer ROCKY MOUNTAIN PFA
(706) 213-2045. Applicable fees will apply.
ATVs prohibited except for wheelchair
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–30, Oct. 4–8
[Sign-In];
91 (3,000 acres) Region 1
ARCHERY ONLY AREA
hunters. • Firearms/Wheelchair Hunters Only/Either Deer Archery Only/Either Sex: Sept. 11–
DIRECTIONS FROM ELBERTON Take Hwy 77 Sex: Oct. 2–3 [Check-In]; Jan. 1 [Sign-In].
north 1.5 miles. Turn right on Ruckersville • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Oct. Turkey Archery Only: Mar. 26–May 15
Rd., go 8 miles; park entrance on right. 23–24 [Check-In]; [Sign-In].
• Firearms /Buck Only/Either Sex Last Two Small Game Archery Only: Aug. 15–Feb. 28.
RICH MOUNTAIN WMA Days: Nov. 4–6 [Check-In]. Dec. 9–11 Feral Hogs may be taken during deer hunts
87 (CHATTAHOOCHEE NF)
(22,097 acres) Region 1
[Sign-In].
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
only.
Waterfowl
Deer & Bear Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. • Antioch Lake: Statewide season, Mon.–Sat.
• Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct. 10, Oct. 9–21, Oct. 25–Nov. 2, Nov. 7–Dec. during January only [Sign-In];
13 [Sign-In]; 7, Dec. 12–Feb. 28. • Heath Lake (Angler Haven Dr.): Statewide
• Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Sex Alligators May be hunted during open ar- season [Sign-In].
Deer Last Two Days: Oct. 15–17, Nov. chery deer dates concurrent with the alligator SPECIAL REGULATIONS Daily use fee (per ve-
24–27 [Check-In]. season in accordance with rules and regula- hicle) required for all users. Waterfowl hunt-
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. tions pursuant to alligator hunting. ers only may use firearms.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 9–17, Nov. 25– DIRECTIONS FROM ROME Take U.S. 27 north
10, Oct. 18–Nov. 22, Nov. 28–Feb. 28. Dec. 7, Dec. 12–Jan. 8. 10.4 miles; turn left on Sikes Storey Rd.; go
CARTECAY TRACT Waterfowl Waterfowl may be hunted on 0.4 miles; turn left on Big Texas Valley Rd.;
Deer & BEAR Archery Only/Either Sex impoundment and its surrounding roads/ go 5.4 miles to entrance.
& Bear: Sept. 11–Dec. 5, Dec. 26–Jan. 1 dikes until noon only on Wed., Sat., and
[Sign-In]. Sun. during statewide season.
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No WMA access from
I-16.
92 ROGERS WMA
(3,500 acres) Region 7
10, Dec. 6–25, Jan. 2–Feb. 28. DIRECTIONS FROM DUBLIN Take I-16 east to Deer
Special Regulations On Cartecay Tract, Exit 58 (Hwy 199); turn south and go 0.3 • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed
miles; road to check station is on right. [Sign-In];
before 10:00 a.m. during deer, bear and • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
turkey seasons. No camping. RIVER CREEK, The Rolf & [Sign-In];
Special Regulations ATVs prohibited on
all tracts.
90 Alexandra Kauka WMA
(2,437 acres) Region 5
• Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 16–Nov. 25,
Nov. 28–Dec. 14 [Sign-In]; Still hunting
DIRECTIONS FROM ELLIJAY Take Hwy 515 Deer only;
north 7 miles to Co. Road 151; turn right, • Archery/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. • Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 26–27 [Sign-In];
go 4 miles to Stanley Creek check station. 20–26, Oct. 18–24 [Sign-In]; Still hunting only;
• Firearms/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Nov. • Dog Hunting/Either Sex: Dec. 15 & 18
10–13, Dec. 8–11; Quota 30 [Check-In]; [Sign-In];
88 RICHMOND HILL WMA
(7,400 acres) Region 7 • Firearms/Adult/Child/Quality Buck &
Antlerless: Dec. 26–28; Quota 30 [Sign-In].
• Dog Hunting/Buck Only: Dec. 22 & 25
[Sign-In].
Deer Apply by Dec. 1. See quota hunt application Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8 instructions (page 32). Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. 28.
[Sign-In]; Turkey Furbearers dog training allowed (see page 28).
• Archery Only Areas/Either Sex: Sept. 11– • Adult/Child: Apr. 1–3, Apr. 15–17; Quota 5 SPECIAL REGULATIONS No camping. All dogs
Jan. 15 [Sign-In]; [Sign-In]. Apply by Mar. 1; See quota hunt used during dog-deer hunts must be marked
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15 • application instructions (page 32). with dog hunter’s name, address, telephone.
[Sign-In]; • General Quota Hunt: Apr. 29–May 1; DIRECTIONS FROM HORTENSE Take Hwy
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Jan. 15 Quota 5 [Sign-In]. Apply by Mar. 1. 301 north to McKinnon. Turn left at Rogers
[Sign-In]. Rabbit/Squirrel/Quail Jan. 22–Feb. 6 Tract sign and cross over railroad tracks.
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. [Sign-In].
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. 28. Dove Adult/Child: Sept. 4, 11; Quota 15
Furbearers dog training allowed (see page 28). [Sign-In]. Apply by Aug. 15. See quota hunt
Pigeons and pen-reared quail may be used application instructions (page 32).
93 RUM CREEK WMA
(5,739 acres) Region 4
for training pointing, flushing and retrieving Waterfowl Adult/Child: Dec. 18, Jan. Deer
dogs in designated areas (see page 28). 8; Quota 3 parties, Max 3 persons/party • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–28, Oct. 3–6
Archery Only Areas Tracts 8, 9, 10 & 17. [Sign-In]. Apply by Dec. 1. See quota hunt [Sign-In];
DIRECTIONS FROM RICHMOND HILL Take application instructions (page 32). • Ladies Only/Either Sex: Sept. 30–Oct. 2
Hwy 144 east to Oak Level Rd. or Kilkenny Furbearers No season. [Sign-In];
Rd. and follow signs. SPECIAL REGULATIONS Fox squirrel hunting • Honorary License Holders/Either Sex: Oct.
prohibited. Only Quality Bucks with four 8–9 [Sign-In];
(4) or more points (1 inch or longer) on one • Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 3–6, Nov. 17–
side of the antlers are legal. 20; Quota 200 [Check-In].
DIRECTIONS FROM THOMASVILLE Take
U.S. Hwy 84 west approx. 4 miles. WMA

