That’s where Georgia House Motor Vehicles Chairman Rep. Tom Rice left Wildlife License Plates for trout, bobwhite quail and nongame species Wednesday afternoon. In a surprise move, the Chairman refused to allow a vote on Vice Chairman Rep. Bubber Epps’ HB 730 which would immediately waive the $25... [ READ MORE... ]
Why not clean-up 44 river miles in one day? Why not sweep clean the entire Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in one fell swoop? Why not have the largest river clean-up in Atlanta’s history? Why not? So we did!
That’s how Sweep-the-Hooch got started. Upper Chattahoochee Trout Unlimited,... [ READ MORE... ]
Good News! SB 299 will be amended to protect streams through effective watershed protection planning. Thank you, Sen. Steve Gooch, for agreeing to amend SB 299 | Watershed Protection Planning and responding to our requests. We previously reported on SB 299 in Don't Muck Up My Trout Stream. Be sure... [ READ MORE... ]
This is how the trout license plate should work. HB 730 lowers your fee for a trout license plate to $25 per year and waives the manufacturing fee. $19 of the first year fee and $20 or renewals would be sent to GA DNR for trout management. Now that’s a deal!
However, the bill is stalled in the... [ READ MORE... ]
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Georgia Trout Unlimited (GA TU) works closely with the Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF) and, as a member of the Georgia Water Coalition (GWC), GWC partner organizations in conserving, protecting and restoring Georgia’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. We bring... [ READ MORE... ]
It’s appropriate that President Obama is signing the Farm Bill today in Michigan, a state that is not only a leader in agriculture innovation but also is the birthplace, more than 50 years ago, of Trout Unlimited, on the banks of the Au Sable River near Grayling. Agriculture and fisheries... [ READ MORE... ]
Georgia Trout Unlimited Legislative Update
Georgia Trout Unlimited (GA TU) works closely with the Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF) and, as a member of the Georgia Water Coalition (GWC), GWC partner organizations in conserving, protecting and restoring Georgia’s coldwater fisheries and their... [ READ MORE... ]
Flexibility. That’s what they’re calling it these days in the General Assembly. Giving someone the option to muck up and contaminate a stream or making it possible to pollute a stream to the point where it is a health hazard to fish, so long as someone else can return it to drinking water,... [ READ MORE... ]
It’s all about the water. Cold, clean fishable water provides quality fishing but it goes well beyond recreation. It also provides for healthy communities and strong economies. Protecting, reconnecting, restoring and sustaining the coldwater fisheries that flow through our communities and lives... [ READ MORE... ]
Native Southern Appalachian Brook Trout. They may be small in size but are big on color, long on legacy and downright fun to catch. Living jewels in cold mountain streams, brookies, or ‘specs’ as they are called in the Georgia mountains, are a clear indication of how well our headwater streams... [ READ MORE... ]