Georgia Turkey Season Update – 5/5/2019

 

A big, mature gobbler taken on Big Lazer Creek WMA last season

With less than two weeks left in Georgia’s turkey season, are you wondering how hunters have done in your county or on your favorite WMA? Below is a breakdown of reported harvests in each of Georgia’s 159 counties, as well as on all of Georgia’s public lands open to turkey hunting. Right now, the top three counties for turkey harvest are Polk (231), Floyd (223), and Bartow (219), and the top three public land tracts are the Chattahoochee National Forest (228), Paulding Forest WMA (55), and Fort Steward (50).

How has your turkey season been? Has the action better or worse than last season? Feel free to discuss the results from your favorite WMA in the comments section below or in our Georgia Turkey Hunting Facebook group.

Private Land Turkey Harvests by County

CountyGobblersJakesTotal
Grand Totals:786911829051
Appling41344
Atkinson14418
Bacon31334
Baker13114
Baldwin45550
Banks29433
Barrow527
Bartow18138219
Ben Hill38947
Berrien60363
Bibb14216
Bleckley25328
Brantley38442
Brooks65873
Bryan22325
Bulloch63568
Burke17820198
Butts421254
Calhoun28331
Camden38139
Candler38341
Carroll651782
Catoosa26632
Charlton43346
Chatham14115
Chattahoochee351247
Chattooga9411105
Cherokee10917126
Clarke538
Clay26531
Clayton101
Clinch27330
Cobb505
Coffee47451
Colquitt84993
Columbia38543
Cook33538
Coweta641276
Crawford631174
Crisp20121
Dade57764
Dawson56965
Decatur56561
DeKalb101
Dodge1065111
Dooly381048
Dougherty808
Douglas15419
Early75782
Echols30030
Effingham80686
Elbert561167
Emanuel1038111
Evans31132
Fannin48755
Fayette10111
Floyd19132223
Forsyth808
Franklin21526
Fulton171330
Gilmer10317120
Glascock43548
Glynn21627
Gordon12030150
Grady63770
Greene702494
Gwinnett011
Habersham56561
Hall641276
Hancock9626122
Haralson11016126
Harris771188
Hart15621
Heard501969
Henry20929
Houston23225
Irwin37340
Jackson19322
Jasper80888
Jeff Davis30434
Jefferson751287
Jenkins51152
Johnson61667
Jones601171
Lamar30939
Lanier20020
Laurens11814132
Lee32335
Liberty27229
Lincoln8210
Long32436
Lowndes641276
Lumpkin79887
Macon66470
Madison22729
Marion43750
McDuffie35843
McIntosh16218
Meriwether761692
Miller20121
Mitchell35944
Monroe521466
Montgomery47350
Morgan44852
Murray481664
Muscogee14115
Newton281139
Oconee12416
Oglethorpe10219121
Paulding661177
Peach303
Pickens8318101
Pierce30434
Pike32436
Polk21021231
Pulaski32335
Putnam621274
Quitman14317
Rabun19019
Randolph69372
Richmond29332
Rockdale16117
Schley13316
Screven1020102
Seminole10010
Spalding16218
Stephens37239
Stewart481058
Sumter45348
Talbot641983
Taliaferro51859
Tattnall65368
Taylor51758
Telfair49655
Terrell35136
Thomas92698
Tift27431
Toombs44246
Towns34741
Treutlen48856
Troup821597
Turner38442
Twiggs54963
Union371148
Upson461561
Walker10920129
Walton281038
Ware36440
Warren721486
Washington1199128
Wayne43548
Webster20323
Wheeler63366
White57562
Whitfield421153
Wilcox591271
Wilkes10917126
Wilkinson641276
Worth67976