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Turkey Turn right on Howard Rd.; Check Station
• Adult/Child: Mar. 26–Apr. 3, Apr. 9–17;
Quota 25 [Check-In]; Apply between Feb.
is on left (17 miles from Brunswick). 96 SHEFFIELD WMA
(3,299 acres) Region 1
1–28. May 9–15 [Sign-In]; see quota hunt Deer Archery Only/Either Sex: Sept. 11–
application instructions (page 32);
• General Quota Hunt: Apr. 23–29, Apr. 30–
95 SAPELO ISLAND WMA
(9,000 acres) Region 7 Dec. 5, Dec. 26–Jan. 1 [Sign-In];
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
May 6; Quota 25 [Sign-In]. Deer Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. 10, • Archery/Either Sex/North End: Sept. 11– 10, Dec. 6–25, Jan. 2–Feb. 28. Furbearer dog
Oct. 10–Nov. 1, Nov. 7–15, Nov. 21–Feb. 28. Oct. 5, Oct. 10–15, Dec. 6–Jan. 15 [Sign-In]; training allowed (see page 28).
Dove Sept. 4, 11; Quota 90. Dove hunters • Archery/Either Sex/South End: Nov. DIRECTIONS FROM CARTERSVILLE Take Hwy
must call (478) 825-6354 between Aug. 1–15 4–6, Dec. 2–4; Quota 125 [Check-In]; 61 south 13.2 miles to Braswell Mountain
to apply for a dove hunting permit. General Dec. 6–Jan. 15 [Sign-In]. Maps of open Rd.; turn right; go 2.4 miles to Lee Rd.; turn
Hunt: Sept. 18, Oct. 10–17, Nov. 25–Jan. 8. hunting areas available at the Sapelo WMA right and proceed 1.2 miles to area.
Waterfowl Shooting hours are until 12 Sign-In kiosks, Brunswick DNR office, and DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS Take Hwy 61
noon on all areas. gohuntgeorgia.com; north 6.2 miles to Braswell Mountain Rd.;
• Lake Juliette & Youth Area: Youth Wa- • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 7–9; turn left; go 2.4 miles to Lee Rd.; turn right
terfowl Day and Wed.–Sun. during State Quota 125 [Check-In]; and proceed 1.2 miles to area.
Season. • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 21–23, Nov.
• MARSH pond/Adult/Child (only youth 18–20; Quota 125 [Check-In]. SILVER LAKE WMA
can hunt): Dec. 11 and Jan. 8; Quota 3.
Apply between Oct. 1–15. See quota hunt
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. 97 (9,200 acres) Region 5
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Oct.
application instructions (page 32). 5, Oct. 16–19, Oct. 24–Nov. 2, Nov. 7–16, Deer
ARCHERY ONLY AREA: BERRY CREEK Nov. 21–30, Dec. 5–Feb. 28. Furbearer dog • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
(Acreage has been reduced. Updated maps training allowed (see page 28). [Sign-In];
available at the check station.) Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunts: • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 1 Mar. 1–10 [Sign-In]. Hunters must wear at [Sign-In];
[Sign-In]. least 500 square inches of hunter orange as • Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 3–6, Dec. 29–
Turkey Archery: Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. an outer garment above the waist. No dogs Jan. 1; Quota 160 [Sign-In];
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No waterfowl hunting allowed. • Firearms/Buck Only: Nov. 20–Dec. 5, Jan.
west of Ebenezer Rd. except that youth may SPECIAL REGULATIONS Reservations for trans- 5–15 [Sign-In].
hunt waterfowl between Ebenezer and portation on state boat for Check-In hunts Turkey
Juliette Roads (Youth Area). must be made through the Sapelo Island Visi- • Mar. 26–Apr. 3; Quota 35 [Sign-In];
DIRECTIONS FROM FORSYTH Take Hwy 18 tor Center (912) 437-3224. No reservations • Adult/Child: Apr. 9–17; Quota 35 [Sign-In];
east 7 miles to Check Station. will be accepted until you receive your selec- Apply by Mar. 1; see quota hunt application
tion notice; Visitor Center Hours: Tues.–Fri. instructions (page 32);
7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; • General Hunt: Apr. 23–May 15 [Sign-In].
94 SANSAVILLA WMA
(16,867 acres) Region 7 Closed Sunday & Monday. Stream anchorage
may be required for hunters using their own
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Nov.
1, Nov. 7–18, Dec. 6–27, Jan. 2–3, Jan. 16–
Deer boats. Hunter access is allowed only at Moses Feb. 28.
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–22, Sept. 27– Hammock Dock at head of Duplin River. No Alligator May be hunted during statewide
Oct. 5 [Sign In]; motorized vehicles allowed on island. Hunters alligator season in accordance with rules and
• Archery Only Areas/Either Sex: Sept. 11– may Check-In starting at 9:00 a.m. EST one regulations pursuant to alligator hunting.
Jan. 15 [Sign-In]; day prior to hunt. Camps must be removed by DIRECTIONS FROM BAINBRIDGE Take Hwy 253
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 10–16 12 noon on the day following each hunt. De- south 2.7 miles; go left on Ten Mile Still Rd.;
[Sign-In]; partures and returns from deer hunting must travel 6 miles; turn right on Silver Lake Rd.;
• Firearms/Either Sex: Adult/Child: Sept. be made from Moses Hammock campsite. travel 2.9 miles; turn left onto WMA access
24–26 [Check-In]; Hunters are required to stay outside the bound- road. Check station is 0.8 miles on the right.
• Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 7–9 [Check-In]. aries of the safety zones. Hunting is restricted
Dec. 4–5, Dec. 25–31 [Sign-In]; to the north end of Greater Sapelo Island and SOAP CREEK WMA
• Firearms/Bucks Only: Nov. 13–Dec. 3
[Sign-In].
Little Sapelo Island unless otherwise indicated. 98 (1,000 acres) Region 3
FERRY RESTRICTIONS There is limited space on
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. the ferry, so please limit the amount and size Deer
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. of your gear; propane fuel only; Guns must be • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
10, Oct. 17–Nov. 12, Dec. 6–Dec. 24, Jan. unloaded and cased for transport on ferry; No [Sign-In];
1–Feb. 28. Furbearer dog training allowed folding chairs or tables, ladder stands, bicycles, • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15
Aug. 1–Sept. 4. or excessively large boxes; Climbing stands [Sign-In];
Dove Sept. 4–19, Oct. 10–17, Nov. 25–Jan. 8. are OK; Coolers are limited to one 48 qt. per • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Jan. 1
FERAL HOG See page 29. guest or one 96 qt. per two guests. [Sign-In].
• Special Hog Hunts: Mar. 1–10 [Sign-In]. DIRECTIONS FROM SAVANNAH Take I-95 Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Hunters must wear at least 500 square south to Exit 58; turn left on GA Hwy 57; Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
inches of hunter orange as an outer garment go 1 mile to flashing light; continue straight 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during
above the waist. No dogs allowed. on Hwy 99, go 9.1 mi. to Landing Rd. (in firearms deer hunts; furbearer dog training
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No camping. Meridian); turn left and proceed to Sapelo allowed (see page 28).
Archery Only Areas Archery equipment Island Visitors Center. SPECIAL REGULATIONS Camping prohibited.
restriction for deer only. DIRECTIONS FROM LINCOLNTON Take Hwy
DIRECTIONS FROM BRUNSWICK Take U.S. 79 north 2 miles. Turn right on New Peters-
341 north to Mt. Pleasant, south of Jesup; burg Rd. Sign-In board is on left.

