Site Directions – White Oak WMA straddles White Oak Creek between Milledgeville and Saltillo. Access can be made from multiple locations off Hwy 69 (Halley Rd, Gospel Ln, Lebanon Loop), Sulfur Wells Rd, Marshall Dr, Crooked Creek Ln, Orr Ln., McCollough Rd, Chalk Rd, Ritter Rd.
Lat/Long 35.345013 -88.300514
Seasonality – year-around
Fees – none
Hardin County • 7,000 acres
Southeast of Milledgeville, off of Hwy. 69
All Small Game hunting is closed during Young Sportsman deer hunts.
All water traffic is prohibited five days before the opening day(s) of the statewide duck season.
Big Game, Small Game, and Trapping and Dog hunting are the same as statewide seasons (read the guide) except as noted below.
Closed to Fall Turkey hunting.
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: April 13, 2024 – May 5, 2024. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide season and bag limit.
Dove - Sept. 1, 2023, noon-sunset. Continuing with the statewide season.
Quail - Dec. 1 - 31, 2023
Deer - Same as statewide seasons, except archery-only deer hunting after Nov. 26, 2023. Archers must meet legal blaze orange requirements during this period. Closed to January Young Sportsman deer hunt.
Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Waterfowl hunting closes at 3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide waterfowl seasons, except the last day of duck seasons and remaining goose seasons when hunting closes at sunset. All types of water traffic are prohibited after 5 p.m.
No waterfowl hunters are permitted on the area or access areas before 4 a.m. opening day(s), and from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following days during the late duck season.
Waterfowl (Lebanon Pond) - Lebanon Pond waterfowl hunting area will be allocated by computer draw as specified in the waterfowl quota hunt computer drawing and allocation procedures. Draw hunts will be Opening weekend(s), Monday-Thursday, and Friday-Sunday within the late waterfowl seasons. Waterfowl hunting is restricted to temporary staked blind sites designated by GPS coordinates. Successful applicants and up to 7 guests will be required to hunt within 25 yards of staked blind sites and are required to hunt at the same temporary blind site for which they are drawn. Decoys and temporary blinds may be left out over the specified hunt period but must be removed upon completion of the hunt on the last day of that period.
Site Description – White Oak consists of bottomland hardwood forests, permanently flooded wetlands, upland hardwood, and mixed pine forests. Fields are managed for small game habitats with a focus on rabbits and quail with scattered food plots.
Wildlife to Watch – wetland and upland wildlife