Late Season Duck Hunting Rules for Lake Lanier

duck huntingOur friends at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office at Lake Lanier have posted the rules and regulations for late season waterfowl hunting on Lake Lanier.

When you go duck hunting, please shoot only the ducks.  Thank you.

The procedures outlined below are necessary for safety and to reduce conflicts with other lake users.  Failure to comply with these regulations will constitute hunting without permission and will result in a citation by a state or federal ranger.

1.    All state and federal waterfowl regulations apply on Lake Lanier (see Late Season Migratory Bird Regulations (LSMBR)).  The 2013 – 2014 Late Season for Waterfowl (Canada Goose and Duck) is November 23 – December 1, 2013 and December 7, 2013 -January 26, 2014.   Hunting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset each day.  The bag limit is 5 geese per day (15 in possession). The bag limit for ducks is 6 per day (18 in possession).  See the LSMBR for limits on specific species.

2.    Hunters 16 years or older must possess a valid Federal Migratory Bird Hunting stamp (federal duck stamp), a Georgia waterfowl license, a Georgia hunting license and a Georgia Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) license.

3.    Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days are November 16-17, 2013.  Only youths 15 years of age or less may hunt Canada geese and ducks on Lake Lanier on these days.  An adult at least 18 years of age must accompany the youth into the field but may not hunt.

4.    Goose and duck hunting is allowed on Lake Lanier; however, no hunting is allowed within 1000 feet of any dock, house, structure, bridge, road, boat ramp, marina, or open recreation area.

5.    Waterfowl hunting is allowed in the following closed campgrounds:  Bolding Mill, Duckett Mill, Old Federal, and Bald Ridge.

6.    Waterfowl hunting is allowed in the closed portion of the following Day Use Recreation Areas:  Lanier Park, Keith’s Bridge, Mountain View, Belton Bridge, and Lumpkin County Park.

7.    Waterfowl hunting is allowed at West Bank Park and River Forks Park beginning January 1, 2014.  Access to West Bank Park is restricted to boat access only.

8.    Firearms must be unloaded and cased when transported in a boat or through an open recreation area or open boat ramp.

9.    Temporary hunting blinds may be constructed, but must be removed completely at the end of each day.  No vegetation may be cut or removed on Corps of Engineers property for any reason.

10. No other hunting is allowed at any time on Lake Lanier except by special permit.

Contact the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division at 770/535-5700 or the US Army Corps of Engineers at 770/945-9531 for more information.

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