WMA Turkey Hunters Asked To Comment On Hilliard Plantation Tract

The state is fixing to open up 7,000 acres to public turkey hunting.

Brad Gill | December 20, 2018

Some WMA turkey hunting regulations are being proposed on a newly acquired 7,000-acre tract of dirt in Marion County. The Hilliard Plantation Tract is part of the Chattahoochee Fall Line (CFL) WMA, which includes three other tracts: Almo (6,700 acres), Fort Perry (2,100 acres) and Blackjack Crossing (1,600 acres).

The Hilliard Plantation Tract was brand new in the WMA system this fall and has offered deer, small game and migratory bird hunting. The proposed 2019 turkey season at Hilliard Plantation will be the first spring that turkey hunting has been allowed on the area. The proposal offers a combined 19 total days of turkey hunting, 16 of which will be two separate eight-day quota hunts of 40 hunters each. The remaining three days will consist of a Hunt and Learn hunt.

Those dates are as follows:
April 6-14, 2019 (Quota 40; one gobbler limit)
April 19-21, 2019 (Hunt and Learn; state season gobbler limit)
April 22-28, 2019 (Quota 40; one gobbler limit)

The deadline to apply for 2019 quota turkey hunts on Georgia WMAs is Feb. 15. Click here for info.

Review WRD’s Proposed Hunting Regulations for the 2019 spring turkey season on the Hilliard Plantation Tract of Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA.

If, after reviewing these proposed regulations, you would like to provide public comment, click HERE to find out how. Please note that the public comment period ends Dec. 31, 2018.

If the above dates are approved, those quota hunts would be added to the quota-hunt application system online sometime after the Board of Natural Resources meeting on Jan. 16, 2019. For specific questions regarding the Hilliard Plantation Tract, call the WRD Game Management office in Fort Valley at (478) 825-6354.

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