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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is giving away three days of fishing to boat owners.

Georgia residents who have a boat registered in the state can now fish on their birthday and two days afterward as part of their boat registration fee.

They are hoping this effort helps boost fishing enthusiasm.

"Well this gives them an opportunity to sample how to fish without having to buy a license," says Wildlife Fisheries Supervisor Rob Weller. "So they may actually enjoy fishing and may want to go ahead and buy the license year round so they can go whenever they like."

Officials say boat owners must carry a state identification, their plastic vessel registration card and proof of registration.

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