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Georgia’s beaches are not only vacation hotspots, they’re top spots for nesting shorebirds and seabirds, and for migrating species fueling up for long flights to the Arctic.
We can name at least three good reasons why you need to go fishing.
They want your time. So, take some time today to make a lifetime memory for you and your child!
Did you know that black bears rarely become aggressive when encountered by people?
Artwork on display at state botanical garden in Athens.
Get ready shooters! A recently renovated shooting range at Wilson Shoals Wildlife Management Area, located near Alto, officially re-opens to the public on Tues., May 7.
The Georgia Youth Birding Competition connected scores of children and teens with birds last weekend, with one team setting a record count and all 27 teams gaining a greater appreciation of wildlife.
This past week marks the first of the walleye harvest from the newly renovated Walton Fish Hatchery facility in Social Circle, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
A recently renovated shooting range at West Point Wildlife Management Area, located near LaGrange, officially re-opened today to shooting enthusiasts interested in working on their target skills.
Nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles is on. A clutch of eggs buried on Cumberland Island opened Georgia’s 31st year of comprehensive nest monitoring today.
For those evenings when you just want to wet a line no matter what the time, you can now night fish at nine Public Fishing Areas beginning May 1 through Sept. 30, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
Looking for a fun summer camp for your outdoors-loving child? The Go Fish Education Center is hosting three Fishing Day Camps this June and July.
Ever wondered what to do with your wild child during the summer? Well, look no more.
Come get “wild” at the Keeping Georgia Wild Festival at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center near Mansfield, Georgia, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., May 18, 2019.
Many species of wildlife, 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 most commonly because of easy access to “food.”
Striped bass, an angler favorite, can be found in large rivers and reservoirs. But did you know that many of these fish are hatched, raised and stocked by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division?
The Canada goose is an adaptable bird found everywhere from open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.
During the spring, it is not unusual for people to 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.
As spring hits full stride, John Jensen will begin answering more calls and emails about snakes.
Do you enjoy Georgia’s wildlife and wild places?
Four budding bird artists have been selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 14th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced today.
Anglers and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed fishing regulation changes, and then make plans to offer comment by one of several methods.
Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed hunting regulation changes relative to the 2019–2020 and the 2020–2021 hunting seasons, and then make plans to offer comment at one of three scheduled public hearings, or through other available methods.
The arrival of spring heralds many things, including increased reports of black bear sightings and activity.
Wildlife-viewing projects from DeKalb County to Jekyll Island and Pickens County to Covington will receive grants to improve public opportunities to see and learn about animals, plants and habitats considered conservation priorities in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan.
Striped bass fishing is a favorite pastime for many Lake Hartwell anglers.
Last year, more than one million trout were stocked in Georgia. This year, that number should increase!
Do you need hunter education before you head to the woods? You have options!
Before you head to the woods this Spring in pursuit of a gobbler or two, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages all hunters to take some time to review important turkey hunting safety tips.
Georgia turkey hunters are ready for the season to open on Saturday, Mar. 23.
For shorebirds on Georgia beaches, nesting and rearing chicks requires surviving a gauntlet of threats.
The statewide turkey hunting season opens on March 23.
Explore the outdoors, see birds and other wildlife, compete for fun, enjoy free food: What’s there not to like about Georgia’s Youth Birding Competition?
In 2018, more than 100 anglers reeled in an Angler Award for outstanding catches.
Catching a Georgia Bass Slam is already quite the accomplishment, but how about topping it off with winning the grand prize for the 2018 Bass Slam?