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Social Circle, Ga.

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including youth, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildl

Social Circle, Ga.

Grab the fishing pole and the tackle box and let’s go gas up the boat, National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) begins soon!

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announces the promotion of Kaitlin Goode to Chief of Communication, Education and Outreach.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proud to announce the Georgia winners of the Fish Art Contest.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

While most Georgians treasure seeing backyard wildlife like songbirds and squirrels, the sentiment might fade if you find wildlife digging through your trash can or tearing open bags of pet food on

Brunswick, GA.

Georgia’s nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles began with a three-island rush last weekend. A nest each was found on Wassaw and Jekyll islands, plus two on Blackbeard.

BRUNSWICK, Ga.

Georgia beaches are not only vacation destinations, they are prime spots for nesting shorebirds and seabirds and for migrating species feeding for long flights to the Arctic.

MANSFIELD, GA

Let’s get the whole family outdoors to enjoy the free Keeping GA Wild Family Festival at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC) near Mansfield, Georgia, scheduled for Sat., May 18, 2024 (9 am –

ATLANTA, GA

The Georgia Board of Natural Resources on April 24 named a former congressman as the recipient of the 2023 Rock Howard Conservation Achievement Award during its meeting on Jekyll Island.

Social Circle, Ga.

Public input is important and valuable in the development and implementation of state regulations, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA.

The 18th annual Georgia Youth Birding Competition drew over 100 young birders to Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Saturday, with teams reporting a combined 189 species.
 

Social Circle, Ga.

Sick birds are occasionally reported in backyards across Georgia. A common denominator in these incidents is feeders and feeding areas that are not cleaned regularly.

Social Circle, Ga.

The Canada goose adapts easily to different environments, from open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

Social Circle, Ga.

Twelve schoolchildren have been announced as statewide winners in the Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

Dalton, Ga.

Exciting news out of Northwest Georgia this week with the establishment of a new state record rock bass.

Wouldn’t you like a plan on how to make a Georgia Bass Slam happen for you? We got you.

Social Circle, Ga.

Catching your first fish makes for a wonderful memory.

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.

Before you pick up or attempt to assist any wildlife, no matter its age or condition, remember that it is best to leave young birds, bunnies, or fawns where they are found, according to the Georgia

Social Circle, Ga.

While many animals remain “hidden” throughout the winter months, spring brings wildlife, including black bears, back into view.

Social Circle, Ga.

Six grant projects announced today by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will improve public opportunities to see and learn about native animals and plants statewide.

Social Circle, Ga.

Are you heading out for a turkey hunt this year?

Social Circle, Ga.

The statewide Georgia turkey hunting season opens on private land on Sat., March 30, 2024, and on public lands, including Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and National Forest land, on Sat., April 6

Atlanta, Ga.

Under the leadership of Commissioner Walter Rabon, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced its renewed commitment to providing hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreational o

Forsyth, Ga.

As spring warms up, snakes are moving and Daniel Sollenberger’s phone is ringing.

Atlanta, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the selection of the 2023-2024 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program grants for conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

Social Circle, Ga.

When the stakes are as high as keeping Georgia waters safe from invaders, the vigilance doesn’t end.

Gainesville, Ga.

As the end of March draws near, trout stocking trucks are loading up high-quality trout to head to your favorite North Georgia waterways.

A recent announcement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shared that over $1.3 billion in apportionments will be disbursed to U.S.

Social Circle, Ga.

If you are ready to go bag a gobbler, but need to take a hunter education class first - you have options!

Social Circle, Ga.

Youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have an early chance to harvest a gobbler during a special opportunity turkey season March 23-24, 2024, that takes place prior to the open

Social Circle, Ga.

Over 300 anglers reeled in a Georgia Angler Award last year. Will you be on the 2024 list?

Social Circle, Ga.

If you could only choose one source for fishing information for the lake or river you plan to visit – we have a suggestion, the Georgia Fishing Forecasts. 

Social Circle, Ga.

Eight budding bird artists have been selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 18th annual Youth Birding Competition, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.