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  • Two dozen anglers stake out a spot along a rocky creek for a big day of fishing and fun.
    Information icon Anglers arrive early to get their spot on Rock Creek. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Veterans appreciation fishing rodeo

    May 31, 2018 | 1 minute read

    On Friday, May 4, Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery held its sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo. More than 150 U.S. military veterans and family members attended the free event. About 2,800 beautiful Rainbow and some Brook Trout were stocked into Rock Creek for the event including a number of fish each averaging three pounds or more. Veteran Larry Akins with one of the large trout he caught. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.  Learn more...
  • A sunrises over a stream.
    Sunrise at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR. Photo by Phil Kloer, USFWS.

    Soul River meets Loxahatchee

    July 26, 2017 | 2 minute read

    In mid-June, five inner city youths from Portland, Oregon, visited the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to meet with staff members, learn about careers in natural resources, and understand the importance of the refuge and the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The three-day visit was sponsored by Soul River Inc., a non-profit organization that introduces military veteran mentors and inner city youth to numerous outdoor and cultural experiences to promote leadership and environmental awareness.  Learn more...
  • Veterans catch rainbows in the rain

    July 18, 2017 | 2 minute read

    On May 5, Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery near Suches, Georgia, held its fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo.  Learn more...


  • Six individuals hang a sign for the veterans fishing rodeo outside of the education center.

    Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo

    May 3, 2019 09:00 EST

    Description The Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo is open to all U.S. military veterans. The event will take place rain or shine. Participants must bring their own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch and prizes will be provided through Friends of the Hatchery. Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations apply. For more information contact the hatchery at (706) 838-4723 or visit us on Facebook. Location 4730 Rock Creek Road, Suches, GA 30572 (GPS doesn’t work well, please call for directions) Learn more...

    Members of the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery Friends Group hang a sign in preparation for the Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo. Photo by USFWS.

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