Hunting in Burke County

Burke County is home to four wildlife management areas (WMAs) operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The public lands offer thousands of acres to sportsmen and nature enthusiasts for their enjoyment. Contact the Georgia DNR Regional Game Management Office 706-595-4222 or visit

Several privately-owned properties offer avid sportsmen additional opportunities to enjoy wildlife. Most are intensively managed and offer a full range of packages.


  • Alexander WMA

    Established in 1996, it encompasses 1,300 acres of mostly pine habitat and a 20-acre dove field. Sportsmen flock to Alexander WMA for dove, turkey, fox, bobcat, raccoon, opossum, or to bow hunt for deer.

    367 Harrison Road
    Waynesboro, GA 30830

  • Mead Farm WMA

    The smallest and most recently established WMA was opened in 2003. Though its acreage is limited, many say it offers some of the finest whitetail deer hunting around.

    2298 Seven Oaks Road
    Waynesboro, GA 30830

  • Yuchi WMA

    Named for the Yuchi tribe of Native Americans that once called this region home, this WMA offers 7,800 acres of public hunting land, including 40 acres of planted dove fields. Yuchi is also the site of an extensive program to restore the longleaf pine and wire grass ecosystem that once thrived in this area. It offers prime deer, turkey and small game hunting opportunities.

    780 Ebenezer Church Road
    Waynesboro, GA 30830

  • Di-Lane Plantation

    Di-Lane Plantation offers 8,100 acres of pine and hardwood timber stands, open fields and about 200 acres of planted fields for its popular dove hunts. Since Di-Lane came under state management in the early 1990s, bobwhite quail habitat has been restored and management practices have also encouraged healthy populations of whitetail deer, Eastern wild turkey, mourning dove and other small game.

    4121 Herndon Road
    Waynesboro, GA 30830

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