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GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby OZonDirt » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:35 pm

Updated to make this thread more generic.

The Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system encompasses nearly one million acres on 90 tracts throughout Georgia. Most of these areas offer some form of access to cyclist. It's your responsibility to know regulations and access restriction before entering a WMA.

As a general rule there are two major rules that a apply to riding inside the hunting area.
1) No riding during firearms deer hunting season
2) No riding before 10am during archery hunting seasons and turkey seasons

Hunting season dates can be found inside the Hunting & Regulations Guide
http://www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/regulations
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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby MTBXC » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:40 am

thanks for posting, good info to know
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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby grog » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:34 am

Thanks, Oz. I went ahead and "stickied" this.
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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby K2K » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:01 pm

I know these are the times and seasons for the WMA's does anybody have the dates for hunting on the national forest land not governed by the WMA?

ie. Bull, Bear Creek, Flat Stanley, Pinhotties?
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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby MrUnderhill » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:37 pm

when they kick in your front door
how you gonna come
with your hands on your head
or on the trigger of your gun
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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby OZonDirt » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:46 pm

K2K wrote:I know these are the times and seasons for the WMA's does anybody have the dates for hunting on the national forest land not governed by the WMA?

ie. Bull, Bear Creek, Flat Stanley, Pinhotties?


The way it works here in GA is that the animals (even on NF lands) are managed by DNR via WMA's. I listed only those WMA's that have bicycle restrictions during hunting season. As for the P's/Bear Creek area, they're part of the Cohutta WMA which is part of the larger Chattahoochee NF. Cohutta WMA has no restrictions on cyclist.

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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby iride » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:58 pm

OZonDirt wrote:
K2K wrote:...the Cohutta WMA which is part of the larger Chattahoochee NF. Cohutta WMA has no restrictions on cyclist[s].



maybe they could start a new forum...
clearly it's entirely too technical...

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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby brianW » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:56 pm

Thanks, I was never aware that Mistletoe allowed hunting (only 2 days)
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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby Gator » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:19 am

OZonDirt wrote:
K2K wrote:I know these are the times and seasons for the WMA's does anybody have the dates for hunting on the national forest land not governed by the WMA?

ie. Bull, Bear Creek, Flat Stanley, Pinhotties?


The way it works here in GA is that the animals (even on NF lands) are managed by DNR via WMA's. I listed only those WMA's that have bicycle restrictions during hunting season. As for the P's/Bear Creek area, they're part of the Cohutta WMA which is part of the larger Chattahoochee NF. Cohutta WMA has no restrictions on cyclist.

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No time restrictions on NF, but I would probably go with the 10 AM rule.
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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby ranier1315 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:15 pm

We need a two week Squirrel season for blankets creek! I was almost taken out AGAIN the other day. I'll volunteer to take out a few hundred my self, and I'm not a big hunter....I can make an exception in this case.
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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby K2K » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:51 pm

ranier1315 wrote:We need a two week Squirrel season for blankets creek! I was almost taken out AGAIN the other day. I'll volunteer to take out a few hundred my self, and I'm not a big hunter....I can make an exception in this case.


Are squirrels consider varmints down here?

Varmints can be taken 24/7/365
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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby OZonDirt » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:11 pm

Allatoona WMA small game dates are Aug. 15–Sept. 10, Dec. 6–25 and Jan. 2–Feb. 28. You'll only be allowed to blow away 12/day though, so with 47 days left in the squirrel season you'll only be able to bag 564 of the 1.2 billion. Might I recommend starting in my front yard?

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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby OZonDirt » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:29 pm

OZonDirt wrote:Allatoona WMA small game dates are Aug. 15–Sept. 10, Dec. 6–25 and Jan. 2–Feb. 28. You'll only be allowed to blow away 12/day though, so with 47 days left in the squirrel season you'll only be able to bag 564 of the 1.2 billion. Might I recommend starting in my front yard?

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There I go spewing like a drunk sailor again. Blankets is outside the Allatoona WMA, so please limit your squirrel killing to my front yard.

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Re: 2010-2011 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby funhog » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:50 am

ranier1315 wrote:We need a two week Squirrel season for blankets creek! I was almost taken out AGAIN the other day. I'll volunteer to take out a few hundred my self, and I'm not a big hunter....I can make an exception in this case.


I hit one on my bike a few weeks ago. He tried to jump across the trail when I was there. I didn't run over him though so he stumbled off.

Thanks for the info. I'm planning on going to Bull this weekend. It looks like I'm OK. :thumbup:
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Re: 2011-2012 GEORGIA HUNTING and it's impact on cycling

Postby OZonDirt » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:17 pm

Sticky has been updated w/ 2011-2012 dates.

Again I've only listed those WMA's with bicycle restrictions during hunting season but it's probably best to wait until 10am to ride anywhere (including indoor trainers) during hunting season.
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