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Coosa Wildlife Managment Area

Coosa Wildlife Management Area sign

Size: 32,624 acres Location: Coosa County, AL Nearest City: Clanton or Rockford, AL Hunted: Big Game (Deer, Turkey); Small Game (Squirrel, Rabbit, Quail, Dove, etc.) Shooting Range: Yes Check-In Before Hunting Required: No Check-In After Kill Required: Yes Map Accuracy: Good (Check-In Station difficult to locate) Management Roads: Good Number of Hunts: four Wildlife Sightings: Deer Terrain: Lots of Pines, Hilly Overview: Coosa WMA’s location is most easily accessed from the Clanton exit off I-65, but the small county roads leading to it are not well marked.  It borders Lake Mitchell south of the Lay Lake Dam.  There are a few creeks on the north end of the WMA, and a lot more water to deal with on the south end.  The forest is thick, filled with pines and undergrowth.  The land has small hills with plenty of flat areas.  The check-in station is out of the way and difficult … Continue reading

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The Late Eight

Third Buck 5

On January 6, 2012 I filled my second tag in Alabama with a nice 10-point.  I was in no rush to fill my third and final tag.  I hunted regularly looking to finish off my season, but I had no luck.  As the final weekend of deer season approached, Coosa Wildlife Management Area was the public land I chose to use. I had hunted this land a couple of times earlier in the season, so on Friday January 27, I set up on a rub-line I had previously seen.  The rub line was located in a creek bottom where three different creeks come together, making a natural deer funnel.  With a west wind blowing, I set up on the east side of the bottom next to a huge rock. See our articles for other hunting tips. The only action early on was a hunter walking dangerously through the woods without … Continue reading

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