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Recent Press Releases

Social Circle, GA
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:00

Deer, squirrel, turkey, quail, rabbit—all hunt-able species in Georgia. But, do you know how to hunt them?

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:00

For many people, the perfect autumn weekend includes cozy campfires and gooey s’mores surrounded by fiery-hued forests. To help leaf peepers plan their fall escapes, Georgia’s state parks will...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 08:00

Each year, we celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday of September.

Gainesville, GA
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 08:00

Each September, Unicoi State Park typically hosts an Outdoor Adventure Day as part of National Hunting and Fishing Day, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:30

Squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of hunting, and the first opportunity of the year to start replenishing that meat in the freezer, according to...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:30

Early teal season is the first opportunity of the year for waterfowl hunters to get out in the field, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Griffin, GA
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:30

Land management techniques, managing for wildlife and various backyard wildlife subjects top the list of topics at the Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day slated for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:30

Little to no experience operating a handgun? A rifle? A shotgun? We have a great opportunity for you with the "Give It a Shot" shooting courses, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:30

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 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...

Atlanta, GA
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:00

Kick off the summer with an adventure and head up the coast of Georgia to visit some of the most historically enriching sites the Peach State has to offer.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 03:30

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public hearing on proposed mountain bike trails at Standing Boy Creek Wildlife Management Area near Columbus.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 02:30

Two individuals, one volunteer and one game warden, have been selected as Hunter Education Instructors of the Year, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Georgia DNR is working with NOAA Fisheries to collect data used to estimate harvest, discards, a...

Jekyll Island, GA
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 02:00

A new agreement will enhance wetlands for waterfowl, other wildlife and people on Georgia’s premier coastal wildlife management area (WMA). Multiple wetland restoration projects on Altamaha WMA...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 11:00

Now online and in print, the 2018–2019 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 11:00

Created to encourage participation in the shooting sports and emphasize firearms safety, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced today that a new women’s saltwa...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:30

Catch five different bass species and you have a Georgia Bass Slam! This program recognizes anglers with the knowledge and skill to catch different species of bass in a variety of habitats...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:30

A favorite activity of many families is enjoying a day of fishing and then cooking up a “mess” of catfish for dinner. Whether you are a new or experienced angler, you can find fantastic...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:30

Looking for a new fishing spot? You can start with one of Georgia’s 10 available public fishing areas (PFA)! PFAs are managed for fishing by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife...

Brunswick, GA
Friday, July 20, 2018

Georgia Department of Natural Resources(GADNR)/Coastal Resources Division (CRD) has announced that after suffering catastrophic damage during Hurricane Irma, the public dock at the boat ramp in S...

Griffin, GA
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:30

Land management techniques, managing for wildlife and various backyard wildlife subjects top the list of topics at the Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day slated for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:30

Little to no experience operating a handgun? A rifle? A shotgun? We have a great opportunity for you with the "Give It a Shot" shooting courses, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 02:15

On the authority of the 2011 law, the Board of Natural Resources recently approved a measure allowing hunters on private lands across the state to hunt as close as they would like to...

Brunswick, GA
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.  Effective that date, commercia...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 08:15

The first extensive search for peregrine falcon nests in Georgia this century has confirmed three key things.

GA
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 09:00

Renovated Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site reopens June 18

GA
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 09:00

Library patrons can get free admission, discovery backpacks and more through their local library.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 14:00

A few fish floating in a lake as large as Jackson may not raise interest. However, when that turns into a few hundred dead fish, offices at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 09:00

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of habitats. Unfortunately, many of those locations are sometimes in close proximity to people, such as open farmland, rural...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:00

Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2018–2019 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:00
Perry, GA
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 15:00

If your child enjoys being outside, we have a great fun summer camp alert!

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:00

Recent surveys of bald eagle nests across the eastern half of Georgia underscored the national bird’s continued resurgence in the state—and in more ways than one.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 02:00

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...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 02:00

Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review the proposed hunting regulations relative to the legalities of hunting deer over bait, and make plans to attend one of two...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 09:00

Need a reason to go fishing? It is a great way to connect with family and spend quality time together in the outdoors.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2018 through midnight on S...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 09:00

Little to no experience operating a handgun? We have a great opportunity for you with three free upcoming scheduled "Give It a Shot: Handgun 101" classes, according to the Georgia Department of...