Last year I was hunting on public land in Habersham county and saw a pretty good bear. I was hunting just outside of Batesville on Raper Mtn. rd. I have hunted there for years but this was the first bear that I have seen there. I did not hear of anyone killing it, so it may still be there. Good luck and good hunting!! Send me a PM and I will tell you exactly where the bear was!!!!!
Anywhere in the north Ga mtns. all the mtn wmas have good bear populations. the chattahoochee wma is probably your best bet. on one four day hunt last year with two either sex days they killed 3 bucks and 16 bears. swallow creek is another good wma for bears,tray mtnhas a good population as well, all these areas are close to helen, the batesville area has bears as well the one in my avatar came from that area last year. your best bet for a bear is during bow or muzzle loader season, after alot of hunting pressure they move further back in the mtns. all these areas are very rough so be prepared to climb mtns.
Toridak, yes you can eat bear but it has to be cooked right.
hi folks, north of helen 356 bear wallow mnt. climb the face drop off the side watch the rocks, 75a to rrs hwy rrs highway is got a very good bear population, head of the river north of helen on the old river road. swallow creek wma. just about any where you will have a chance to run in to bears.