Saving Oaky Woods and Ocmulgee WMA sign now

Many outdoor stewards of Georgia see hunting and fishing as our heritage and realize that it is one of our most sought-after passions. Rightly so, we want to see this highly enjoyed recreational time continue on into the future Thank You for showing interest and concern in regards to the loss of hunting land here in the state of Georgia. We come to you today out of great concern and apprehension for the welfare of two Wildlife Management Areas; those being Oaky Woods and Ocmulgee WMAs. Weyerhaeuser announced on February 20 that their company will sell all of its timberland in Georgia, a total of more than 300,000 acres that stretches from Oconee to Worth counties. Almost all of this land was leased to hunting clubs, and two large tracts have been leased by the state for Ocmulgee and Oaky Woods WMAs. The state leases 15,519 acres of Weyerhaeuser land for Ocmulgee WMA, which makes up 54 percent of the area. At Oaky Woods WMA, 86 percent of the 18,875 total acres are Weyerhaeuser. To lose these hunting lands will be a crippling blow to the states hunting heritage, its hunters, and eventually will effect the states & surrounding counties hunting generated economy; due to the fact that hunters in our state find these two pieces of property to be some of the best sporting opportunities available. The thousands and thousands of dollars spent on licenses, gear, food, lodging, etc. are a direct result from them being able to enjoy either Oaky Woods and/or Ocmulgee WMA. As stewards of Georgias environment, a hunter, and a fisher, I urge the state of Georgia; its legislative bodies (the members therein), the state wildlife agencies, the effected county commissioners, and Weyerhaeuser to work diligently together to make possible for the acquisition of these tracts of land for the future enjoyment of Georgias sportsman. Your help in this process is GREATLY needed and desired!

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  • 30 January 2016781. Adam H
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  • 29 January 2016780. Bethann P
    I am very concerned with this issue No It would be tragic to let Oaky Woods be bulldozed and developed. We NEED to save and preserve this land.
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  • 27 December 2015774. Benjamin Bs
    I am very concerned with this issue No These forests should have been allowed to have been purchased by Nature Conservancy, but I understand our Governor stopped that. Can't the people have anything without it being taken away like this?
  • 25 December 2015773. Eric A
    I am very concerned with this issue No this land is needed to preserve the heritage of hunting and fishing.
  • 23 December 2015772. Steven M
    I am very concerned with this issue No Georgian's need public places to go play in the woods!
  • 16 December 2015771. Charles L
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  • 08 December 2015770. Chris W
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  • 05 December 2015769. Larry J
    I am very concerned with this issue No We need to preserve this area from development.
  • 05 December 2015768. Ken M
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015767. Darren W
    I am very concerned with this issue No We as sportsman and women are going to have to stand up and see that something is done about all the land development that taking away the large tracks of this great state.I live in the northeast mountains and every
  • 16 November 2015766. Bruce C
    I am very concerned with this issue No If they take this where will I hunt.Im bad off and own no land to hunt the Oaky woods has put food in my freezer year after year
  • 16 November 2015765. Amanda C
    I am very concerned with this issue No i grew up in these woods and look forward to sharing some of my memories with my children. it s a shame to destroy such a beautiful place and homes for so much wildlife.
  • 05 November 2015764. Ross Y
    I am very concerned with this issue No Please don't let the sale of this land happen!
  • 29 October 2015763. Jeff S
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2015762. John Ao
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2015761. Thomas B
    I am very concerned with this issue No I have hunted Oaky since it was first organized. Don't loose it now!
  • 17 October 2015760. Michael El
    I am very concerned with this issue No These are 2 of the finest Management areas in the state of Georgia.We must do whatever it takes to save them.
  • 06 October 2015759. Ryan L
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  • 25 September 2015757. Vic S
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  • 12 September 2015756. Julie P
    I am very concerned with this issue No Let there be hunting for every generation!
  • 30 August 2015755. William Benjamina
    I am very concerned with this issue No There are few remaining opportunities for the state of Georgia to protect such large contiguous acreage of conservation land. We can't let the Oaky Woods slip through our fingers!

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