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.

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Benefit Hunt for Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation LAC Fund

Benefit Hunt for Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation LAC Fund

Benefit Hunt for Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation LAC Fund

Your Chance to Provide Input on Georgia Deer Management Plan

Your Chance to Provide Input on Georgia Deer Management Plan

Georgia's white-tailed deer population is a great natural resource that provides aesthetic, consumptive, and economic value. Each year, approximately 300,000 deer hunters harvest nearly 400,000 deer over the course of the deer season. The annual economic impact of deer hunting in Georgia exceeds $890 million and supports more than 11,000 jobs.

In addition to hunting, a number of key issues and opportunities are linked directly to this resource. These include, among others, wildlife viewing, ecological functions, agricultural damage, and deer-car collisions. Properly managing this resource is vitally important and can be a challenging and, at times, controversial topic.

WRD's successful management efforts are informed through biological data, public input and management objectives identified in the agency's statewide deer management plan, developed through an intensive public participation process. WRD is seeking to continue integrating public involvement by asking for your comments on the Draft of Georgia's 10-year Deer Management Plan (DMP).

Toward that goal, WRD is requesting your participation in 8 statewide public meetings, scheduled in mid-August. These meetings are the final opportunity to allow members of the public to provide input regarding the Draft DMP. "We value the public's awareness of and participation in this important process," says John W. Bowers, Chief of Game Management. "We are looking forward to great participation at all of the meetings and encourage those interested to attend."

More Information

Full News Release on Upcoming Public Meetings

Georgia Deer Management Plan

Public Meeting Dates/Locations

Can't Attend a Meeting? Submit Comments by Mail or Email

Your Chance to Provide Input on Georgia Deer Managment Plan

Georgia DNR Needs Help From Anglers
NOAA Fisheries to Allow Limited Recreational Harvest of
Red Snapper in July 2014
Georgia DNR Needs Help From Anglers
NOAA Fisheries to Allow Limited Recreational Harvest of Red Snapper in July 2014

NOAA Fisheries has announced that anglers will be allowed to harvest red snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic on the following dates:

Weekend 1: July 11-13 (Friday through Sunday)
Weekend 2: July 18-20 (Friday through Sunday)
Weekend 3: July 25 & 26 (Friday and Saturday)

Each angler is allowed one red snapper per day with no size restriction.

If you decide to fish for red snapper, there are several ways you can help the Georgia DNR collect valuable data:

1. You can place your filleted red snapper carcass in a chest freezer located at public fishing access points along the Georgia Coast. Map of participating marinas and chest freezer locations.

2. You can provide information about each of your fishing trips by completing a brief Red Snapper Fishing Survey.

For more information click the Limited Harvest of Red Snapper to be Allowed in July press release on CoastalGaDNR.org.

NOAA Fisheries to Allow Limited Recreational Harvest of Red Snapper in July 2014

Boating Safety PSA

Boating Safety PSA

As of July 1, 2014, all persons born on or after January 1, 1998 that operate any motorized vessel on waters of the state of Georgia must have completed a boat education course approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources prior to such operation. To assist boaters in obtaining the required certification, a classroom course taught by Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be hosted by the Waycross Exchange Club.

The class will be held on June 26th from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. next to the Okefenokee Fairgrounds at the Exchange Club building at 2401 Knight Ave in Waycross. Pre-registration is required for this course by calling 912-685-2145 by June 25.

Persons exempt from the requirement must be licensed by the Coast Guard as a master of a vessel, operating a vessel on a private pond or lake, or a non-resident who has in their possession proof that he or she has completed a NASBLA approved boater education course or equivalency examination from another state.

You can also obtain your certification online. To find the online sources or to get more information on the boating safety law, visit the Georgia DNR website at www.goboatgeorgia.com/boating/education.

Benefit Hunt for Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation LAC Fund

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.

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

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Georgia Trappers Association

Georgia Trappers Association

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Habitat Food Plot Seed

Pioneer Hybrid corn seed arrived today!

Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation has food plot seed available to it's members, we have grain sorghum $12 per bag, corn and soybeans $15 per bag.

Print the order form and/or call 229-445-0804 to purchase seed and arrange shipping

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GHFF - Hunter's Dream Raffle Winners

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GHFF Hunter's Dream 31 Day Raffle - May 2013

GHFF Hunter's Dream 30 Day Raffle - June 2014

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