Welcome to GHFF
The Georgia Hunting and Fishing Federation is a grassroots organization that is committed to promoting the outdoor sports. Founded in September 2003 hunters and fishermen from all over Georgia organized and held a rally in Blackshear, GA. with nearly 5000 folks in attendance. From this start GHFF has formed local chapters all over the state. The GHFF has worked with the legislation and DNR to preserve and protect some age old hunting traditions and to implement some changes to improve hunting and encourage kids to get involved in outdoor sports. The GHFF Expo is held each year to promote awareness of our organization and expose the public to the latest equipment and opportunities available in the great outdoors.
Hunters Safety Education Course Information
The Georgia Hunting And Fishing Federation, The Ware County Chapter of the GHFF, and the Georgia DNR will be providing an opportunity to those young hunters needing to complete a Hunters Safety Education Course. Testing will be conducted in the Exchange Club Building located on the Fair Grounds on Saturday Morning, April 12th, 2014 from 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon.
I have got the class set up for April 12th, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Each student will need to register for the on-line class prior to Thursday April 10th, 2014 at www.gohuntgeorgia.com. Also, prior to attending the class each student will have to take and complete the online Hunter Education Class. Taking an online hunter education course is a convenient alternative to the 10-hour classroom course. There are four courses currently available, all are approved by the State of Georgia. Courses are available for varying fees. Fees for these courses are charged by and collected by the course developer. These classes are located at http://www.gohuntgeorgia.com/Hunting/HunterEdCourse.
Once the student has successfully finished any of the online courses, they will need to attend a local, scheduled 2-hour review and test to complete course certification (which will be offered on April 12th, 2014).
Learn more about the NEW Three Month Range Pass for New Hunter Education Graduates. When you pass the Hunter Education Course, your certification card doubles as a free three month pass at any Department of Natural Resources shooting range.
The SIP permit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to collect timely and accurate data from saltwater anglers for use in resource management. Other Saltwater Information Program activities include volunteer fish tagging, a fish carcass donation project, and ongoing creel surveys of anglers and fishing guides.
Donate A Deer And Feed The Hungry
Its as easy as that. Step up and make a difference.
There is a program that now, in its fourth season, is beginning to gain real traction and it is a winner for sportsmen processors and our communities.
The program is called Sportsman's Pantry, and it functions under the oversight of four sportsman's groups, GON Network, Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation, SafariClub International, and Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry.
But the groups are not the important story here. The real story is sportsmen like you finding a way to do what we all want done, and doing it better than it has ever been done before in Georgia, and doing it where you live and hunt.
The aim of the program is to bring together three groups at the local level. Those groups are: hunters willing do donate a deer to those in need, processors will do the work at a reduced price, and local approved charities who can accept the processed venison.
Hey really need more hunters from the southern portion of your region. Cook, Berrien, Lanier, Clinch, Charlton, Pierce, Bacon, Appling, Atkinson, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Montgomery, Toombs, Tattnall are all low on number of hunters.
Please Contact Me: Greg Nelms Natural Resources Biologist DNR-WRD-GM Waycross, GA Phone: 912-285-6485 Fax: 912-285-6115
Got a hunting trip planned? Bridge closures at two south Georgia WMAs are a good reason to remind hunters to check information (such as road closures, etc.) on the wildlife management area you are planning to visit before you go.
Alphabetical WMA Index Hunting Maps WMA Road Closures WMA News Find out if a GORP Property is closed to Recreational Activities Before Planning Your Trip Georgia DNR Contact Us 2013 - 2014 Georgia Hunting Seasons & Regulations
SPECIAL CHANCE FOR YOUTH TO USE MODERN FIREARMS DURING PRIMITIVE WEAPONS DEER SEASON
Being young has its advantages! During the statewide primitive weapons deer season, October 13-19, 2012, children under 16 years of age may hunt deer with any legal deer firearm. Additionally, youth under 16 years of age may hunt deer with any legal deer firearm during any wildlife management area primitive weapons hunts.
"This special firearms opportunity is a fantastic time to get a kid involved in hunting," said John W. Bowers, assistant chief of Game Management. "It is one of many unique opportunities we promote to encourage the next generation to experience the hunting tradition and learn much about themselves."
Youth Opportunity News Release Buy A License/Get a Free Deer Harvest Record Primitive Weapons Safety Information 2013 - 2014 Georgia Hunting Seasons & Regulations
Georgia Trappers Association
Habitat Food Plot Seed
Habitat Food Plot Seed is available to GHFF members
Wheat and soybeans are in stock now - corn and sorghum are going to be delivered soon
Print the order form and/or call 706-454-1701 or 229-445-0804 to purchase seed and arrange shipping
GHFF Hunter's Dream 31 Day Raffle - December 2013
GHFF Hunter's Dream 31 Day Raffle - May 2013
Pay your Membership fees online
Support wildlife conservation in Georgia with Wildlife License Plates