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Duck hunting permitted on Lake Knickerbocker
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Can you duck hunt Lake Knickerbocker in Gainesville, while complying to all state and federal hunting regulations?

Pat Robbins, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the 45-acre lake on the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville, said duck hunting is allowed but there are a number of restrictions.

Hunting is not permitted within 1,000 feet of a dock, house, bridge, road, boat ramp, marina, open recreational area or any structure, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Robbins and DNR spokesman Rick Lavender said that leaves very little space available for hunting at the lake.

Lavender noted that duck hunting is allowed on parts of Lake Lanier during the waterfowl season, which ends in January. This past season, it was allowed on the following closed campgrounds: Bolding Mill, Duckett Mill, Old Federal and Bald Ridge. It was also allowed at the closed portion of the following day-use recreational areas: Lanier Park, Keith’s Bridge, Mountain View, Belton Bridge, Lumpkin County Park and River Forks Park.

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