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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Help Catch the Bad Guys


Memorize that number!

Enjoy the  warmer days ahead, like my buddy Sarah will.  As spring finally arrives and state and federal hatchery stocking trucks roll, we’ll have more company on region waters.  While most of our fellow anglers will be kind, considerate, and compliant, some will not. Here’s a reminder of how to deal effectively with lawbreakers.

Add this phone number to your contacts list and use it:


That’s the GADNR 24-hour ranger hotline. The program details are here:



“If you see or learn of a violation, try to write down: a description of the violator; a description of their vehicle; the location of the violation; and the type of violation.”

Your info will be passed along to the appropriate game wardens near your incident, who will follow up.

All of us anglers can help conserve GA’s fish and wildlife resources. Our extra sets of eyes on the woods and waters are a huge help to county game wardens, who have a lot of ground to cover. Let’s do our part to protect our natural resources and report violations to DNR-Law Enforcement.

For more info on dealing with violators, feel free to revisit my past column in The Angler magazine. 


Good luck this spring! Got that number memorized yet?


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