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Welcome to DCHA

The Douglas County Hunting Association was founded in 1968 by James Rutledge, “The Rutman” as a way for families to have the opportunity to hunt, to enjoy camping, and the outdoors. You do not have to reside in Douglas County to become a member. The association has been and will remain a family orientated club. A membership includes the person who signs up and if applicable their spouse and minor children (under the age of 18 & still living at home).

We currently lease over 3500 acres of land across Georgia, located mainly in the northern zone and most are readily accessible from INTERSTATE 20. These Properties/leases are a mixture of timber land and private owned properties located in Carroll, Coweta, Haralson, Taliaferro and Warren Counties. As a member you are welcome to hunt any or all tracts of land. Many of our main tracts of land have campsites but unfortunately due to the lack of the number of hunters currently hunting on some of the leases electric hook-ups are only offered on the Whitesburg and Taliaferro camping grounds. We are open to the idea of installing power at the other campsites when we see that demand warrants it and finances allow it. Please check out our tracts on the map page for more details.

The association is governed by a strong set of By-Laws which are Located on this web site. All members are sent invitations and are encouraged to attend our annual meeting. All prospective members are welcomed to participate. In accordance with our by-laws we abide by the DNR laws concerning hunting. As hunters, we abide by the game laws as set forth by the State of Georgia. We take the laws seriously. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of a membership and membership dues.

We are not only hunters but environmentalists, we manage our deer herd. Although none of our leased tracts of land are in a  mandatory antler restricted county at this time, we have designated several tracts that we have imposed QDM regulations. We have done this because we want to allow our members to be able to harvest a trophy buck.

We believe that as responsible hunters we are doing what is right. If you would like to preserve hunting as a pastime/heritage, and be able to pass that on to your children and/or grandchildren, we encourage you to contact us. We will be more than happy to talk to you about our organization. There is nothing that we like to talk about more than hunting and the DCHA.

For more information please send an e-mail to Jim Rutledge (President) @ rutman8600@att.net or you may contact him at (770)942-4650.                                           Steve Hand (Vice President) @ hand6080@gmail.com or you may contact him at (770)769-6078 or (Cell) (678)848-6080

Thank You and we hope to see you this Deer/Turkey Season