Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Hunting on Piedmont NWR

Woods scene. Credit: USFWS

Woods scene. Credit: USFWS

Throughout the year, the Refuge offers small game, opossum and raccoon hunting, along with white-tailed deer and turkey hunting. White-tailed deer and turkey hunting is offered as quota drawn hunts.  A refuge hunt permit is required for all hunting.

If you have a question about required hunting licenses, hunting seasons, or to obtain quota hunt applications or refuge hunt permits, contact the refuge office by phone  at 478-986-5441 or by email at piedmont@fws.gov.

Applications for turkey hunts are available the first week of January, while deer hunt applications are available in June.

Hunting is permitted on approximately 34,000 acres of the refuge. All hunters must posses applicable valid state hunting licenses in order to hunt on the Refuge along with a Refuge special use permit. In addition to Federal regulations, State Game and Fish laws and regulations are adopted and in effect unless they have been further restricted by Federal laws and regulations. Hunting regulations are designed to protect the sportsman and wildlife populations. Our regulations supplement the general regulations which govern hunting on National Wildlife Refuges as set forth in Title 50, Code 32 of Federal Regulations.

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge annually offers a two day deer hunt for wheelchair-bound participants. Interested hunters should contact Piedmont NWR at 478-986-5441 or email us at piedmont@fws.gov.

**To report a violation on the refuge, if you have a question about required hunting licenses, hunting seasons, or if you have any other law enforcement question, please contact Refuge Officer Thomas Payne at Thomas_Payne@fws.gov or call the refuge office at 478-986-5441.

Refuge maps are available for download at http://www.fws.gov/southeast/pubs/piedmont_tearsheet.pdf

Refuge specific regulations and hunt seasons can be found at http://www.fws.gov/southeast/pubs/piedmont_hunt.pdf.

Georgia State Game and Fish Regulations can be found at http://georgiawildlife.dnr.state.ga.us/content/displaynavigation.asp?TopCategory=2.


Last updated: August 14, 2014