Free fishing allowed for Ga. residents on their birthday

Free fishing allowed for Ga. residents on their birthday

(WTVM) - The Department of Natural Resources is giving away free days of fishing.

The DNR is allowing any Georgia resident with a registered boat to fish without paying for a fishing license on their birthday and the two days following it. The Department hopes the birthday gift will result in more anglers.

"So there could be some boat owners, who you know haven't done much fishing. Well, this gives them an opportunity to sample how to fish without having to buy a license. So they may actually enjoy fishing and may want to go ahead and buy the license year round so they can go whenever they like," says Rob Weller, Wildlife Fisheries Supervisor.

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