Georgia Hunt and Learn Hunting Weekend

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Can you think of a better way to spend a weekend than hunting with a kid? Join the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division for a weekend of family fun at the new "Hunt and Learn" program at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (Mansfield, GA) on May 13-15, 2011. This event is part of a series of Advanced Hunter and Aquatic Education weekend programs offered by the Division focusing on hunting and fishing skills and conservation knowledge.

Children, ages 17 and under and their supervisors are invited to stay for the weekend, hunt the property and participate in a variety of skills based and conservation programs for the low price of $60 per person. This includes overnight accommodations, meals and program fees. 

"The 'Hunt and Learn' weekend will focus on hunter education, hunting and classes – participants can even join in the fun JAKES Day activities taking place on site that weekend," said Rusty Garrison, CEWC Program Manager. "This is an incredibly affordable opportunity to really teach a child the basics of hunting turkey, help them learn more about conservation and enjoy a wonderful outdoors experience together."

Adults and children over 16 must possess appropriate hunting licenses to participate (see state hunting regulations at Pre-registration is required. The deadline for registration is May 10, 2011.

For more information or to register for this event, please call 770-784-3059.


groovy mike's picture

That sure sounds like a winning combination.


I completely agree Hunter25.  This sounds like the state of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources has put together a great program with this opportunity. I wonder how I can encourage my home state (New York) to take a look at this and put together something similar to promote youth hunting and conservation?

$60 per person including hunting access overnight accommodations, AND meals sounds like quite a bargain even without all the planned activities!   I’m not familiar with the ‘JAKES Day activities’  but if the program delivers on the topics promised(to teach basics of hunting, learn more about conservation, and enjoy an outdoors experience).  That sure sounds like a winning combination. 

Thanks for sharing the information,


hunter25's picture

Sounds like a great program

Sounds like a great program and you can't beat the price for what you get. We didn't have any thing like this until my kids were too old to take advantage of it but we sure would have tried it out if they had. A lot of states are starting to promote the youth participation now and it's a great thing to see. I can't wait until my grandson is old enough to get into the game.

Good job Georgia and to all the other states that are looking ahead to the future of our sport.