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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).
How do you pick the best gift for that outdoors enthusiast on your holiday gift list?
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time to fill up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available!
Hunting is one of the safest sports, with only a small fraction of participants ever involved in a hunting incident.
The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 13.
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).
Hunters getting ready for the opening day of primitive weapons deer hunting season, Oct. 13, should first review safety information.