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DNR closing PFAs two days a week
by CHUCK THOMPSON
Aug 04, 2011 | 3346 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
These anglers are fishing for trophy largemouth bass at the Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area in Bleckley County.
These anglers are fishing for trophy largemouth bass at the Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area in Bleckley County.
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In another budget saving effort by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, most of the state’s public fishing areas will now be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Beginning Aug. 1, nine PFAs went to five-day-a-week operation. They are now open sunrise to sunset on Wednesday through Sunday.

The lone exception is Rocky Mountain PFA, which will remain open seven days a week as mandated in the state’s contract with Oglethorpe Power, which owns the property.

“Our goal has always been to provide our visitors with a quality angling experience in a family-friendly atmosphere. These changes will allow us to continue to offer the same level of experience while dealing with current staff reductions,” said DNR Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management chief John Biagi.

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