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SPREWELL BLUFF TALLULAH GORGE
TUCKAHOE WMA
99 NATURAL AREA
(1,734 acres) Region 4
102 STATE PARK
(2,689 acres) Region 2
104 (15,100 acres) Region 3
Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 1. Deer Deer
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15. • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 1 • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–15, Sept. 20–
Small Game & Furbearers Jan. 2–Feb. 28. [Sign-In]; 28, Oct. 3–Nov. 2 [Sign-In];
Furbearer dog training allowed. See page 28. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15 • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Sept. 30–
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Includes Pigeon Creek [Sign-In]; Oct. 2 [Check-In];
and Nichols Tracts. No hunting in park day- • Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 16–Jan. 1 • Firearms/Adult/Child/Either Sex: Sept.
use area. Pigeon Creek Tract closed to all [Sign-In]; 17–19 [Sign-In];
vehicular access. • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 30, Nov. 27, Dec. • General Hunt: Nov. 4–7, Jan. 6–8
DIRECTIONS FROM THOMASTON TO SPREWELL 26 [Sign-In]. [Check-In]. Nov. 25–Dec. 5 [Sign-In].
BLUFF TRACT Take Hwy 36 west 6 miles to Bear Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Roland; turn right on Alabama Rd.; turn left • Archery: Sept. 11–Dec. 5 [Sign-In]; Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
and follow paved road to area. • Primitive Weapons: Oct. 9–15 [Sign-In]; 10, Nov. 8–24, Dec. 6–Jan. 4, Jan. 9–Feb.
DIRECTIONS FROM MANCHESTER TO NICHOLS • Firearms: Oct. 16–Dec. 5 [Sign-In]. 28. Feral hogs may be taken during small
AND PIGEON CREEK TRACTS Take Hwy 190 Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. game dates after Oct. 31. Alligator hunting
east 3.9 miles; turn left on paved road; go 0.1 Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. allowed on open archery deer hunting dates
mile to fork; turn left; go 1.8 miles to fork 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during concurrent with the alligator season.
in road; right fork to Nichols Tract; left to firearms deer hunts. Dove Sept. 4–10, Dec. 6–Jan. 4.
Pigeon Creek Tract. SPECIAL REGULATIONS Mandatory Daily SPECIAL REGULATIONS Camping in desig-
Sign-In. ATVs prohibited. nated sites only.
STANDING BOY CREEK TRACT DIRECTIONS FROM TALLULAH FALLS Take DIRECTIONS FROM SYLVANIA Take E.
100 (1,580 acres) Region 4 U.S. 441 north; turn right onto Jane Hurt Ogeechee 2.2 miles to jct. of Buck Creek
Yarn Dr.; go ¼ mile past campground, follow and Brannen’s Bridge Rd., take Brannen’s
Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15; WMA signs. Bridge Rd. 3.4 miles to jct. of GA Hwy 24,
Mandatory Weekly Check-In. continue on Brannen’s Bridge Rd. 5.2 miles
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Upon determination TOWNSEND WMA to check station on left.
by the Commissioner that a person has vio- 103 (10,876 acres) Region 7
TUGALOO STATE PARK
lated this title (OCGA 27) or any rule or
regulation promulgated pursuant to hunting Deer 105 (393 acres) Region 2
ARCHERY ONLY AREA
or trespass on or from Standing Boy Creek • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8
Tract, the Commissioner may revoke, sus- [Sign-In]; Deer
pend, deny, or refuse to renew any license • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15 • Archery/Either Sex: Dec. 4–5; Quota 25
or permit, or both, required by this title [Sign-In]; [Check-In]. No limit. Feral hogs may be
which is held by or has been applied for by • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Nov. 21, Dec. taken; no limit.
the person, for a period of up to two years 6–26, Jan. 7–15 [Sign-In]. Special Regulations Hunters must attend
following the determination of such viola- • Dog Hunting/Either Sex/Shotguns with pre-hunt meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 3.
tion. Harvested deer will not be tagged with Buckshot Only: Dec. 1–2, Jan. 5–6; Quota Hunt participants will be charged a $30
Department tags and must be recorded on 50; [Check-In]. Apply by Sept. 1. See quota non-refundable, non-transferrable hunt fee
the hunter’s deer harvest record. Camping hunt application instructions (page 32) to and a $5 ParkPass will be required. Cabins
prohibited. ATVs prohibited. apply for dog deer hunts. Maximum of 10 and campsites may be reserved by calling the
DIRECTIONS FROM COLUMBUS Take Hwy 219 individuals per application letter. List hunt park office at (706) 356-4362. Applicable
north. Turn left on Old River Rd., go 1.5 dates in preference order. Dog deer hunters fees will apply. All other Park facilities will be
miles. Tract on left. must check-in at kiosk on Middleton Lake closed to the general public Dec. 4–5. ATVs
Road prior to hunt. Dog deer hunting al- prohibited.
SWALLOW CREEK WMA lowed in designated area only. All dogs used DIRECTIONS FROM LAVONIA Take GA-328N/
101 (CHATTAHOOCHEE NF)
(19,000 acres) Region 2
in the dog deer hunt must be marked with Gumlog Rd. 4.0 mi. T . urn right at Tugaloo
the selected hunter’s name and phone number. State Park Rd.
Deer & Bear All vehicles used in the dog deer hunt must
• Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct. display permit in the windshield or on vehicle  ALTON PUBLIC DOVE FIELD
W
15 [Sign-In]; dash. A copy of the permit must be carried 106 (200 acres) Region 3
• Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Sex on person while hunting. The WMA will
Deer Last Two Days: Nov. 17–21, Dec. be closed to all users during dog deer hunts Deer Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 1
15–19 [Check-In]. except to hunters with a valid quota permit. [Sign-In].
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. Small Game Oct. 15–Feb. 28.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Nov. Dove
10, Oct. 16– Nov. 15, Nov. 22–Dec. 13, Dec. 30, Dec. 3–Jan. 4, Jan. 7–Feb. 28. • Adult/Child: Sept. 4; Quota 80 parties. Ap-
20–Feb. 28. Feral Hog See page 29. Special Hog Hunts: ply between Aug. 1–15; applications must be
DIRECTIONS FROM CLEVELAND Take Hwy Mar. 1–10 [Sign-In]. Hunters must wear at received by Aug. 15; see quota hunt applica-
75 north 20 miles to GA 180; continue on least 500 in2 of hunter orange as an outer tion instructions (page 32). A self-addressed
Hwy 75 for 1 mile and turn left at check garment above the waist. No dogs allowed. stamped envelope must be included to re-
station sign. DIRECTIONS FROM LUDOWICI Take Hwy 57 ceive permit. A party consists of one adult
South 4.2 miles; turn right onto Old Bar- and up to 2 children.
rington Road; go 3.2 miles; Townsend WMA • General Hunt: Sept. 11, 18, Oct. 15–17,
will be on the right along the power line. Nov. 25–Jan. 8.

