DNR Press Release archived

Archived Press Releases

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from recreational saltwater anglers in collecting data during the upcoming red snapper harvest...

Brunswick, Ga
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new men’s state saltwater gamefish record for dolphin fish (Coryphaena hippurus), also...

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:00

Five Tail-Wagging Adventures in Georgia’s State Parks
Leash up your four-legged best friend to explore Georgia’s State Parks this summer. Kickstart the adventure on a hiking...

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today oversaw the removal of a single-engine airplane that crashed Saturday in the marsh north of Brunswi...

Atlanta, GA
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 13:30
Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:45

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a$1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private school teacher in the state who demonstrates exceptional energy and...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 08:15

Bald eagle nesting stayed strong in Georgia this season despite a fall hurricane and heavy winter rains, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ annual survey.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today began its annual Adult Red Drum and Shark Longline Survey of the Georgia coast.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:30

The Canada goose lives in a variety of habitats, often in locations that are in close proximity to people, such as suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks, and other developed areas...

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 17, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new men’s state saltwater gamefish record for African pompano (Alectis ciliaris), landed A...

Richmond Hill, GA
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:30

Get ready shooters!

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on June 12, 2019, deployed 800 cubic feet of donated concrete sinkers as an enhancement to artificial beach ree...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:30

Planning ahead for dove season? The 2019–2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations, which includes doves, were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 10, 2019

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a webinar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, to provide the public with an opportunity to give input regarding changes to the Fishery Management...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 09:00

Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2019–2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Mansfield, GA
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 09:00

Haven’t found a summer camp for your child yet?

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Two free, public forums aimed at developing more effective outreach strategies for promoting Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will be held in Savannah this month.

Columbus, GA
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00

More than 8,000 new acres are available for west Georgia outdoor enthusiasts beginning this fall, thanks to the partnership efforts of multiple agencies.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 01:15

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...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 29,...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Satur...

Brunswick, GA
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:15

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.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:15

We can name at least three good reasons why you need to go fishing.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:15

They want your time. So, take some time today to make a lifetime memory for you and your child!

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 09:00

Collect 59 New Badges at State Parks & Historic Sites.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:15

Did you know that black bears rarely become aggressive when encountered by people?

Social Circle, GA
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:15

Artwork on display at state botanical garden in Athens.

WINDER, GA
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 09:00

Public Ceremony was at 11 a.m., May 14, 2019.

Alto, GA
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:00

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.

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 09:00

Eight Ways to Make Memories with Mom in Georgia’s State Parks

Americus, GA
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 08:00
Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 09:00

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...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:00

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...

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 09:00

This year, spend Father’s Day enjoying the great outdoors with Dad. Georgia State Parks offer many outdoor adventures to make his day an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Daytrip to...

BRUNSWICK, GA
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 15:00

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.

LaGrange, GA
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:00

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...

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:00

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...

PERRY, Ga
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:00

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.

MANSFIELD, Ga
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:00

Ever wondered what to do with your wild child during the summer? Well, look no more.

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

An annual survey released today by the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources shows the state’s coastal environment improved its ecological health in 2018...

MANSFIELD, Ga
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:00

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.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:00

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,...

Richmond Hill, GA
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 08:00

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...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 08:00

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.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 09:00

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...

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 09:00

After a day filled with adventure, you want a truly unique place to grab some zzzz’s. You want a place that’s fun to tell your friends about. Check out these seven suggestions for accommodations...

Forsyth, GA
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 16:00

As spring hits full stride, John Jensen will begin answering more calls and emails about snakes.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 09:00

Do you enjoy Georgia’s wildlife and wild places?

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 09:45

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...

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:45
Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 09:00

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.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 09:00

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...

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 16:30

 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 09:00

The arrival of spring heralds many things, including increased reports of black bear sightings and activity.

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 09:00

Warmer weather is upon us, just in time for geocache enthusiasts to participate in the newly updated Georgia History Trail GeoTour. Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is excited to announce...

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:45

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...

CHATSWORTH, GA
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 09:00

Elliot Murrer was recently promoted to Manager of Fort Mountain State Park in Chatsworth. He replaces Brad Ballard who was promoted to Region Manager for the park system. Murrer started his career...

Hartwell, GA
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 09:00

Striped bass fishing is a favorite pastime for many Lake Hartwell anglers.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 09:00

Last year, more than one million trout were stocked in Georgia. This year, that number should increase!

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 09:00

Georgia turkey hunters are ready for the season to open on Saturday, Mar. 23.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 09:00

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...

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 09:00

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

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 01:00

For shorebirds on Georgia beaches, nesting and rearing chicks requires surviving a gauntlet of threats.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 08:45

The statewide turkey hunting season opens on March 23.

HELEN, GA
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:00

Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site employees were honored recently during a statewide Rangers Conference. More than 150 assistant managers, park rangers and maintenance technicians...

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 08:45

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?

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 11:00

In 2018, more than 100 anglers reeled in an Angler Award for outstanding catches.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 11:00
SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 11:00
SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:00

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?

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 09:00

Thanks to the many easily accessible Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites locations and the variety of outdoor activities suitable for all ages and skill levels, it doesn’t get much better than...

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 02:45

Gov. Brian Kemp recognized three corporate forest landowners today for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife across Georgia.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 09:00

History buffs are in for a treat with the latest Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites perk. New for 2019, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites have added online sales of Historic Sites...

Juliette, GA
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 09:00

To celebrate the re-opening of Dames Ferry Campground, the public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. Located on Lake Juliette in Monroe County, the popular...

BAINBRIDGE, GA
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 08:15

An endangered bird is receiving emergency help in Georgia following Hurricane Michael, thanks to a timely grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Midway, GA
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 09:00

Fort Morris State Historic Site recently expanded its operating hours so that visitors can now tour any day of the week. The grounds are now open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and the museum is open 9...

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 08:00

Planning on going fishing this year? If so, the new 2019 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide can help, says the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD)....

Brunswick, Ga.
Friday, January 11, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new women's state record for pinfish (lagodon rhomboides), landed Dec. 28, 2018, by Jordan McCullou...

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 09:00

Georgia’s State Parks Offer Outdoor Quests

Atlanta, GA
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 09:00

To spotlight Georgia’s fascinating past, State Historic Sites are offering free admission on Sunday, February 10. The event is part of Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration of “Super...

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 04:00

Hey kids! Do you enjoy nature as well as creating artwork? Georgia’s 14th annual Youth Birding Competition invites resident children and teens to celebrate birds through a T-shirt Art Contest....

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Friday, January 4, 2019 - 08:00

Hunters and other interested persons are encouraged to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of proposed hunting regulations for the 2019–2020 and 2020–2021...

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

 A plan to remove a tug boat that sank Dec. 19, 2018, in Jekyll Creek west of Jekyll island, Ga., is underway.