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Natural Resources Foundation offering chance at lifetime license

POSTED: August 18, 2014 8:30 p.m.

SOCIAL CIRCLE — Georgians have the chance to win a lifetime hunting and fishing license in the next edition of the lifetime license contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.

Participants can fill out an entry form by visiting the Wildlife Resources Division Facebook page or the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation page. The deadline to enter is Thursday. Participants must meet the requirements to qualify for a youth or adult lifetime license, which can be found at www.georgiawildlife.com. Winners will be selected and notified Friday, and announced to the public via the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation’s Facebook page soon after.

“This has become a popular contest among hunters and anglers in Georgia” said Natural Resources Foundation Chairman Glen Wilkins. “What other contest offers the chance at a lifetime of hunting, fishing and access to any wildlife management area, public fishing area and DNR shooting range without ever having to purchase a hunting or fishing license again? We are excited to offer Georgians this unique opportunity to enjoy Georgia’s unmatched hunting and fishing traditions for a lifetime.”

Adult sportsman licenses are for ages 16-64; the youth licenses are for 15 and younger. Lifetime licenses are full privilege sportsman’s licenses, and include all state paid recreational hunting and fishing privileges, and access to Wildlife Resources Division properties. Georgia residents 65 and older are already eligible for free lifetime sportsman licenses. Additional information on lifetime license privileges can be found at www.georgiawildlife.com/LifetimeLicense.

The mission of the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation is to support DNR efforts to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve the state’s natural, historic and cultural resources, while also recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that use sound environmental practices. Learn more at GeorgiaNRF.org.

Those who buy a lifetime sportsman license are still getting a great deal, one that benefits wildlife and all who enjoy the outdoors.

Adult lifetime sportsman’s licenses are available only to residents of Georgia. Lifetime licenses are also available to non-residents younger than 2 and grandchildren younger than 16 years of current Georgia resident lifetime license holders (this does not include free senior lifetime license holders). The best license bargain is for children: $200 for younger than 2 and $350 for ages 2-15. That’s a potential savings of more than $2,600 over a lifetime.

The price for ages 16-59 is $500. Military veterans can buy a lifetime license for $400.

Discount lifetime licenses for resident adults age 60-64 are $95. Residents 65 and older can receive a free lifetime license.

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