Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Hunts, 2014-15


Deer Archery Season

There are two scheduled archery deer hunts on the Berry College Wildlife Management Area for this year. Sign-In prior to hunting is required only once per season during archery deer hunts. Check-out or sign out on the day of a kill is required.

The dates for these hunts are September 13 – November 3, 2014 and November 9–14, 2014.

Horse, bicycle, and foot trails are closed before 10:00am during deer archery season. During these hunts only permitted hunters will be allowed on the Wildlife Management Area.  All other activities are PROHIBITED before 10:00am.

Deer Firearm Season

There are three scheduled firearm deer hunts on the Berry College Wildlife Management Area for this year. 1,000 people will be drawn for the first two hunts.

The dates for these hunts are:

  • November 5 – 8, 2014 (Buck only/Either Sex last two days)
  • December 3 – 6, 2014 (Either Sex)
  • January 10 – 11, 2015 (Adult/Child)

During these hunts only permitted hunters will be allowed on the Wildlife Management Area. All other activities are PROHIBITED. This includes horseback riding, jogging, bicycling, etc… 

All interior gated roads and/or trails leading from main or mountain campus onto Berry's Wildlife Management Area will take you into the hunting areas. These areas will be posted with warning signs by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. It is very important that you pay close attention to the hunting dates and stay clear of the hunting areas.

The main campus and the mountain campus are protected by a buffer zone which is called the Berry College Refuge. Hunters are not allowed inside the Refuge Area (Buffer Zone). 

No weapon of any type is allowed on the Refuge Area. Hunters may not access the Wildlife Management Area from campus. 

Special Regulations- There is no open season for the taking of wildlife on the Berry College Refuge. Firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on the refuge. Hunters may not use the main campus for gaining access. Horse, bicycle, and foot trail areas are closed all day during deer firearms season and before 10:00 A.M. during deer archery and turkey season. No ATV may be used at anytime.

Turkey Season- March 21 - May 15, 2015.

Small Game Season- August 15–November 3, 2014;  November 9 – December 1,  2014; December 7, 2014- January 8, 2015; January 12 - February 28, 2015.  NO NIGHT HUNTING.

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