Piedmont

Piedmont region

Oconee WMA

Oconee Wildlife Management Area is a 7,400-acre area located in Greene, Hancock, and Putnam Counties in east-central Georgia. Typical of Piedmont landscapes, the area consist largely of rolling hills interspersed with creeks. It also borders Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair created by the impoundment of the Oconee River. Habitat types include mixed pine/hardwoods, pure hardwood, and planted pine stands. Wildlife openings consists of fallow fields, planted food plots, and timber clear-cuts. The area offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game, and dove.

Joe Kurz WMA

Located in the Piedmont region, Joe Kurz Wildlife Management Area is 3,700 acres and offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game, dove and quail.

Echeconnee Creek WMA

Located near Macon, Georgia, Echeconnee Creek Wildlife Management Area covers 690 acres. This WMA provides archery hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. Public access to Ocmulgee River tract is only by boat. No camping allowed on the property. 

Echeconnee Creek WMA is made up of three different tracts: 

Marben PFA

Marben Public Fishing Area is located within Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and Clybel WMA, a 6,400-acre area with 20 different ponds, ranging in size from 1 to 95 acres. The ponds are intensively managed for fishing and offer anglers the opportunity to fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, and Redear Sunfish. Ponds are specially equipped with fish attractors consisting of PVC pipes and other components to allow those fishing from the shore ample opportunity.

McDuffie PFA

Located in Georgia's upper coastal plain, McDuffie Public Fishing Area offers anglers 7 ponds ranging in size from 5 to 37 acres. Visitors may fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, and Redear Sunfish while enjoying the longleaf pines and sandy soils.

This area also offers opportunities for dove and waterfowl hunting. Waterfowl hunters must check kiosk at entrance gate for information on which ponds are open. Please check the Hunting Regulations for more information. 

Evans County PFA

Evans County Public Fishing Area is a 372-acre area that offers 3 different lakes for anglers to fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Crappie. Lakes Longleaf, Wood and Bidd Sands attract more than 5,000 anglers each year with an additional almost 4,000 guests visiting the PFA. Bidd Sands Lake offers the best opportunities for anglers to get their hands on some bass in the upper end of the lake during the warmer months along with great hybrid bass. Lake Longleaf is best for Crappie halfway through November to March.