Post by dsquaredmsquared on Sept 16, 2013 10:55:44 GMT -5
Please be aware that hunting season (archery) started this past Saturday in Georgia and rifle season will begin in a few weeks. Hunting is permitted on Army Corps of Engineers Land (Bartram Trail), Keg Creek, and much of the adjacent private property around Bartram Trail. Apparently, hunting is allowed across the trail.
Please be sure to wear an orange safety vest, or something similar, and try to avoid using the trail at dawn or dusk.
Be smart, be seen, and be safe.
Below is information we recently received from an Army Corps of Engineers Ranger regarding hunting on Corps land and around Bartram Trail.
Hunting is allowed on most Corps of Engineers property around Thurmond Lake. State hunting regulations must be followed. Hunting is not permitted in public recreation areas including state parks, marinas, and quasi public lease areas without special permission from our office.
Most of the Bartram Trail passes through areas that are open for hunting including our Lake Springs Wildlife Management Area and GADNR's Keg Creek Wildlife Management Area. Most of the public land adjoining the hunting lease is open for public hunting. I know of no state or federal regulation that prohibits hunting across public recreational trails. We strong encourage trail users of wear orange during hunting season and avoid using the trail early in the morning or late in the evening.
Thank you for your support.
Do you enjoy our trails?
If so, can you volunteer 5 hours for trail work in 2015 or, if you're too busy, donate $50 to SORBAcsra?
It might be worth the investment in one of these: tinyurl.com/mlfuox8 if you like to ride early or late. Don't know of the local guys have it in stock, but I'm sure they can get it for you. Yea, it may be a little tacky, but if it saves you a bullet....