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Georgia

Population: 8,186,453 (2000)

State Background
Species
Clubs & Organizations
Georgia Wildlife Resource Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, S.E.
Social Circle, GA 30025

770-918-6400
http://georgiawildlife.dnr.state.ga.us

State Background

Georgia is a state in the southern United States. It is bordered on the south by Florida; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina; on the west by Alabama; and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. With an area of 59,441 square miles, Georgia is ranked 24th in size among the 50 U.S. states.

The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the vast mountain system of the Appalachians. The central piedmont extends from the foothills to the fall line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the continental coastal plain of the southern part of the state. The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald, 4,784 feet; the lowest point is sea level.

The climate of Georgia is primarily a humid subtropical climate tempered somewhat by occasional polar air masses in the winter. The degree to which the weather of a certain area of Georgia is subtropical depends not just on the latitude, but also on how close it is to the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico and the altitude. Everywhere but the highest mountains in Georgia experience hot and humid summers. The entire state, including the mountains, can receive heavy precipitation throughout the year.

State Species

Big Game Aligator Bear Deer
Waterfowl Canada Geese
Common Snipe
Coots
Ducks
Gallinules
King & Clapper Rail
Mergansers
Sea Ducks
Snow Geese
Sora & Virginia Rail
Furbearer Bobcat
Ferel Hog
Fox
Opposum
Otter
Raccoon
Skunk
Weasel
Small Game Crows
Grouse
Marsh Hens
Mourning Dove
Quail
Rabbit
Squirrel
Turkey
Woodcock
Predators Armadillos
Beavers
Coyotes
English Sparrows
Ground Hogs
Pigeons
Starlings
Sport Fish: Freshwater Black Crappie
Blueback Herring
Bluegill
Bream
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Chain Pickerel
Channel Catfish
Flathead Catfish
Gizzard Shad
Largemouth Bass
Rainbow Trout
Redbreast Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
Sauger
Shad
Shoal Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Striped Bass
Sturgeon
Walleye
White Bass
Sport Fish: Saltwater Amberjack
Atlantic Croaker
Atlantic Sharpnose
Atlantic Sturgeon
Black Drum
Black Sea Bass
Bluefish
Bonnethead Shark
Cobia
Dophin
Flounder
Gag Grouper
King Mackerel
Red Drum
Red Porgy
Red Snapper
Sand Tiger Shark
Sharks
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Spiny Dogfish
Spot
Spotted Seatrout
Striped Bass
Tarpon
Tripletail
Weakfish
Whiting

Clubs & Organizations

Georgia Wildlike Federation Georgis Outdoors

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