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 18th for firearms and will end on February 10, 2020 for all weapons. Please click here for detailed information on the 2019-2020 hunting season schedule for the Yates WMA property.Hunting 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.