Big Dukes Pond Wildlife Management Area
Big Dukes Pond is one of Georgia's many wildlife management areas. In fact, Georgia's Department of Natural Resources is proud to say that there's one within an hour's drive of every Georgian. This WMA is located in eastern Georgia. The wildlife management area extends over 1,692 acres. Hunting is a popular activity at this particular wildlife management area. A variety of hunting is available including deer, turkey, small game and waterfowl.
Pre-season scouting, hiking, picnicking, and other recreational uses are allowed year-round, unless otherwise posted at the WMA check station or at a specific recreation site. No camping.
Take Ga. 17 west out of Millen, then turn right onto Old Louisville Road (County Road 79). Continue north about 8 miles and turn left just after Big Buckhead Church Road at the entrance sign. The access road turns immediately left and follows along the edge of the neighbor's cultivated field, then winds through a pine plantation to the parking area. This accesses the property from the northeast. There is a parking lot and a kiosk with maps of the area. Basic information about Big Dukes and Carolina bays is available there.