GON’s Pay Dove Shoots List

Our annual list of dove shoots where hunters can pay to hunt birds.

GON Staff | July 31, 2020

Georgia’s dove season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 12 noon. It will run the entire month of September before taking a break and closing until the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

If you’re looking for a private dove field, a number of options are on these two pages. You’ll see a variety of dates, amenities and field sizes for these shoots. GON doesn’t endorse any of the below shoots. We simply provide this free opportunity for dove field owners to fill their fields, while providing our readers with places to shoot birds and make a fun transition from summer fishing to fall hunting.

There are a number of public-land dove-hunting opportunities that you can check out on pages 66-67. Some of those shoots are quota-only, while others are open to whoever wants to show up. Deadline to apply for WMA dove quota hunts is Aug. 15, so act fast.

Many Southern dove shoots have a big meal prior to the opening afternoon shoot.

Dodge Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5, 7; Nov. 28. December and January will be extra hunts at $40/gun and depends on migratory birds. Field—Four fields totaling 250 acres planted in corn and sunflowers for Sept. 5, 7 shoots. Peanuts and wheat in November. Cost—$160 lets you hunt all three shoots. Kids younger than 16 sitting with a parent is $80. Amenities—BBQ cookout Sept. 5, bathroom, skeet shooting, fishing and opening-day raffles for guns, coolers and other prizes. Contact—Radford Dunlap with Swamp Kuntry Outfitters at 478.960.0103 or [email protected]. Will also lease an entire field.

Elbert Co.: Shoot Date—Opening day; call for later shoots. Field—Two fields totaling 10 acres in millet. Cost—$150 for opening day. Amenities—Cabin rental, bathroom, RV hook-ups, BBQ lunch, drinks. Contact—Scott Moore, 678.361.7107.

Floyd Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5, 6. Field—Two field totaling 18 acres planted in millet and sunflowers. Cost—$150. Amenities—Lunch, clubhouse. Contact—Junior Dobson, 706.581.3965.

Franklin Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5, possible later dates available upon request. Field—Four field totaling 100 acres planted in proso millet, sunflowers and sorghum. Cost—$100. Amenities—BBQ lunch, restrooms, clubhouse. Contact—Colby Phillips 706.255.9524; Jacob Nash 706.255.6372;

Gordon Co.: Shoot Date—Nov., Dec. Jan. Call for info. Field—Four fields totaling 80 acres planted in soybeans, wheat, standing corn and sunflowers. Cost—$75/gun. Amenities—None. Contact—Mark Carroll, 706.234.5344.

Hall Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Field—40-acre field planted in sunflowers and millet. Cost—$200 per shooter, one time fee. Amenities—Sept. 5 all you can eat buffet from The Varsity. Contact—Jacob, 678.858.0382.

Jones Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5-6. Field—50-acre field planted in browntop millet. Cost—$200/gun. Only eight spots available as of Aug. 17. Call quickly. Amenities—Bottled water and bird cleaning. Contact—Grady Miller, 478.986.7684.

Lamar Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5, 12, 26; Nov. 21; Dec. 5, 12; Jan. 2, 9, 23, 30. Field—Five field totaling 300+ acres planted in sunflowers, millet and corn and rotated during the season. Cost—$650 includes all 10 hunts. Amenities—BBQ chicken lunch on opening day at noon and wild-game dinner on Sept. 26 after the dove hunt. No single-day hunters, season pass only. Dove stands are drawn out of a hat on days of hunt to ensure fairness to everyone. Contact—Fred Moye, 770.358.1891. See for full details on these Lamar County shoots.

Polk Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5-30; Nov. 21-29; Dec. 8-Jan. 31. Field—40-acre field planted in sunflowers and popcorn. Cost—$200/gun for a season pass. Kids. 15 and younger are free. Amenities—BBQ lunch opening day. Clean portalets, EMTs on site. Contact—Chad Stewart, 770.853.9259.

Taliaferro Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5. Claibourne Darden dove-field fund-raiser for SEEDS. Cost—$125/shooter. Sponsorship spots $250. If you have a youth hunter 17 or younger, and he or she hunts from your stand, you can both attend the barbecue and hunt for an additional $50. Amenities—BBQ lunch. ContactGON beginning Aug. 17, 800.438.4663.

Turner Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5, 7. Field—80-acre field planted in cantaloupe. Cost—$175/gun. Kids under 16 with a paying adult are free. Amenities—Lunch provided opening day. Evans Outdoors in Cordele is sponsoring door prizes. Contact—Steve, 478.256.6340.

Ware Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 26, Nov. 21, Dec. 12, plus some January shoots. Field—39-acre field planted in corn, sunflowers, rye, pecan trees. Only 30 spots will be sold on the field. Cost—$125/gun. Youth 14 and younger with an adult are $15. Amenities—Breakfast and lunch if it’s a morning shoot. Steak dinner for afternoon shoots. Contact—Garrett Ganas, 912.288.3264.

Washington Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5. Field—Three fields totaling 100 acres planed in sunflowers, millet and corn strips. Cost—$135/gun. Amenities—BBQ lunch and door prizes. Contact—Bill Hartley, 478.640.1001. Contact for potential future shoots dates and info.

Wilcox Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 6. Field—Two fields totaling 75 acres planted in corn and watermelon. Cost—$100/gun. Amenities—None. Contact—Radford Dunlap with Swamp Kuntry Outfitters at 478.960.0103 or [email protected].

Wilkinson Co.: Shoot Date—Sept. 5; Nov. 21. Field—Four fields totaling 180 acres in sunflowers, corn and milo. Cost—$100/gun. Option to lease a different field for $6,500. Amenities—Water. Contact—Shawn Threatt, 478.251.1236.

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