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Bird Dog Training Oct. 15–Aug. 1; Pigeons Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]; turn right on Hwy 23; travel 7 miles south;
and pen-reared quail may be used for train- Small Game & Furbearers Jan. 2–Feb. turn left on Ebenezer Church Rd.; go 1 mile
ing pointing, flushing and retrieving dogs 28. Furbearer Dog Training Allowed (See to Check Station on right.
(see page 28). page 28).
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No unleashed dogs SPECIAL REGULATIONS Only archery deer and ZAHND NATURAL AREA
except for bird dog training and dove hunt- waterfowl hunting allowed in Glovers Creek 111 (1,400 acres) Region 1
ing purposes. No rifles or muzzleloaders (ex- Waterfowl Area. No gasoline outboards al-
cept muzzleloading shotguns) of any caliber lowed on waterfowl ponds; only hand held Deer & Bear Archery/Either Sex & Bear:
allowed. lights 6 volts or less allowed; Only Quality Sept. 11–Jan. 1 [Sign-In].
DIRECTIONS FROM I-20 At Exit 101, take Bucks with at least four (4) points (1 inch Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Hwy 278 north 1.7 miles. Area is on left long or longer) on either side are legal. No Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept.
across from Wildlife Resources Headquarters fishing on managed waterfowl impound- 10, Jan. 2–Feb. 28.
adjacent to the Wildlife Resources Conserva- ments. DIRECTIONS FROM CLOUDLAND Take Hwy
tion Center. Additional parking on Willow DIRECTIONS FROM LaGRANGE Take GA Hwy 157 north 8.2 miles; turn right on Dough-
Springs Church Rd. 219 north 0.5 miles past Chattahoochee erty Gap Rd. and go 3.5 miles; Dougherty
River Bridge; turn right on Old Whitley Gap Rd. becomes West Cove Rd.; Continue
WARWOMAN WMA Rd. Follow signs to check station and kiosk. straight for 3.5 miles; Turn left on S. Cedar
107 (CHATTAHOOCHEE NF)
(15,800 acres) Region 2
Lane to end of road.
WILSON SHOALS WMA
Deer & Bear 109 (2,800 acres) Region 2
• Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Sept. 11–Oct. Enter FrEE to Win Prizes
15 [Sign-In]; Deer
from Yamaha,Mossberg,
• Special Bear Hunt: Oct. 20–24 [Sign-In]; • Archery/Either Sex & Bear: Oct. 2–29
Only bear and feral hog may be taken. [Sign-In]; Gerber & more!
• Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either • Firearms/Buck Only & Bear/Either Sex Register
Sex Deer Last Day: Dec. 9–12, Jan. 6–9 Deer Last Three Days: Oct. 30–Nov. 14 now—
[Check-In]. [Sign-In]; prizes will
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. Turkey Mar. 26–Apr. 1; Quota 15 [Sign-In]; be awarded
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. Apr. 2–May 15 [Sign-In]. monthly!
10, Oct. 16–19, Oct. 25–Dec. 7, Dec. 13– Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Oct. EntER at
Jan. 4, Jan. 10–Feb. 28. 1, Nov. 15–Feb. 28. www.OutdoorGearGiveaway.com
DIRECTIONS FROM CLAYTON Take U.S. 441 Dove
north; turn right on Warwoman Rd.; go 3.5 • Adult/Child: Sept. 4; Quota 25. Adult/
miles to Finney Creek Rd.; turn left and go Child dove hunters must call (770) 535-5700
0.2 miles to check station. between Aug. 1–15 to apply for permit. A
party consists of one adult and up to two

108 WEST POINT WMA


(10,000 acres) Region 4
children.
• General Hunt: Sept. 11, 18, Nov. 25–Jan. 8.
2009 Forestry for
DIRECTIONS FROM GAINESVILLE Take Hwy Wildlife Partners
Deer 365 north 11 miles; turn right on Mud Creed
• Archery/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Sept. Rd.; go 1 mile, turn left; go 0.1 mile, turn The Georgia
11–17, Sept. 25–Oct. 13, Nov. 13–21 right on Yonah Rd.; go 2.1 miles, area on left. Department of
[Sign-In]; Natural Resources,
• Honorary License Holders/Quality Buck YUCHI WMA Wildlife Resources
& Antlerless: Oct. 15–16 [Sign-In]; 110 (7,800 acres) Region 3 Division, proudly
honors the 2009
• Firearms/Quality Buck & Antlerless: Oct.
27–30 [Check-In]; Dec. 2–4 [Sign-In]; Deer Forestry for
• Primitive Weapons/Quality Buck & Ant- • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8 Wildlife Partners for incorporating
lerless: Dec. 17–18 [Sign-In]. [Sign-In]; wildlife conservation practices into
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In]. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15 their land management goals.
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Sept. [Sign-In];
10, Sept. 18–24, Oct. 17–25, Oct. 31–Nov. • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–24, Nov.
12, Nov. 22–30, Dec. 5–15, Dec. 19–Feb. 28. 12–14 [Sign-In]; Nov. 19–21 [Check-In];
Furbearer dog training allowed. See page 28. • Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 25–Nov. 11;
Dove Sept. 4, 11, 18, Oct. 17, Nov. 25–30, Nov. 15–18; Nov. 22–Dec. 5; and Dec. 26–
Dec. 5–15, Dec. 19–Jan. 8. Jan. 1 [Sign-In].
Waterfowl Glovers Creek Area, Daniels Turkey Mar. 26–May 15 [Sign-In].
Pond & Pond 1: Youth Waterfowl Saturday Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
and Sat. only during State Season except 28. Furbearers may not be hunted during
during firearms and primitive weapons deer firearms deer hunts; furbearer dog training
hunts. Shooting hours until 12 noon. The allowed (see page 28).
remainder of the WMA is open for waterfowl Dove Sept. 4–19, Oct. 9–17; Nov. 25–Jan. 8.
hunting during small game dates concurrent SPECIAL REGULATIONS Sign-In at Check Sta-
with state waterfowl season. tion on Ebenezer Church Rd. Camping in
DIXIE CREEK AREA designated sites only.
Deer Archery/Quality Buck & Antler- DIRECTIONS FROM WAYNESBORO Take Hwy
less: Sept. 11–Jan. 1 [Sign-In]; 80 east 8 miles to Shell Bluff Community;

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2010–2011 quota hunts
The hunt numbers within the following tables correspond to the Hunt Choices provided
in the Quota Hunt Application Dropdown Menus at gohuntgeorgia.com. Selection odds
for alligator, deer, turkey, and waterfowl quota hunts are available at gohuntgeorgia.com.

