Outdoors

Want to hunt? Here's some areas that are available

EUFAULA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Location: 367 Highway 165, Eufaula, Ala. Contact: (334) 687-4065. License requirements: A Georgia or Alabama hunting license is required, depending on which portion of the refuge you’ll be hunting. A refuge permit is also required. For permit info, visit fws.gov/eufaula/Hunting/Hunting.html. What the refuge has to offer: The refuge offers hunting opportunities for mourning doves, whitetail deer (archery), gray squirrels and rabbits. Waterfowl hunting is allowed only during quota hunts. Permits are required, and hunters must have a signed copy of the permit and regulations brochure with them when they hunt. Special youth quota hunts are held each year for deer and waterfowl. A limited number of applicants are taken for each hunt.

OLD SRING PLANTATION Location: 2383 Spring Hill Road, Eufaula, Ala. Contact: (334) 688-5050 License requirements: An Alabama hunting license is required. What old Spring Hill has to offer: Guided bobwhite quail hunts are available from mid-October until mid-March, ranging from $350 for a half-day to $675 for a full-service trip that includes a full day of hunting, plus meals, beverages and lodging. Whitetail deer hunting is available from mid-October through January. Hunting is $250 a day with a trophy fee of $500 per buck (two-buck maximum). A special bow hunting package is available from mid-October through Nov. 19 for $675. Wild turkey hunting is available for $250 a day (includes meals, beverages and lodging), plus a trophy fee of $200 for each turkey (maximum two). An experienced guide can be arranged in advance for $50 per day. Continental pheasant shoots can also be arranged for private parties.

GREAT SOUTHERN OUTDOORS Location: 11440 Highway 82 West, Union Springs, Ala. Contact: (334) 738-5066 License requirements: An Alabama hunting license is required. What great Southern outdoors has to offer: World-class deer hunting is available from Oct. 15-Jan. 31. Prices range from $300-$1,300 for archery hunts and $1,495-$1,695 for firearms hunts. Hunting is also available for bobwhite quail, chukkar and wild hogs, and special combo hunts can be arranged to allow visitors to pursue multiple species. STANDING BOY CREEK STATE PARK Location: A 1,580-acre tract in Muscogee County. From Columbus, take Highway 219 North and turn left on Old River Road. Travel 1.5 miles and the tract is on the left. License requirements: A Georgia hunting license is required, and hunters must sign in. What Standing Boy has to offer: Archery hunting for whitetail deer is allowed from early September through mid-January. Hunters must record harvested deer on their own harvest records. Special regulations may apply. Visit georgiawildlife. com/hunting/wildlife-management-areas. BLANTON CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA Location: A 4,800-acre tract in Harris County, Ga. from West Point, Ga., take Highway 103 South approximately 10 miles to mile marker No. 6. The WMA check station is on the right. License requirements: A Georgia hunting license and WMA license are required What Blanton Creek WMA has to offer: Archery deer hunting is allowed from early September through mid-October. Firearms hunting for deer is allowed on select weekends in October, November and December. Turkey hunting is allowed on select weekends in March, April and May, and small game hunting (squirrels and rabbits) is allowed during specified periods from mid-August through February. Dove hunting is allowed on specified dates in September, October, November, December and January. Special regulations and quotas may apply for all hunts. Visit georgiawildlife. com/hunting/wildlife-management-areas.

F.D.R STATE PARK Location: A 9,049-acre tract of land near the Harris/ Troup County line. From Pine Mountain, take U.S. 27 South to Georgia Highway 354 and turn left. The park is approximately 3 miles past the turn. Contact: (706) 663-4858. License requirements: A Georgia hunting license is required. Those participating in quota hunts will also be charged a special, nonrefundable fee. What F.D.R. State Park has to offer: Special quota hunts are held each year for whitetail deer. Wild hogs and predators may also be hunted.

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