Dove Season Forecast 2016

Dove is the number-one small game species and the number-one migratory game bird species in Georgia. There is more public dove hunting opportunity than ever before, including a new dove fields at Big Lazer Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Flat Creek Public Fishing Area (PFA).

Dove Field Forecasts 2016:

Quota Hunt Fields

Adult-Child Hunt Only Fields

Non-Quota Fields

Non-Quota VPA Fields

Quota Hunt Fields

At the Pine Log WMA we have planted sunflowers and wheat. There are a total of 32 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At Wilson Shoals we have planted sunflower, wheat, and brown top millet. There are a total of 16 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At Alexander WMA we have planted sunflower and wheat for a total of 45 acres, and the forecast is excellent.

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Sunflowers at the Alexander dove field.

At Clarks Hill we have planted 20 acres of wheat, and the forecast is fair.

At Di-Lane we have planted sunflowers, wheat, and brown top millet for a total of 60 acres of dove fields, and the forecast is very good.

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Sunflowers in the Di-Lane Adult-Child Hunt dove field.

At Di-Lane (Adult/Child) we have planted sunflowers, wheat, and brown top millet for a total of 60 acres of dove fields, and the forecast is very good.

At Lower Broad River WMA we have planted 13 acres of wheat, and the forecast is fair.

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Winter wheat at Lower Broad River WMA.

At Oconee we have planted wheat, brown top millet, and sorghum over 26 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At Redlands (Adult/ Child) we have planted wheat, brown top millet, and sorghum. There are 60 acres, and the forecast is good.

At Walton (Adult/Child) we have planted sunflowers, wheat, and brown top millet for a total of 50 acres, and the forecast is good.

At Blanton Creek we have planted 31 acres of wheat, and the forecast is good.

At Standing Boy Creek we have planted 21 acres of brown top millet., and the forecast is good.

At West Point we have planted brown top millet and wheat that makes up a total of 23 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At Joe Kurz we have planted brown top millet, wheat, sunflower, sorghum, and sesame. There are a total f 165 acres, and the forecast is good.

At B.F. Grant we have planted wheat and sunflowers. There are 13 acres, and the forecast is good.

At Cedar Creek we have planted brown top millet, wheat, and sunflowers. There are 42 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At Rum Creek we have planted sunflower, Egyptian wheat, brown top millet, and wheat. This is a total of 35 acres, and the forecast is excellent.

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At Clybel WMA we have planted 120 acres of sunflower, wheat, and brown top millet. the forecast is good.

At Perry Dove Field we have planted 70 acres of sunflowers, and the forecast is good.

At Flat Creek PFA we have planted 25 acres of brown top millet, and conditions are poor to fair.

At Albany Nursery WMA we have planted 29 acres of brown top millet, and the forecast is poor to fair.

At the Elmodel WMA we have planted sunflower and grain sorghum on 123 acres, and the forecast is poor.

At the Hannahatchee WMA we have planted 17 acres of brown top millet, and the forecast is poor.

At Chickasawhatchee WMA we have planted brown top millet and sesame for a total of 33 acres, and the forecast is good.

Quota VPA Field

At the Tattnall Country VPA we have planted corn and sunflowers for a total of 30 acres of dove fields, and the forecast is good.

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Adult-Child Hunt Only Fields

At the J.L. Lester WMA we have plated sunflowers, millet, wheat and corn for a total of 18 acres of dove fields, and the forecast is good.

At Appling County Dove Field, we have corn and sunflowers planted on 107 acres. The forecast is good.

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Corn and Sunflowers at Appling Co. Dove Field.

 

At the Paradise Public Fishing Area, we have planted peanuts and sesame for a total of 50 acres, and the forecast is good.

Non-Quota Fields

At the Berry College WMA we have planted wheat, millet, sunflower, and corn for a total of 30 acres of dove fields, and the forecast is expected to be fair.

At the Crockford- Pigeon Mountain WMA we have planted 30 acres of corn and sunflowers.

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Sunflowers at Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA.

At McGraw Ford we have planted wheat and sunflowers for a total of 20 acres.

At Dawson Forest we have planted 11 acres of brown top millet. The forecast is poor.

At Hart County we have planted sunflower, wheat, and brown top millet for a total of 30 acres. The forecast is good.

At Buck Shoals (Youth) we have planted 22 acres of millet. The forecast is good.

At Big Lazer Creek we have planted 25 acres of brown top millet, and the forecast us fair.

At the Chattahoochee Fall Line we have planted wheat, brown top millet, sunflowers, and sorghum for a total of 70 acres, and the forecast is fair to good.

At West Point we have planted brown top millet and wheat that makes up a total of 23 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At Joe Kurz we have planted brown top millet, wheat, sunflower, sorghum, and sesame. There are a total of 165 acres, and the forecast is good.

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At B.F. Grant we have planted wheat and sunflowers. There are 13 acres, and the forecast is good.

At Cedar Creek we have planted brown top millet, wheat, and sunflowers. There are 42 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At Perry Dove Field we have planted 70 acres of sunflowers, and the forecast is good.

At Flat Creek PFA we have planted 25 acres of brown top millet, and the forecast is poor to fair.

At the Elmodel WMA we have planted sunflower and grain sorghum on 123 acres, and the forecast is poor.

At the Hannahatchee WMA we have planted 17 acres of brown top millet, and the forecast is poor.

At River Creek WMA we have planted 15 acres of sunflowers, and the forecast is good.

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Sunflowers at River Creek WMA in Thomas County. The forecast looks excellent for the September 3 and 10 Adult/Child Hunts.

At the Flint River WMA we have planted 15 acres of grain sorghum, and the forecast is poor.

At the River Bend WMA we have planted millet and sunflower over 22 acres, and the forecast is good.

At the Roger’s State Prison Farm we have planted 500 acres of corn, and the forecast is fair.

At Dixon Memorial WMA we have millet and sorghum planted for a total of 46 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At Altamaha WMA we have planted wheat, oat, and sunflowers on a total of 18 acres. The forecast is fair.

At Penholoway we have planted brown top millet, wheat, and corn over a total of 25 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At Townsend we have planted brown top millet and proso that add up to a total of 90 acres of dove fields, and the forecast is fair.

At Richmond Hill WMA we have planted millo ,milet, and sunflowers for a total of 28 acres, and the forecast is fair.

Non-Quota Voluntary Public Access (VPA)/Habitat Incentive Program Fields

At the Laurens County VPA we have planted brown top millet, sesame, and sunflowers that add up to a total of 46 acres, and the forecast is fair.

At the Anderson Dove Fields we have millet and sunflowers planted. There are 127 acres, and the forecast is fair.

Hunters are urged to contact the local Region Game Management office for the latest conditions of a particular field before visiting.

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2 thoughts on “Dove Season Forecast 2016

  1. Jackie Bennett

    How does one find out about the non quota dove shoots. I see the list but what are the dates and what do I need to do to be able to shoot. I have a lifetime license. Is there someplace I can read and find out more about the quota hunts. I applied for a quota dove shoot but had no idea where they would be at as I couldn’t find any info on them. I’ve asked other folks and they didn’t know either.

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    1. Jackie,

      For non-quota dove shoots, since you are a licensed hunter, as long as you also have the free Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit, you may show up and hunt those fields once the season has started.

      For the quota hunts, you may consult the hunting regulations booklet that just came out, or the online version (which is available on our website http://www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/regulations.) You may also contact one of our Game Management Regional Offices, and they will be able to provide you with more information about a particular hunt.

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