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Georgians can win lifetime hunting, fishing license

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It’s not the lottery, but if you are a Georgia hunter and fisherman, it might be the next-best thing.

Georgians have the chance to win the right to hunt and fish free for life statewide. The next edition of the Lifetime License Contest, sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation, is underway.

Visitors to the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division’s Facebook page can enter through Jan. 22 in a drawing for an adult lifetime sportsman license (ages 16 and older) or a youth lifetime license (younger than 16).

"The first contest was a huge success, and we’re hoping for similar success in the second edition of this contest," Natural Resources Foundation Chairman Glen Wilkins said. "More than 4,000 participants entered the first contest, and we are hoping to see even more participation this time. We’re very excited to continue collaborating on these types of projects with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in our efforts to continue fostering and expanding Georgia’s great hunting and fishing traditions."

The contest started Jan. 6. Participants can fill out an entry form on the Wildlife Resources Facebook page. Only those who have been Georgia residents for at least 12 months immediately prior to Jan. 31 are eligible. The drawing will be held at the division’s annual Weekend for Wildlife Event Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

Adult sportsman licenses are for ages 16-64; the youth/infant licenses are for 15 and younger. Lifetime licenses include hunting, big game, wildlife management area, alligator, Georgia waterfowl conservation, salt and freshwater fishing, and mountain trout licenses. Georgia residents 65 and older are already eligible for free lifetime sportsman licenses.

Enter the contest here

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