Public Land: Hunting and Fishing in Georgia

With roughly 1.7 million acres of public lands (less than 5 percent of the state’s surface area), Georgia doesn’t have … Continued

With roughly 1.7 million acres of public lands (less than 5 percent of the state’s surface area), Georgia doesn’t have an abundance of accessible land. Fishing opportunities, however, are abundant with plenty of lakes, rivers, and streams.

Chattahoochie-Oconee National Forest

• 866,468 acres in northern Georgia

• 2,200 miles of rivers and streams including more than 1,300 miles of trout streams

• Deer hunting, turkey hunting and ORV trails

Blue Ridge WMA

• 20,900 acres in Union County

• Offers deer, bear, turkey and small game hunting

• Abundant fishing opportunities on ponds, lakes, rivers and streams

Chestatee WMA

• 25,000 acres in Union County

• Offers deer, bear, turkey and small game hunting

• Deer hunters must check in; turkey hunters must sign in

B.F. Grant WMA

• 12,000 acres in Union County

• Quality deer hunting regulations (15-inch minimum spread)

• Turkey and small game hunting

Horse Creek WMA

• 8,100 acres

• Deer, small game hunting

• Alligator hunting allowed during state archery season

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Photo: Brasstown Bald, Chattahoochee-Ocoee National Forest

Photo credit: flickr