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Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 03:00

With sea turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia’s coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these big and rare animals.

Albany, GA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 03:00

A new boat ramp giving boaters, paddlers and anglers improved access to the Kinchafoonee Creek and to the upper reaches of Lake Worth opened today in Lee County.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:00

Four budding bird artists recently were selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 13th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:00

Do you enjoy Georgia’s wildlife and wild places?

Monticello, GA
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:00

Give It a Shot: Handgun 101, is a perfect opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence in handgun use, but be sure to register soon as space is limited! 

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 01:00

The best thing people can do when they see a young animal, or in fact any wildlife, is to leave it exactly as they found it.

Swainsboro, GA
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 09:00

Turkey Hunters in Emanuel County have some new acreage to target this year thanks to more than 6,000 new acres available at Ohoopee Dunes WMA, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00

State and federal agencies are planning a controlled burn at Tallulah Gorge State Park this spring to benefit unique wildlife at one of Georgia’s most unique places.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00

Today U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:30

Let your “wild” child explore the coastal areas of Georgia this summer at the Adventures in Conservation Education camp.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:30

For the month of April, the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division is giving a free ammo can, while supplies last, to everyone that visits any staffed shooting range on a week day.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:30

Learn more about steps you can take today, to prevent nuisance goose issues this summer.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30

Gobble. Cluck. Purr. Music to the ears of all the eager turkey hunters ready for the season to open on Saturday, Mar. 24.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30

All hunters are encouraged to review important turkey hunting safety tips.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:30

Do you need hunter education before you head to the woods for turkey season?

Social Circle, GA
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:30

Catch five different bass species and you have a Georgia Bass Slam!

Social Circle, GA
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:30

Historically, reports of black bear sightings increase each year after the start of spring when hungry bears emerge from their winter den sites.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 14:00

Wildlife-viewing projects from Athens to Colquitt and Atlanta to Brunswick will receive grants to improve public opportunities to see and learn about animals, plants and natural habitats...

Gainesville, GA
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:00

Did you know that more than one million trout will be stocked in Georgia this year?

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 01:00

Youth and mobility-impaired hunters utilizing private land have a chance to harvest a bird during a special early opportunity turkey season on March 17–18, 2018.

Perry, GA
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 01:00

Be sure to encourage your young artist(s) to enter the 20th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art contest.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:00

Need fishing tips for Georgia reservoirs and rivers? Look no further than the updated 2018 fishing prospects on the WRD website. 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 09:00

Time to aim for the bullseye! More than 800 students from the state’s top school archery teams will compete March 2 in the annual National Archery in the Schools Georgia state tournament.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:00

More than 50 anglers reeled in a 2017 Angler Award for outstanding catches, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:00

Get out on the water now because the time is right for cool weather crappie fishing, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:00

If the cold weather doesn’t keep you from the water, get ready to be rewarded with some great striped bass fishing.

Gainesville, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:00

No matter your trout fishing skill—expert to beginner—you can find a great place to “wet a line,” according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 02:00

Coming back for the 2nd year, the Georgia Coyote Challenge highlights how citizens can effectively handle nuisance coyote issues.

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 13:00

Gov. Nathan Deal recognized three corporate forest landowners today for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife across Georgia.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:00

It’s time for young birders to begin honing their bird-identifying skills as they prepare for the annual Georgia Youth Birding Competition, set for April 27–28.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:00

Hey, kids! Do you like birds and love to draw or paint? Georgia’s 13th annual Youth Birding Competition is offering a T-shirt Art Contest for resident children and teens.

Hawkinsville, GA
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 08:00

Ocmulgee WMA Shooting Range, located in Hawkinsville, will be the host location for an upcoming class designed to help introduce people to handguns, according to the Georgia Department of...