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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting nominations for two seats representing Georgia for a three-year term on a regional fishery management body.
Hey, kids! Do you enjoy nature as well as creating artwork?
Beach Advisories Lifted for Glynn Beaches
Five Tail-Wagging Adventures in Georgia's State Parks.
One silver lining from 2020 has been discovering the joy of outdoor adventures. Parks all across the country welcomed record numbers of visitors looking for fresh air, peaceful scenery and heart-pumping exercise. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start daydreaming about future getaways. The newly published “2021 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” is a helpful resource for planning spring break, romantic retreats and summer vacations.
Kick off the brand new year by using the 2021 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide as you make all your fishing plans says the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:55 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, and close at 8:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Georgia’s commercial and recreational shrimpers will have more time this season to harvest food shrimp after the state Department of Natural Resources extended the shrimping season Monday.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announced the appointment of Thom Litts to Assistant Director. Litts is a longtime employee of the division, most recently serving as chief of the fisheries management section.
Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 12 a.m. on Friday., Jan. 1, 2021 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Shad season is scheduled to run through midnight on Mar. 31, 2021.
Hunters in Laurens County have two new public hunting locations available this season.
Teachers and students across the state are invited to celebrate wildlife and their habitats through art by participating in the 31st annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.
Volunteers Asked to Report Monarch Winter Sightings
This holiday season, give the outdoors enthusiast on your list a “license” to get a little wild.
This Black Friday, chose waterfalls over online malls by joining the #OptOutside movement. Created by retailer REI, the national initiative encourages Americans to improve their well-being through outdoor experiences. Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites have plenty of trails and lakes to provide inspiration. An added bonus is working off that pumpkin pie, plus state parks are open Thanksgiving Day as well. Below are five ways to #OptOutside and breath in fresh air.
Anticipating more than 5,000 users each year, state lawmakers, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Deputy Commissioner Walter Rabon, and Chattahoochee Hills Mayor Tom Reed, and others today dedicated a new boat ramp giving boaters, paddlers and anglers significantly improved access to the Chattahoochee River.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently coordinated a materials enhancement at Bear River and Van Dyke Creek Inshore Artificial Reefs located in St. Catherine’s Sound.
With waterfowl hunting season opening Sat., Nov. 21, duck hunters can get to picking their favorite wetland location, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
This holiday season, share fresh air and the great outdoors with your friends and family. Choose from outdoorsy ideas below and watch a thoughtful present turn into an infatuation with Mother Nature. To make shopping even easier, Georgia’s park system just unveiled a new online retail store with ParkPasses, hiking stick medallions, camping-themed gifts, and more.