habitat
Sandhills - West

WMA

Butler

Sandhills - West WMA

habitat
Sandhills - West
WMA
Butler

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. 

The State of Georgia acquired the land in 2007 for its high diversity of rare species. The list of rare and threatened animals and plants includes Southeastern kestrels (a type of falcon), Bachman's sparrows, gopher tortoises, southern hognose snakes, gopher frogs, striped newts, federally endangered pondberry, sandhill golden-aster, Pickering's morning-glory, and lax water-milfoil. DNR Wildlife Resources Division personnel are using a variety of methods to aggressively manage and restore these habitats to their natural state, ultimately benefiting rare and common species native to this area. Techniques include prescribed burning, thinning and mulching trees, using herbicide on exotic and weedy vegetation, and planting longleaf pine seedlings. Such management comes with inherent growing pains; namely, it will make the site look somewhat ugly before time allows it to rebound with greater natural beauty.

 

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 Hunting Season Dates and Information 


    ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES


    ACTIVITIES

    • Hunting
    • Wildlife Watching

    NEARBY PROPERTIES

    CONTACT US

    Region Office (478) 825-6354

    Hunting & Fishing Licenses, Boat Registration 1-800-366-2661

     

    FEES & PASSES

    Hunting License, Fishing License or Lands Pass

    Purchase License

     

    ADDRESS

    Industrial Road
    Butler, GA 31006 

    GPS Coordinates:

    N 32.5687, W -84.2745