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Happening This Month - May 2013
It’s time to head outdoors and go bird watching. Stuck indoors? Check out our 24/7 live stream of Atlanta’s peregrine falcons!
Memorial Day weekend is approaching! Register your boat, and remember to boat safe, boat sober and wear a PFD this summer!
Go Fish Georgia! May is the perfect time to take the family fishing and our public fishing areas are excellent places to fish.
Happening This Month - April 2013
The weather is heating up and it’s time to register your boat. Boat safe, boat sober and enjoy Georgia’s waterways this summer!
Georgia has over 4,000 miles of trout streams, and seasonal trout streams open March 30. Get ready to Go Fish Georgia!
Turkey season is already underway. If you plan to participate in a sign-in hunt on a WMA, sign in online before you go!
Just in time for turkey season, hunters can now sign in online before heading out to wildlife management area sign-in hunts.
Atlanta’s fast-flying falcons are on the nest, and the world is watching again – but this time via video streamed at up to HD quality! A new web camera operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources offers a fascinating look into a peregrine falcons nest more than 50 stories high in downtown Atlanta.
“Give It A Shot!” on March 2, March 9 and March 16. Turkey season opens March 23. Are you ready? The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division and the Georgia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) are hosting “Give It A Shot!,” shotgun patterning days in March.
State and federal wildlife officials in Georgia and North Carolina have announced Operation Something Bruin, an undercover law enforcement operation that involved about 80 wildlife violators and hundreds of violations.
Hunter education graduates can “give it a shot” with a free three-month pass to any of the 18 Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shooting ranges in Georgia. Typically, a wildlife management area license ($19) or other qualifying license would be required for shooters age 16 and up.
The excitement was high at the seventh annual National Archery in the Schools (NASP)-Georgia State Tournament with 605 competing archers in 4th-12th grade shooting more than 24,000 arrows. At the end, Woodlawn Elementary from Chatsworth was crowned the overall high-scoring champion with a score of 3,225.
Springtime is noisy! The clucking, the strutting, the yelping . . . and that’s just the hunters preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 23 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2013 season should be a good one.
As turkey season approaches, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages hunters to review important turkey hunting safety tips before hitting the woods.
Do you need a hunter education course before turkey season arrives? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division offers three ways to make that happen: by classroom, CD-Rom or online.
The disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern U.S. has been confirmed for the first time in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that bats with white-nose syndrome were found recently at two caves in Dade County.
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