Hunting and Fishing
Geneva State Forest
Geneva State Forest is Alabama’s largest state forest. It is managed by the Alabama Forestry Commission and encompasses 7,120 acres of predominately longleaf pine. (View Alabama Wildlife map of area). Fishing is available in the 100-acre lake. Primitive roads throughout the forest provide a scenic view for trail rides. The longleaf forests provide ample habitat for viewing many native wildlife species including: deer, turkey, quail, rabbit, fox, bobcat, squirrel, and non-game species as well.
The Alabama Hiking Trail Society has established and maintains a hiking trail around the lake. Each of these recreational activities requires a daily permit which can be obtained at Geneva State Forest Lake.The Geneva State Forest Wildlife Management Area provides large and small game hunting to the public. Visit website.
Geneva County Lake
Geneva County Lake is two lakes with a total of 65 acres located 15 miles northwest of the City of Geneva or 20 miles southwest of Enterprise in Coffee Springs, Alabama. Bass fishing is good year-round, with the biggest usually caught from January through April when they are near the bank. Bluegill and redear sunfish are caught by bank and boat anglers from early spring through summer. Catfish are caught year-round, but the summer months are best. Crappie fishing is best in January, February and April.
Facilities include clean public restrooms and concessions are available, including a wide variety of fishing tackle, live and artificial baits, and other fishing supplies, as well as drinks and refreshments. An accessible fishing pier makes it easy to reach deeper water without using a boat. Boats are for rent and a launching ramp is available for anglers with their own boats. Boats may have an outboard motor attached, but anglers may not use the outboard motor, only the trolling motor. They carry hunting supplies, bows and crossbows, and a pro shop is available to string bows and crossbows, alignment, and other work to be performed. Visit website.
Logan Sportsman Lodge & Hunting Preserve
Logan Sportsman Lodge & Hunting Preserve consists of approximately 1600 acres with a combination of hardwoods, pines, river and creek frontage, swamp and farm land, creating the natural habitation for the growth and development of our wildlife and scenic enjoyment for the hunter. The property has been managed for many years with food plots and the proper mix of vegetation specific to the species of animals to be hunted including deer, quail and turkey. They offer lodging in a newly constructed, rustic pine hunting lodge, which can accommodate up to 22 sleeping guests, although they prefer to keep hunting groups to a maximum of 12 hunters at one time to provide a higher level of service.
This hunting lodge is a family owned and operated sportsman's retreat, now into their fourth generation of outdoorsmen familiar with this region of Alabama, just north of the Florida border. Call (334) 406-8691 or (334) 475-0326 for more information. Visit website.
Outdoor Geneva County News
National Wild Turkey Federation -- Geneva County Strutters, James Lyles, (251) 752-6568, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alabama Outdoor News, Feb. 22, 2011 -- Chris Watson, of Hartford, killed this 180-inch Geneva County monster Jan. 14. He had been hunting the buck for three years and said he was happy he had never gotten a shot on it before, because it gave the buck time to grow.