2010–2011 Deer quota Hunts


Application Deadline: Sept. 1
No. WMA Type Date Quota
01 B.F. Grant Quality Buck/Antlerless Nov. 3–6 400
02 B.F. Grant Quality Buck/Antlerless Dec. 1–4 400
03 Berry College Either Sex Last 2 Days Nov. 3–6 1,000
04 Berry College Either Sex Dec. 1–4 1,000
05 Blanton Creek Quality Buck/Antlerless Nov. 3–6 200
06 Blanton Creek Quality Buck/Antlerless Nov. 17–20 200
07 Chickasawhatchee Either Sex Last 2 Days Nov. 18–20 350
08 Chickasawhatchee Either Sex Last 2 Days Dec. 2–4 350
09 Clybel Either Sex Oct. 27–30 150
10 Clybel Either Sex Nov. 17–20 150
*MSRP
11 Di-Lane Quality Buck/Antlerless Oct. 6–9 400
12 Di-Lane Quality Buck/Antlerless Oct. 20–23 400
Your Participation 13 Flint River Quality Buck/Antlerless Nov. 4–6 35

is Requested 14 Flint River


15 Griffin Ridge (PW)
Quality Buck/Antlerless
Either Sex
Nov. 18–20
Oct. 7–9
35
100
In January 2011, the Georgia Depart-
16 Griffin Ridge Either Sex Nov. 11–13 100
ment of Natural Resources, Wildlife
Resources Division will begin the 17 Griffin Ridge Either Sex Dec. 9–11 100
process of developing hunting regula- 18 Joe Kurz Quality Buck/Antlerless Oct. 27–30 100
tions for the 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 19 Joe Kurz Quality Buck/Antlerless Nov. 10–13 100
hunting seasons. This process will be
initiated wth several public meetings 20 Ossabaw Either Sex Oct. 7–9 100
across the state. 21 Ossabaw (A) Either Sex Oct. 21–23 100
A primary goal of these meetings is 22 Ossabaw (PW) Either Sex Nov. 4–6 100
to provide the public an opportunity 23 Ossabaw Either Sex Dec. 9–11 100
to give input into the development 24 Pine Log Either Sex Last 2 Days Nov. 17–20 750
of hunting regulations. Input from
25 River Creek Quality Buck/Antlerless Nov. 10–13 30
individuals like you is valuable in
developing appropriate and beneficial 26 River Creek Quality Buck/Antlerless Dec. 8–11 30
wildlife management programs that 27 Rum Creek Either Sex Nov. 3–6 200
are scientifically sound and reflect 28 Rum Creek Either Sex Nov. 17–20 200
the desires of the public. You are
29 Sapelo (PW) Either Sex Oct. 7–9 125
encouraged to attend one of these
meetings and share your suggestions. 30 Sapelo Either Sex Oct. 21–23 125
31 Sapelo (A) Either Sex Nov. 4–6 125
32 Sapelo Either Sex Nov. 18–20 125
DATE LOCATION TIME
33 Sapelo (A) Either Sex Dec. 2–4 125
1/03/11 Albany 7pm 34 Silver Lake Either Sex Nov. 3–6 160
1/03/11 Helena 7pm 35 Silver Lake Either Sex Dec. 29–Jan. 1 160
1/04/11 Thomson 7pm PW = Primitive Weapons; A = Archery
1/04/11 Ringgold 7pm
2010–2011 state park Deer quota Hunts
1/05/11 Brunswick 7pm Application Deadline: Sept. 1
1/05/11 Dry Branch 7pm
No. State Park Type Date Quota
1/06/11 Franklin Springs 7pm 01 Fort Yargo Either Sex Nov. 30–Dec. 1 65
1/06/11 Smyrna 7pm
02 F. D. Roosevelt Either Sex Dec. 7–8 200
03 Hard Labor Creek Either Sex Nov. 2–3 250
For more specific information on
locations, visit www.gohuntgeorgia. 04 R. B. Russell Either Sex Dec. 7–8 60
com or contact the hunter services
05 Mistletoe Either Sex Dec. 4–5 75
office at (770) 761-3045.
06 Tugaloo (A) Either Sex Dec. 4–5 25

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2010–2011 turkey quota hunts 2010–2011 Waterfowl quota hunts
Application Deadline: Feb. 15 Application Deadline: Oct. 15
No. WMA Date Quota No. WMA Date Quota
01 Big Lazer Creek Mar. 26–Apr. 1 50 01 Altamaha – Butler Island Nov. 20 20
02 Big Lazer Creek Apr. 2–8 50 02 Altamaha – Butler Island Nov. 27 20
03 Big Lazer Creek Apr. 9–15 50 03 Altamaha – Butler Island Dec. 11 20
04 Blanton Creek Mar. 26–Apr. 1 40 04 Altamaha – Butler Island Dec. 18 20
05 Blanton Creek Apr. 2–8 40 05 Altamaha – Butler Island Jan. 1 20
06 Blanton Creek Apr. 9–15 40 06 Altamaha – Butler Island Jan. 8 20
07 Chickasawhatchee Mar. 26–Apr. 1 50 07 Altamaha – Butler Island Jan. 15 20
08 Chickasawhatchee Apr. 2–8 50 08 Altamaha – Butler Island Jan. 22 20
09 Clybel Apr. 23–29 25 09 Altamaha – Butler Island Jan. 29 20
10 Clybel Apr. 30–May 6 25 10 Oconee – Dan Denton Dec. 11 3
11 Di-Lane Mar. 26–Apr. 1 30 11 Oconee – Dan Denton Dec. 18 3
12 Di-Lane Apr. 2–Apr. 8 30 12 Oconee – Dan Denton Dec. 25 3
13 Dukes Creek Mar. 26–28 20 13 Oconee – Dan Denton Jan. 1 3
14 Dukes Creek Apr. 8–10 20 14 Oconee – Dan Denton Jan. 8 3
15 Dukes Creek Apr. 22–24 20 15 Oconee – Dan Denton Jan. 15 3
16 Griffin Ridge Apr. 2–8 25 16 Oconee – Dan Denton Jan. 22 3
17 Griffin Ridge Apr. 16–22 25 17 Oconee – Dan Denton Jan. 29 3
18 Griffin Ridge Apr. 30–May 6 25 This information corresponds to the Hunt Choices provided in the
19 Joe Kurz Mar. 26–Apr. 3 25 online Waterfowl Quota Hunt Application dropdown menu at
gohuntgeorgia.com. Selection odds for alligator, deer, turkey, and
20 Joe Kurz Apr. 9–17 25 waterfowl quota hunts are available at gohuntgeorgia.com.
21 Johns Mountain Mar. 26–Apr. 1 75 Hunters selected for waterfowl quota hunts may bring up to two ad-
22 Johns Mountain Apr. 2–8 75 ditional hunters for a maximum party size of three.
23 Oconee Mar. 26–Apr. 1 30 Waterfowl quota hunt dates are subject to US Fish & Wildlife approval.
24 Oconee Apr. 2–8 30 If the dates you choose change, your application will automatically be
25 River Creek Apr. 29–May 1 5 changed to the closest available date for that particular WMA
26 Rum Creek Apr. 23–29 25
27 Rum Creek Apr. 30–May 6 25
28 Silver Lake Mar. 26–Apr. 3 35
29 Wilson Shoals Mar. 26–Apr. 1 15
This information corresponds to the Hunt Choices provided in
the online Turkey Quota Hunt Application dropdown menu at
gohuntgeorgia.com.
Hunters applying for WMA turkey quota hunts may apply as a party for
a maximum party size of three.

