Corps announces spring turkey hunts for Bussey Point on Thurmond Lake

Published Feb. 22, 2019

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host three draw-turkey hunts in the Bussey Point Management Area in spring 2019. The management area will be opened to all hunters on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. On Saturday, April 13 the Corps will host a youth hunt. Hunts will be limited to six 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: Evan Brashier, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project Office, 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, SC 29821-9703. Request may also be sent by email to Submissions must be received at the Thurmond Project Office by 4:30 p.m. on March 16.

Shotguns are allowed for all turkey hunts. For the youth hunt on April 13, hunters must be 15 years of age or 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 to avoid conflict.

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

Billy Birdwell
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 19-008