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Recent Press Releases

Clarkesville, GA
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:00

For the first time in 70 plus years, the Lake Burton Trout Hatchery raceways are empty and dry, and the last of the trout has entered North Georgia streams or been transferred to other trout...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:00

Early teal season and early Canada goose hunting seasons are the first opportunity of the year for waterfowl hunters to get out in the field, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

 A Brunswick angler recently set a new men's state saltwater gamefish record for African Pompano caught Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new women's state saltwater gamefish record for Mutton Snapper (Lutjanus analis), landed A...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00

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

Social Circle, GA
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00

Time to hit the woods in pursuit of Ole Bushytail!

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 09:00

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announced today the appointment of Ted Will to chief of game management.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 09:00

Now online and in print, the 2019–2020 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00

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

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00

Have you really and truly lived a good southern life if you haven’t spent a whole day fishing and then fried up a “mess” of catfish for dinner?

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00

If you are searching for a new place to fish, be sure to start with one of Georgia’s 10 available public fishing areas (PFA)!

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 20:45

A group of pilot whales involved in strandings Tuesday that left three of them dead along St. Simons Island was seen offshore Wednesday. While further strandings are possible, Georgia Department...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from recreational saltwater anglers in collecting data during the upcoming red snapper harvest...

Brunswick, Ga
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new men’s state saltwater gamefish record for dolphin fish (Coryphaena hippurus), also...

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:00

Five Tail-Wagging Adventures in Georgia’s State Parks
Leash up your four-legged best friend to explore Georgia’s State Parks this summer. Kickstart the adventure on a hiking...

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today oversaw the removal of a single-engine airplane that crashed Saturday in the marsh north of Brunswi...

Atlanta, GA
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 13:30
Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:45

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources 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 and...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 08:15

Bald eagle nesting stayed strong in Georgia this season despite a fall hurricane and heavy winter rains, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ annual survey.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today began its annual Adult Red Drum and Shark Longline Survey of the Georgia coast.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:30

The Canada goose lives in a variety of habitats, often in locations that are in close proximity to people, such as suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks, and other developed areas...

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 17, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new men’s state saltwater gamefish record for African pompano (Alectis ciliaris), landed A...

Richmond Hill, GA
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:30

Get ready shooters!

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on June 12, 2019, deployed 800 cubic feet of donated concrete sinkers as an enhancement to artificial beach ree...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:30

Planning ahead for dove season? The 2019–2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations, which includes doves, were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 10, 2019

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a webinar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, to provide the public with an opportunity to give input regarding changes to the Fishery Management...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 09:00

Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2019–2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Mansfield, GA
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 09:00

Haven’t found a summer camp for your child yet?

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Two free, public forums aimed at developing more effective outreach strategies for promoting Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will be held in Savannah this month.

Columbus, GA
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00

More than 8,000 new acres are available for west Georgia outdoor enthusiasts beginning this fall, thanks to the partnership efforts of multiple agencies.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 01:15

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...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 29,...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Satur...

Brunswick, GA
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:15

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