Happening This Month - August 2014
Fall hunting seasons are almost here. Get ready for the season at a DNR firearms or archery range.
Hunters, remember to apply for quota hunts! Get your applications in before the appropriate deadline.
Summer is winding down. Be sure to take the family to a public fishing area soon and Go Fish Georgia.
Ecologist and longtime conservation leader Dr. Jon Ambrose has been named chief of the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division’s Nongame Conservation Section.
Catching a big fish is awesome, how about if the first fish you catch that day is a new state record? Chad Doughty, age 27, of Winder hooked and “battled” the new state record brown trout for about 45 minutes while kayak fishing on the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam on July 27.
Looking for a fishing day trip to round out your summer adventures? Then plan a visit to one of Georgia’s public fishing areas (PFA).
Anytime is a great time to go fishing, as most anglers already know. However, fishing for catfish is a summertime tradition. Experienced angler, newbie or just the casual fisherman can find fantastic cat-fishing opportunities in Georgia.
WRD is seeking to continue integrating public involvement by asking for your comments on the Draft of Georgia’s 10-year Deer Management Plan.
Hunting alligators may be an experience unlike any other adventure. To participate, however, you need to get your online quota application in before midnight July 31.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is making clear their goals on the state waterways for the busy July 4th holiday weekend. They plan to make no boating under the influence (BUI) arrests, work no drownings or boating incidents and plan to see that everyone enjoys themselves and goes home safely. However, if their goals are to become a reality, boaters and swimmers must embrace the three C’s – Compliance, Caution and Common sense.
Surveys this spring by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division documented a new high for wood stork nests in the state.
Three proposed fishing regulation changes will be the topic of several upcoming public hearings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Angler Jimmy Tucker knows that a day of fishing in Georgia can be well worth it, and next time he will be sure to have a net to make it a little easier! Tucker, age 55, of Statenville hooked the new state record bowfin on the Suwannee River on June 21.
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