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Gov. Kemp, Dnr Announce 2024 Forestry For Wildlife Partners

Gov. Brian and First Lady Marty Kemp and Georgia Department of Natural Resources leaders recognized four corporate forest landowners today for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife across the state. Forest Investment Associates, Georgia Power, Weyerhaeuser and PotlatchDeltic were named DNR’s 2024 Forestry for Wildlife partners. Coordinated by the agency’s Wildlife Resources Division,…

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Angler Wins Grand Prize For The 2023 Georgia Bass Slam

Anglers that succeed in earning a Georgia Bass Slam already have earned an accomplishment plus they get some fun rewards, but it’s even more exciting when you win the Grand Prize for the 2023 Bass Slam! Out of the 57 anglers that got a Georgia Bass Slam in 2023, the Grand Prize winner was Jason…

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ITG Next Hosts 2023 South Georgia High School Football Banquet

Hundreds Gather to Recognize Top Players From 2023 Season The 16th annual ITG Next South Georgia High School Football Banquet, presented by Georgia Sports Medicine, returned to The Patterson in downtown Valdosta in 2023, with hundreds of high school football players from across south and middle Georgia, along with their coaches, parents, and event sponsors,…

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Georgia DNR expands focus on accessible opportunities.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues to expand its focus on developing accessible opportunities. The agency hosted its third adaptive hunt since 2021 this month. Five hunters and a hunting buddy were paired with a guide for the agency’s two-day Hunt and Learn experience on private property in Newton County. The hunt, specifically…

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A Season of Gifts and a New World Champion

by Dan Simmons It’s the season of receiving and giving of gifts and my good friend Lanny Barnes is a perfect example of the season. You’ve previously met her in this column as we celebrated her and her twin sister Tracy’s achievement as Olympic Biathlon champions and their taking a “last minute” Elk for Lanny’s…

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2024 Shad Season Opens January 1

Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2024, to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Shad season is scheduled to run through midnight on Mar. 31, 2024. “Similar to the 2022 season, the…

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2023 Georgia High School State Championship Predictions

The 2023 football season has given us many Friday nights of exciting football, including memorable playoff games over the first four rounds. Now it will give us what promises to be one more exciting rounds of Georgia high school state championship games from Monday, December 11 through Wednesday, December 13 at Mercedes Benz Stadium, and we’re here…

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Valdosta High Boys Basketball Team Ready to Roll

The Valdosta High School boys basketball team still has some time until their season kicks off with a scrimmage against Houston County – followed by their inaugural Titletown Tip-Off Classic Tournament that will see Valdosta host the best of the best basketball talent in Georgia on Nov. 18 – but head coach James Lee wouldn’t…

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