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Recent Press Releases

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

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Social Circle, GA
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00

Time to fill up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available!

Social Circle, GA
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00

Hunting is one of the safest sports, with only a small fraction of participants ever involved in a hunting incident.

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 14:00
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 09:00

White County resident Eric Bentley has been named Assistant Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ State Parks and Historic Sites Division. Bentley will oversee operations of...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00

The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 13.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00

Hunters and other interested persons are encouraged to attend any of three upcoming public meetings regarding the draft Strategic Management Plan for Black Bears in Georgia (copy available at...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00

Hunters getting ready for the opening day of primitive weapons deer hunting season, Oct. 13, should first review safety information.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will remain closed to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2018 until cond...

Cordele, GA
Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 09:00

Thomas The Tank Engine™ To visit Cordele, GA on October 19, 20, 21 and 27 & 28.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00

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
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00

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

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:00

Every fall in Georgia, Mother Nature displays her most beautiful work, beckoning travelers from near and far to take in the scenery of the Peach State. From the crisp mountain air, the...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:00

Archery hunters will get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 8, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD)....

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:00

Statistics each year reveal that almost half of all hunting incidents are due to falls or other safety issues with tree stands, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife...

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 09:00

September 29 Event Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Coastal Resources Division/Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new men’s record for vermilion snapper, Rhomboplites aurorubens, landed in Georgia by Scott Funderb...

Atlanta, GA
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 09:00

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Director Becky Kelley was recently honored during the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism. She received the Paul Nelson Award for Outdoor Recreation...

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 09:00

Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Mark Williams has announced the appointment of Jeff Cown to serve as the director of the State Parks & Historic Sites Division of DNR...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed ~3,000 tons of concrete and metal materials, donated by multiple partners, as an enhancement...

Mansfield, GA
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00

What keeps you from heading out to go backpacking or fishing or shooting? Don’t let a lack of information keep you from enjoying all the outdoors has to offer, instead make plans to take part in...

Enigma, GA
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00

A new archery range at Paradise Public Fishing Area (PFA) in Berrien County, located near Enigma, will open Mon., Sept. 3.

Thomasville, GA
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:00

With the groundbreaking ceremony taking place today, firearm and shotgun shooting range enthusiasts can look forward to a new location to visit when the Thomas County Range is completed,...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:00

What are your opening day plans? Georgia’s dove hunting season opens Sat. Sept. 1, 2018, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:00

Hunters in need of the Georgia hunter education course have two options - completely online or a classroom course, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources...

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...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 15:45