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McGraw Ford WMA

McGraw Ford Wildlife Management Area is located in Cherokee County on the Etowah River. The 2,255-acre property has hunting opportunities for deer, bear, turkey, small game, dove and waterfowl. The wildlife management focus is to provide archery deer and bear hunting during the fall, season long dove hunting on the 22 acres of managed dove fields, and spring turkey hunting. With access to about 5 miles of river frontage, the area provides unique fishing and paddling opportunities. No ATVs are allowed on the property.

Accommodations & Facilities

  • Managed Dove Field
  • River Access (Canoe Launch)


  • Fishing
  • Geocaching — not allowed before 10 a.m. during turkey season
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife Viewing

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