Celebrate National Hunting And Fishing Day On September 26Th
Visit At An Exciting Event Near You!
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Make plans now to participate in one of the many FREE celebrations that will be held in honor of the upcoming 2009 National Hunting and Fishing day on Sat. Sept. 26, 2009. This event is a statewide celebration and there will be exciting events happening all across the state.
Events that will be offered in Georgia include nine 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).
By geographic location in the State, events include:
• Northwest Georgia: Outdoor Adventure Day (James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State park), Kids Fishing Event (Summerville State Fish Hatchery)
• Northeast Georgia: Outdoor Adventure Day (Unicoi State Park), Kids Fishing Event (Buford Dam-Lower Pool Park)
• Central East Georgia: Outdoor Adventure Day (McDuffie Public Fishing Area)
• Central West Georgia: Four Kids Fishing Events (Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Flat Creek Public Fishing Area, Big Lazer Public Fishing Area and Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area).
• Southwest Georgia: Kids Fishing Event (Cordele State Fish Hatchery)
• South Central Georgia: Outdoor Adventure Day/JAKES Day (Paradise Public Fishing Area), Kids Fishing Event (Hugh Gillis Public Fishing Area), Kids Fishing Event (Evans County Public Fishing Area)
• Coastal Georgia: Outdoor Adventure Day (Richmond Hill State Fish Hatchery)
In addition to these events, a FREE fishing day is offered to all Georgia residents on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. 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.
And if you thought the day could not get better – it just did. Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are offering a FREE day on Sept. 26, 2009, which means no parking or admission fees.
The U.S. Congress and President Richard Nixon established National Hunting and Fishing Day 38 years ago to recognize generations of hunters and anglers for the time and money – more than a billion dollars each year – they donate to wildlife conservation programs. According to the proclamation signed by Governor Perdue, conserving the state’s natural and wildlife resources is one of the most important responsibilities for this and future generations, and the conservation programs supported and financed by Georgia hunters and anglers have benefited hundreds of wildlife species, including deer, wild turkeys, bald eagles and songbirds for all Georgians to enjoy.
For more information on NHF Day in Georgia – including a complete listing of all events in the state visit www.georgiawildlife.com , and then select “Get Involved.” For more on NHF Day across the nation, visit www.nhfday.org .