In February the Georgia State House voted 144-10 to approve a bill that declares hunting, fishing and trapping an important part of the state’s heritage and economy and grants the state Department of Natural Resources the sole authority to regulate such activities.
The bill was aimed at eliminating a DeKalb country prohibition on snipe hunting and to forestall any other local initiatives to ban hunting, fishing and trapping. The bill now moves on to the state Senate.
House bill affirms right to hunt, fish. Morris News Service, February 22, 2001.