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altamaha wma

Postby flyfisher76544 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:39 pm

I am getting ready to be stationed in Georgia and a biologist suggested hunting the altamaha wma. Anyone got any feed-back on this one? I know there are a lot of birds there, just wanting to know if it'll be worth the trip. Thanks
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Postby Dep6 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:04 pm

It's like everywhere else, you gonna have to put in the scouting time but it can be great!!
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Postby Dep6 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:36 pm

The Butler Island WMA is a quota hunt and you will need to apply for a hunt there. Georgia is doing online applications now, go to http://www.gohuntgeorgia.com and check the site out, you will need to create an account online to apply for the quota hunts, it may be too late for this year. Good Luck!!
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thanks

Postby mallard slayer » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:09 pm

Is Butler Island the only one that supplies boats to use? And are the walk-in areas any good? Thanks
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Postby Dep6 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:12 pm

I have never tried the walk in area, I have seen teal there and Ringers coming out onto the highway from the boat ramp on 17. Yes the Butler Island quota is the only one that has a boat at each one of the blinds.
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Postby flyfisher76544 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:27 pm

:umm: well what about this Champney walk in area? Heard some good and bad things overall, esp with the mud. I was at Stewart before and always was able to get some woodies and teal and once in a while some mallards. But with everything changing, like pond 4 being drained I'll have to really but my nose to the ground when I get back stateside.
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Postby Dep6 » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:43 pm

Pond 3 is the one with the broken Dike, completely tidal controlled water right now. I been told there is an excavator out there underwater if they haven't gotten it out yet.
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Postby flyfisher76544 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:01 am

which one was pond 3 again? Need to have my mind refreshed and all. And just to throw a side note in, ya'll seeing any birds yet?
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Got my Quota hunt

Postby mallard slayer » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:07 pm

I got my third choice. 23rd of december you know where ill be. Pretty excited. If anyone knows alittle bit more about altamaha please feel free to share. Good luck
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Postby Dep6 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:04 am

When you go in for the draw, look for the kill sheet should be on the wall, you will be able to see which blind or area picked is killing birds. Hope you pick a low number.




Pond 3 was the one closest to the sound. I was told it was gonna be drained this year and not huntable already before the messup with the excavator.
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Postby mallard slayer » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:40 pm

Perfect, Sounds like the old place I used to hunt back west. So the standby line on all the other days should be the same type of deal right? You go and draw a number as well? And you just have to wait for the reservation line to pick first? But thanks for all this great info.
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