Carry in National Forests

Discussion in 'GWL News & Information' started by Gunstar1, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

    For some reason I thought that GA's WMAs (which are off limits to carry) were seperate from National Forests (not off limits to carry), well they are not.

    It turns out that a WMA can exist inside the NF.
    Buried deep within the NF's Ga website is this:
    So if you take the NF map
    and put on top if it a map of WMA's
    there might a little bit of NF that a WMA does not cover

    I recommend contacting the DNR to make sure where you are going in the NF is not a WMA.
  2. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

    Watch where you hike, if you cross from NF only land where you can open or conceal carry to NF/WMA land where you must keep your gun unloaded and stored in your car or it is unlawful. :x

    That is assuming that Ga's WMAs do not cover 100% of NF land in Ga.

  3. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

    Also watch out for National Recreation Areas in the National Forests.

    That is why I carry concealed even in the woods. The boundries can be very poorly marked.
  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

    They do not. The DNR leases land inside National Forest. Good luck knowing which one you are on, though.