Public Land Turkey Harvests

WMAGobblersJakesTotal
Grand Totals:9612501211
Alapaha River WMA 8210
Alexander WMA112
Allatoona WMA11718
Alligator Creek WMA303
Altamaha WMA202
Altamaha WMA415
Arrowhead WMA101
Beaverdam WMA101
Berry College WMA13417
BF Grant WMA426
Big Dukes Pond WMA
(Dukes Pond)
314
Big Hammock WMA606
Big Lazer Creek WMA6612
Blanton Creek WMA9312
Blue Ridge WMA11314
Bond Swamp
National Wildlife Refuge
202
Buck Shoals WMA202
Bullard Creek WMA12113
Bullard Creek WMA
Ocmulgee Tract
505
Carter's Lake
Coosawattee WMA
8210
Cedar Creek WMA111223
Cedar Creek WMA
Little River Area
101
Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA
Almo Tract
101
Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA
Blackjack Crossing Tract
011
Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA
Hilliard Tract
202
Chattahoochee National Forest
(outside WMA)
20226228
Chattahoochee WMA718
Chestatee WMA505
Chickasawhatchee WMA15318
Clark's Hill WMA8412
Clayhole Swamp WMA404
Clybel WMA101
Cohutta WMA34842
Cooper's Creek WMA617
Coosawattee WMA12214
Clark's Hill Lake
(outside WMA)
9110
Lake Allatoona
(outside WMA)
213
Lake Russell
(outside WMA)
459
Lake Seminole
(outside WMA)
101
West Point Lake
(outside WMA)
5510
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA23528
Dawson Forest WMA38644
Dilane WMA325
Dixon Memorial WMA808
Duke's Creek WMA808
Elbert County WMA101
Elmodel WMA134
Fall Line Sandhills WMA112
Flat Creek PFA123
Flat Tub WMA426
Flint River WMA404
Fort Gordon21627
Fort Stewart46450
Gaither WMA101
Germany Creek WMA101
Griffin Ridge WMA505
Hannahatchee WMA617
Hart County WMA202
Horse Creek WMA707
JL Lester WMA505
Joe Kurz WMA7411
John's Mountain WMA12517
Keg Creek WMA101
Lake Hartwell,
Corps of Engineers
213
Lake Russell WMA10212
Little Satilla WMA606
Mayhaw WMA516
McGraw Ford WMA336
Montezuma Bluffs WMA202
Moody Forest WMA202
Oaky Woods WMA639
Ocmulgee WMA11011
Oconee National Forest
(outside WMA)
211940
Oconee WMA9312
Ohoopee Dunes WMA437
Ohoopee Dunes WMA
McLeod's Bridge Tract
505
Oliver Bridge WMA404
Paulding Forest WMA421355
Paulk's Pasture WMA202
Penholoway Swamp WMA202
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge22830
Pine Log WMA16723
Redlands WMA181735
Rich Mountain WMA404
Rich Mountain WMA - Cartecay Tract325
Richmond Hill WMA112
River Bend WMA303
River Creek WMA314
Rogers WMA011
Rum Creek WMA325
Sandhills WMA - East404
Sandhills WMA - West314
Sansavilla WMA314
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge606
Sheffield WMA10515
Silver Lake WMA303
Soap Creek WMA101
Sprewell Bluff East WMA101
Sprewell Bluff West WMA011
Sprewell Bluff WMA202
Standing Boy Creek WMA112
Swallow Creek WMA10111
Tallulah Gorge State Park112
Townsend WMA
Buck Island Tract
303
Townsend WMA
North Tract, South Tract,
and Pine Island Tract
303
Tuckahoe WMA17219
Warwoman WMA303
West Point WMA617
Wilson Shoals WMA202
Yuchi WMA24428
Zahnd WMA112

One thought on “Georgia Turkey Season Update – 5/5/2019

  • Charles

    This is the first year I have not harvested a Tom. I was blaming the weather. I asked myself, “Did the rapid heat up cause early breeding?” Now I just read data that showed this season was very successful for many hunters. I am not sure how the 2019 data compares to the previous years, but I will research it. Like my opening comment states, “First year I have not connected with a Tom”.

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