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Legends and Myths

Georgia, with its miles of wilderness, mysterious swampland, and diversity of wildlife, is fertile ground for unusual tales from the natural world.

From the altamaha-ha, Georgia's answer to the Loch Ness Monster, to the search for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, thought extinct for decades, we explore some of the legendary creatures, far-fetched myths and animal lore handed down for generations.

What is fact and what is fiction? Find out on this exiting episode of Georgia Outdoors.

Web Resources

The Okefenokee is home to numerous legends and myths. Use these links to find out more, or better yet, plan a trip there to see for youself!

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
There are three major entrances and two secondary entrances to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, each with its own facilities and special character.

Okefenokee Guide
Sherpa Guides showcases an online collection of guidebooks produced by Lenz Design. Visitors to this web site will find a wide range of information on historic resources, outdoor activities, and even lodging and restaurants.

Okefenokee Pastimes
Outfitter located just across from the east entrance to the swamp.

Okefenokee Adventures
Outfitter located just inside the Wildlife Refuge.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Learn more about the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker.

Read about the mysterious sea creature.

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Learn more about their work in Georgia.

GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division
The Georgia Department of Natural resources Wildlife Resources Division has information on the Bob White Quail Initiative in Georgia as well as other hunting and fishing regulations for every season.

Georgia Hunting Licenses
There are three ways to buy your hunting license. Visit this website to learn more.

Hunters' Education Courses
Residents and non-residents born on or after January 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a season hunting license.

Georgia Fishing Licenses
There are three ways to buy your fishing license. Visit this website to learn more.

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