Fisheries Technician Mark Bowen releases the last of a batch of Lake Sturgeon into the Oostanaula River in Calhoun, Ga., on Friday. Fish experts from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources met students from North Whitfield County Middle School in Calhoun, Ga., on Friday to release young Lake Sturgeon into the Oostanaula River.
Fisheries Technician Mark Bowen releases the last of a batch of Lake Sturgeon into the Oostanaula River in Calhoun, Ga., on Friday. Fish experts from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources met students from North Whitfield County Middle School in Calhoun, Ga., on Friday to release young Lake Sturgeon into the Oostanaula River.
Photo by Jake Daniels /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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CALHOUN, Ga. — For eons, seven-foot long lake sturgeons cruised the muddy bottoms of Northwest Georgia rivers until they were wiped out 50 years ago.

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