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09-14-2007, 11:22 AM
Governor Signs Proclamation For 36th Annual National Hunting And Fishing Day

9/14/07

Social Circle, Georgia -Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue recently signed a proclamation in honor of the conservation efforts led by America's hunters and anglers, recognizing Saturday, Sept. 22 as NHF day in Georgia, noting the plans underway for a statewide celebration. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) extends an invitation to the public to participate in one of the many special events being held across the state in recognition of this special day - and don't forget, bring a friend!

Events that will be offered in Georgia include SIX Outdoor Adventure Days (activities will differ at each event - but some highlights include birdhouse building, archery and air rifle shooting, trout fishing, hunting dog demonstrations, exhibits and more) in addition to kid's fishing events, sight-in days and much, much more! To find an event near you, visit www.georgiawildlife.com (http://www.georgiawildlife.com/) , select "General Information" and then "National Hunting and Fishing Day."

In addition to these events, a free fishing day is offered to all Georgia residents on Saturday, Sept. 22. 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.

The U.S. Congress and President Nixon established National Hunting and Fishing Day 36 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 events in the state - visit the WRD website at www.georgiawildlife.com (http://www.georgiawildlife.com/) , select "General Information" and then "National Hunting and Fishing Day." For information on nationwide events, visit www.nhfday.org .

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