If you’ve never duck hunted in the coastal marshes of Altamaha WMA Waterfowl Management Area, where you’ve got a better-than-average chance to fill your limit with a variety of different duck species, you have been missing out. Last year’s Altamaha WMA duck hunters on Butler Island had the best season ever, according to records that have been kept since the early 1960s. This season, the area will host 10 quota duck hunts on Butler, and you’ve got until Oct. 15 to sign up. Don’t miss your chance!
In the mid-1950s, the impoundments on Altamaha WMA were created. With a total of 32,000 WMA acres, more than 3,000 acres of it are impoundments. Altamaha WMA is home to thousands of ducks each year, including black ducks, mallards, Northern pintails, redheads and canvasbacks.
During the 2011-2012 waterfowl season, the quota area, Butler Island, had a total of 1,669 ducks harvested by 759 hunters. A total of 17 species were harvested,...