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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the appointment of two new deputy commissioners: Thomas Barnard as Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Trevor Santos as Deputy C
Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) staff recently captured non-native flathead catfish while sampling in the Ogeechee River.
Go Draw a Fish Georgia! The Fish Art Contest for 2023-24 is officially underway.
Hey, kids! Do you enjoy nature as well as creating artwork? Georgia’s 18th annual Youth Birding Competition invites resident children and teens to celebrate birds through a T-shirt art contest.
National Hunting and Fishing Day, the fourth Saturday of every September, is a day meant to recognize generations of hunters and anglers that have given their time and money to help make wildlife c
Ready to start the Georgia hunting season? If your plans include utilizing a tree stand, don’t overlook important safety precautions.
The statewide archery deer hunting season begins Saturday, Sept. 9, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
Even though the heat of summer is in full effect, hungry bears are packing on the pounds and female bears are teaching foraging skills to their cubs as they prepare for the winter.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal disease affecting deer, has not been detected in Georgia and you can be instrumental in helping keep it out, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Re
Before you pick the best dove field to visit this year, be sure you have completed a hunter education course.
The Georgia dove hunting season opens Sat. Sept. 2, 2023, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
If you are interested in bagging some early birds this year, be sure to take advantage of the upcoming early hunting seasons for teal and Canada goose, according to the Georgia Department of Natura
Women wanting to explore activities like backpacking, fishing, shooting and more can sometimes be left wondering, how do I get started? We have a great answer!
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is again offering a $1,000 grant to a kindergarten through fifth-grade public or private school teacher in the state who demonstrates exceptional energy
Teachers and students across the state are invited to celebrate wildlife through art by participating in the 34th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.
At least 75 percent, maybe more, of the flowering plants on earth receive pollination from insects or animals, with elements like wind assisting others.
Squirrel for dinner? Yes, please. Whether fried with gravy, barbeque style, slow cooker, in a casserole, or any other delicious way, squirrel is a healthy, sustainable source of protein.
A blue catfish tagging project on the Satilla River is underway and Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) researchers need your help!
We know it is summertime now – but hunting season will be here before you know it.
When making family plans for the summer, be sure to include time to visit one or more of Georgia’s 11 Public Fishing Areas (PFA).
Take the test!
The clock is ticking for Georgia pet owners who have any of the six reptile species newly regulated by the state to get their pets tagged and registered.