Lake Allatoona Hunting Permits Sold Out
All 400 hunting permits for the 2012-2013 hunting season allocated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Allatoona have been distributed.
Authorities have increased the hunting distance from any structure or developed area (i.e. open parks, park buildings, houses, etc.) from 100 to 500 feet.
USACE follows all hunting regulations, season dates and bag limits set by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources each year for small game, deer and turkey seasons. This hunting permit system does not affect the use of the Allatoona Wildlife Management Area operated by GADNR’s Game Management.
There are nine USACE areas open to hunting this season at Allatoona Lake:
Bartow Beach Road
Mill Creek and
All these areas are open to deer hunting (archery only), but only Bartow Beach Road, Webster’s Overlook and Macedonia are open to small game and turkey hunting and the use of authorized firearms. All firearms are prohibited and only archery deer hunting is authorized for the six remaining areas.
“Our permits require small game and turkey hunters to use shotguns loaded with a number four (#4) shot and smaller,” Jonathan Wise, a park ranger at Allatoona Lake, said.
Hunting for all areas is closed Sept. 22 for the annual Great Allatoona Lake Cleanup.
With the exception of Webster’s Overlook, all other areas remain open to the general public throughout the year. Because of this, park rangers at Allatoona Lake encourage everyone to use caution. “We remind hunters and non-hunters alike that these are multi-use areas and ask them to show courtesy and practice safety while using the property,” Wise said