Tag Archives: hunting

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

New Florida license plate lets drivers show support for hunting

The Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida (FWFF) is pleased to announce that its new vanity license plate to support hunting in Florida has just arrived and is now available for sale at all tax collector’s offices and their agents in Florida. “Hunting has a long tradition in Florida. There are over 160,000 licensed resident hunters in Florida.… Read More »

Special Opportunity Youth Turkey Season Scheduled for March 14-15

For the second year in Georgia, youth and mobility-impaired hunters will have a chance to turkey hunt the weekend before the statewide turkey season opens. This special opportunity season is March 14-15, 2015. “This sneak preview opportunity gives youth a chance to get in the woods before the season opens to everyone the following weekend,” said John Bowers,… Read More »