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Information about John's Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Presently there are 87,733.2 acres in the Chattahoochee National Forrest. Approximately 23,000 acres borders John's Mountain Wildlife Management area. The area is a typical ridge running north and south. Horn Mountain is 1550 feet elevation. Two National Forest Camping areas are available for campers public facilities.

General Regulations
Deer kills and spring Turkey kills must be reported at the check stations. No buckshot allowed. No loaded firearms in vehicles on the Wildlife Management Area.

Habitat Information
Practically all the mountain land is forested with hardwoods or hardwood-pine mixture with some scattered pine stands. The National Forest lands consist of the following, major timber types:
Hardwood-pine mixture (with hardwood being dominant) 87.5%
Pure Pine Stands 5.0%
Pine-Hardwood mixture 7.5%
Clear cuts (Berry College lands - 0-10 years old) 7.2% (2,000 acres)
Wildlife openings (74) 0.73% (202.5 acres)

Game Populations
Deer Good Approximately 17 deer per square mile or 805 animals; The population is increasing and in good condition.
Turkey Good 8-10 turkeys per square mile.
Quail Fair Recent clear cuts are now growing out the age for good quail numbers.
Squirrel Good
Raccoon Fair
Rabbit Good In older clear cuts.
Dove Poor
Waterfowl Poor Little available habitat.

  • From Calhoun
    • Take GA 136 North 6 miles to Sugar Valley
    • Turn Left and go 6 miles to Lake Marvin
    • Check station at the Pocket

  • From Lafayette
    • Travel GA 136 to Villanow
    • Turn Right on paved road leading to the Pocket Picnic Area
    • Go 8.4 miles to the check station

View the map of Johns Mountain Wildlife Management Area