Area Sports

HUNTERS: FIREARMS DEER HUNTING SEASON OPENS OCTOBER 19

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Oct. 10, 2019) ­– If you are looking to stock up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available – your time is here! The Georgia deer firearms season opens Sat., Oct. 19 and continues through Jan. 12, 2020 statewide. “We are shaping up for yet another excellent deer season,” said…

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(Photo) Invasive Species Found In Georgia: Northern Snakehead Confirmed in Gwinnett County

INVASIVE SPECIES FOUND IN GEORGIA: NORTHERN SNAKEHEAD CONFIRMED IN GWINNETT COUNTY SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (October 8, 2019) – In early October, an angler reported catching a northern snakehead, an aquatic invasive species, in a pond located on private property in Gwinnett County, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). This…

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: PRIMITIVE WEAPONS HUNTING SAFETY

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Oct. 2, 2019) – Hunters are encouraged to review safety information before heading out to the woods on the opening day of primitive weapons deer hunting season on Oct. 12, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Primitive weapons, such as muzzleloaders, have specific safety use rules, beyond…

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PRIMITIVE WEAPONS DEER HUNTING SEASON OPENS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Oct. 2, 2019) – The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 12. Last year, almost 30,000 hunters took to the woods with muzzleloaders, bringing in more than 5,000 deer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “Dust off that smoke pole, or your stick…

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AGENCIES RESPOND TO PILOT WHALE STRANDING AT ST. CATHERINES

AGENCIES RESPOND TO PILOT WHALE STRANDING AT ST. CATHERINES BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Sept. 26, 2019) – Approximately 26 short-finned pilot whales stranded on or near St. Catherines Island Wednesday, leaving 15 dead in Georgia’s second mass stranding of these large marine mammals this year. St. Catherines, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the National Oceanic…

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Column: What Could Have Been

By J. SCOTT HELTON After watching the University of Georgia Bulldogs play impressive, hard-nosed football during the first two games of the season, I could not help but be impressed with the direction of the program under head coach Kirby Smart. Since arriving back on campus (Smart previously played and coached at Georgia) the Dawgs…

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Willingham, Hayes With Plaques

A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Friday before the Trion Bulldogs game against Armuchee to present Hagen Willingham and Jake Hayes with their Wall of Fame plaques.

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Georgia’s Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens Saturday, Sept. 14

  The time is almost here! Archery hunters will get to hit the woods beginning Saturday, Sept. 14 for their chance at bringing home some venison, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Last year, 80,000 archery hunters harvested almost 48,000 deer. Statewide, hunters can use archery equipment throughout the…

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Second Santa In Uniform Golf Tournament Planned Sept. 28

  The second Clint Young Memorial Golf Tournament has been scheduled Sept. 28 at the Trion Golf Course. The Santa in Uniform group invites individuals and businesses to participate in the second charity golf tournament for Santa in Uniform, Inc. on Sept. 28. All proceeds benefit Santa in Uniform, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, benefitting…

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Tree Stand Safety During State Deer Hunting Season

  Did you know that more than half of all hunting incidents that occur are due to falls or other safety issues with tree stands? Out of 33 incidents in 2018, 20 were tree stand use related, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Following are recommended tips for keeping you…

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