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Fishing, Hunting and Boating

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Chatham County has several excellent hunting and fishing areas, both public and private. The major public facility in Chatham County is Jordan Lake, located in the eastern part of the county. The lake is used my fisherman year-round, while hunting is allowed in certain areas around the lake during specific times of the year. For more information on Jordan Lake and its other activities, click here.  

FISHING: Any fishing of public waters requires a license and the state also has regulations that must be followed for inland lakes and rivers. For example, certain fish can only be caught certain times of the year. Click here to see a listing of public fishing locations in the area. Licenses can be ordered online or purchased at specific locations in the county. The fee varies of residents or non-residents of the state. To get updated information on fishing licenses and regulations, click here.

Jordan Lake skier

Photo by Duane Hall

BOATING: Jordan Lake offers a wide array of boating opportunities, but some are restricted to certain parts of the lake. For general information on boating regulations and licenses, click here.  For information on boating at Jordan Lake, click here.                                                                     

HUNTING: Some, not all, of the land around Jordan Lake provides periodic opportunities for hunting deer, wild turkeys, foxes, rabbit, raccoons, squirrel, quail and waterfowl. Click here for a map of the gamelands around Jordan lake. For more information on hunting rules and how to obtain a hunting license, click here.

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