Special Disabled Hunters Archery-Only Deer Hunt

Woods around Lake Allatoona ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Woods around Lake Allatoona ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

On Monday and Tuesday, December 8th and 9th, 2014, a limited number of disabled hunters who are permanently confined to a wheelchair will be allowed to an archery-only deer hunt at McKinney Campground, courtesy of the US Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Allatoona.

Hunting blinds will be provided throughout McKinney Campground, but are by reservation only, and limited to hunters permanently confined to a wheelchair.  A non-hunting assistant may accompany each disabled hunter.

Each hunter must possess a valid Georgia Big Game license.

Requests for reservations will be taken by phone or in person Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., now through Nov. 10 or until all spaces are taken. The available spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Waterfowl Hunting.

Waterfowl hunting does not require a USACE hunting permit but is allowed in the dry lake bed or on the water in a boat on Allatoona Lake according to all federal, state and local hunting laws and USACE regulations.

Waterfowl hunter pedestrian access is permissible through Sweetwater Campground and Day Use Area, Upper Stamp Creek Campground and McKaskey Campground now that they are closed for the season, as of September 4th.

Shotguns must be unloaded and cased while inside these closed recreation areas. Hunting or shooting less than 500 feet from any structure is prohibited anywhere on the Allatoona Lake Project including structures in closed parks. Overflow vehicle parking areas will remain open and may be used by hunters so long as they do not block gates or park in a road right of way.

For more information about a USACE hunting Permit, contact the Allatoona Lake Project Management Office at 678-721-6700.

Contact Info for Archery Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters

  • Allatoona Lake Operations Project Management Office
  • 1138 GA State Route 20 Spur, SE Cartersville, GA 30121
  • Phone: 678-721-6700

 Click Here for the Lake Allatoona US ACE Website