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MANSFIELD, Ga. (April 20, 2017)

Come get “wild” at a free outdoor fun day celebrating the 21st annual J.A.K.E.S. DAY at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center near Mansfield, Georgia, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., May 20, 2017.

Brunswick, Ga. (April 20, 2017)
Nesting season is on for Georgia’s beach-nesting birds, and the loss of key sites to Hurricane Matthew last fall has increased the need for people to avoid areas these birds and fellow migrants use to nest and forage.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 18, 2017)

Even though most wildlife has an inherent fear of people with no interest in coming close to us, animals such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks often get labeled as a nuisance due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  Why? It is because of easy access to “food.”

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (April 18, 2017)
With sea turtle and manatee sightings on the rise along Georgia’s coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these big and rare animals. 

MANSFIELD, Ga. (April 13, 2017)

Ladies, you don’t want to miss out on some amazing upcoming outdoors workshops! From introductory to advanced courses on handgun use, to a coastal adventure, you will not only gain knowledge, but will also experience fun and friendship. All of these programs are part of the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BBOW) program.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 13, 2017)

Four budding bird artists have been selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 12th annual Youth Birding Competition, DNR's Wildlife Resources Division announced today.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 12, 2017)

Next week, on April 19, it will be 242 years to the day when the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” was fired in the pre-dawn light in Lexington, MA, between the colonial militia and British army, regarded as the start of the American Revolutionary War. How can you mark that day? Visit one of six (6) Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) staffed public shooting ranges! Shooters on this day will receive a sticker and have their name entered into a drawing for prizes.

NEWTOWN, Conn (April 12, 2017)

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) has launched a new campaign called "You may be Surprised to know this about hunting" to connect and even surprise the non-hunting public with stories about improved wildlife populations and the conservation efforts of hunters.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 30, 2017)

Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed hunting regulations for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons and make plans to attend one of three scheduled public hearings. 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 28, 2017)

Spring means it is time for many of Georgia’s wildlife to bear young.  Often, during this part of the year, people come in contact with seemingly “orphaned” young wildlife and want to help – but it is best to leave them where you find them, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.


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