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hunting opportunities on federal lands in georgia
Quick Reference
Use the contact information below for detailed information on hunting these Federal lands.
US Army Corps of Engineers Lands
Lake Allatoona (678) 721-6700 http://allatoona.sam.usace.army.mil/
Carters Lake (706) 334-2248 http://carters.sam.usace.army.mil/
Lake Hartwell (888) 893-0678 http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/
Lake Sidney Lanier (770) 945-9531 http://lanier.sam.usace.army.mil/
Lake Richard B. Russell (800) 944-7207 http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/
Walter F. George Lake (229) 768-2516 http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/op/rec/wfg/
George W. Andrews Lake (229) 768-2516 http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/op/rec/wfg/
West Point Lake (706) 645-2937 http://westpt.sam.usace.army.mil/
J. Strom Thurmond Lake (Clarks Hill) (800) 533-3478 http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/lakes/
Lake Seminole (229) 662-2001 http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/op/rec/seminole/
National Wildlife Refuges & National Seashore
Blackbeard Island NWR (843) 784-2468 http://www.fws.gov/savannah/hunting.html
Bond Swamp NWR (478) 986-5441 http://www.fws.gov/bondswamp/
Eufaula NWR (334) 687-4065 http://www.fws.gov/eufaula/
Harris Neck NWR (843) 784-2468 http://www.fws.gov/harrisneck/
Okefenokee NWR (912) 496-7366 http://www.fws.gov/okefenokee/
Piedmont NWR (478) 986-5441 http://www.fws.gov/piedmont/
Savannah NWR (843) 784-2468 http://www.fws.gov/savannah/
Wassaw NWR (843) 784-2468 http://www.fws.gov/wassaw/
Cumberland Island NS (912) 882-4336 Ext. 258 http://www.nps.gov/cuis/
National Forests (lands outside of WMAs)
Chattahoochee NF (770) 297-3000 http://www.fs.fed.us/conf/
Oconee NF (706) 485-1776 http://www.fs.fed.us/conf/
U. S. Army Lands
Fort Gordon (706) 791-5033 http://www.gordon.army.mil/dptm/huntfish.htm
Fort Stewart & Hunter Army Airfield (912) 767-4354 http://www.stewart.army.mil/dpw/FW.asp

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BLACKBEARD ISLAND NWR Feral Hog Jan. 10–12, 24–26; Quota 100 Turkey Mar. 26–May 15; Quota [Check-In].
Deer & Feral Hog Archery/Either Sex: Oct. [Check-In]. Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb.
21–23, Dec. 2–4 [Check-In]. SPECIAL REGULATIONS Still Hunting only 28; Any small game or furbearer with an open
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Bag limit: 5 deer in designated areas; the Cumberland Ferry season may be taken; Quota [Check-In].
(bonus tags for two); no limit on hogs. No will be available for access to and from the is- SPECIAL REGULATIONS All hunting subject
crossbows. Hunters under 16 years of age land for a fee; boat dock space for unloading to Post regulations. All hunters subject to
must possess a Hunter Education Certifi- only; private boats must stream anchor; all background checks. Firearms deer hunt-
cate. Youth hunters must be supervised by an hunting access must be by the Plum Orchard ing limited to shotguns with slugs only or
adult 21 years of age or older. One youth per hunter station on the Brick Hill River; buck- primitive weapons. Hunters not associated
adult. Permits issued at dock. Island closed shot and motor vehicles prohibited; wheeled with the Military Installation may apply
to general public Oct. 20–24 and Dec. 1–5. carts and bicycles prohibited in Wilderness for permits for all species by letter between
Area; check-in starts 9:00 a.m. EST one day May 1–15, to WRD-Game Management,
BOND SWAMP NWR prior to hunt; camps must be removed by 142 Bob Kirk Rd. NW, Thomson, GA 30824.
Deer & Feral Hog Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 12 noon on the day following each hunt; on Include full name, address, SSN, date of
11–Oct. 3; [Sign-In]. Adult-Child hunts, hunting is restricted to birth, and telephone number in letter. No
Feral Hog Firearms: Dec. 2–19, Jan. 20– children ages 12–16 only; adults must be more than 3 applicants per letter. You must
Feb. 6 [Sign-In]. with child at all times; all National Park Ser- be at least 16 years old to apply. Apply only
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Refuge permits re- vice regulations also apply to hunting areas; once; duplicates will be rejected. Permit
quired for all hunters. Sign-In required for on primitive weapons hunts, modern hand- required to hunt. Access may be restricted
all hunters. Any animal harvested must be guns which meet State regulations may be due to training requirements. All hunters
checked out. Deer must be marked on Deer used. Hunting fee is $35. No standby hunt- must possess a Hunter Education Certificate.
Harvest Record. ers. Apply after July 1. Go to www.pay.gov For more information, call Fort Gordon at
and type “Cumberland” in the search box. (706) 791-2397.
CHATTAHOOCHEE NF
(Lands outside of WMAs) EUFAULA NWR FORT STEWART &
Deer Deer & Feral Hog HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8; • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Jan. 15 [No Deer & Feral Hog
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15; Check-In]. • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 1; Quota
• Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 16–Jan. 1; • Area between Bustahatchee and Rood [Check-In];
• Firearms/Either Sex (except as noted in Creeks: Nov. 1–Jan. 15 [No Check-In]; • Archery Only Areas/Either Sex: Sept. 11–
Special Regulations below): Oct. 30, Nov. • Youth Only/Either Sex: Oct. 9, 16, 23; Jan. 15; Quota [Check-In];
27, Dec. 26. Quota 10 [Check-In]. • Shotgun Only Areas/Either Sex: Oct. 16–
Bear Waterfowl Saturdays only during state- Jan. 15; Quota [Check-In];
• Archery: Sept. 11–Oct. 8; wide season; Quota (15 blinds), maximum • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 2–15;
• Primitive Weapons: Oct. 9–15; of 3 hunters per blind [Check-In]; 25 shell Bag limit: 2 deer (no more than 1 antlered
• Firearms: Oct. 16–Dec. 5. limit. Youth Waterfowl Day and an Adult/ buck); Quota [Check-In];
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15. Child hunt: check with Refuge for specific • Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 16–Jan. 15;
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. 28. dates (334) 687-4065. Quota [Check-In];
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Either Sex days for deer SPECIAL REGULATIONS Archery hunters are • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–17, 20,
on National Forest lands in Catoosa, Chat- required to report their harvest at either 23–24, Oct. 30–31, Nov. 3, 6–7, 13–14,
tooga, Floyd, Gordon, Walker, and Whitfield of the self check stations in AL or GA or 17, 20–21, 25–28, Dec. 1, 4–5, 11–12, 15,
Counties in accordance with County either call the Refuge Office within 24 hours. No 18–19, 25–31; Quota [Check-In].
sex dates. No dog training June 1–Aug. 14. alligator hunting allowed on Refuge. The Turkey Mar. 26–May 15; Quota [Check-In].
Placing, leaving, or depositing any food, bait Chattahoochee River & Walter F. George Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. 28.
or garbage in a manner likely to attract or con- Reservoir within boundaries of Eufaula Any small game or furbearer with an open
centrate any wildlife, whether for purposes of NWR are closed to waterfowl hunting. Ap- season may be taken. Quota [Check-In].
hunting or viewing animals is prohibited. It is ply July 9–Aug. 15 for youth deer hunts and Feral Hog (weapons limited by hunting
also prohibited to fail to properly store food or Aug. 1–Sept. 15 for waterfowl hunts. All area restrictions) May 16–Mar. 26.
garbage to prevent access by wildlife. selected youth deer and waterfowl hunters SPECIAL REGULATIONS Quality buck regula-
Prohibited Transportation of any loaded (10–15 years old) will be charged a $20 per-
tions apply in zones E 12–16 & E 20–22,
weapon in a motor vehicle. Possession of al- mit fee. All selected adult waterfowl hunters
antlered bucks must have at least four (4)
cohol while hunting. will be charged a $60 permit fee and may
points (one inch or longer) on one side of
NOTE The Appalachian Trail (AT) is heavily the antlers. Hog Hunting allowed in Archery
bring up to two guests. Contact: Eufaula
used in all months for camping and by day- NWR, 367 Hwy 165, Eufaula, AL 36027 Only Areas during Turkey Season. All hunt-
hikers & backpackers through its length in ing subject to post regulations. Access may
(334) 687-4065 for applications and addi-
Georgia. Please be aware of their presence tional information. be restricted due to training requirements.
and exercise caution when hunting near the Managed firearms either-sex hunts may be
AT and other heavily used trails. FORT GORDON allowed any time throughout the Southern
Deer Zone firearms deer season at Wright Army
CUMBERLAND ISLAND NS • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8. Airfield, Hunter Army Airfield, Red Cloud
Deer & Feral Hog • Archery Only Area: Sept. 11–Jan. 15; Quota Range Complex and Small Arms Impact
• Archery/Either Sex: Oct. 25–27; Quota 125 [Check-In]; Area as authorized by the Installation Com-
[Check-In]; • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15; mander. All deer & turkey, and feral hogs
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Nov. 15–17, Quota [Check-In]; harvested during deer season must be report-
Dec. 13–15; Quota 100 [Check-In]; • Firearms/Either Sex: Oct. 16–Jan. 15; ed on harvest card before moving animal. All
• Adult/Child/Either Sex: Dec. 19–21; Quo- Quota [Check-In}. deer must be checked in at the check station
ta 50 [Check-In]. during posted hours of operation.

