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Learn About Gun Control at Georgia’s DNR Firearm Ranges

DNR Firearm Range at Wilson Shoals WMA  Banks County, north of Alto, GA. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Guns are a part of American life.  Americans have a right to bear firearms, according to the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Some people disqualify themselves from that right by committing felonies. Others lose the right to own or possess firearms because they have been admitted to mental health facilities against their will, for example. Americans […]

Will 4th of July Fireworks Be Canceled Tonight?

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It’s raining.  On the 4th of July.  Are you wondering if the weather will cancel 4th of July fireworks tonight? Relax. My son-in-law works at the Weather Channel.  He’s the smartest guy there.  Probably. I’ve been watching the Weather Channel for so long, the weather babes smile at me while giving their forecasts.  Don’t believe […]

July 4th Fireworks Near Lake Allatoona

In 2015, your neighbors can do this too.  Over your house.  You're more safe watching the professional fireworks displays.

Planning to stay around the house over the 4th of July weekend to watch your neighbors shoot it out with newly legal fireworks this year? If not, here’s a list of places where you can watch the professionals perform their pyrotechnic tricks. The Fourth of July begins with a bang just after dark on Friday, July 3rd, […]

USA’s Top 100 Fishing Spots include 4 Georgia State Parks

Fish don't care who catches them.

Four state parks in Georgia have been honored, according to the group Take Me Fishing, as among the 2015 Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the United States of America. The list was timed for release during National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW), June 6-14, 2015. GA State Parks in Top 100 Family Friendly Places […]

Apply Online for Quota Hunt Permits in Georgia

Not all game hunting  in Georgia is subject to quotas.

Applying for a quota hunt permit has never been easier.  You can now apply online in just minutes for deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others for both children and adults, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other […]

Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour Returns to Acworth

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The Pro Wakeboard Tour comes back to Acworth’s Dallas Landing Park on Friday and Saturday, June 5th & 6th, for wicked fun times. On Friday, it’s qualifying for athletes from all over the nation who come to compete at the highest levels on Lake Acworth. Saturday brings the main event from noon all the way through […]

Catch Fish & Good Times: National Fishing Week on Lake Allatoona

Free Ways to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

During National Fishing Week — June 6-14 — everyone is guaranteed to catch a fish if you take a youngster (or an oldster) along with you on Lake Allatoona! Please Note:  Some restrictions apply.  Thank you. Reconnect with your family after the long cold winter by fishing the lakes, rivers and ponds found in Georgia, but especially on […]

Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival’s Lord of the Wings

Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival takes place the weekend of May 9th at Cauble Park in Acworth, GA.

For a few bucks you can taste your way through some of the best BBQ in Georgia (and beyond) at the Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival to be held Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Cauble Park.  Friday is special.  There will be an outdoor movie and (ready?) the Lord of the Wings competition. […]

Georgia’s Trout Season Never Ends

Robert's Secret Trout Stream ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

As usual, trout season opened in March.  The difference this year is trout season never ends! Beginning April 21, 2015, state trout streams will remain open all year long, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “The Board of Natural Resources recently approved the lifting of seasonal restrictions on approximately 1,600 […]

Perfect Weather for the 39th Annual May-retta Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

May-retta Daze

For the first time in almost forever, the weather this weekend is going to be perfect for the 39th Annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival held in Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square on May 2-3, 2015. The May-retta Parks and Recreation Department will not allow any rain on their efforts this year. May-retta Daze is […]