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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge has a distinct advantage over many other Georgia wildlife management areas (WMAs): Bowhunting for deer there is allowed throughout the statewide archery season. The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is located on 26,000 acres of scenic Atlantic coastline. Youth hunts are available to those 15 years and under on the Solomon Tract, a 200-acre parcel added to the refuge property last year. Another benefit: Unlike many other WMAs across the state, the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge has no hunter quotas or application deadlines. Hunters need only fill out the permit section of a wildlife management area hunt brochure and keep it with them during their hunt. Of course, all other Georgia license and hunter education laws apply. Throughout the hunting season, the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will also provide opportunities for gun hunters, primitive-weapons hunters and hunters with physical disabilities. Contact: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (912-652-4415; savannah. fws.gov).