Have you been looking to buy a new firearm for your next hunting trip? You may not need to spend a dime, because we have a way for you to get one for free! All you have to do is take someone new hunting with you! You can win an awesome firearm and the mentee can win a lifetime license.

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The Georgia Mentor Competition is a program that rewards hunting mentors and their mentees. By entering this fulfilling competition, you could win a:

  • Bergara B-14 Hunter in 6.5 Creedmor (deer)
  • Mossberg 500 Turkey 12 gauge (turkey)
  • Ruger 10/22 Takedown (small game/waterfowl)
  • Georgia Lifetime Sportsman’s License for your mentee
  • Feature in an article in GON magazine

Along with these awesome prizes, you are also making a lasting impression on a new hunter. You are creating a bond that only becomes stronger through cold mornings in the stand or blind, or walks back to the truck after a successful hunt. Spending time in the field learning from an experienced hunter is invaluable to a beginner. Whatever game you’re after, the one thing that always makes hunting more enjoyable is the camaraderie between friends and family.

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To enter the competition you must log into your GADNR customer account at www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com and fill out a volunteer application. Be sure to check the mentor box under Qualifications/Skills/Experience. Then, take a new hunter out hunting for deer, turkey, or small game (there is no harvest requirement to enter). Be sure your mentee has the proper licensing and take a few quality photos during your hunt. Lastly, fill out the competition entry form and you are ready to go!

This competition is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and several other organizations. The goal of the program is to boost hunter participation as well as spread quality conservation awareness. A mentor of the year will be chosen for each category and each participant can enter each category only one time. While the mentor must be 18 or older, there is no age restriction for the mentee.Untitled design (3)