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Familiar with Carolina Dogs? Upcoming Program Helps Educate Attendees

MANSFIELD, Ga. (9/29/2014)

Don’t worry football fans, we are not talking about a combination of a bulldog and a gamecock.  But, what is a Carolina dog?  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is pleased to have an upcoming educational session, scheduled for Oct. 4 to answer that question, and allow participants to see these fascinating dogs in the flesh! 

Carolina dogs, also called American dingos, are thought to be descendants of the dogs that came to America along with pre-Columbian native inhabitants.  They are a primitive type of dog.  Learn more about their distinctive appearance and intriguing behaviors at this free class, scheduled for 10 am – 12 pm on Oct. 4. 

There is no charge for this class, but you will need to pre-register by calling 770-784-3059.  All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised.  The class will meet at the Visitors Center. 

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, named for the first director of what is now the Wildlife Resources Division, offers outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, shooting and birding along with educational programs and a conference center, banquet hall and hotel-styled lodging, all within an hour’s drive of Atlanta. The 6,400 acres include Marben Public Fishing Area and Clybel Wildlife Management Area. 

The Center is located near Mansfield (543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield 30055), less than an hour southeast of Atlanta off Interstate 20.    

For more information, visit, www.georgiawildlife.com/CharlieElliott or call (770) 784-3059. 


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