wma

Wildlife Management Areas in Georgia

Gaither WMA

Gaither WMA is a newly leased property, made available to the public through the cooperation of the Newton County Board of Commissioners, which opens for the fall 2018 small game and deer hunting season.

This 2,129-acre tract is located in Newton County has 2 regular deer quota hunts, and 1 youth deer quota hunt. The quota hunt application deadline has already passed for the season.

Lanahassee Creek VPA

Lanahassee Creek VPA is in the coastal plains of Georgia and covers 4364 acres. This VPA offers hunting opportunities for quality bucks, turkey, small game, and quail.


Voluntary Public Access Area 

Lanahassee Creek VPA is a Voluntary Public Access (VPA) property. Since 2014, the Wildlife Resources Division has been able to enhance and add to its WMA program through additional temporary agreements with private landowners for public hunting opportunities thanks to a USDA grant.

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.

Ball's Ferry

The Ball's Ferry property is located in Toomsboro and is 525 acres. This property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game and waterfowl. There is a boat ramp that can be used for fishing access. No camping allowed on the area. 

Rogers State Prison Farm Dove Fields

Rogers State Prison Farm Dove Fields is a 538-acre property near Reidsville. This area is open for dove hunting the first three Saturdays of dove season. No ATVs or UTVs allowed on the fields. Hunting is prohibited within 100 yards of a residence or 50 yards from county roads. This dove field is only open during quota hunt dates.


Directions

From Reidsville: Take GA Highway 147 approximately 6.5 miles to intersection with Highway 178. Turn left on Highway 178 and go 1.5 miles to dirt road on the right that leads to entrance of Field 1 and the parking area.

Pleasant Valley VPA

The 143-acre Pleasant Valley VPA is a partnership between the local landowner and the Georgia DNR, WRD to provide public hunting access. This annual lease provides adult child deer, migratory bird and rabbit/squirrel hunting opportunities. Hunters utilizing this area for deer hunting should be sure to check their game using Georgia Game Check and select the Private Land option.

Perry Dove Field

The Perry Dove Field is a 226-acre property located in Perry. This area offers hunting opportunities for youth archery deer hunting and dove. No camping is allowed on the property. This property is only open to the public during hunt dates.

Mossy Creek Dairy Dove Field

The Mossy Creek Dairy Dove Field is a 140-acre property located near Cleveland. This property offers hunting opportunities for dove. Hunters may start checking in at 5:30 a.m. on the morning of the hunt and can hunt until noon. No blinds, buckets, seats or other devices may be placed on the field until the hunter has checked in. No standbys.