Dove Field Forecast & Hunting Locations

Last updated: 8/24/21 at 1:40 p.m. ET

Biologists with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division have issued the 2020 dove field planting availability covering wildlife management areas and additional dove fields throughout the state. The forecast will identify available crops and anticipates the expected conditions for dove season, noting if fields are in good, poor or fair condition. Hunters can utilize this online resource as they plan. Please call the Game Management Section regional office for up-to-date conditions.

Reminder: Below is the condition of the fields, not a reflection of the number of birds that may or may not be there.

Quota Hunts

New for 2021 opening day of dove season: Statewide shooting hours – for all of the dove season - are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. 

Many fields listed are available during quota hunts only. Apply for dove field quota hunts through the Go Outdoors Georgia system (deadline to apply is August 15).

Some properties are privately owned but made available through a program called the Voluntary Public Access (VPA)/Habitat Incentive Program.


Locations


Region 1

WMAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Sunflower, millet/grain, sorghum
35
Poor
Sunflower, millet
9
Fair
Sunflower, corn
64
Excellent
Sunflower, millet, sorghum, wheat
22
Good
Sunflower, millet, wheat, buckwheat
206
Good
Sunflower, millet
21
Good
Sunflower, millet, sorghum
31
Good
Sunflower, millet, wheat
23
Good 

VPAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Sunflower, wheat, millet
42
Fair

Region 2

WMAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Millet
20
Good
Millet
28
Fair
Millet
65
Poor
Redlands Adult/Child 
Sunflower, millet
60
Good
Walton Adult/Child 
Sunflower, millet, wheat
48
Good
Millet
10
Fair

VPAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Corn
107
Fair

Region 3

WMAs/PFAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Sunflower, millet, wheat, buckwheat
54
Good
Sunflower, corn, wheat
21
Fair
Sunflower, millet, wheat
47
Good
Wheat, millet
24
Fair
Sunflower, wheat
134
Good
Sunflower, millet, wheat, sorghum
137
Good
Millet, wheat
33
Fair
Millet
15
Fair
Browntop millet, proso millet
5
Fair
Millet, wheat
21
Fair
Sunflowers
74
Good
Wheat, corn, millet
33
Good
Wheat, millet, peas
28
Poor

Region 4

WMAs/PFAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Wheat 
42
Fair
Browntop millet
14
Fair
Millet
16
Fair
Browntop millet, wheat
36
Poor
Browntop millet
29
Fair
Sunflower, millet, wheat
28
Good

VPAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Sunflower, corn
112
Excellent

Region 5

WMAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Browntop millet 
19
Good
Sunflower, browntop millet, Egyptian wheat
20
Good
Wheat
31
Fair
Sunflower, browntop millet, wheat
57
Good
Wheat, millet, sunflower
213
Fair
Browntop millet
25
Fair
Sunflower, browntop millet
176
Good
Browntop millet
24
Good
Browntop millet
42
Good
Browntop millet
15
Good
Sunflower, browntop millet
23
Good

Region 6

WMAs/PFAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Sunflower
16
Good
Millet, corn
42
Fair
Corn, sunflower, peanuts
47
Good
Sunflower, browntop millet, proso millet
9
Fair
Millet, corn
24
Fair
Browntop millet, proso millet
26
Fair
Millet
57
Fair

NOTE: many quota hunts are on the first weekend of the season only; however, please reference each property's regulations in the 2021–2022 Hunting Regulations book or online at http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/hunting/. General hunting dates as well as quota hunt dates will be listed for each property.

Apply for a quota hunt online at www.GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com. The dove quota hunt application deadline is August 15.