Santa should take note.
This holiday season, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division is offering gifts guaranteed to please hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts, and benefit the wildlife and wild places they enjoy.
Before heading to the stores, go online to www.georgiawildlife.com to learn more about:
Lifetime sportsman licenses
With a lifetime license, the Georgia resident hunter or angler on your gift list will not need to pay for another state hunting or fishing license. Ever! From hunting trophy whitetails to casting for lunker largemouths, their cherished recreation is covered.
Prices are set by age group:
• Residents 65 and older can receive a free lifetime license, with an option to pay a one-time fee of $10 for a durable, commemorative plastic card.
• The best bargain is for children: $200 for under 2 years old and $350 for kids age 2 to 15. That’s a potential savings of more than $2,600 over a lifetime.
• The price for ages 16-59 is $500.
• Discount lifetime licenses for resident adults age 60-64 are $95.
Applications and document details are at www.georgiawildlife.com/LifetimeLicense.
A Georgia Outdoor Recreational Pass, or GORP, is required for non-hunting or non-fishing recreation such as birding, horseback riding and hiking at 32 sites managed by the Wildlife Resources Division. Sites include the popular Crockford Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in northwest Georgia; Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, about one hour east of Atlanta; and Grand Bay WMA in southeast Georgia.
One of the best bargains for outdoors lovers is the annual GORP. Good for a year from the date of purchase, the annual permit costs only $19 for people ages 16 to 64. (Those older than 64 and younger than 15 are exempt from the pass.)
GORPs are available at www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes, by phone (800-366-2661) and from license retail agents (www.georgiawildlife.com/LicenseAgents). Transaction fees apply and a Social Security number is required.