Fun, Free Events for National Hunting & Fishing Day

By: Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division News Release Email
By: Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division News Release Email

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Sept. 11, 2012) - Fun events, plenty of activities
and celebrating the passion for the outdoors is just what you will find
at one of the many FREE celebrations that will be held in honor of
National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

“If you participate in outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing,
wildlife watching or if you have an interest in these activities, but
don’t know how to get started, you will want to attend one of these
events,” said Dan Forster, director of the Wildlife Resources
Division. “There will be a variety of things to do, and you will have
knowledgeable staff and volunteers who simply want to help you have the best time possible and encourage you to take the activity beyond this one day.”

What is National Hunting and Fishing Day? The U.S. Congress and
President Richard Nixon established this day in 1973 to recognize
generations of hunters and anglers for the time and money they donate to wildlife conservation programs.

Events that will be offered in Georgia include five kids’ fishing
events and five Outdoor Adventure Days (activities will differ at each
event - but some highlights include archery and air rifle shooting,
trout fishing, hunting dog demonstrations, wildlife programs, exhibits
and more). These events are spread out across the whole state - meaning that one is probably near you!

In addition to these events, a FREE fishing day is offered to all
Georgia residents on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. On this day, residents
do NOT need a fishing license or a trout license to fish on any public
waters in the state including lakes, streams, ponds and public fishing
areas (PFA). In addition, residents do not need to obtain a wildlife
management area (WMA) license to fish on a PFA, WMA or on Waters Creek on this day.

CHANCE TO WIN! As part of their partnership with National Hunting and Fishing Day, Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. has donated a 2012 Yamaha Rhino 700 FI (approximate retail value $11,499) that one lucky outdoorsman will win. Enter at www.nhfday.org .

For more information on NHF Day in Georgia, including a complete
listing of all events in the state, visit
www.georgiawildlife.com/get-involved/nhfday .


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