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Archery In Schools State Fun Shoot

Youth Elementary School in Loganville won the National Archery in the Schools Georgia Fun Shoot Elementary division title Feb. 9 at the Perry Fairgrounds. Brian Hobbs coaches Youth Elementary. The state Fun Shoot, coordinated by Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), is an annual event open to all schools enrolled in the National Archery in the Schools…

Teens Involved In “Mistaken For Game” Shootings In Dodge And Coffee Counties

Two Georgia teenage hunters were involved in hunting-related shooting fatalities this past season that were classified by DNR Law Enforcement as “mistaken for game.” On Nov. 3, in Coffee County a 14-year-old from Broxton was shot and killed by his 18-year-old brother, who apparently mistook him for a deer. According to DNR Law Enforcement Sgt.…

Jannakis Wins 2009 Georgia State Turkey Calling Championship

Chris Jannakis of Gray won last month’s Georgia State Turkey Calling Championship at Unicoi State Park. The win marks Jannakis’ first win in the event, which runs in conjunction with the Georgia State Convention and Awards Banquet of the Georgia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). Second place went to Doug Benefield…

Something For Everyone At 32nd Annual NWTF National Convention

With deer season over, big-game hunters across Georgia are shifting gears. Turkey season is a little more than a month away, and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to trick that wiley old gobbler. The National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) National Convention and Sport Show is coming to Atlanta Feb. 21-24 just…

Sportsmen Turn Out In Droves To Support Deer Hunts at 12,000-Acre FDR State Park

The long war over hunting on state parks had its first real battle in 1989 in Harris County over proposed hunts on FDR State Park. It is likely true that the last battle in this war was held recently, again regarding hunting on the huge park. In 1989 after numerous deer/auto accidents including one that…

Gun-Rights Legislation Tops List For Sportsmen as Assembly Convenes

The General assembly convened at the Capitol Jan. 14 with the governor’s “State of the State” address and the presentation of his proposed budget for FY 2009. Since then a recess and budget meetings have kept legislators tied up in Atlanta, but there was one bill affecting sportsmen that moved forward. “The Guns in Cars…

Blind Man Kills 8-Point Buck

Deer hunter Dale Adams, 41, of Stockbridge is blind. He has been for about nine years due to complications from hypertension and diabetes. The loss of his vision, however, hasn’t dimmed his excitement over hunting and fishing. “I’m too young to sit around feeling sorry for myself,” said Dale. “Dale was a deer hunter before…

Freedom Isn’t Free: Veteran’s Deer Hunt

Nine disabled veterans of the United States military services went deer hunting in Crawford County on Saturday, Dec. 1 thanks to planning efforts by the Crawford County Lions Club, Uniwattee Plantation, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). A coupon for the hunt was published in the October and November…

Governor Announces Nearly 20,000-Acre Purchase For Three WMAs

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced plans Dec. 5 for the purchase of nearly 20,000 acres of forest land to be preserved indefinitely and managed as wildlife management areas (WMA) with access to hunters and fishermen. Perdue made the announcement on the bank of Corley Lake in Paulding County, where nearly 7,000 acres of property on nearby…

DNR’s Response To Outsourcing Of License Sales

Here is the response DNR has been sending to those who have written them on the subject of DNR outsourcing license sales. It was first released without a signature, and the letter plus the signature of the DNR Commissioner Noel Holcomb was just posted on DNR’s website. Thank you for your persistence. From DNR Commissioner…