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Harris Brake WMA

Zone County
300 Perry
2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear Modern Gun
  • Bear Muzzleloader
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Deer Muzzleloader
2023-24 Crow
Sept. 1, 2023-Feb. 19, 2024. Open Thursdays through Mondays only. No limit.
2023-24 Deer
Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024
Deer Firearms: Closed

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.
2023-24 Quail
Nov. 1, 2023-Feb. 5, 2024. Daily limit – 6, possession limit -12.
2023-24 Rabbit
Sept. 1, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024. Daily limit – 8, possession limit – 16.
2024-25 Squirrel
May 15, 2024-Feb. 28, 2025. Dogs allowed. Daily limit – 12, possession limit – 48.
2023-24 Waterfowl

Waterfowl Notes:

  • No boats allowed Nov. 11-17, Nov. 27-Dec. 8 and Dec. 24-26.
    Exception – Boats allowed from 4 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
  • Closed to all access (except in designated campsites, parking areas and boat launch ramps) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 31 and Feb. 3.
  • Spinning-wing and mechanically operated decoys not allowed. See Page 43.
  • Waterfowl hunting allowed only on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Special Youth Waterfowl Hunts (Dec. 2, Feb. 3), Special Military Hunt (Feb. 3) and Jan. 31.
  • Hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until noon, except the Special Youth Waterfowl Hunts, the Special Military Hunt, and the last day of the last segment of duck season, when waterfowl hunting is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset.
  • During duck season, other hunters may hunt only during the same hours and days as duck hunters, except for those deer archery hunting, squirrel hunting, rabbit hunting and trapping and hunting furbearers at night.
  • No boats allowed from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 31.
    Exception 1 – Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2. and Jan. 31.
    Exception 2 – Boats allowed within Harris Brake Lake.
  • Motors with factory exhaust systems only during waterfowl season.
  • No airboats during duck season. (excluding Harris Brake Lake)
  • Harris Brake Lake is closed to hunting, except for Canada goose hunting Sept. 1-Oct. 15.
2023 Bear
Bear Archery: Sept. 13-Nov. 30, 2023

Bear Notes:

  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
2024 Turkey
Youth Hunt: April 6-7, 2024. One legal turkey
Firearms Hunt: April 15-May 5, 2024. One legal turkey.
Area Notes
  • A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to hunt or trap on WMAs. Permits are available online by clicking “Buy Licenses” at or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.
  • Harris Brake Lake is closed except for the early Canada Goose season, Sept. 1-15.
  • 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 and hunting furbearers at night.
  • For access restrictions that affect all users during waterfowl season, check the waterfowl guidebook.
WMA Master Plan
View the master plan for this AGFC-owned WMA.