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River Bend WMA Turkey Hunting
April 9 - May 15
Turkey hunting is calling April 9th through May 15th at River Bend WMA in Dublin, GA!
There is no charge for turkey hunting, just purchase the required licenses.
This is a sign-in once per season hunt, and all hunters must sign-in at the kiosk near the ranger station. Sign-In is available beginning at noon the day before your hunt at the kiosk. Sign-In online is available for non-quota sign-in hunts at gooutdoorsga.com You must sign-out your harvested game on GA Outdoors app in the App Store or Google Play, online at gooutdoorsga.com, or calling 1-800-366-2661.
Legal shooting hours for turkey hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sundown.
April 23rd- May 15th
License & Requirements
A special WMA license is required for any person 16 years or older who does not possess a valid honorary, sportsman or lifetime license when hunting wild turkey on a WMA, Public Fishing Area or State Park. In addition, both a valid hunting license and a big game license are required to legally hunt wild turkey. Any person, age 16-64, entering any designated fee area on state-owned WMAs must process a valid Georgia Outdoor Recreational Pass (GORP). Persons who possess valid 3-day hunting & fishing, WMA, Lifetime Sportsman’s, Sportman’s, or Honorary License are exempt.
Wild turkey legally can be hunted with shotguns, loaded with No. 2 or smaller shot, any muzzleloading firearm, longbow, crossbow or compound bow.
To purchase licenses, visit http://www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes
Pitch your tent at River Bend!
All camps shall be in designated campgrounds unless otherwise posted at the check station. Camping shall be limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 consecutive days. It is unlawful for any person to use any musical instruments, radios, televisions, generators or other noise-making devices after 10:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m. in such a manner that such devices may be heard by other WMA visitors. Camping or driving motor vehicles on managed wildlife openings is prohibited. Carving, cutting, chopping or damaging of live trees is prohibited. Loaded firearms are prohibited in camping areas, except that any person possessing a Weapons Carry License that is valid in this state may carry such firearm except where prohibited by law. Campers are responsible for their own trash. No person shall unreasonably disturb or annoy others through abrasive, insulting, or threatening words or actions, or disobey any lawful order of a law enforcement official, or act in a manner resulting in a breach of the peace.
For all the WMA requirements, please review http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/hunting/wma-qa/
For GPS/Map Apps use 1945 Hwy. 199 South, East Dublin, GA
From Dublin, take I-16 East to exit 58 (Hwy. 199). Turn south and go 0.2 miles. Road to check station is on the right.
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