Lola Tract: WMA in Lanier and Lowndes Counties

It has a name and it is listed: Lola Tract; WMA Stockton:

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Google Streetview, Lanier County CR 123 off of US 84 aka GA 38.

Lola Tract WMA is a 391 acre property near Stockton. Hunting opportunities include deer, bear, turkey and small game.

This property is only open during hunt dates.

Directions:

From Stockton Take Hwy. 84 west for 1.4 miles. WMA kiosk is on the right. WMA is on both sides of the river.

Voluntary Public Access Area

Lola Tract is a Voluntary Public Access (VPA) property. Since 2014 through a USDA grant, the Wildlife Resources Division has been able to enhance and add to its WMA program through additional temporary agreements with private landowners for public hunting opportunities.

CONTACT US

Region Office: (229) 426-5267

Hunting & Fishing Licenses, Boat Registration: 1-800-366-2661

FEES & PASSES

Hunting License, Fishing License or Lands Pass Purchase License

ADDRESS

GPS Coordinates: N 30.92807 | W-83.0296

Those coordinates are on Lanier County Road 123, just off of US 84, about halfway between Hotchkiss Road and the Alapaha River.

This information is from David Cartwright of GA-DNR again, who also says:

It is roughly 391 acres. The tract at DuPont is over 300 acres. The main correction is that the management for WMAs that the state owns utilizes federal funds of Pittman Robertson act. These VPAs are being managed with grant money thru cooperation with the US Dept. of Agriculture.

I’m pretty sure the previous post said those things about funding, but it can’t hurt to reiterate them.

Some WWALS members are concerned about people shooting near the river. However, it’s my understanding that this trct was already used as a hunt club, so it’s not clear to me that this WMA will increase shooting. This way at least people have to sign in and pay a fee, thus contributing a bit to DNR. Plus if people go to WMAs to hunt, they won’t be trespassing on land where they weren’t invited.

Some WWALS members also wonder how Pittman-Robertson Act funds for VMAs and such compare to state or federal funding for direct conservation or restoration of the river or wetlands. That’s an interesting question.

Meanwhile, WWALS takes care not to schedule outings along hunting areas of our rivers during hunting season.

We have a bunch of outings coming up, including one this Sunday on the Suwannee River. See the WWALS calendar or outings spreadsheet or facebook events or meetups.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!