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Brunswick, Ga.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams today announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Glynn County, GA

Beach Advisories Lifted on St. Simons Island

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Most human-bear encounters, such as a bear sighting, a bear up on a porch, or a bear in someone’s trash, are minor situations and almost all could be avoided if we become BearWise, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

The sandhill habitats of Georgia’s Coastal Plain are home to many rare species of plants and animals. To highlight this important landscape and its inhabitants, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and partners have released the “Teacher Guide to Georgia Sandhills.”

 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Twelve school children were announced today as statewide winners in the Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

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 Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Brunswick, Ga.

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., Monday, June 1, 2020, through midnight Monday, Sept. 30, 2020. 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Need a reason to go fishing and boating? Here are just a few: Connection—fishing and boating offer a great way to connect with family and friends; Stress Relief—fishing is a great way to relax; and Conservation—the funds from your fishing license help conserve Georgia lakes, rivers and streams.  National Fishing and Boating Week, June 6–14, 2020, offers another great reason to get outdoors, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

PERRY, GA

The Go Fish Education Center is hosting three Fishing Day Camps this June and July.

Brunswick, Ga.

The 2020 Georgia commercial cast net lottery is open for applications. 

MANSFIELD, GA

Maybe you have a kid that would rather be outdoors than inside, or maybe you have one that likes science, or maybe you just have a kid that just needs to get some “wild” energy out.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently completed the first phase of a major oyster bed restoration project in Glynn County. 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Many species of wildlife, such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks can cause conflicts due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Why? It is most commonly because of easy access to “food.”

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Waterfowl hunting season planning can now get underway since the 2020–2021 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Brunswick, GA

Nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles is on. The first clutch of loggerhead eggs was found this morning buried in the sand on a Cumberland Island beach.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) today released the 2019 Coastal Ecosystem Report Card, which gave Georgia’s coast a score of 80 percent, or “A-."

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird found everywhere from open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. This ability to thrive in a variety of habitats can sometimes bring an increase in nuisance complaints, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

FORSYTH, GA

As spring hits full stride, Daniel Sollenberger will field more calls and emails about snakes. And most will involve two questions: What species is this and what should I do?