Category Archives: Outdoors

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 »