Category Archives: Outdoors

SWGA Hunters Show Up for Public Meeting in Moultrie

Approximately 65 hunters met at Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie on Tuesday night for public input about hunting regulations for the upcoming seasons.  Approximately 20 hunters voiced concerns about various topics including bear hunting seasons in the Southern Zone, WMA regulations and the dates of deer season, particularly the season ending too early in most southwest Georgia… Read More »




January Public Meetings Set to Discuss 2017-2019 Hunting Regulations

If you are currently unhappy with the current hunting season length let your voice be heard.  Below is the information on the upcoming meetings. Press Release: From Georgiawildlife.com Hunters and other interested persons are encouraged to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of proposed hunting regulations for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 hunting seasons. These… Read More »

Yeti FLW College Fishing Coming to Lake Seminole

PRESS RELEASE YETI FLW COLLEGE FISHING 2017 SEASON OPENER SET FOR LAKE SEMINOLE BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (Jan. 3, 2017) – The 2017 Yeti FLW College Fishing tournament season will kick off Jan. 14 at Lake Seminole for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top… Read More »

Hunters! Deer Archery Season Opens Sat., Sept. 10

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (8/31/2016) Archers will get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 10, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Last year, 132,641 archery hunters harvested more than 66,039 deer. Statewide, hunters can use archery equipment throughout the entire 2016-2017 deer season (ending Jan. 8, 2017). “The early… Read More »




Field Days Provide Students the “Next Step” in Hunter Education

Completed Hunter Education – now what? Take your knowledge to the next level by attending a Hunter Education Field Day. These “hands-on” learning experiences give students a chance to build on the knowledge and skills gained in their initial hunter education course. “While all of the hunter education courses available to Georgia students provide a beginning knowledge of hunting… Read More »

Gulf Gag grouper season began June 1; new size limit effective same day

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters June 1. The black grouper and gag minimum size limit will increase from 22-inches to 24-inches total length in Gulf state waters starting June 1, to match recent changes in Gulf federal waters. The gag grouper recreational season will be June… Read More »

Georgia’s new Turkey Tracker provides stats on annual harvest

Hunters participating in the spring 2016 turkey season, which ended May 15, had something new to remember, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division – the reporting of all harvested turkeys. All turkey hunters, including those under 16 years of age, landowners, honorary, lifetime, and sportsman license holders, were required to obtain a free… Read More »




Stevens and Meeks win Lake Seminole Open

The Lake Seminole Open was held in conjunction with Rivertown Days in Bainbridge this past weekend.  It appears as though the big girls have started finding the beds on the big water – here are the results from the tournament, courtesy of the Bainbridge C0nvention and Visitor’s Bureau: LAKE SEMINOLE OPEN 1st PLACE OVERALL WINNERS: Terry Stevens and… Read More »

Gulf amberjack, triggerfish season to re-open in Gulf with new minimum size for amberjack

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1 and the greater amberjack size limit will change from 30 inches to 34 inches fork length in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 4. Recent stock assessments have indicated that greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in the… Read More »




Recent Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Incident Reports

The following is a selection of incidents reported by rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division: Department of Natural Resources November 1 – November 7, 2015 Region V- Albany (Southwest) STEWART COUNTY On November 7th, Cpl. Steve Robinson encountered a father and his 16 year old son hunting. The pair were deer hunting without… Read More »




Lane Leads Bassmaster Open Tournament on Lake Seminole

Friday’s weigh-in begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge. The final weigh-in for the Top 12 anglers on Saturday will take place at 4:30 p.m. ET at Bass Pro Shops, 4059 Lagniappe Way, Tallahassee, FL 32317. BAINBRIDGE, GA. — Although Lake Seminole teems with heavyweight largemouth bass, there were sour predictions from the anglers who are competing here… Read More »

Drivers urged to be on lookout for deer crossing roadways this fall

New map breaks down county-by-county when drivers should be more vigilant Athens, Ga. — Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. UGA researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists… Read More »




Free, fun outdoor events planned for National Hunting and Fishing Day

No matter if you spend a lot of time outdoors or are brand new to such recreational activities, you will most certainly enjoy any of the many FREE celebratory events scheduled for National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “If you are interested in outdoor… Read More »

Georgia Man Ordered to Pay $1.6 million in Deer Trafficking Case

Georgia Man Ordered to Pay $1.6 million in Deer Trafficking Case News Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio Benjamin N. Chason, 61, of Climax, Georgia pleaded guilty and was sentenced in U.S. District Court for three charges related to violating the Lacey Act. Chason was ordered to pay $1.6 million in fines… Read More »

Hunters’ education classes coming soon in N. Florida, SW GA

This page lists hunter’s education events scheduled in the Georgia counties of Early and Grady, and the Florida counties of Leon and Gadsden. To learn more about hunting education and hunting regulations in Georgia, visit georgiawildlife.com And for all your hunting, fishing and outdoor needs, be sure to stop by the newly expanded South Georgia Outdoors, 260 4th… Read More »