Hunting at the Yates Lake Forever Wild WMA Property
The Yates Lake Forever Wild property is an Alabama Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and under the management of the Alabama Department of Conservation. As a WMA, this property is open to the public for hunting during scheduled hunting seasons, after obtaining the required licenses and permits from the State of Alabama. Deer hunting begins October 15th for bow and November 27th for firearms and will end on February 10, 2021 for all weapons. Turkey season is March 13 thru May 2, 2021. Please click here for detailed information on the 2020-2021 hunting season schedule for the Yates WMA property. Hunting for deer with firearms is allowed only on specific dates during the season, so check the link above for those dates.
CRATA urges hikers on the John B. Scott and the Cherokee Ridge Dam Railroad trails to use caution and hike safely by wearing high visibility clothing and remaining on the trails at all times. Hunter Orange outer wear clothing is a good choice.