Proposed Regulations


WRD Opens Comment Period on Proposed Trout Season Regulation Changes

Last fall, the Wildlife Resources Division conducted public scoping opportunities to determine if Georgians would support removing the trout season from streams designated as "seasonal," to make opportunity for these streams to be available to year-round angling. 

Based on the results of the public scoping effort and prior research, the Wildlife Resources Division has proposed this regulation change to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board and will open a comment period on January 29, 2015 that will run thru February 28, 2015.

Comment Period

During the comment period, interested individuals and parties can comment by attending public hearings (see schedule below or here) or by submitting verbal or written comment as specified below: 

  • Submit via email (Closed)
  • Calling the Gainesville Office at:  770-535-5498
  • Mailing written comments to:  GA DNR, Wildlife Resources Division, Fisheries Management Section; Attn: Thomas Litts; 2065 U.S. Highway 278, S.E.; Social Circle, Georgia 30025

Important Note: If you commented during the public scoping period last fall, and would like your comments to be considered, you will need to provide comment again. 

All comments must be provided by February 28, 2015.

Hearing Schedule: 
February 10, 2015; 7:00 PM 
715 Fair Street
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
February 12, 2015; 7:00 PM
50 Lodge Road, SE
Acworth, GA 30102 

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Final Action

The WRD will review and consider all comments received during the comment period and make a final recommendation to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board at its March 2015 meeting. 

If approved, WRD expects that changes to Georgia’s trout season would become effective in 2015.

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