Georgia National Hunting and Fishing Day at Paradise PFA 2022-09-24

This is not a WWALS event, but it sounds fun and we support it. Of the many specific events by GA-DNR Wildlife Resources Division, one is at Paradise Public Fishing Area in our Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail. That’s east of Tifton on US 82, near Enigma, in Berrien County, Georgia.

[Logo, Map]
Logo, Map

Since the voters approved it in 2006, Georgia has a right of hunting and fishing, in the state Bill of Rights, up there with freedom of speech:

Georgia Constitution, Article I, Section 1, Paragraph XXVIII, The tradition of fishing and hunting and the taking of fish and wildlife shall be preserved for the people and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good.

Now we can add a Right to Clean Water so fish and wildlife (and people) will have a healthy environment in which to live.


[NHF 50th Logo]
NHF 50th Logo

Each day, millions of Americans are working to conserve and improve our natural resources. They are America’s hunters and anglers. September 24, 2022 is National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). Sportsmen have contributed millions of dollars to the Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Programs. Together with hunting and fishing license fees, these federal aid programs have funded wildlife and sport fish conservation, habitat acquisition and outdoor recreation opportunities both in Georgia and throughout the country. NHF Day events provide opportunities for everyone to learn more about outdoor skills and activities.

FREE FISHING DAY: In honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Georgia residents do not need a fishing license or a trout license to fish on any public waters in the state including lakes, streams, ponds and Public Fishing Areas.

All listed events will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022 and are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Region: South Central Georgia

Event: Outdoor Adventure Day/JAKES Day

Contact: Dean Barber or WRD Waycross Fisheries Office

Phone: 229.533.4792 or 912.285.6094

Time: Fishing Activities (7:30 am – 12 Noon)
JAKES Day Events (9 am – 2 pm)

Location: Paradise Public Fishing Area

[Map: Paradise PFA]
Map: Paradise PFA

Event Information: Bring the kids for a day of outdoor family fun!

Fishing (fishing activities are 7:30 am– 12 noon):

  • Kids Fishing Events at Lake Cup & Lake Saucer (kids should be age 15 and under, adults must have a child to fish in these ponds)
  • Teenager bass fishing excursions in Lake Bowl by reservation only. Call ahead to reserve: 912-285-6094.

JAKES Day events (begin at 9am):
Ranges (Archery, BB gun, and Skeet),
Displays/Exhibits from Georgia Forestry Commission, ABAC Forestry Wildlife, and the Ga Reptile Society.
There will be free water and snacks provided by the Mell Baptist Association.
Casting contest at 9:30am, K-9 Search/Rescue demo at 10am.
There will be a free lunch (12 Noon) provided by the National Wild Turkey Federation and a prize drawing after lunch.

Paradise PFA is on Hardy Mill Creek, which joins with Cypress Creek and then Hog Creek at the top of the Withlacoochee River.

[Map: WLRWT Paradise PFA]
Map: WLRWT Paradise PFA in the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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