Free Events for International Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 22

Events include chance to win a Yamaha Rhino 700 FI valued at $11,499.

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division, invites the public to a free day of fun in honor of Naional Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

“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.”

According to a press release from the DNR, the U.S. Congress and President Richard Nixon established National Hunting and Fishing Day 1973 to recognize generations of hunters and anglers for the time and money they donate to wildlife conservation programs.

There will be events offered throughout the state. These 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).

  • Schedule of Events
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day in Georgia
  • Free Fishing Day 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.
  • 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. 



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