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Galla Creek WMA

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Bear Muzzleloader
  • Alligator
2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Modern Gun Hunt (permit hunt): Nov. 11-12, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Three does with archery.
  • One buck and one doe with modern gun permit.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

Deer Notes:

  • A WMA Deer Hunt Permit is required to hunt deer with firearms on this WMA. Click here for details.
  • Three-point rule.
  • CWD regulations apply in Pope County.
  • No dogs.
2017 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 23-Nov. 30, 2017.
Bear Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 11-12, 2017 (deer permit holders only).
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017 .

Bear Notes:

  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
2017 Crow

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 19, 2018. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2017 Quail

Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018. Weekends only. Daily limit 4. Bird dogs allowed.

2017 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2017 Waterfowl
  • It is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except traditional jerk strings.
  • Nonresidents need a Nonresident Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Hunting Permit to hunt waterfowl.
2018 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 7-8, 2018. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 9-11, April 14-16 and April 21-23, 2018. One legal turkey, no jakes.

Turkey Notes: 

  • No boats allowed from noon to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 28.
    • Exception Ð Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2, Jan 26-28 and Feb. 3.
    • Closed to all access (except in designated parking areas, boat launch ramps and boat staging areas) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan.-28 and Feb.3.Click here for boating regulations on WMAs.
  • Airboats may not be operated within Galla Creek WMA during duck season.




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