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Tagging study offers free license

POSTED: April 20, 2009 12:29 p.m.

CALHOUN — Anglers looking to land trophy trout in the 15-mile stretch of the Toccoa River between Blue Ridge Dam and the Tennessee state line now also have a chance to hunt and fish in Georgia for life for free.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is asking anglers who catch a tagged trout from the Toccoa River to report the catch to the Calhoun Fisheries office by calling (706) 624-1161. Once the angler provides needed data, they will be instructed on where to mail the tag.

Each tag reported and returned will be eligible for a drawing to win a lifetime sportsman’s license, sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited. One angler will be chosen at random in the spring of 2010. Anglers may report and return multiple tags, increasing their odds of winning.

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