Hunting Information

Applications for the 2017 Archery Season will be accepted in June 2017. A lottery selection is used for season hunters. Preference is given to Clayton County residents. All slots are randomly selected. There will be six (6) scheduled hunts. Look for the 2017 schedule and application on this page in June 2017.


Regulations for Archery Deer Hunting on CCWA Property

  • Hunters are responsible for insuring that they have the proper license; all State laws and license are enforced and required.
  • No firearms are allowed on Water Authority Property.
  • Only deer may be harvested: Bucks must have at least 8 points and minimum inside spread of 13 inches.
  • Hunters must use/fill out personal state issued deer harvest forms.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on Authority property.
  • Hunters must check in and out at the designated area. Hunters will be allowed to use personal vehicles on designated roads. ** No all terrain vehicles allowed **
  • All hunters are required to wear 500 sq. inches of orange above the waist at all times.
  • Hunting areas will be assigned by lottery. Areas will be assigned by CCWA Staff.
  • Pre-hunt scouting and hunting is allowed only on specified date and times.
  • Portable stands only, no nails in trees. Stands may be placed during pre - hunt scouting and left until the last day of the hunt.
  • All deer must be brought to the check station after being field dressed by the hunter.
  • When tracking crippled deer, please consider other hunters. Wait until 10 a.m. to start tracking. If you are unsure of other hunters locations, check with personnel at the check station.
  • Please remove any flagging tape that you used when the hunt is complete.
  • If you intend to give a harvested deer away, you must attach a note to the deer with the following data - name, address, date, hunting license number, and the person’s name receiving the deer.
  • Any hunter who violates state law or special regulations set forth by the Clayton County Water Authority is subject to losing their hunting privileges on Authority property, which will result in forfeiture of the hunting fee.
  • Any lost and found or illegal hunter equipment found on Authority property is to be turned over to Clayton County Water Authority or Dept. of Natural Resources personnel.
  • The Clayton County Water Authority is not responsible or liable for loss, theft, damage or destruction of any person’s property.
  • All trash/litter must be self-contained and disposed of properly: Littering is prohibited.
  • No hunting within 100 yards of private residences.

Our main goal is to reduce the deer herd, all hunters are encouraged to harvest does.


Application Instructions

1.  Print and fill out the Release and Application Form below. 

2.  Fax completed form to 770.473.4042, email to or mail to the following address:

Clayton County Water Authority

Deer Management
2688 Shamrock Road
Jonesboro, GA 30236

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