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Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:30

Teachers and students across the state are invited to explore Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests through the 30th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

Mansfield, GA
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:00

Ladies, have you ever wanted to head out to go backpacking or fishing or shooting, but not sure where to start? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division can help...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:00

Outreach and involvement helped secure Game Warden Josh Cockrell of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Law Enforcement Division as the Hunter Education Instructor of the Year,...

Clarkesville, GA
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:00

For the first time in 70 plus years, the Lake Burton Trout Hatchery raceways are empty and dry, and the last of the trout has entered North Georgia streams or been transferred to other trout...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:00

Early teal season and early Canada goose hunting seasons are the first opportunity of the year for waterfowl hunters to get out in the field, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00

Deer, squirrel, turkey, quail, dove, or duck—all hunt-able species in Georgia. But, do you know how to hunt them?

Social Circle, GA
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00

Time to hit the woods in pursuit of Ole Bushytail!

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 09:00

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announced today the appointment of Ted Will to chief of game management.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 09:00

Now online and in print, the 2019–2020 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00

Catch five different bass species and you have a Georgia Bass Slam!

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00

Have you really and truly lived a good southern life if you haven’t spent a whole day fishing and then fried up a “mess” of catfish for dinner?

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00

If you are searching for a new place to fish, be sure to start with one of Georgia’s 10 available public fishing areas (PFA)!

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 20:45

A group of pilot whales involved in strandings Tuesday that left three of them dead along St. Simons Island was seen offshore Wednesday. While further strandings are possible, Georgia Department...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:45

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a$1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private school teacher in the state who demonstrates exceptional energy and...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 08:15

Bald eagle nesting stayed strong in Georgia this season despite a fall hurricane and heavy winter rains, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ annual survey.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:30

The Canada goose lives in a variety of habitats, often in locations that are in close proximity to people, such as suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks, and other developed areas...

Richmond Hill, GA
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:30

Get ready shooters!

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:30

Planning ahead for dove season? The 2019–2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations, which includes doves, were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 09:00

Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2019–2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Mansfield, GA
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 09:00

Haven’t found a summer camp for your child yet?

Columbus, GA
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00

More than 8,000 new acres are available for west Georgia outdoor enthusiasts beginning this fall, thanks to the partnership efforts of multiple agencies.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 01:15

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...