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Old 04-12-06, 01:50 PM   #1
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I'm a little confused about WMA fishing regulations. Is the special WMA license needed for the whole WMA, or just the maintained PFA's? When one is out fishing, how do you know you are in a WMA? They aren't really outlined in the DeLorme.

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Old 04-12-06, 02:05 PM   #2
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Georgia has over 90 WMA's.

Below is a map outlining where each of the WMA's are located. Below the map is a listing of all the WMA's; they are number/list coordinated so you know which is reffering to which.



http://www.n-georgia.com/wildlife.htm

Fishing GPS Maps has a collection of maps-- one in particular that shows the North Georgia WMA's. You can see a scanned example of their product here.

The WMA Stamps is $19 and well worth it!
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Old 04-12-06, 02:31 PM   #3
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I obviously don't work for the DNR, so I probably shouldn't be answering this (somebody call me on it if I'm wrong) - But, you don't need a WMA license to fish within a WMA unless it is a PFA or Waters Creek. Everything else can be covered by your fishing license and trout stamp.
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Old 04-12-06, 02:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Josh Barnett
Georgia has over 90 WMA's.

Below is a map outlining where each of the WMA's are located. Below the map is a listing of all the WMA's; they are number/list coordinated so you know which is reffering to which.


The WMA Stamps is $19 and well worth it!
But, do you need the stamp on every WMA to fish? I've been told you don't by DNR, except on PFA and Waters Creek (I think it was).

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Old 04-12-06, 03:02 PM   #5
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From the DNR site...see below for WMA requirements.

http://georgiawildlife.dnr.state.ga....nt=7&txtPage=5

Trout Fishing

  • All resident anglers between the ages of 16 and 64 must have a current Georgia fishing and trout license to fish in designated trout waters and to fish for or to possess trout.
  • Resident Senior (65+) Lifetime and Honorary license holders are not required to have a trout license.
  • Landowners and their immediate families may fish on their premises without a trout license.
  • All nonresident anglers, 16 years and older, regardless of physical condition, must possess a current nonresident fishing and trout license to fish for or possess trout or to fish in designated trout waters.
  • Florida residents, 16 years and older, must possess a nonresident trout license to fish for or possess trout or to fish in designated trout waters.
  • State Park visitors are not required to possess a trout license to fish in the impounded waters of the park.
  • License requirements for Waters Creek:
    • Residents: Georgia resident fishing license, trout license, and WMA license. Senior (65+) lifetime, Honorary, and Sportsman's license holders do not need a WMA license to fish Waters Creek.
    • Nonresidents: Nonresident Georgia fishing license, nonresident trout license, and nonresident WMA license. Florida residents more than 65 years or age must possess nonresident and trout and WMA licenses.
Fishing on a Public Fishing Area (PFA)

  • Anglers 16 years and older must possess a current fishing license and Wildlife Management Area license to fish. A WMA license is not required to fish at Rocky Mountain Recreation and PFA.
  • If you possess any of the following licenses, you do not have to possess a WMA license to fish at a PFA: Sportsman's, One-day, Senior (65+) lifetime, or Honorary.
Fishing on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)

  • Unless otherwise posted, fishing is allowed on WMAs according to state-wide regulations.
  • Alcohol use is prohibited on WMAs except in designated camping areas. Refer to the Hunting Regulations guide for a complete list of WMA regulations.
  • A Fishing License is the only requirement to fish on WMAs in general except a Trout License is also required to fish designated trout waters on a WMA. A Fishing License and a WMA License is required to fish on state Public Fishing Areas (PFAs) and Waters Creek Trophy Trout Stream on Chestatee WMA.

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Old 04-12-06, 03:09 PM   #6
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rocky mtn you dont need a wma stamp but all others and waters creek you do
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Thanks guys! That's exactly what I needed to know!

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