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Wildlife Management Areas in Georgia

Swallow Creek WMA

Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in Towns County. This 19,000 acre property has hunting opportunities for deer, bear, turkey and small game. There are approximately 25 miles of hiking trails open to the public. 

 

Cohutta WMA

Cohutta Wildlife Management Area is located in Murray, Fannin and Gilmer counties. This 96,503 acre property has hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. Over 158 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails are open to the public.

Otting WMA

This 669-acre state-owned Wildlife Management Area is in Northwest Georgia (Chattooga County).  Bisected by the East Fork of the Little River positioned on top of a plateau on the Lookout Mountain chain, this area features an interspersion of upland mixed pine hardwood forests and old fields as well as unique natural rock outcrops.  Popular hunting opportunities include archery deer, turkey, and small game such as squirrel and rabbit as well as is used for furbearer dog training.

 

Zahnd WMA

This 1,387-acre Wildlife Management Area is located in the Ridge and Valley ecoregion of Northwest Georgia in Walker County sharing a boundary with the adjacent Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA.  Hunting interests primarily include turkey, archery deer and squirrel.  Originally acquired as a state natural area, this property features many protected plants and animals as well as gorgeous rock outcrops popular for climbing. 

 

Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA

This 20,657-acre state-owned Wildlife Management Area is in Northwest Georgia (Walker County). This area features abundant wildlife, miles of trails, unique natural features, and gorgeous views.  Hunters consider it a favorite hunting destination for deer, turkey, squirrel, quail, and rabbit. Many protected species call this area home. Locations popular to visit include: Rocktown, Lost Wall, Pocket, Pettyjohn’s Cave, Sawmill Lake, Bluehole Springs, Civil War Wayside. This WMA boasts 5 designated camping areas, numerous trails and trailheads, and historic Mountain Cove.

Rogers WMA

Rogers Wildlife Management Area is located in Wayne County. This 3,500 acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. There is no camping allowed on the property. 

 

Ossabaw Island WMA

Ossabaw Island is the third largest of Georgia’s Sea Islands and lies along the Atlantic Ocean about 20 miles south of Savannah. The island encompasses over 16,000 acres of tidal marshes and 9,000 acres of high ground. Ponds, salt water creeks, one river and many sloughs, inlets, and beaches make the high ground of Ossabaw a complex of small islands.  Broad flat ridges and shallow depressions comprise the western part of Ossabaw (Pleistocene soils), while steep, parallel dune ridges mark the eastern part (Holocene soils).
 

Sapelo Island WMA

Located midway on the Georgia coastline on the eastern fringe of McIntosh County, Sapelo Island is defined by the Sapelo River to the north, the waters of Doboy Sound to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Duplin River to the west. The 16,500-acre island is the 4th largest barrier island in the State of Georgia.

Paulks Pasture WMA

Paulks Pasture Wildlife Management Area is located in Glynn County. This 15,845 acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. Paulks Pasture WMA is one of the best known coastal sites for birding. Key birds include: Henslow's Sparrow, Sedge Wren, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson's Warbler, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. 

No camping is allowed on the property and no horseback riding is allowed during deer hunts.