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Glynn County, GA

Beach Advisories Lifted on St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island

ATLANTA, GA

Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recognized three corporate forest landowners Tuesday for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts across the state.

The many benefits of prescribed fire on Georgia forestland are being recognized Feb. 2–8 during "Prescribed Fire Awareness Week."

CLAXTON, GA

More than 6,300 new acres at the Canoochee Sandhills Wildlife Management Area, located in Bulloch and Bryan Counties, is now available for southeast Georgia outdoor enthusiasts, thanks to the partnership efforts of multiple agencies and Foundations.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Catching a Georgia Bass Slam is already an accomplishment, but it’s even better when you win the annual grand prize for the 2019 Bass Slam! Out of the 37 anglers that completed a Slam last year, the 2019 winner is Eric Runge of Winder, Ga., according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Congrats Eric! Now, time to start working on that 2020 Slam.

ATLANTA, GA

Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, so Georgia’s State Parks are offering 10 ways to celebrate over the weekend. From sunset hikes to hayrides, park rangers have planned outdoorsy events for couples, families and even Fido. Check out the suggestions below or find your own way to surprise your nature-loving sweetheart on GaStateParks.org.

Chatham County, GA

Beach Advisory Lifted for Tybee Strand Beach on Tybee Island

Chatham County, GA

Beach Advisory Lifted for Tybee Strand Beach on Tybee Island

Brunswick, Ga.

The Sunbury Boat Ramp at the end of Ft. Morris Road in Sunbury, Ga., will be closed for 45 days beginning today for a parking lot improvement project.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Buyer Beware! A scam license website has been detected by the Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division. This site appears to be active in both North Georgia and on the coast.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Little to no experience operating a firearm or bow? We have a great opportunity for you with several upcoming scheduled "Give It a Shot” classes, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

 

Brunswick, Ga.

Effective in 2020, saltwater anglers will see a simple change in the Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit.

Brunswick, Ga

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources invites the public to attend a presentation on coastal resiliency at noon Jan. 28. 

Social Circle, GA

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announced today the appointment of Thom Litts to chief of fisheries management.

Social Circle, GA

Wanted: More projects that need a hand helping Georgians enjoy and better understand animals, plants and habitats emphasized in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan.

Social Circle, GA

A Bulloch County teacher’s proposal to create a pollinator garden earned her school a $1,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Port Wentworth, GA

Conservation agencies and organizations teamed up with officials at the Imperial Sugar plant to rescue a manatee and her calf from the Savannah River Friday.

Social Circle, GA

This holiday season, give the wildlife enthusiast on your list a “license” to keep enjoying the activities they love.

Jesup, GA

DNR-OSI acquisition, home to the largest known population of endangered hairy rattleweed, will help conserve at-risk species.

Waycross, GA

Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 12 a.m. on Weds., Jan. 1, 2020 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).