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hunting opportunities on federal lands in georgia
HARRIS NECK NWR OKEFENOKEE NWR turkey harvest. For deer gun hunts, a special
Deer & Feral Hog Deer & Feral Hog refuge tag will be provided. (478) 986-5441.
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 15–17; No Quota • Archery/Either Sex/Cowhouse Unit: Sept.
[Check-In]. Crossbows prohibited; 11–27, Oct. 3–14 [Sign-In]. SAVANNAH NWR
• Firearms/Either Sex: Shotguns with slugs • Archery/Either Sex/Pocket Unit: Sept. 11– Deer & Feral Hog
only; Nov. 19; Quota 150 [Check-In]. Oct. 8 [Sign-In/Out]; • Archery/Either Sex: Oct. 1–31.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS Bag limit: 3 deer • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex/Cowhouse • Youth Only archery hunt in designated
(bonus tags for two); no limit on hogs. No Unit: Sept. 29–Oct. 2 [Check-In]; areas: Oct. 1–31;
crossbows. Hunters under 16 years of age • Firearms/Buck Only/Cowhouse Unit: Oct. • Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 1–30;
must possess a Hunter Education Certificate. 16–17, Oct. 23–26, Nov. 22–28 [Sign-In]; • Wheelchair Hunters Only/Designated Ar-
Youth hunters must be supervised by an adult • Firearms/Either Sex/Cowhouse Unit: Nov. eas/Either Sex: Nov. 16–17; Quota.
21 years of age or older. One youth per adult. 4–6 [Check-In]; Dec. 4–7, 11–14 [Sign-In]; Small Game Nov. 1–30.
Apply by Aug. 31 for quota hunts. All quota • Suwanee Canal Unit: Oct. 22–23; Quota Turkey Apr. 2–22.
hunters will be charged a $15 permit fee. Ref- 30 [Check-In]; Waterfowl Youth hunts: Nov. 27, Dec. 4,
uge closed to general public Sept. 15–17 and • Suwanee Canal Unit/Wheelchair Hunters 11; Quota. General hunt: In accordance with
Nov. 20. (843) 784-2468. Only: Oct. 22–23; Quota 10 [Check-In]. state season; Designated areas only; Non-
Turkey Cowhouse Unit: Mar. 26–May 15. quota; Permit required.
Lake Sidney Lanier In accordance with Dixon Memorial WMA Feral Hogs Mar. 12–20; Shotguns with
Deer regulations. Sign-In at Dixon Memorial slugs only.
• Archery (Islands only): Nov. 18–21; Dec. WMA. SPECIAL REGULATIONS No crossbows. Bag
2–5; and Dec. 16–19, Quota. One deer per Small Game (Quail, Squirrel & Rabbit) Cow- limit is 5 deer (no more than 3 antlerless
day limit, either sex. Hunting areas acces- house Unit: Aug. 15–Sept. 27, Oct. 3–Nov. and 2 antlered). No bag limit for feral hogs.
sible by boat only. Apply by letter no later 2, Nov. 7–Feb. 28 (In accordance with Dix- Non-quota hunt permits issued by mail or
than Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m.; on Memorial WMA regulations). Alligator printed on-line. Rifles permitted north of
• Archery (Buford Dam): Jan. 4–5, Quota. hunting is prohibited. I-95 only. Only .22 caliber rimfire rifles or
Preference for Disabled Veterans. Limit: 1 SPECIAL REGULATIONS No dogs allowed shotguns with #2 shot or smaller for squirrels.
Buck, 1 Antlerless. Hunters must harvest except pointing dogs for quail hunting on A $15 permit fee required for all quota hunts.
an antlerless deer before harvesting an ant- Cowhouse Island Unit. Suwanee Canal Wheelchair hunter apply by Oct. 1. Hunters
lered deer. Selected hunters must attend a Unit: Chesser Island for wheelchair hunters under 16 years of age must possess a Hunter
pre-hunt meeting on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. All only. Shotguns with slugs or muzzleloaders Education Certificate. Youth hunters must
facilities will be closed to the general pub- only; Shooting hours close at noon. Permit be supervised by an adult 21 years of age or
lic during the hunt. Apply by letter no later required; Apply by Aug. 31. All selected older. One youth per adult; two youth per
than Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. hunters will be charged a $12.50 permit fee. adult on waterfowl hunts. Apply by Aug. 31
Special Regulations Hunters must ap- Upon check-out, a special refuge tag will be for youth waterfowl hunts. (843) 784-2468.
ply by letter containing full name, address, provided for up to two harvested deer per day.
phone number, and email address (if avail- All hunters must check-out. Pocket Unit: WASSAW ISLAND NWR
able) to Operations Project Manager’s Office, Foot traffic only off paved road; Sign-In/Out Deer & Feral Hog
Attn: Craig Sowers, P.O. Box 567, Buford, required. Cowhouse Island Unit: Foot travel • Archery/Primitive Weapons/Either Sex:
GA 30518-0567. One hunter per letter. In- only; Check-In/Sign-In at Dixon Memorial Nov. 4–6 [Check-In];
dicate specific hunt(s) applied for in the let- WMA. (912) 496-7836. • Firearms/Either Sex: Dec. 9–11; [Check-In].
ter. More information is available online at SPECIAL REGULATIONS No crossbows. Bag
http://lanier.usace.army.mil/hunting.htm. PIEDMONT NWR limit: 5 deer (bonus tags for two). No bag
Deer limit for feral hogs. Permits for hunts will
OCONEE NF • Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 3. Har- be issued at the dock. Buckshot prohibited.
(Lands outside of WMAs) vested deer must be recorded on hunter’s Hunters under 16 years of age must possess
Deer harvest record and count toward season a Hunter Education Certificate. Youth hunt-
• Archery/Either Sex: Sept. 11–Oct. 8; limit; ers must be supervised by an adult 21 years
• Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 9–15; • Wheelchair Hunters Only/Either Sex: Oct. of age or older. One youth per adult. Island
• Firearms/Buck Only: Oct. 16–Nov. 6; 15–16 [Check-In]; Call (478) 986-5441 by closed Nov. 4–8, Dec. 9–13 to the general
• Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 7–30, Dec. 26– Oct. 1 for permit; public. (843) 784-2468.
Jan. 1. • Primitive Weapons/Either Sex: Oct. 28–
Turkey Mar. 26–May 15. 30; Quota 1250; NOTE Fort Benning, Kings Bay Submarine
Small Game & Furbearers Aug. 15–Feb. • Firearms/Either Sex: Nov. 4–6, Nov. 11–13, Base, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Moody
28. Any small game or furbearer with an Dec. 2–4; Quota 1250. Air Force Base, and Robins Air Force Base
open season may be taken. Turkey Mar. 29–Apr. 2, Apr. 12–16, 26–30; are open only to military personnel and their
SPECIAL REGULATIONS No night hunting for Quota 300. guests. Contact base for hunting seasons and
feral hogs. No feral hog hunting with dogs Small Game regulations.
Oct. 16–Jan. 1. No dog training June 1–Aug. • Quail, Squirrel, and Rabbit: Aug. 15–Sept.
14. Placing, leaving, or depositing any food, 10, Oct. 4–14, 17–27, Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 7–10,
bait or refuse in a manner likely to attract or Nov. 14–Dec. 1, Dec. 5–Feb. 28;
concentrate any wildlife, whether for purpos- • Raccoon and Opossum: Jan. 7–8, 14–15,
es of hunting or viewing animals is prohibited. 21–22, 28–29.
It is also prohibited to fail to properly store SPECIAL REGULATIONS Refuge permits re- Making Hunting & Fishing Dreams Come True
food or refuse to prevent access by wildlife. quired for all hunts. Apply by Aug. 25 for for YoungsTers, 21 & unDer, with
Prohibited Transportation of any loaded deer and Feb. 23 for turkey hunts. For quota LiFe-THreaTening iLLnesses
weapon in a motor vehicle and possession hunts, all selected hunters will be charged a Toll Free: 866-345-4455
of alcohol while hunting. (706) 485-1776. permit fee. Checkout required with deer or www.HuntofaLifetime.org

