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Folkston, GA. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refuges in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities, and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations.
Youth Gain Valuable Experience at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Folkston, GA | During the summer months, area youth have been hard at work on Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) students, as well as interns, dedicated their time and work efforts to the mission of conservation within the refuge. Ranging in ages from 17-22, high school and college students were given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as well as earn summer money and stipends. The YCC team included students Ethan Hunter, Trint Mahoney, Richard Honeycutt, Bailey Singleton-Stump, and Carnesia Holmes from the local Charlton County High School. Refuge interns included college students Sierra Hoisington from Clemson University in South Carolina and Denise Diaz from Florida International University in Florida.
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