Corps targeting applicants for spring turkey hunts at Thurmond

Published Feb. 13, 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two turkey hunts in the Bussey Point Management Area in the spring of 2018.  The management area will be opened to all hunters on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.  On Saturday, April 7 the Corps will host a youth hunt.  Hunts will be limited to 10 individuals daily.  Hunters who are selected may bring a guide or guest.  The guest will not be allowed to carry a weapon.   

To participate in the drawings hunters must submit a letter requesting consideration for the hunt and should include the desired hunt date, the hunter’s name, mailing address and daytime telephone number, and should be mailed to: Ken Boyd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project Office, 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, SC 29821-9703. Request for consideration may also be sent by email to  Submissions must be received at the Thurmond Project Office by 4:30 p.m. on March 14.

Shotguns may be used for all turkey hunts.  For the youth hunt on April 7, hunters must be 15 years of age of younger and must be accompanied by an adult.  The adult must be licensed in accordance with the Georgia hunting regulations and will not be allowed to carry a weapon.

Hunters will be allowed to check in each day one hour before sunrise. Hunts will conclude at noon.  Late arrivals will be denied entry.  All applicable Georgia hunting regulations apply.  Visitors who are not hunting are asked to find other recreation areas to use during the scheduled hunt.

For additional information, contact Ken Boyd at the J. Strom Thurmond Project Office at 1-800-533-3478 extension 1159 or (864) 333-1159.

Rashida Banks
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 18-015