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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.

Coming Events

New Georgia DNR/WRD Information

2015 - 2016 Hunting Season - Youth Hunters

Join the Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation Today Join the Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation Today

Mail your donations to:
Make a One Time Donation -
Subscribe to a Monthly Plan
GEORGIA HUNTING & FISHING FEDERATION
PO BOX 154
HOBOKEN, GEORGIA 31542
Monthly Donation

30 Day Raffle June 2015

30 Day Raffle June 2015

Prizes & Winners
Noon Day Cash 3 Picks of the Georgia Lottery
Winning Number: 983
Tuesday ~ 06/30/2015
Beretta A300 12 Gauge Shotgun Black Synthetic
Richard Whitley ~ Douglas, Georgia

Winning Number: 462
Monday ~ 06/29/2015
Taurus Judge Public Defender 45LC/410
Willie McKuhen ~ Rincon, Georgia

The legislative session has ended, this is the scariest time of the year for sportsmen! We did not lose anything this year but we had some good legislation fail to pass because of the anti-hunting element that is present in the GA legislator. We should always remember that when you do not do anything or do not get involved in the solutions then you are supporting the anti-hunters. Anti-hunters sent in over 16000 emails to the state legislator this year!
JOIN THE FIGHT OR LOSE YOUR RIGHT!
The session is over however you can still support the heritage that you love by purchasing a 30 day raffle ticket from the GHFF and everyday in the month of June you will have a chance to win a gun or hunting trip or some other outdoor equipment (see attached prize list) or call Ronnie Gaskins at 229-445-0804

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LaFayette Freedom Festival Friday July 3rd 2015

LaFayette Freedom Festival Friday July 3rd 2015

LaFayette Freedom Festival Friday July 3rd 2015

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GHFF Fox Hunt - July 31st thru August 1st

GHFF Fox Hunt - July 31st thru August 1st

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2015 - 2016 Hunting Season - Youth Hunters - Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation - Club - 2014 - 2015 Hunting Season - Youth Hunters

2015 - 2016 Hunting Season - Youth Hunters

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Garrett Mullis with his 11 lbs bass

Garrett Mullis with his 11 lbs bass

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June 2015 News Release - OPEN FORUMS SET TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL CHANGES TO LICENSE STRUCTURE AND FEES

Special Youth Turkey Season for Private Land Hunters Opens before Statewide Season

AIMING FOR SUCCESS BY INVESTING IN GEORGIA WILDLIFE: OPEN FORUMS SET TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL CHANGES TO LICENSE STRUCTURE AND FEES

ATLANTA, Ga. (May 13, 2015) - As a hunter, angler or other outdoor enthusiast, you invest your time and your money in Georgia. Your purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and related equipment make it possible for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to manage public hunting and fishing locations, conduct research, plant food plots, raise and stock millions of fish and more.

There is a demand and a desire from citizens that DNR do more. DNR continues to see an increase in requests for more hunting and fishing opportunities while continuing to provide quality recreational experiences. However, stagnant license revenues have limited the short and long-term ability to respond to customer demands.

So, what are some options? Further expansion of efforts to recruit, retain and reactivate of hunters, anglers and shooters; simplification of the license structure system to maximize funding from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs; and adjustment of current license costs. Resident license fees have not changed in 23 years and are well below the national average.

To begin gauging interest in these options, the public is invited to attend one of seven upcoming open forums. Public input is important when considering any changes; these opportunities will provide interested citizens a chance to hear more about the reasoning and research behind possible changes, and to ask questions and provide thoughtful feedback.

Seven public open forums are scheduled (all meetings will be open from 3-5 pm AND 7-9 pm):

DATE LOCATION
June 15 Gainesville Civic Center
Chattahoochee Room, 830 Green Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501
June 16 Baxley City Hall
City Council Meeting Room, 282 East Parker Street, Baxley, GA 31513
June 17 Richmond Hill City Center
520 Cedar St (in J.F. Gregory Park), Richmond Hill, GA 31324
June 22 Grace Fellowship Church
1971 South Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642
June 23 Red Top Mountain State Park
Group Shelter #1, 50 Lodge Road SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
June 24 Darton College
Room J121-123, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707
June 25 Miller-Murphy-Howard Building
Conference Room, Georgia National Fairgrounds
401 Larry Walker Parkway, (Exit 135 off I-75), Perry, GA 31069

What You Need To Know! Aim for Success!

