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DEER ARCHERY SEASON

There are two scheduled archery deer hunts on the Berry College Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for this year. Signing in prior to hunting is required only once per season during archery deer hunts. Check out or signing out on the day of a kill is required.

The dates for these hunts are September 14-October 29, 2019 and November 3-15, 2019.

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

DEER FIREARM SEASON

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

The dates for these hunts are:

  • October 30–November 2, 2019 (Buck only/Either Sex last two days)
  • December 4–December 7, 2019 (Either Sex)
  • January 4-5, 2020 (Adult/Child; Ladies only)

During these hunts, only permitted hunters will be allowed on the WMA. All other activities, such as recreational, academic, college business, etc. are PROHIBITED all day, every day during the deer firearm season.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS

There is no open season for the taking of wildlife on the Berry College campus or refuge. Firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on the campus and refuge. Hunters may not use the main campus for gaining access to WMA. NO ATVs. Foot trails, horse trails, bicycle trails are closed all day during deer firearms season and before 10:00 A.M. during deer archery and turkey season.

TURKEY SEASON

March 21-May 15, 2020.

Horse, bicycle, and foot trails are closed prior to 10:00 am during turkey season. During these hunts, only permitted hunters will be allowed on the WMA. All other activities are PROHIBITED every day before 10:00 am during turkey season.

All interior gated roads and/or trails leading from main or mountain campus onto Berry College’s WMA will take you into the hunting areas. It is very important that you pay close attention to the hunting dates, posted signage 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 and hunters may not access the WMA from campus.

SMALL GAME SEASON

August 15–October 29, 2019; November 3-Decmember 3, 2019; December 8, 2019-January 3, 2020; January 6-February 29, 2020.

Click here for a WMA map  

Visit: www.gohuntgeorgia.com for more information

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