Tag Archives: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Boats damaged but no one seriously hurt after Lake Seminole accident

No one was seriously hurt after a bass fishing boat collided with a pontoon boat on Lake Seminole the afternoon of Sunday, July 12, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. The accident happened at about 1 p.m. Sunday on a part of the lake located within Seminole County, said DNR Law Enforcement Ranger… 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 »

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 »

DNR shares tips on how to keep raccoons and other nuisance animals out of your yard

Most wildlife has no interest in coming close to humans. And, in fact, wildlife has an inherent fear of people. However, animals such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks often get labeled as a nuisance due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources… 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 during the first two weeks of April: Region V- Albany (Southwest) GRADY COUNTY On April 6th, Sgt. Rick Sellars conducted a patrol on an area where an illegal trap set was located during earlier patrols. The trap consisted… Read More »

Should you take a boater’s education course before you hit the water this summer?

From April 20-26, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard” by enrolling in a boating education course. Working in partnership with the states, some providers are offering discounts for students who enroll in or complete a course during the Spring Aboard campaign.… Read More »