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SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Most human-bear encounters, such as a bear sighting, a bear up on a porch, or a bear in someone’s trash, are minor situations and almost all could be avoided if we become BearWise, according to the

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

The sandhill habitats of Georgia’s Coastal Plain are home to many rare species of plants and animals.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Twelve school children were announced today as statewide winners in the Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

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 Resources’

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Need a reason to go fishing and boating?

PERRY, GA

The Go Fish Education Center is hosting three Fishing Day Camps this June and July.

MANSFIELD, GA

Maybe you have a kid that would rather be outdoors than inside, or maybe you have one that likes science, or maybe you just have a kid that just needs to get some “wild” energy out.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Many species of wildlife, such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks can cause conflicts due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings, according to the

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Waterfowl hunting season planning can now get underway since the 2020–2021 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Brunswick, GA

Nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles is on. The first clutch of loggerhead eggs was found this morning buried in the sand on a Cumberland Island beach.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

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.

FORSYTH, GA

As spring hits full stride, Daniel Sollenberger will field more calls and emails about snakes. And most will involve two questions: What species is this and what should I do?

BRUNSWICK, GA

With sea turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia’s coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these big and rare animals.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announced today the promotion of Alan Isler to Chief of the WRD Game Management Section.

ATLANTA, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced the selection of the Georgia Recreational Trails Program grants recipients for construction and rehabilitation of trails.

ATLANTA, GA

During the morning hours of April 13, a severe weather event contributed to significant damage across the state of Georgia, including reports of tornadoes, downed trees and powerlines, and destruct

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

As the weather gets warmer, and people become more active outdoors, it is not unusual to see young wildlife that appear to be alone. Before you help - observe, but don’t disturb!

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Sightings of Georgia’s native black bears typically begin to pick up in the spring.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Four budding bird artists have been selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 15th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced today.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Out of safety concerns regarding the coronavirus, Georgia’s 15th annual Youth Birding Competition has been postponed from April 24–25 to Aug. 29–30.

CLAXTON, GA

Get ready archery enthusiasts!

Gainesville, GA

In 2020, trout anglers can look forward to approximately 750,000 fish hitting the water thanks to the long-standing partnership of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resource Div

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

To protect your health and ours, the Wildlife Resources Division strongly suggests online and email license buying procedures.

ATLANTA, GA

Officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are reminding citizens that all DNR-managed properties are open and welcoming visitors during normal operating hours.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Gobble. Cluck. Purr. Georgia turkey hunters are practicing their best turkey calls as they get ready for the statewide turkey hunting season opening Saturday, Mar.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Hunters will soon head to the woods in search of a good ‘ole Georgia gobbler.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Do you need hunter education before you head to the woods? You have options!

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Grant projects announced today by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will improve public opportunities to see and learn about native animals, plants and habitats across the state.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

While the statewide turkey hunting season opens March 21, youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have an early chance to harvest a bird during the special opportunity turkey sea

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Anglers, no need to worry, the rain that is falling is paving the way for some great upcoming fishing trips!

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Last year, 200 anglers reeled in an Angler Award for outstanding catches—that is a new record!