Public Land Results from Georgia’s 2017 Turkey Season

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

Wondering how hunters did on your favorite WMA this turkey season? Below is a breakdown of reported harvests on all of Georgia’s public lands open to turkey hunting. In a future article, we’ll compare this results to last year’s and see how hunters this season fared compared to last season. We’ll also be looking at a county-by-county breakdown of turkey harvests on private land in Georgia.

How did you do Georgia’s public lands this turkey season? Was the action better or worse than last season? Feel free to discuss the results from your favorite WMA in the comments section below.

Weapon Type
WMA
Beard >= 6 in.
Beard < 6 in.
Total
Archery
Firearm
Muzzleloader
Alapaha River WMA
9
0
9
0
9
0
Alexander WMA
2
1
3
0
3
0
Allatoona WMA
21
3
24
0
24
0
Alligator Creek WMA
1
0
1
0
1
0
Almo Tract, Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA
3
2
5
0
5
0
Altama Plantation WMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
Altamaha WMA
9
1
10
0
10
0
Beaverdam WMA
6
0
6
0
6
0
Berry College WMA
16
5
21
0
21
0
Berry Creek Area, Rum Creek WMA
1
0
1
1
0
0
BF Grant WMA
10
2
12
0
12
0
Big Dukes Pond WMA (Dukes Pond)
5
0
5
0
5
0
Big Hammock WMA
12
1
13
0
13
0
Big Lazer Creek WMA
11
2
13
0
12
1
Blackjack Tract, Chattahootchee Fall Line WMA
1
0
1
1
0
0
Blanton Creek WMA
20
2
22
0
22
0
Blue Ridge WMA
18
1
19
0
19
0
Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
2
0
2
0
1
1
Buck Island, Townsend WMA
1
0
1
0
1
0
Bullard Creek WMA
32
1
33
0
33
0
Cartecay Tract, Rich Mountain WMA
4
0
4
0
4
0
Carter’s Lake, Coosawattee WMA
8
0
8
0
8
0
Cedar Creek WMA
27
12
39
0
39
0
Chattahoochee National Forest outside WMA
329
31
360
1
357
2
Chattahoochee WMA
9
3
12
0
12
0
Chestatee WMA
8
1
9
0
9
0
Chickasawhatchee WMA
16
3
19
0
18
1
Clark’s Hill WMA (Clark Hill)
10
4
14
0
14
0
Clayhole Swamp WMA
1
0
1
0
1
0
Clybel WMA (Charlie Elliott)
3
0
3
0
3
0
Cohutta WMA
29
1
30
0
30
0
Cooper’s Creek WMA
17
0
17
0
17
0
Coosawattee WMA
6
0
6
0
6
0
Corps of Engineers, Clark’s Hill Lake outside WMA (Lake Thurmond, Corps of Engineers)
2
5
7
0
7
0
Corps of Engineers, Lake Allatoona Outside WMA
2
0
2
1
1
0
Corps of Engineers, Lake Russell outside WMA
5
2
7
1
6
0
Corps of Engineers, Lake Seminole outside WMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
Corps of Engineers, West Point Lake outside WMA
12
1
13
0
13
0
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA (Pigeon Mountain WMA)
11
8
19
0
16
3
Dan Denton, Oconee WMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
Dawson Forest WMA
34
5
39
1
37
1
Dilane WMA
14
17
31
0
31
0
Dixon Memorial WMA
19
6
25
2
22
1
Duke’s Creek WMA (Smithgall Woods State Park)
5
0
5
0
5
0
Elmodel WMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
Fall Line Sandhills WMA
2
2
4
0
4
0
Fishing Creek WMA
2
2
4
0
4
0
Flat Creek PFA
4
0
4
0
4
0
Flat Tub WMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
Flint River WMA
4
4
8
1
7
0
Fort Gordon
15
11
26
0
26
0
Fort Stewart
97
10
107
0
107
0
Grand Bay WMA
2
4
6
0
6
0
Griffin Ridge WMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
Hannahatchee WMA
4
1
5
0
5
0
Hiltonia WMA
1
2
3
0
3
0
Horse Creek WMA
4
4
8
0
8
0
Hunter Army Airfield
5
1
6
0
6
0
JL Lester WMA (Lester WMA)
1
0
1
0
1
0
Joe Kurz WMA
3
1
4
0
4
0
John’s Mountain WMA
41
4
45
0
45
0
Lake Hartwell, Corps of Engineers
1
1
2
1
1
0
Lake Lanier Islands, Corps of Engineers
2
0
2
0
2
0
Lake Russell WMA
13
0
13
0
13
0
Lake Seminole WMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
Lake Walter F George WMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
Little River Area, Cedar Creek
1
0
1
0
1
0
Little Satilla WMA
3
1
4
0
4
0
Mayhaw WMA
7
3
10
0
10
0
McGraw Ford WMA
6
0
6
0
6
0
Moody Forest WMA
4
0
4
0
4
0
Oaky Woods WMA
8
1
9
1
8
0
Ocmulgee WMA
17
4
21
0
21
0
Oconee National Forest outside WMA
40
6
46
0
45
1
Oconee WMA
6
5
11
0
11
0
Ohoopee Dunes WMA
4
1
5
0
5
0
Oliver Bridge WMA
1
0
1
0
1
0
Otting Tract WMA
1
0
1
0
1
0
Paulding Forest WMA
53
6
59
0
59
0
Paulk’s Pasture WMA
2
2
4
0
4
0
Penholoway Swamp WMA
4
0
4
0
4
0
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
25
8
33
0
33
0
Pine Log WMA
20
2
22
0
22
0
Private Land
9181
1414
10597
150
10411
36
Public Land – Other
87
30
117
4
112
1
Redlands WMA
36
9
45
0
45
0
Rich Mountain WMA
14
0
14
0
14
0
Richmond Hill WMA
1
0
1
0
1
0
River Bend WMA
9
1
10
0
10
0
River Creek WMA
2
0
2
0
2
0
Rocky Mountain PFA
2
0
2
2
0
0
Rum Creek WMA
3
1
4
0
4
0
Sansavilla WMA
10
2
12
0
12
0
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
4
1
5
0
4
1
Sheffield WMA
5
2
9
1
8
0
Silver Lake WMA
14
2
16
1
15
0
Sprewell Bluff WMA
5
0
5
0
5
0
Standing Boy Creek State Park
1
0
1
0
1
0
Swallow Creek WMA
6
2
8
0
7
1
Tallulah Gorge State Park
5
0
5
0
5
0
Townsend WMA
3
0
3
0
3
0
Tuckahoe WMA (Spring Lake)
45
0
45
0
45
0
Warwoman WMA
4
0
4
0
4
0
West Point WMA
7
3
10
0
10
0
Wilson Shoals WMA
6
1
7
0
7
0
Yuchi WMA
16
6
22
0
22
0
Zahnd WMA
2
1
3
0
3
0
Totals:
10638
1681
12323
169
12104
50

 

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