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Wildlife Management Areas in Georgia

Lake Seminole WMA

Lake Seminole Wildlife Management Area sits  in south Georgia and encompasses about 16,800 acres of land and water. Hunting opportunities include deer, turkey, and small game. No hunting is allowed within 200 yards of a house, dock, building, structure or developed recreation area. 

 

Horse Creek WMA

Horse Creek WMA resides on just over 8,000 acres in Georgia's coastal plains. Home to the world record Largemouth Bass, which weighed in at over 22 pounds and was caught in 1932, Horse Creek offers a unique spot for visitors, hunters, and anglers alike. Hunting opportunities include deer, turkey and small game. 

 

Elmodel WMA

Located on 1,600 acres near Newton, Georgia, Elmodel Wildlife Management Area provides opportunity for deer, dove, turkey and small game hunting. Some roads and areas may be closed during certain seasons for dove field management and invasive species control.

 

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: 

  • Echeconee Creek Tract - 190 acres
  • Ocmulgee River Tract - 300 acres
  • Macon Tract - 200 acres

 

Doerun Pitcherplant Bog WMA

Known for its namesake, Doerun Pitcherplant Bog Wildlife Management Area is located near Doerun, Georgia and is filled with -- you guessed it -- pitcherplants! The WMA is perfect for those who want to enjoy Georgia's coastal plains and get a good look at a bog ecosystem. Doerun Pitcherplant Bog is home to a rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources, vehicular access is limited to entrance road and parking area.

Hunting opportunities include archer deer hunting, turkey and small game. ATVs and horses are prohibited. No camping allowed on the property. 

Dixon Memorial WMA

The Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area encompasses 36,100 acres of state-owned property operated by the Georgia Forestry Commission as a state forest. Hunting opportunities include deer, bear, turkey, small game and dove. Approximately one-half of the WMA acreage consists of upland pine forest and one-half is cypress-gum wetlands and creek drainages. There are several access roads located off of U.S. Hwy. 1, GA Hwy. 177 (west and east of Hwy. 1), and U.S. Hwy. 82. Please do not block gates and keep all vehicles on open improved roads.