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    The Mobile District administers wildlife management lands on project sites in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi that provide habitat for many kinds of game and no-game wildlife.  Many of these projects offer excellent public hunting opportunities.  Additionally, there are several wildlife management areas on Corps property in Mississippi and Alabama managed and operated by state wildlife management agencies as part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Wildlife Mitigation Project.

    All hunting activites at Mobile District projects must conform to Corps of Engineers restrictions, regulations and state laws which vary from project to project.  Some guidelines will differ within areas of the same project.  Hunting on some projects requires a written permit, while others are open to any legal hunter.  The State of Alabama requires that each hunter possess written permission from the landowner on his or her person while hunting.  The Resource Project Offices listed below have local hunting guidelines available.

    The Site Manager or Wildlife Biologist at each project issues hunting permits and/or provides specific information about hunting on Corps lands.  Where hunting permits are issued, they are free of charge.

    PROJECT WHERE PERMIT OBTAINED AGE REQUIREMENTS RESTRICTIONS (1)
    Allatoona Lake (2) By mail - self-addressed stamped no. 10 envelope required (no permit needed for waterfowl) Under 16 requires a permit and must be accompanied by an adult

    Hunt only in areas shown on map issued with permit.  Additional restrictions on permit.
    No waterfowl hunting within 500 feet of developed areas.

    Alabama River Lakes

    OPMO* & selected parks (3)
    (driver's license or valid hunting license number required)

    Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Hunt only in areas shown on map issued with permit.  Additional restrictions on permit.
    Lowndes WMA Alabama Dept. of Conservation, Lowndesboro, AL (contact office for additional locations) Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Hunt only in areas shown on state-furnished map. Additional restrictions on map.
    Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes

    Annual Permits on the BWT between Demopolis and Coffeeville can be submitted electronically

    Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Hunt only in areas shown on map issued with permit. Additional restrictions on permit.
    Demopolis WMA Alabama Dept. of Conservation, Demopolis, AL (contact this office for additional locations) Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Hunt only in areas shown on state-furnished map. Additional restrictions on map.
    Carters Lake (4) Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources (for wildlife management area stamp) Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Hunt only in areas shown on map available at OPMO*. See WMA regulations.
    Lake Seminole (5) See (5) below Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult  
    Lake Sidney Lanier Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources (for wildlife management area stamp)
    770-535-5499
    Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

    No waterfowl hunting within 600 feet of developed areas.  Archery only quota deer hunts information available in the GA regulations book or by contacting OPMO*

    Okatibbee WMA Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Collinsville Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Hunt only in areas shown on map issued with permit. Additional restrictions issued with permit.
    Tenn-Tom Waterway Annual hunting permits available online Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Maps and regulations available at self-serve stations.
    Mobile-Tensaw Delta WMA Alabama Dept. of Conservation, Spanish Fort, 251-626-5474 (contact this office for additional locations) Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Hunt only in areas shown on state-furnished map. Additional restrictions on map.
    Twin Oaks & Mahannah WMAs Self-serve check station on-site Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Big game by lottery permit only.
    Ward Bayou WMA Self-serve check station on-site Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Additional restrictions on permit.
    Canal Section & Divide Section WMAs Self-serve check station on-site Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Additional restrictions on permit.
    Walter F. George Lake OPMO* only
    (Vehicle tag# required)
    Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Hunt only in areas shown on map issued with permit. Additional restrictions on permit.
    West Point Lake OPMO* and by mail -
    self-addressed stamped envelope required
    Permit Fee is $20
    Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Hunt only in areas shown on map issued with permit. Additional restrictions on permit.

    *OPMO - Operations Project Managers Office

    (1)  When hunting on public property administered by the Corps, a state hunting license is required.  Dependant on type of game being hunted, additional tags, stamps and/or licenses may be required.  Please check with the state licensing agency.  Federal Duck Stamps are available at U.S. Post Office locations. Federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

    (2)  At Allatoona Lake, hunting permits are issued beginning August 1 of each year and are limited to the first 400 applicants.  Mail-in requests are accepted from Jan 1 - August 1.  Allatoona Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Game Management Office.

    (3)  At Alabama River Lakes, hunting permits may be obtained in person at the following public recreation areas: Gunter Hill Campground, Six Mile Creek Park, East Bank Park, Chilatchee Creek Park and Isaac Creek Park. Driver’s license number or valid hunting license number required with permit request, whether in person or through the mail.

    (4)  Lands open for hunting at Carters Lake are part of the Coosawattee Wildlife Management Area administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  State WMA permit (stamp) required.

    (5)  Lands open for hunting at Lake Seminole are part of Apalachee Wildlife Management Area in Florida & the Lake Seminole WMA in Georgia, administered by the respective state wildlife agencies.  State WMA permit (stamp) required.

    (6)  A large portion of the lands in Georgia are part of a State WMA -  A State management area stamp is required.