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Harris Brake WMA

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

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Two deer, no more than one buck, which may include:

  • One buck with archery,
  • Two does with archery.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
2017 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 23-Nov. 30, 2017.
Bear Notes:

  • Bear seasons close earlier if bear zone quota is reached. Click here for details.
  • 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. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2017 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48. Dogs allowed.

2017 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 8-9, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. Firearms Hunt: April 10-25, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

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.
  • Harris Brake Lake is closed to hunting, except for Canada goose hunting Sept. 1-15.
  • Open for waterfowl hunting Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during waterfowl season.
  • Hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until noon, except the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt and the last two days of the last duck season, when waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.
  • Nonresidents need a Nonresident Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Hunting Permit to hunt waterfowl.
  • See Notes for Access Regulations.
  • During duck season, other hunters may hunt only during the same hours and days as duck hunters, except for those trapping, rabbit hunting, deer archery hunting, squirrel hunting, rabbit hunting and hunting furbearers at night.
  • No boats allowed from noon to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 28.
    • Exception -Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2, Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 3.
    • Exception - Boats allowed within Harris Brake Lake
  • Closed to all access (except in designated campsites, parking areas, boat launch ramps and boat staging areas) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 28 and Feb. 3.
  • Airboats may not be operated within Harris Brake WMA (excluding Harris Brake Lake) during duck season.




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