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sunrise & sunset times
Zone A—Eastern Standard Time for 2010–2011 Season
September October November December January February March April May
Day Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set
AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
1 700 748 718 709 741 634 707 520 725 531 718 558 652 622 713 744 639 805
2 700 747 719 708 742 633 708 520 725 532 717 559 651 623 712 745 638 805
3 701 746 720 707 743 633 709 520 725 532 717 600 650 623 711 745 637 806
4 702 745 720 705 744 632 710 520 726 533 716 601 648 624 709 746 636 807
5 702 743 721 704 744 631 710 520 726 534 715 602 647 625 708 747 635 808
6 703 742 722 703 745 630 711 520 726 535 715 603 646 626 707 747 634 808
7 703 741 722 702 646 530 712 520 726 536 714 604 645 626 706 748 633 809
8 704 740 723 700 647 529 713 520 726 536 713 604 644 627 704 749 632 810
9 705 738 724 659 648 528 713 520 726 537 712 605 642 628 703 749 632 810
10 705 737 724 658 649 528 714 520 726 538 711 606 641 629 702 750 631 811
11 706 736 725 657 650 527 715 520 726 539 711 607 640 629 701 751 630 812
12 706 734 726 655 651 526 716 521 726 540 710 608 639 630 659 751 629 813
13 707 733 726 654 651 526 716 521 726 541 709 609 737 731 658 752 629 813
14 708 732 727 653 652 525 717 521 726 542 708 610 736 732 657 753 628 814
15 708 730 728 652 653 525 718 522 725 542 707 611 735 732 656 754 627 815
16 709 729 729 651 654 524 718 522 725 543 706 611 734 733 655 754 626 815
17 709 728 729 650 655 523 719 522 725 544 705 612 732 734 654 755 626 816
18 710 726 730 649 656 523 719 523 725 545 704 613 731 734 652 756 625 817
19 711 725 731 647 657 523 720 523 724 546 703 614 730 735 651 756 625 817
20 711 724 732 646 658 522 720 524 724 547 702 615 729 736 650 757 624 818
21 712 722 732 645 658 522 721 524 724 548 701 616 727 736 649 758 623 819
22 713 721 733 644 659 521 721 525 723 549 700 616 726 737 648 758 623 819
23 713 720 734 643 700 521 722 525 723 550 659 617 725 738 647 759 622 820
24 714 718 735 642 701 521 722 526 723 551 658 618 723 738 646 800 622 821
25 714 717 735 641 702 521 723 526 722 552 657 619 722 739 645 801 622 821
26 715 716 736 640 703 520 723 527 722 552 655 620 721 740 644 801 621 822
27 716 714 737 639 703 520 724 527 721 553 654 620 719 741 643 802 621 823
28 716 713 738 638 705 520 724 528 721 554 653 621 718 741 642 803 620 823
29 717 712 739 637 705 520 724 529 720 555 — — 717 742 641 803 620 824
30 718 711 739 636 706 520 725 529 719 556 — — 716 743 640 804 620 824
31 ­— — 740 635 — — 725 530 719 557 — — 714 743 — — 619 825
Times provided here have already been adjusted to reflect daylight savings time. Sunrise and sunset times are also available at gohuntgeorgia.com.

The “Time Zones in Georgia” map shows five zones for our state.
Time Zones in Georgia 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 C
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