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Recent Press Releases

Waycross, GA
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 08:00

Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 12 a.m. on Tues., Jan. 1, 2019 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:00

How do you pick the best gift for that outdoors enthusiast on your holiday gift list?

Social Circle, GA
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 08:00

Wanted: More projects that need a hand helping Georgians enjoy and better understand animals, plants and habitats emphasized in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan.

Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 08:00

With the opening day of waterfowl season right around the corner, the job of repairing Hurricane Irma damages to the Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area (located on the Altamaha Wildlife Management Area), continues. Waterfowl hunters planning to hunt this area should take note of repairs and conditions to help prevent unwanted surprises and frustrations. 

Social Circle, GA
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 08:00

Beginning today, hunters can apply for two scheduled youth quail quota hunts that will take place on land managed for bobwhite quail, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. These hunts are made possible by generous private landowners that participate in Georgia’s Bobwhite Quail Initiative.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 08:00

With waterfowl hunting season opening Sat., Nov. 17, duck and goose hunters across Georgia should find similar wetland conditions to last year, according to experts with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 08:00

Preventing Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from entering Georgia is an ongoing effort. Hunters can help reduce that risk by understanding current regulations that prohibit the importation of live cervids (member of the deer family) and restrict the importation of certain cervid carcass parts from known CWD-infected states.

Knoxville, TN
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:00

The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have reached a multi-agency agreement to provide continued funding for three federal fish hatcheries that have stocked waters in Georgia and Tennessee with millions of trout.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 09:00

Little to no experience operating a handgun? A rifle? A shotgun? We have a great opportunity for you with the "Give It a Shot" shooting courses, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 09:00

Watch out for deer on and near roads this fall! Motorists are urged to exercise caution this time of year as it is peak deer activity season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 09:00

A Monroe County teacher’s proposal to create a habitat for bats has earned a $1,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 17:00

Teachers and students across the state are invited to explore Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests through the 29th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

Calhoun, GA
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 15:00

A busy northwest Georgia bridge and the massive colony of bats that call it home are both better off thanks to recent work that preserved the structure and its wildlife.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00

Time to fill up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available!

Social Circle, GA
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00

Hunting is one of the safest sports, with only a small fraction of participants ever involved in a hunting incident.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00

The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 13.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00

Hunters and other interested persons are encouraged to attend any of three upcoming public meetings regarding the draft Strategic Management Plan for Black Bears in Georgia (copy available at https://georgiawildlife.com/bear-info).

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00

Hunters getting ready for the opening day of primitive weapons deer hunting season, Oct. 13, should first review safety information.