For those unable to attend one of the public forums, there are still opportunities to participate! Visit www.georgiawildlife.com/aimforsuccess to provide electronic comments and take our survey.
Written comments may be sent to:
License Restructure
Wildlife Resources Division
2070 US Hwy. 278, SE
Social Circle GA 30025

The initial comment period will close July 6

Read the full news release

For more information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/aimforsuccess

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PROPOSED CHANGES FOR 2015-2017 HUNTING SEASONS TOPIC FOR UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS

PROPOSED CHANGES FOR 2015-2017 HUNTING SEASONS

PROPOSED CHANGES FOR 2015-2017 HUNTING SEASONS TOPIC FOR UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS

Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed changes to hunting regulations for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons and make plans to attend a scheduled public hearing.

"The purpose of hunting regulations is to manage renewable wildlife resources consistent with the scientific principles of wildlife management while meeting public objectives for wise use of these resources," said Tina Brunjes, Operations Manager with the Game Management Section. "At this point in the process, we are interested in public comments specific to the proposed changes under consideration."

MORE INFORMATION

Full News Release about Upcoming Public Hearings
Public Hearing Dates/Locations
Synopsis of Proposed Changes to Hunting Regulations

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To keep dog hunting legal and restore the right to have fox pens in Florida

Keep Dog Hunting Legal

To help protect our right to dog hunt in southern states this will be shared. Florida lost the right on fox pens and this is a chance to regain the ability dismiss this rule. (68A-24.002 and 68A-9.002, F.A.C.,) that allowed for chasing foxes/coyotes in an enclosure.

That's why I signed a petition to Florida wildlife commission and Florida state legislature, which says:
"To keep dog hunting legal and restore the right to have fox pens in Florida"

Will you sign this petition?
Click here

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Special Youth Turkey Season for Private Land Hunters Opens before Statewide Season - March 14-15, 2015

Special Youth Turkey Season for Private Land Hunters Opens before Statewide Season

SPECIAL YOUTH TURKEY SEASON FOR PRIVATE LAND HUNTERS OPENS BEFORE STATEWIDE SEASON

For the second year in Georgia, youth and mobility-impaired hunters will have a chance to turkey hunt the weekend before the statewide turkey season opens. This special opportunity season is March 14-15, 2015.

"This sneak preview opportunity gives youth a chance to get in the woods before the season opens to everyone the following weekend," said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section. "But, we want hunters to be sure to note that this special opportunity hunt is only available on private lands."

MORE INFORMATION:
Full News Release on Special Youth Turkey Season
Buy a Hunting License
Hunter Education Information
Georgia Hunting Regulations

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C. Mo's Kids

Our mission is to enrich the lives of special needs children by providing life-changing outdoor experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and accommodating environment. Our desire is to foster the development of self confidence and self-reliance through the provision of outdoor adventures including hunting, fishing and camping.

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About C. Mo's Kids
C. Mo's Kids
PO Box 3068
Kingsland, GA 31548



Founder - Winston Barlow - 912-552-1820
President - Jamie Shuler - 912-276-4659

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Bear Hunters Online Magazine & Deer Hunters Online Magazine - FREE New Brunswick Bear Hunt & FREE New Brunswick Deer Hunt

Bear Hunters Online Magazine & Deer Hunters Online Magazine
FREE New Brunswick Bear Hunt & FREE New Brunswick Deer Hunt

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Visit Bear Hunters Face Book Page Visit Deer Hunters Face Book Page

Hunting Magazines Online

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Hunters Helping Farmers - Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Hunters Helping Farmers

Hunters Helping Farmers is a new private lands initiative opportunity that seeks to match up hog hunters in the same county with farmers that need assistance with hog removal. This initiative is a partnership effort between the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in order to help landowners manage the damaging impact of feral hogs.

This initiative is a partnership effort between the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in order to help landowners manage the damaging impact of feral hogs.

Hunters Helping Farmers - Farmers/Landowner Application - Hunter Application

Hunters Helping Farmers - Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Department of Agriculture

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Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation - Club

Georgia Outdoor Map

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities. The "Georgia Outdoor Map" includes state parks, wildlife management areas, public fishing areas, boat ramps, and historic sites.

Use GeorgiaOutdoorMap.com with any device with a web browser including desktops, phones and tablets. By checking criteria fields, users can find recreational opportunities, directions, handicap accessibility, telephone numbers and website links for more details.The tool also offers a "near me" function to help users determine which recreational opportunities are closest to them.


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Sportsman's Pantry

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.

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Georgia DNR/WRD Turkey Production Survey

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
Georgia DNR

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
Georgia DNR Contact Us
Find out if a GORP Property is closed to Recreational Activities Before Planning Your Trip
2014 - 2015 Georgia Hunting Seasons & Regulations
Youth Opportunity News Release
Buy A License
Primitive Weapons Safety Information

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Georgia Trappers Association

Georgia Trappers Association

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Tony Peeples donated a fishing charter for the GHFF EXPO silent auction, the participates had a great fight for 2hr 35mins landing this 10ft Lemon Shark

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