Sportsmen Honored At Capitol

Sportsman’s Day gives outdoorsmen a chance to meet with lawmakers.

GON Staff | February 1, 2005

Georgia lawmakers honored Georgia’s sporting heritage at the state capitol on Tuesday, January 11.

Sen. Jeff Mullis (R, Chickamauga), Sen. Preston Smith (R, Rome), Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor (D, Albany) and Gov. Sonny Perdue (R, Bonaire) were among those who addressed sportsmen and representatives of more than a dozen groups that support outdoor activities, including GON.

Sen. Smith and Gov. Perdue were honored with the 2004 Sportsmen’s Heritage Award for their work in protecting the state’s outdoor traditions. Sen. Mullis presented the awards.

Sen. Smith last year introduced a bill that allowed anyone buying a hunting license in Georgia to automatically register to vote.

The governor, a life-long sportsman, made remarks about the importance of keeping our hunting and fishing heritage.

Gov. Sonny Perdue (front row, left to right), Sen. Jeff Mullis, Sen. Preston Smith and Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor were among lawmakers present at Sportsman’s Day. Governor Perdue and Sen. Smith show off their 2004 Sportsmen’s Heritage Awards.

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