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Paulding Forest WMA

Paulding Forest Wildlife Management Area is located in Paulding and Polk counties. This 25,707-acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, bear, turkey, and small game. Raccoon Creek, one of the southernmost trout fishing opportunities is located on the WMA. Horse and bike trails and areas, except the Silver Comet Trail, are closed all day during firearm deer hunts and before 10:00 a.m. during archery deer and turkey hunts. No ATVs allowed on the property.


Accommodations & Facilities

  • Lake
  • Silver Comet Trail
  • Primitive Campsites

Activities

  • Biking
  • Geocaching — NOT allowed during managed hunts or before 10 a.m. during turkey season
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Lake Fishing
  • Primitive Camping
  • Trout Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing

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