Piedmont region

Camp Creek VPA and Cowart Lake VPA

Camp Creek VPA and Cowart Lake VPA total 326 acres. The western tract of Cowart Lake VPA and Camp Creek VPA will provide archery deer (only) during the statewide season. Due to a City of Atlanta ordinance, WRD regrets to inform hunters that the discharge of weapons (including archery equipment) is not allowed on the eastern tract of Cowart Lake VPA, so this area will be unavailable. WRD apologizes for any inconvenience this notification may cause. 

Perry Dove Field

The Perry Dove Field is a 1,500 acre property located in Perry, Georgia. This area offers hunting opportunities for youth archery deer hunting and dove. No camping is allowed on the property. 

This property is only open to the public during hunt dates. 


Camp Thunder VPA

Camp Thunder VPA is a 1,627 acre property located outside of Thomaston. Opportunities include archery hunting for deer, turkey and small game during state seasons. No ATVs or camping allowed. 

Specific hunt information for this area can be found HERE  

Standing Boy Creek

Standing Boy Creek State Park is located in Muscogee Co. just north of the City of Columbus.  This 1580 acre property lies on the shore of Lake Oliver and offers excellent opportunity for hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing.  The property is mostly wooded and has good populations of white-tailed deer, turkey, waterfowl and other small game along with youth dove hunts.


Sandhills - West WMA

Sandhills Wildlife Management Area is located in Taylor County on the north side of GA 96 and about 2.5 miles west of the square in Butler. This 1,576 acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. No camping is allowed. 

Rum Creek WMA - Berry Creek Area

Rum Creek – Berry Creek Area is in Monroe County adjacent to Rum Creek WMA. Berry Creek Area is a 750 acre archery only tract. This property is owned by GA Power and freely leased to GA DNR. Berry Creek provides hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, and small game. Falconry is permitted during small game season.

This tract predominately consists of an open pine canopy and grassy ground cover that is frequently burned. This creates great habitat for Game Species such as Quail, Turkey, Deer and Fox Squirrels as well as many song birds.