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5 Kid-Friendly Fishing Spots to Visit this Summer

School’s out for the summer! Fishing is a fun and family-friendly way to get your kids unglued from their electronics and get them outside. Children under 16 don’t require a fishing license, but Georgia DNR is now offering an optional youth sportman’s license. This $15 license gives your child sportsman’s license privileges through their 17th birthday, a free bass or deer durable hardcard, and is a $70 value!

5 Tips For Better Night Fishing

Man bank fishing at night

If you find you can’t sleep on a warm summer night in Georgia, don’t count sheep – head to your local Public Fishing Area (PFA). Now equipped with lighting on piers and parking lots, nine of Georgia’s PFAs are open for night fishing to anglers that hold a Georgia fishing license. Here’s a few tips to help you get started with this new way to enjoy the “night life”.

Bass Slam Blog Series: How to Hook a Tallapoosa Bass

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This week, we’ll take a look at how you can lockdown the Tallapoosa bass on your bass slam list with some help from Dr. Steve Sammons, Fisheries Research Professor at Auburn University.  With 9 of the 10 PFAs now open to night fishing, there is no excuse to miss out on a  bass slam year and be sure to include the Tallapoosa!

10 Family Friendly Fishing Places in Your Backyard

Weekend Fishing Destinations Over Sunset

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned angler or the new fish on the block, there’s no shortage of fishing or outdoor fun at Georgia’s Public Fishing Areas (PFA). If you’re looking for a weekend fishing getaway, your Georgia fishing license is your all access pass to 10 intensely managed and family friendly fishing holes right in your own backyard.

Bass Slam Blog Series: How to Hook a Chattahoochee Bass

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Daylight savings time has rolled clocks forward and we can think of only one way to use the extra light—go fishing. This spring, we are releasing a series of blogs exploring all of Georgia’s black basses. This week, we’ll take a look at how you can land a Chattahoochee bass with some help of Dr. Steve Sammons, Fisheries Research Professor at Auburn University.

6 Reasons to Leave Young Wildlife Wild

Fawn in Grass

Spring is the season of new life. People start heading outside to enjoy the warm temperatures while many of Georgia’s wild residents are starting to raise young. It’s around this time each year that Georgia DNR starts receiving phone calls or Facebook messages from concerned citizens that have found “orphaned wildlife” and want to help. While this gesture is appreciated, it’s often unnecessary.

The War on Hogs

Wild Hogs in a Field

Wild hogs in a field (photo by NASA)

There are invaders among us. Large and small, they have infiltrated and spread, displacing native inhabitants and upsetting the natural balance. The culprits are known as invasive species, and they pose a real and significant danger to environmental, economic and human health.