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Sep
23
Thu
HUNTING dates Deer & Feral Hog Archery (Either Sex)
Sep 23 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

HUNTING dates Small Game Firearms (Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only)
Sep 23 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

Exchange Club Weekly meeting
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live. Exchange’s Mission Statement was updated in January, after approval by the National Board of Directors. The concise phrasing more effectively communicates our mission to members, potential members and the general public.

Core Values

Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values – Family, Community, and Country. Commitment to Family is interpreted not only as one’s own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange’s Programs of Service. Commitment to the Community where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club’s efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause. Commitment to Country was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today’s youth to cherish its values. These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchange Club members every day.

Swamp Toastmasters Club meeting
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

The public is invited to visit and observe an Okefenokee Toastmasters Club meeting any Wednesday at noon in the Student Services Building at South Georgia State College, Waycross Campus. The club provides an opportunity to learn useful tips and tricks to improve one’s speaking and leadership skills.
Toastmasters International: Where Leaders Are Made

Sep
24
Fri
HUNTING dates Deer & Feral Hog Archery (Either Sex)
Sep 24 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

HUNTING dates Small Game Firearms (Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only)
Sep 24 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

Kiwanis Club of Waycross
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Kiwanis Club of Waycross is affiliated with Kiwanis International, a global voluntary organization. We meet on Fridays at Jerry J’s on Plant Avenue at noon. We fundraise to support organizations that serve children in our community e.g. Saddle-Up, Okefenokee Regional Library, HeadStart and more. We promote literacy and youth leadership. We support Bring Up Grades (BUG) programs in our local elementary schools.

Visit the club on Linkedin here

Sep
25
Sat
HUNTING dates Deer & Feral Hog Archery (Either Sex)
Sep 25 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

HUNTING dates Small Game Firearms (Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only)
Sep 25 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

Casino Night 2021
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Sep
26
Sun
HUNTING dates Deer & Feral Hog Archery (Either Sex)
Sep 26 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

HUNTING dates Small Game Firearms (Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only)
Sep 26 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

Sep
27
Mon
HUNTING dates Deer & Feral Hog Archery (Either Sex)
Sep 27 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

HUNTING dates Small Game Firearms (Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only)
Sep 27 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

Sep
28
Tue
HUNTING dates Deer & Feral Hog Archery (Either Sex)
Sep 28 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

HUNTING dates Small Game Firearms (Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only)
Sep 28 all-day

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2021-2022 Hunt Season Dates

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refugees in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations. Hunters may view the refuge-specific hunt brochure (available online at www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee) for additional hunt regulations and information.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Lottery Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. The dates of this hunt are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 (5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). A total of 40 permits will be awarded for the hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for mobility-impaired hunters (i.e. confined to a wheelchair) and/or youth hunters (ages 16 and under). Mobility-impaired and youth hunter dates are Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23. Each mobility-impaired/youth hunter drawn for Chesser Island can have one escort to assist with their hunt. The escorts of these individuals are authorized to hunt under the same permit. Hunters are required to use shotguns or muzzleloaders only. Deer taken do not count against the state limit and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Pocket Unit Hunt
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. The dates of this hunt are September 11 – November 7, 2021, in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily.
Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912 637-5274 for an early exit to the hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit Hunt
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNA) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs are allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and http://www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.