Dove Field Forecast & Hunting Locations

Last updated: 8/11/20 at 11:29 a.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

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, browntop millet, sorghum
25
Good
Sunflower
8
Good
Sunflower, corn
30
Excellent
Sunflower, browntop millet, sorghum
20
Good
Sunflower, browntop millet, proso millet, wheat, buckwheat
191
Good
Sunflower, browntop millet
21
Good
Sunflower, millet, sorghum
20
Good
Sunflower, millet
20
Good to excellent

VPAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Sunflower
42
Good

Region 2

WMAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Browntop millet
20
Good
Proso millet
28
Fair
Browntop millet
20
Fair
Redlands Adult/Child **
Sunflower, proso millet
60
Good
Walton Adult/Child **
Sunflower, browntop millet, wheat
50
Good
Browntop millet
10
Good

VPAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast

Region 3

NOTE: Those properties with ** designations reference opening day quota hunts only (except for Alexander, which has 2 quota hunts). The rest of the season weekends are open for general hunting. Please reference the 2020–2021 Hunting Regulations book or online at http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/hunting/ for each properties specific regulations.

WMAs/PFAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Sunflower, browntop millet, wheat
55
Good
Sunflower, proso millet, wheat
28
Good
Sunflower, proso millet, wheat
47
Good
Wheat
24
 
Sunflower, wheat
142
Good
Sunflower, browntop millet, wheat
140
Good
Proso millet
33
 
Millet, wheat
15
Fair
Browntop millet, proso millet
5
Fair
Browntop millet, wheat
22
Fair
Sunflower, browntop millet, proso millet
123
Fair
Sunflower, proso millet, wheat
37
Fair
Browntop millet, wheat, buckwheat
47
Fair to poor

Region 4

WMAs/PFAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Browntop millet
42
Fair
Browntop millet
8
Fair
Millet
16
 
Browntop millet, wheat
37
Poor
Ocmulgee: Gum Swamp
Browntop millet, wheat
29
Fair
Sunflower, browntop millet, proso millet, Egyptian wheat
28
Good

VPAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Sunflower, corn
123
Good

Region 5

WMAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Browntop millet 
20
 
Sunflower, browntop millet, Egyptian wheat
20
Good
Wheat
31
Fair
Sunflower, browntop millet, wheat
57
Fair
Chattahoochee Fall Line: Hilliard Plantation **
Wheat
34
Good
Browntop millet
25
Good
Sunflower, browntop millet
160
 
Browntop millet
24
Good
Browntop millet
7
Good
Browntop millet
15
Fair
Sunflower, browntop millet
23
Good

Region 6

WMAs/PFAs

Area
Crops
Acres Planted
Forecast
Browntop millet
16
Good
Millet, corn, sorghum
42
Good
Corn, sorghum, peanuts
80
Good
Sunflower, browntop millet, proso millet, sorghum
9
Good
Millet
25
Good
Browntop millet, proso millet
37
Good
Millet
58
Good

** Youth and/or quota hunt restrictions

NOTE: many quota hunts are on the first weekend of the season only; however, please reference each property's regulations in the 2020–2021 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.