Area Sports

WATERFOWL HUNTERS: DATES AND SEASON REGULATIONS APPROVED for 2019-2020

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (June 6, 2019) – Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2019-2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources. “The 2019-2020 waterfowl hunting season has changed compared to previous years,” said Greg Balkcom, state waterfowl biologist for the Wildlife Resources…

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New Junior Ranger Program Gets Kids Exploring Georgia

Collect 59 New Badges at State Parks & Historic Sites ATLANTA, May 22, 2019 – Learning and adventure go hand-in-hand with the new Junior Ranger program offered by Georgia’s State Parks. Just in time for summer, the free quest will get kids exploring Georgia’s natural areas and history, earning badges along the way. The new…

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BEING BEARWISE = TAKING RESPONSIBILITY

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (May 13, 2019) – Did you know that black bears rarely become aggressive when encountered by people? Human-bear encounters take place every day in Georgia, but the majority of reported situations involving bears can effectively be handled over the phone or by simply encouraging people to become BearWise, according to the Georgia…

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Gently Worn, Used And New Shoes Sought For Fundraiser

  The Trion High School Lady Basketball program wants your gently worn, used and new shoes to help them raise funds for the program. All shoes will be accepted, no matter the style or size. The shoes will be collected through July 15. Please bring your shoes to Trion High School, Chattooga Water District No.1,…

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NEW STATE RECORD SPOTTED SUNFISH CAUGHT IN SUMTER COUNTY

AMERICUS, Ga. (May 1, 2019) – Any day spent fishing is a good day. A day you catch a new state record is great! Jacob Hornaday of DeSoto, Ga is the new state record holder for the spotted sunfish. His catch, weighed 11 oz, beating the previous record of 10 oz, according to the Georgia…

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SUMMER FISHING DAY CAMP AT GO FISH EDUCATION CENTER

PERRY, Ga. (April 25, 2019) – Looking for a fun summer camp for your outdoors-loving child? The Go Fish Education Center is hosting three Fishing Day Camps this June and July. Limited space is available and registration deadlines are quickly approaching, so be sure to register soon! Participating kids will learn how to fish, receive…

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NIGHT-TIME FISHING AT PUBLIC FISHING AREAS AVAILABLE BEGINNING MAY 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 25, 2019) – For those evenings when you just want to wet a line no matter what the time, you can now night fish at nine Public Fishing Areas beginning May 1 through Sept. 30, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “With last year’s success…

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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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