Category Archives: Outdoors

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 And for all your hunting, fishing and outdoor needs, be sure to stop by the newly expanded South Georgia Outdoors, 260 4th… Read More »

Don’t Let the Deadline Pass: Apply for GA Deer Quota Hunts Now

Looking to participate in a deer quota hunt this fall? Be sure to get online soon! An online quota application must be received before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Georgia’s well-managed properties offer some of the best deer hunts in the state,” said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section.… Read More »

DNR rangers respond to two incidents on the water Sunday

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement rangers responded to two incidents on the water in Decatur County on Sunday. The first incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. A man and his wife were operating an airboat on the Spring Creek, about 200 yards south of Yates Springs, when the air boat malfunctioned and it traveled onto the… Read More »

FWC arrests poachers for possession of illegal species, including sea turtle

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested four people over the weekend for possession of undersized and illegal species. Saturday, as a result of an ongoing marine resource investigation, FWC officers conducted stops on two suspect vessels. These stops revealed undersized and illegal species onboard each vessel. On one of the vessels, stopped in the Gordon… Read More »

MHG Debuts First Biodegradable Fishing Lures Produced by Rat-L-Traps

BAINBRIDGE, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MHG’s CEO Paul Pereira announced the company will be exhibiting at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Tradeshow (ICAST), where they will present the first ever certified biodegradable freshwater fishing lure, which is being produced by famous tackle company, Bill Lewis Lures, the maker of Rat-L-Trap™. “I’m honored to have our name associated with research that… Read More »

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Offer Affordable Star-Spangled Celebrations

ATLANTA — Grilling burgers in the shade and camping under the stars are just some of the July 4th activities offered by Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. Want to learn about our nation’s independence? Visit Fort Morris near Darien for their Colonial Faire and cannon firings. How fast can you win a three-legged race? Join the old-timey… Read More »

South Georgia Outdoors expansion nearly doubles size of popular store

Just in time for father’s day, South Georgia Outdoors has completed a major expansion, nearly doubling the size of the original store. Owner Heath Sanders realized the store’s success created a need for more floor space. Sanders had the idea of more clothing brands, larger selection of popular products and more room to work, so the idea was… Read More »

Public Meetings Focus on Revised State Wildlife Action Plan

The draft of Georgia’s revised State Wildlife Action Plan will be the focus of three meetings scheduled for public comment next month. The State Wildlife Action Plan, or SWAP, is a strategy created by more than 100 conservation partners and stakeholders to conserve Georgia’s native wildlife species and the natural habitats they need before these plants, animals and… Read More »

Georgia hunters can start applying for quota hunts June 1

Beginning June 1, sportsmen and women 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. “We are especially pleased to bring hunters a new system this year that improves and streamlines the application process,” says John Bowers, Chief of the Game… Read More »