Cohutta WMA & Cohutta Wilderness

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Can you hunt the Wilderness? Is it the same as the WMA? I'm not familair with hunting WMA's and need some help. Whats the difference? Thanks
 

gregj

Senior Member
#2
You can hunt both areas within regulations put forth by
the dnr. Designated wilderness is just that, NO VECHICLES
ALLOWED foot traffic only and horses. Cuhutta is a very rugged area, take neccesary precautions when you go there.
 

jinx0760

Senior Member
#7
Cohutta...

Cohutta WMA is about 200K acres+/-, the wilderness is 99000 acres in the center that extends up to theTenn line. We have a cabin near the Eton check station and have spent a lot of time there. The deer are moving lower due to the pressure the bears & hogs have put on them. The wilderness area is foot trail and horseback only-you better be prepared to get your game out yourself if you get something. It is very rough country with a lot of mountainess terrain. Most of the hogs seem to be in the northern half of the WMA. I have never seen a hog near out cabin- only bear and deer.:flag:
 
#8
actually the wma is around 96000 acres with about 35000 of those acres in the wilderness area.
 

starvin

Senior Member
#13
this thread hasnt been active for some time..

Is the information here still fairly current? I am new to hog hunting and was wanting to give this area a shot.

If anyone wanted to team up, My son and I would love to have you along..

thanks
 

DS7418

Gone But Not Forgotten
#14
Yes,,this info is current,, i live near the CohuttaWMA. Get you a NF map before going up there. Be aware,,they might be doing a controlled burn of some of the forrest later this fall. Check with the DNR before you go onto the wilderness area,, just to be safe. Hogs tend to be around the Jacks River area,, and near TN line north
 

starvin

Senior Member
#15
Thanks for the information, we are just trying to do a little homework prior to planning..

Thanks again,

Matt.
 
#17
wilderness area

Everywhere that I`ve entered the wilderness area I went downhill into a "bowl".In the "bowl"there are more mountains.What I`m saying,is that you walk in downhill,and everything you kill has to be toted out uphill.Just a turkey and a shotgun become a chore getting back out.And the man`s right about the hoodlums and break-ins.If you shoot a hog in there,I would want a freighter-frame and moosepack,or the like,to tote it out in pieces.
 
#18
Everywhere that I`ve entered the wilderness area I went downhill into a "bowl".In the "bowl"there are more mountains.What I`m saying,is that you walk in downhill,and everything you kill has to be toted out uphill.Just a turkey and a shotgun become a chore getting back out.And the man`s right about the hoodlums and break-ins.If you shoot a hog in there,I would want a freighter-frame and moosepack,or the like,to tote it out in pieces.

always hunt uphill from your truck ;) i prefer to hunt outside the wilderness area. the buck in my avatar came from cohutta this year.
 
#20
uphill

Huntin`uphill sounds good,except that you gotta hunt where they`re AT,not where you want`em to be.Learned that 40 years ago.Some of you advisers weren`t born then.
 
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