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      Boaters offered a fishy birthday bonus

      Any registered boater can fish on his birthday and two days afterwards for free. This is an attempt to get more people interested in outdoor activities.

      / Jessica Fairley

      Georgia's Department of Natural Resources is offering free fishing to all registered boaters.

      Any registered boater can fish on his birthday and two days afterwards for free.

      This is an attempt to get more people interested in outdoor activities.

      The deal started started in July 1, 2013 and will continue indefinitely.

      The fishing bonus also comes with some access to DNR shooting ranges and other outdoor activities.

      Officials say people involved in outdoor activities like fishing and hunting are more likely to support land conservation efforts.

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