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Public Notice: Gaither Wildlife Management Area

Post Date:06/28/2018 11:47 AM

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be amending its rules governing of hunting of game animals and game birds on Wildlife Management Areas to include the Gaither Wildlife Management Area.

The Gaither Wildlife Management Area will be a 2,129 acre tract in Newton County to provide opportunities to hunt deer, turkeys, small game and migratory birds. The proposed hunt opportunity is not expected to negatively affect wildlife populations present. The proposed regulations establish regulated hunting opportunities on this newly-leased Wildlife Management area for the 2018-19 hunting season.

The proposed regulations provide 16 days of archery deer hunting opportunities; 13 days of either-sex firearms deer hunting opportunity; 102 days of small game hunting opportunity and 23 days of turkey hunting opportunity.

Members of the public have an opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations electronically by email through, by calling 770-918-6404 or by submitting written statements by close of business July 31, 2018 mailed to the attention of Don McGowan at:

Department of Natural Resources

Wildlife Resources Division

Game Management Section 

2067 U.S. Highway 278, S.E.

Social circle, Georgia 30025

The Board of Natural Resources will consider the proposed rules and any comments received in the hearing process at the Aug. 22 meeting at 9 a.m. at 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Suite 1252, Atlanta, Ga. 

To see the full public notice, click here.


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