1900 Mallard Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
|Hunting & Fishing Paradise|
Deer, quail, dove, feral boar and turkey populations attract hunters from all over the country to dozens of private hunting preserves around Richland, and the Chattahoochee River, which borders Stewart County, offers some of the finest fishing in the state.
Richland is surrounded by thousands of acres of farm and timberland, rich in wildlife. Stewart County is becoming one of the top ecotourism destinations in West Central Georgia for hunters, fishermen and outdoorsmen of every type. There is also a 5,640-acre state wildlife preserve with primitive campsites that is open to hunters year round a few miles out of town.
Stewart Co., Richland’s home county, measures 463 square miles of land area, with vast pine and hardwood forests. Rich farmland also supports a vigorous agrarian economy. Deer, quail, dove and turkey populations attract hunters from all over the country to dozens of private hunting preserves in the county.
On the west side of the county, 40 miles lie along the storied Chattahoochee River. Florence Marina State Park is one of two state parks in the county. Providence Canyon, ten miles east of the river, is the second of the county’s state parks. It is known for its colorful cliffs rising more than 200 feet above its floor and is sometimes called Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon.
Both parks have active naturalist programs. Fishing guides are available for private fishing parties. Fishing along the Chattahoochee River is some of the best in the southeastern United States.
Hannahatchee Creek Wildlife Management Area
In addition to the many private hunting preserves in the area, Hannahatchee Creek Wildlife Management Area (HCWMA) is located six miles west of Richland. This 5,640-acre site consists of upland habitats covered by planted and natural pine forests and pine/hardwood mixed forests. The hardwood tributaries in the area drain into the Hannahatchee, Bussey and Camp Creek basins, which eventually empty into the impoundment of the Chattahoochee River on Stewart County’s western border.
For more information on hunting opportunities contact Jack D. Harris at The Bucks Stop Here. 229-838-4897. Contact via U.S. Mail:P.O. Box 396 Broad St. Lumpkin 31815