Need guidance - 1st WMA squirrel hunt



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Need guidance - 1st WMA squirrel hunt
« on: May 04, 2011, 07:22:52 PM »
Howdy GA folks,
I'm thinking of putting together a daytrip style WMA squirrel hunt for myself and a few of my city friends (We will be eating what we kill, or at least I will).  It may seem silly to put such a thing together for y'all who hunt on your own property all the time, but inside the city it's somewhat frowned upon to wander the suburbs with a rifle and I don't have any farmer friends to impose upon for general wilderness access.
I'm looking at WMAs close to Atlanta - Allatoona, McGraw Ford, Paulding Forest, Pine Log, and Sheffield seem to be the closest with small game seasons that begin Aug 15 with squirrels.
Any opinion on these locations?

Also, I'd be very interested in any guidance you have about WMA hunting, or what first time hunters usually forget/need to know/screw up.  Feel free to assume we know nothing about airgun hunting other than you need an airgun and in this case a squirrel to aim at.  I don't mind being a newbie, I'm just trying to be an informed newbie so thanks for your input.
Thanks!

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Re: Need guidance - 1st WMA squirrel hunt
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 11:05:03 AM »
Oneshot,

i know the WMA's a bit south pretty good... Macon/Warner Robins.... Ocmulgee WMA and Oaky Woods WMA.    i got a spot on Oaky woods WMA you can fill your quota on squirrels in 1.5 hours... its a massive oak planting, in the middle of pine forest... probably 150 mature oaks, with a few hickory nuts and pecan trees mixed in for good measure... good clear open ground, for sight, and good shooting for nutters!  Give me a PM if you get froggy and want to come this far south.  Once the season opens Aug 15th i'l be in the woods a LOT
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Re: Need guidance - 1st WMA squirrel hunt
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 11:11:22 AM »
A great website for that info is georgia outdoor news (http://forum.gon.com/).  The forums are loaded with wma information.
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