U.S. Army Corps of Engineers schedules youth dove hunts at Richard B. Russell Lake

USACE, Savannah District
Published Aug. 21, 2023

ELBERTON, Ga. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has two youth dove hunts scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16 and 23, 2023 at the Richard B. Russell Project Office.  

For both hunts, a parent or guardian must accompany youth participants, ages 9-16, and will be permitted to hunt along with the youth hunter.  Hunters will be selected by random drawing until the capacity is reached.

To enter the drawing, hunters must call Brandon Dickey at 800-944-7207, ext. 3408, at the Russell Project Office no later than 4 p.m. on Sept. 8.

On the day of the hunt, all hunters must be checked in at the project office and must be licensed in accordance with existing Georgia Hunting Regulations, including the Migratory Bird Hunting License. The Georgia Waterfowl Migratory Bird License is required each season for all migratory bird hunters (doves, ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, coots, rails, or gallinules) who are 16 and older. This stamp is how Georgia participates in the federal Harvest Information Program. GA Migratory Birds.  

All state regulations and bag limits will be strictly enforced. Legal firearms and ammunition for dove hunting are identified in the Georgia Hunting Regulations for Waterfowl and here: GA Dove Hunting

Hunting dates are subject to change. However, if the dates must be changed, a News Release will be sent out, hunters already registered for the drawing will be notified, and the website will be updated.

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Cheri Pritchard, Chief of Media Operations
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 23-018