Cumberland Island holds six managed public hunts during Georgia's hunting seasons. The hunts are open to anyone possessing a Georgia State hunting licence and who meets the qualifications for the hunt. You can download more information on the Cumberland Island National Seashore's Managed hunts here. If you have additional questions, you can contact the hunt ranger by email or by phone at (912) 882-4336 ext. 253 or visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com for more information.
The six hunts are limited to the Wilderness area on Cumberland Island National Seashore.
During the managed hunts, the Wilderness area, including Grand Avenue is restricted. Check at Sea Camp for the latest in hunt restrictions. Plum Orchard mansion and dock will remain open for public access.
Beginning July 1, hunt registration will open on www.pay.gov. On the left hand side of the pay.gov website, type "Cumberland" in the search box. From the search results, select "Cumberland Island Managed Hunt" and follow the onscreen instructions to fill in the form. If you receive a return e-mail from Pay.gov stating it is a system confirmation e-mail you are registered. The e-mail will include information listing a pay.gov tracking number and an agency id number and listing the hunts you are attending.
Once you receive this confirmation e-mail, you will need to make reservations for the ferry. The ferry office is open Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. You can call them toll free at 877-860-6787.
Did You Know?
There are many special species that rely on barrier islands such as Cumberland. They include wood storks, piping plovers, least terns, gopher tortoises, manatees and sea turtles.