Stands of hardwood, mixed forest lands and open areas harbor many species of birds and wild animals, including waterfowl, deer, squirrels, rabbits, eagles, hawks, bobcats and dozens of species of songbirds. The lake and its surrounding forests provide a great locale for nature lovers to observe wildlife.
The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, located on the upper reaches of Walter F. George Lake, serves as a winter sanctuary for several thousand waterfowl migrating down the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways. Many other species of wildlife and birds make the refuge their home.
Hunting is allowed during designated state seasons on specific Corps-managed areas, provided the hunter has a valid state hunting license and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hunting permit. Deer and turkey may be taken by bow only. Hunting with crossbows is not allowed on Corps property, except for people with a physical disability which prevents him/her from being able to draw and hold a bow in a firing position.
For information on how to obtain a Corps of Engineers hunting permit call (229) 768-2516.