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Recent Press Releases

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...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:00

The Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield, South Carolina recently hosted the Second Annual Southeastern Youth Clay Target Combine.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 09:00

Splash into Summer Water Activities at Georgia State Parks.

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.

REIDSVILLE, GA
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:00

Grand Opening is May 10 in Reidsville.

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...

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 09:00

Six Ways to Make Memories with Mom in Georgia's State Parks.

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 09:00

With designs that leverage the scenic and diverse terrains from lakes to forests across the state, Georgia State Park Golf Courses compare favorably to some of the state’s best private courses...

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.

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:00

Brasstown Valley Resort and Riverwood Golf Club Named Top Courses in the Country.

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! 

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently coordinated a materials enhancement at Glynn County’s Jekyll Island Pier Inshore Artificial Reef. The enhancement was conducted behind the wes...

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) has recently completed an enhancement of the Henry Vassa Cate inshore artificial reef located in St. Si...

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 09:00

Six picture-perfect Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites settings.

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.

Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

GCMP LogoThe Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP) is celebrating its 20th...

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...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:15