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Georgia DNR Adds DOT Acres to Manage for Hunting, Fishing, & Wildlife

In September of last year, a hunter in middle Georgia called the Georgia Department of Natural Resources saying he had just lost his hunting lease. Opening day was only a few weeks away and he was frantically searching for a place to hunt. Sound familiar? As land is sold, hunting…


Hungry Bear Can Ruin a Camping Trip

Whether it’s a late summer camping trip or a stay at a cozy cabin in the woods, there’s always a possibility for a black bear sighting or encounter in North Georgia. With more than 75 established campgrounds and an estimated 1,200-1,500 black bears in North Georgia alone, campers should always…


Georgia Governor Perdue Signs Proclamation for 37th Annual National Hunting &Fishing Day

In celebration of the passion for the outdoors that you share with 64 million other Americans, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division encourages you to get out and participate in one of the many activities that will be held in honor of the 2008 National Hunting and…


Aug 15 Marks the Opening of Squirrel Season in Georgia

Whether still, stalk or squirrel dog hunting is your preference, the beginning of squirrel season is just around the corner. Often revered as a celebrated American fall tradition, squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce youth or a novice to the sport of hunting. Unlike some big game hunts,…


2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Regulations Available

The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide now is available online announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). This guide provides information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas and much more and is available on the WRD website, www.gohuntgeorgia.com . This…


Education, Wildlife Projects Announced for 2008

The topics vary from diamondback terrapins on Tybee Island to native plants in Atlanta. But the focus is the same: Help Georgians learn about and enjoy the wildlife around them. The state Wildlife Resources Division recently approved 17 Nongame Educational and Watchable Wildlife projects for a total of $59,539 in…


Man’s Best Friend Can Be An Intruder on Georgia Beaches

When it comes to nesting shorebirds, man’s best friend can be an unwelcome intruder on Georgia’s beaches. With summer just around the corner, the state Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages travelers to give birds a better chance of survival by leaving their dog at home when visiting…


Application Period For 2008-2009 Quota Hunts Opens June 1

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) reminds hunters that June 1 is opening day of the 2008-2009 quota hunt application period. Successful quota hunt applications are selected solely from the online applicant pool (paper applications are no longer accepted), so interested hunters must apply online through…


National Fishing & Boating Week In Georgia

Over the last 20 years children’s playtime has declined by 25 percent and unstructured outdoor activities have declined by 50 percent. Family dinners have decreased by 33 percent and family vacations have decreased by 28 percent (according to the organization Family Life First). How can you gain back some of…


Trout Fishing on the Hooch

Good news: metro area anglers looking to hook and harvest trout soon can worry less about the gas prices and more about their luck. May 14 marks the end of harvest restrictions on Georgia’s delayed harvest trout streams, and that means the Fulton County section of the Chattahoochee River (between…