Reminder: Sporting Licenses and Deer Management Permits on Sale August 13


The 2012-13 hunting, trapping and freshwater fishing licenses, as well as deer management permits (DMPs) will be available on Monday, August 13. Licenses and permits can be purchased online, by phone or at several DEC offices, town clerks offices and many sporting good stores. Visit DEC’s Sporting Licenses ( or Deer Management Permits ( webpages for more information. When purchasing your license, don’t forget to get a copy of the 2012-13 Hunting & Trapping or Freshwater Fishing regulations guide.

Freshwater Fishing Regulation Changes Effective October 1


Newly adopted changes to freshwater fishing regulations will become effective on October 1, 2012. Highlights of changes can be seen inDEC’s press release, New Freshwater Fishing Regulations for 2012-2014 (, and a complete list of changes can be viewed on DEC’s Sportfishing Regulations – Express Terms Adopted ( webpage. Specific changes are also available in the 2012-13 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide.

Chattahoochee River – Critical Water Supply or Gift to Developers?




Chattahoochee River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

The Chattahoochee River, that flows through Atlanta, recently made the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers. We’re helping shine a national spotlight on two boondoggle dam/reservoir proposals that are far too expensive and would harm clean water supplies, recreation, an outstanding trout fishery and wildlife habitat.

“These dams are being sold as critical water supply projects, but they have always been planned as amenity lakes to benefit private developers and landowners…. These are sham water planning efforts that will benefit a small group of private landowners at the expense of taxpayers and the environment.”

– Sally Bethea, Executive Director
of Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

051812_take-action_logo_S12Join us and our partner, American Rivers, to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny permits for these dams and reservoirs.

Help keep the Chattahoochee healthy. Please take action today.

[Mountain laurel blooms on the Chattahoochee River, Chattahoochee National Forest, Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Carl Donohue]