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Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 02:00
Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 09:00
Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 09:00
Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:00
Forsyth, GA
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:00

As spring fades into summer, the number of snake-related calls and emails to John Jensen go up. But most center on two questions: What species is this and what do I do with it?

Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 09:00

Sea turtle nesting season is on in Georgia.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 09:00

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” Doug Larson

Brunswick, GA
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 10:00

Georgia’s beaches are not only vacation hotspots, in spring and summer they’re top spots for nesting shorebirds and seabirds, and for migrating species fueling up for long flights to the Arctic...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:15

Helping keep Georgia wild just got easier.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:00

Artwork on display at state botanical gardens in Athens.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:00

The Georgia Youth Birding Competition again showed its value last weekend, drawing a diverse crowd of young birders who enjoyed the outdoors as they ranged from barrier islands to metro Atlanta...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 08:00

Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) offices receive and respond to more than 1,200 calls about black bears each year.

Mansfield, GA
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 08:00

Come get “wild” at the Keeping Georgia Wild Festival at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center near Mansfield, Georgia, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., May 19, 2018. Be one of the first...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 08:00

Animals 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.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 08:00

Beginning May 1 and through Sept. 30, nine Georgia Public Fishing Areas (PFA) will offer night fishing opportunities.

Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 03:00

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.

Albany, GA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 03:00

A new boat ramp giving boaters, paddlers and anglers improved access to the Kinchafoonee Creek and to the upper reaches of Lake Worth opened today in Lee County.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:00

Four budding bird artists recently were selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 13th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:00

Do you enjoy Georgia’s wildlife and wild places?

Monticello, GA
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:00

Give It a Shot: Handgun 101, is a perfect opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence in handgun use, but be sure to register soon as space is limited! 

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 01:00

The best thing people can do when they see a young animal, or in fact any wildlife, is to leave it exactly as they found it.

Swainsboro, GA
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 09:00

Turkey Hunters in Emanuel County have some new acreage to target this year thanks to more than 6,000 new acres available at Ohoopee Dunes WMA, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00

Today U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00

State and federal agencies are planning a controlled burn at Tallulah Gorge State Park this spring to benefit unique wildlife at one of Georgia’s most unique places.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:30

Let your “wild” child explore the coastal areas of Georgia this summer at the Adventures in Conservation Education camp.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:30

For the month of April, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division is giving a free ammo can, while supplies last, to everyone that visits any staffed shooting range on a week day.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:30

Learn more about steps you can take today, to prevent nuisance goose issues this summer.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30

Do you need hunter education before you head to the woods for turkey season?

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30

All hunters are encouraged to review important turkey hunting safety tips.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30

Gobble. Cluck. Purr. Music to the ears of all the eager turkey hunters ready for the season to open on Saturday, Mar. 24.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:30

Catch five different bass species and you have a Georgia Bass Slam!

Social Circle, GA
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:30

Historically, reports of black bear sightings increase each year after the start of spring when hungry bears emerge from their winter den sites.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 14:00

Wildlife-viewing projects from Athens to Colquitt and Atlanta to Brunswick will receive grants to improve public opportunities to see and learn about animals, plants and natural habitats...

Gainesville, GA
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:00

Did you know that more than one million trout will be stocked in Georgia this year?

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 01:00

Youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season on March 17–18, 2018.

Perry, GA
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 01:00

Be sure to encourage your young artist(s) to enter the 20th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art contest.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:00

Need fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers? Look no further than the updated 2018 fishing prospects on the WRD website. 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 09:00

Time to aim for the bullseye! More than 800 students from the state’s top school archery teams will compete March 2 in the annual National Archery in the Schools Georgia state tournament.