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Ogeechee River Generates 2nd State Record Hickory Shad In Just Over a Year MIDVILLE, GA Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 10:00 *(https://georgiawildlife.com/ogeechee-river-generates-2nd-state-record-hickory-shad-just-over-year) In just over one year, the same river produces two state record hickory shad. Timmy Woods of Kite, GA was out fishing on the Ogeechee River when he reeled in the new state record hickory shad. His catch weighed 2 lb, 10 oz, and broke the 1-year-old record (2 lb, 3 oz), according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “The Ogeechee River is the place to be if you are targeting record hickory...

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New State Record Shoal Bass Caught on Chattahoochee River COLUMBUS, Georgia Courtesy of Georgia DNR Monday, January 10, 2022 - 09:00https://georgiawildlife.com/new-state-record-shoal-bass-caught-chattahoochee-river Any day of fishing is good, but you know what makes it even better? A day you catch a new state record! Joseph Matthew McWhorter of Lanett, AL is the proud holder of the new state record shoal bass. His catch, caught on Dec. 23 on the Chattahoochee River near Columbus, weighed 8 lb, 5 oz, and replaces the 1977 record (8 lb, 3 oz), according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “What a...

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Courtesy of MyFWC The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is pleased to offer two new limited entry spring turkey hunts at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, located in Immokalee, Fla. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is teaming up with the USFWS to issue 15 limited entry quota permits for each of the following hunts: March 12-13 and March 26-27. This application period is occurring outside of the normal cycle to allow hunting opportunity during the 2022 hunt season. In 2023, the application period for this hunt will coincide with the normal limited entry/quota hunt application...

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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 29, NUMBER 5 (https://www.nraila.org/articles/20220207/growing-atf-database-prompts-fears-of-gun-registry) Gun owners were understandably concerned to learn this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives maintains a database that contains nearly one billion firearm transaction records. ATF’s disclosure was the result of a records request by Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas 27th), which was prompted by an earlier report from the Washington Free Beacon that 54 million records were added to the agency’s database in 2021. While the database exists as a function of long-standing ATF practice and federal law, the records represent a real threat to gun owners and should further motivate gun rights...

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By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources For Vance Wood, Conservation Enforcement Officer with Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, helping new or less experienced hunters achieve success is one of his main endeavors.   Those opportunities occur in a variety of ways but none quite like Wood’s interaction with Dan Collins in the China Grove community of Pike County. Collins was in the process of rekindling his hunting career when he purchased a piece of property adjacent to Wood’s farm. A neighbor on the other side of the property alerted Wood that somebody was on the property,...

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