Category Archives: Outdoors

Recent DNR Law Enforcement Reports for Southwest Georgia

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division office in Albany, Ga., reported the following incidents from January. To view a full list of incidents reported by DNR rangers across Georgia and see accompanying pictures, visit georgiawildlife.com   Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Region V- Albany (Southwest) DECATUR COUNTY On January 1st, Sgt. Rick Sellars responded… Read More »




Governor Deal promotes prescribed fires for healthy forests

Governor Nathan Deal is helping raise awareness about the importance of fire to healthy forests by proclaiming February 2-8, 2015, “Prescribed Fire Awareness Week.” “Prescribed burning of Georgia forest lands is a valuable tool for protecting the forest from devastating wildfires and managing valuable wildlife species,” states the proclamation, to be signed February 4 at the State Capitol.… Read More »

Tallahassee woman wins $40,000 Phoenix bass boat; her husband’s a Sheriff’s deputy

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program awarded a $40,000 Phoenix bass boat to Jill Ganey, of Tallahassee, during the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lake Tohopekaliga-Kissimmee. It was a fitting venue, since it was at the Bass Pro Shops grand opening in Tallahassee in September  2013 where Jill actually registered for the TrophyCatch… Read More »

Lake Seminole Fishing Report for January 27, 2015

The bass are starting to get grouped up in schools all over Lake Seminole as they are getting ready to get into their prespawn mode. With all the grass on the lake dying back, it’s hard to beat a lipless crank bait or a suspended jerk bait. Use your Lowrance Down Scan to find submerged grass flats. A… Read More »




Lake Seminole Fishing Report January 20th, 2015

  Lake Seminole is down about 4 inches water temp is 52 degrees with a heavy stain.  Bass are biting but are in tight schools and are a little hard to find.  Look for areas on the main lake that are close to deep water and have good grass present.  Of course a lipless crankbait is hard to… Read More »

Multi-Agency Two-Year Study on Coyotes Begins in 2015

Coyote. The word can bring a multitude of reactions – curiosity, respect, fear, suspicion – depending on your level of interaction with this animal. A new multi-agency study, scheduled to begin in 2015, will help answer many coyote-related questions, including determining what types of resources, such as prey availability and hiding cover, are important to coyotes when establishing… Read More »




January Public Meetings To Discuss 2015-2017 Hunting Regulations

Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 hunting seasons. These meetings, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, are specifically designed to give the public a chance to provide input in the development process. “Public… Read More »




Georgia hunting rules: does off-limits to firearms hunters through Christmas

Hunting does with firearms is currently off-limits in Georgia, according to recently adopted hunting regulations. Beginning in 2013, the number of firearms either-sex days was reduced in most Georgia counties. For those counties, Dec. 1-25 will be buck-only. (Archery hunters can still bag either bucks or does.) Why are there fewer days in the hunting season for firearms… Read More »

Reynolds Landing Boat Ramp Officially Opens at Lake Seminole

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division along with officials from Seminole County today dedicated the Reynolds Landing Boat Ramp in Seminole County, giving boaters and anglers improved access to Lake Seminole and providing opportunity to host large-scale fishing tournaments, a known economic boost for local communities. This facility includes two, double-lane boat ramps with adjacent… Read More »




Recent DNR Law Enforcement Reports for Southwest Georgia

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division office in Albany, Ga., reported the following incidents from August and September. To view a full list of incidents reported by DNR rangers across Georgia and see accompanying pictures, visit georgiawildlife.com   CRISP COUNTY On September 6th, Cpl. Bob Holley encountered several individuals hunting doves. While checking one of… Read More »




Hunting Safely During Primitive Weapons Deer Season

Primitive weapons, like all firearms, should be handled with care. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, hunters participating in the upcoming primitive weapons deer hunting season, Oct. 11-17, should be aware of the specific safety precautions that are required when using primitive weapons, such as muzzleloaders. “All hunters planning on using a black… Read More »

Primitive Weapons Deer Season Opens Oct. 11

Black powder rifles, and bows and arrows. These are the weapons of choice during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season beginning Saturday, Oct. 11. Over 48,000 hunters participated in last year’s primitive weapons season, bringing in over 11,000 deer with black powder rifles. “The primitive weapons deer season provides hunters an opportunity to be one of the… Read More »