Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Year Round Georgia Trout Season | GA DNR Press Release

Mornin' Folks,
  I'm just trying to help spread the word!  There are going to be two public meetings coming up from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to inform, answer questions, and get public feedback on the possibility of instituting a year round trout season on Georgia's streams.  One meeting is to take place on Thursday, November 13 in Gainesville and the the other will be on Tuesday, November 18 in Acworth.  I'll be attending the Gainesville meeting and I hope to see lots of folks there!
  Have a great day!

Here's the original press release from DNR and a link to their page:

Changes in Trout Regulations Subject of November Public Scoping Meetings

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (11/3/2014)
Currently, trout streams are designated either seasonal or year-round.  But, what if that designation were to change?  Agency staff recently evaluated the effects of removing the “trout season” entirely and opening all trout waters to year-round fishing.  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division would like to have your input on this topic at two upcoming public scoping meetings. 
Public input is important when considering any changes to fishing regulations, so these scoping meetings will provide an opportunity for interested citizens to hear more about the reasoning and research behind these possible changes from WRD staff, and have a chance to ask questions and provide feedback. 
Two public scoping meetings are scheduled.  People who plan to attend are also encouraged to tell others who may be interested in participating.  Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. 
Thursday, Nov. 13
Fair Street Neighborhood Center
715 Fair Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Red Top Mountain State Park
Conference Center/Park Office
50 Lodge Road, SE
Acworth, GA 30102

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