Lake Allatoona Youth, Disabled Deer Hunt Dates Set

Wildlife Action continues efforts to teach youth about the outdoors and the environment.

Simone Gibson | October 17, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 29, Wildlife Action of Georgia hosted a fishing day for about 25 girls on Lake Allatoona.

The American Heritage Girls, a national development organization for girls aged 5 to 18 that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement, were taught how to bait their hooks, catch and clean fish by Mike Chastain, the senior vice president of Wildlife Action of Georgia. Along with fishing, the girls were taught the importance of taking care of the environment.

Wildlife Action of Georgia is a 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on environmental issues. They are the main contributors toward keeping Lake Allatoona and nearby areas clean. In addition to keeping the environment clean, they also hold activities including camping, canoeing, picnicking, nature trailing, birding, fishing, archery and pellet gun shooting.

“Our goal is to get out in the community and reach people and teach them the importance of taking care of our environment,” said Brian Walton, president to Wildlife Action of Georgia.

The organization will be hosting a youth archery hunt Dec. 1-2 and a disabled sportsmen hunt Dec. 3-4. Both hunts will take place at McKinney Campground in Bartow County in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the DNR.

Sign up will be done through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and they will select by lottery 17 youth and 12 disabled hunters to participate. Watch for a press release regarding the sign-up period through the corps or through the Wildlife Action Facebook page. Wildlife Action will be offering the hunters a hunt camp experience, allowing the hunters to camp on property for some great campfire fun, food and fellowship.

Wildlife Action of Georgia hosted the American Heritage Girls on Saturday, Sept. 29 on the banks of Lake Allatoona.

Among other activities, the organization invites groups to their facility on the banks of Lake Allatoona in Kellogg Creek. They orchestrate school field trips that cater to teachers’ current curriculum. Facilities owned by Wildlife Action of Georgia and used for field trips include a lodge, education center, tool shed, pioneer village and a boat. All of the places listed are open for clubs, schools and members of the organization, as well. They also have storytellers for groups of children to help them relate to nature and see the importance of it. DNR will also visit and teach tree identification and water safety. The organization makes sure that all areas of learning are covered and specialized for each and every specific group who visits Wildlife Action of Georgia.

For more information, go to  or check them out on Facebook. You can also reach Brian Welton at [email protected] or (678) 231-9230.

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