Can you hunt Oconee National Forest?

Yes, a hunting license is required to hunt on the Chattahoochee or Oconee National Forests. Depending upon the area and game you wish to hunt, additional licenses, stamps or permits may also be required.

What are the dates for hunting season in Georgia?

Official Georgia Deer Season Dates

Archery, Either Sex Statewide September 11, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Primitive Weapons October 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Firearms* October 16, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Is Oconee National Forest open?

While the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests is open for public use, the U.S. Forest Service and managers for FIND Outdoors are reducing visitation capacity at two visitor centers in response to guidance from health and safety officials.

Is hunting season open in Georgia?

The wait is almost over because the Georgia deer firearms season opens Sat., Oct. 16 and continues through Jan. 9, 2022 statewide.

How many acres is Oconee National Forest?

867,000 acres
Featuring nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, and dozens of campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreation activity opportunities, these lands are rich in natural scenery, history and culture.

How many national forests are there in Georgia?

Welcome to the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Georgia’s only two national forests offer 867,000 acres of scenery, history, and culture to explore. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest provides the finest outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources in Georgia.

Is Tray Mountain Road closed?

The road up to Trey Mountain is still closed.

Are there bears in Oconee National Forest?

Here at the Forest Service, we work in cooperation with the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, also known as the DNR. Together we manage black bear populations and their habitat. We currently have about 2,000 bearsstate-wide.

When is deer season on the Oconee National Forest?

Firearms deer season on Oconee National Forest (outside of WMAs): Oct. 16, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022 Buck Only except as noted below Firearms either-sex days on Oconee National Forest (outside of WMAs): Oct. 30-31, Nov. 27-28, Jan. 1-2

What are the regulations for hunting the Chattahoochee&Oconee National Forests?

Hunting on the Chattahoochee & Oconee National Forests is buck-only except as otherwise specified, see Private Lands Opportunities and Federal Area Regulations for details. Archery hunters must wear at least 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange during primitive weapons and firearms deer seasons, except in archery-only counties or WMAs.

Where can I find trail guide for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest?

The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest has a Trail Guide (Trails of the Chattahoochee National Forest) that can be purchased at your local district office or online at The Cradle of Forestry’s website for $4. We also encourage you to contact your local district office for the most up-to-date trails information.

Can you hunt antlered deer in Georgia?

Antlered bucks only. Archery hunting is allowed during primitive weapon and firearm deer seasons. Deer of either sex may be taken, except as otherwise specified on WMAs. Hunting on the Chattahoochee & Oconee National Forests is buck-only except as otherwise specified, see Private Lands Opportunities and Federal Area Regulations for details.