Area Sports

STRIPED BASS: FRESH FROM THE RENOVATED RICHMOND HILL FISH HATCHERY

RICHMOND HILL, Ga (April 19, 2019) — Striped bass, an angler favorite, can be found in large rivers and reservoirs. But did you know that many of these fish are hatched, raised and stocked by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division? In fact, the Richmond Hill Hatchery is the sole producer of…

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Trion Baseball Team Wins First Two Games In Playoffs

By BLAINE WILSON Sportswriter Trion Baseball had four games over the past week, two of which were region playoff games. The Bulldogs split with Bowdon 1-1, and started the playoffs 2-0. Trion hosted Mt. Bethel Christian Academy and Walker early this week taking home big wins in both games. Andy Allen shut out Mt. Bethel…

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CONCERNED ABOUT POTENTIAL NUISANCE CANADA GEESE? HOW TO HANDLE

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA (April 16, 2019) – The Canada goose is an adaptable bird found everywhere from open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. This ability to thrive in a variety of habitats, can sometimes bring an increase in nuisance complaints, according to the Georgia Department…

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DON’T “RESCUE” YOUNG WILDLIFE

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 10, 2019) – During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly “orphaned” young wildlife and want to help – but it is best to leave them where you find them, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “When you take…

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HELP THEM SOAR, CRAWL, SWIM – CHECK THE WILDLIFE CHECKOFF

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 5, 2019) – Do you enjoy Georgia’s wildlife and wild places? During tax season, help these animals, plants and habitats survive and even thrive by contributing to the Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund checkoff when you file your state income taxes. Donations small and large count, and giving is easy. Simply fill…

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NEW GRANTS PROMOTE WILDLIFE VIEWING ACROSS STATE

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 22, 2019) – Wildlife-viewing projects from DeKalb County to Jekyll Island and Pickens County to Covington will receive grants to improve public opportunities to see and learn about animals, plants and habitats considered conservation priorities in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, part of the Department of…

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BEFORE TURKEY SEASON BEGINS, DO YOU NEED A HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE?

  SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 18, 2019) – Do you need hunter education before you head to the woods? You have options! Hunters in need of the Georgia hunter education course can choose to go completely online or attend a classroom course, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “In 2018,…

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2019 STATEWIDE TURKEY HUNTING SEASON OPENS MARCH 23

  SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 18, 2019) – Georgia turkey hunters are ready for the season to open on Saturday, Mar. 23. The 2019 turkey hunting season should be a fair season, similar to 2018, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Reproduction in 2017 was lower than the four-year average,…

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Special Turkey Hunting Season Available To Youth And Impaired

  The statewide turkey hunting season opens on March 23. However, youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season on March 16-17, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. This weekend hunt opportunity is available only for youth 16…

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: THE 2019 FISHING FORECAST FOR GEORGIA RIVERS AND RESERVOIRS

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Mar. 4, 2019) – The fishing forecasts for 32 Georgia reservoirs and 18 rivers are newly updated for 2019 and available on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) website. These web pages provide in-depth information in one convenient location – https://georgiawildlife.com/fishing-forecasts. “Each forecast is detailed with highly useable…

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