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Recent Press Releases

Glynn County, GA
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Beach Advisory Lifted for South Beach at the Lighthouse on St. Simons Island

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 08:15

Bald eagle nesting stayed strong in Georgia this season despite a fall hurricane and heavy winter rains, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ annual survey.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today began its annual Adult Red Drum and Shark Longline Survey of the Georgia coast.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:30

The Canada goose lives in a variety of habitats, often in locations that are in close proximity to people, such as suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks, and other developed areas...

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 17, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new men’s state saltwater gamefish record for African pompano (Alectis ciliaris), landed A...

Richmond Hill, GA
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:30

Get ready shooters!

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on June 12, 2019, deployed 800 cubic feet of donated concrete sinkers as an enhancement to artificial beach ree...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:30

Planning ahead for dove season? The 2019–2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations, which includes doves, were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 10, 2019

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a webinar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, to provide the public with an opportunity to give input regarding changes to the Fishery Management...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 09:00

Waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2019–2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

Mansfield, GA
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 09:00

Haven’t found a summer camp for your child yet?

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Two free, public forums aimed at developing more effective outreach strategies for promoting Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will be held in Savannah this month.

Columbus, GA
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00

More than 8,000 new acres are available for west Georgia outdoor enthusiasts beginning this fall, thanks to the partnership efforts of multiple agencies.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 01:15

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 29,...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Satur...

Brunswick, GA
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:15

Georgia’s beaches are not only vacation hotspots, they’re top spots for nesting shorebirds and seabirds, and for migrating species fueling up for long flights to the Arctic.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:15

We can name at least three good reasons why you need to go fishing.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:15

They want your time. So, take some time today to make a lifetime memory for you and your child!

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 09:00

Collect 59 New Badges at State Parks & Historic Sites.

Social Circle, GA
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:15

Did you know that black bears rarely become aggressive when encountered by people?

Social Circle, GA
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:15

Artwork on display at state botanical garden in Athens.

WINDER, GA
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 09:00

Public Ceremony was at 11 a.m., May 14, 2019.

Alto, GA
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:00

Get ready shooters! A recently renovated shooting range at Wilson Shoals Wildlife Management Area, located near Alto, officially re-opens to the public on Tues., May 7.

ATLANTA, GA
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 09:00

Eight Ways to Make Memories with Mom in Georgia’s State Parks

Americus, GA
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 08:00
Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 09:00

The Georgia Youth Birding Competition connected scores of children and teens with birds last weekend, with one team setting a record count and all 27 teams gaining a greater appreciation of...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:00

This past week marks the first of the walleye harvest from the newly renovated Walton Fish Hatchery facility in Social Circle, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife...

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 09:00

This year, spend Father’s Day enjoying the great outdoors with Dad. Georgia State Parks offer many outdoor adventures to make his day an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Daytrip to...

BRUNSWICK, GA
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 15:00

Nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles is on. A clutch of eggs buried on Cumberland Island opened Georgia’s 31st year of comprehensive nest monitoring today.

LaGrange, GA
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:00

A recently renovated shooting range at West Point Wildlife Management Area, located near LaGrange, officially re-opened today to shooting enthusiasts interested in working on their target skills...

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:00

For those evenings when you just want to wet a line no matter what the time, you can now night fish at nine Public Fishing Areas beginning May 1 through Sept. 30, according to the Georgia...

PERRY, Ga
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:00

Looking for a fun summer camp for your outdoors-loving child? The Go Fish Education Center is hosting three Fishing Day Camps this June and July.

MANSFIELD, Ga
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 08:00

Ever wondered what to do with your wild child during the summer? Well, look no more.

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

An annual survey released today by the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources shows the state’s coastal environment improved its ecological health in 2018...

MANSFIELD, Ga
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:00

Come get “wild” at the Keeping Georgia Wild Festival at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center near Mansfield, Georgia, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., May 18, 2019.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:00

Many species of wildlife, such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks often get labeled as a nuisance due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings,...

Richmond Hill, GA
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 08:00

Striped bass, an angler favorite, can be found in large rivers and reservoirs. But did you know that many of these fish are hatched, raised and stocked by the Georgia Department of Natural...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 08:00

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird found everywhere from open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 09:00

During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly “orphaned” young wildlife and want to help—but it is best to leave them where you find them, according to the...

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 09:00

After a day filled with adventure, you want a truly unique place to grab some zzzz’s. You want a place that’s fun to tell your friends about. Check out these seven suggestions for accommodations...

Forsyth, GA
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 16:00

As spring hits full stride, John Jensen will begin answering more calls and emails about snakes.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 09:00

Do you enjoy Georgia’s wildlife and wild places?

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 09:45

Four budding bird artists have been selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 14th annual Youth Birding Competition, the state Department of Natural Resources announced...

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:45
Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 09:00

Anglers and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed fishing regulation changes, and then make plans to offer comment by one of several methods.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 09:00

Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed hunting regulation changes relative to the 2019–2020 and the 2020–2021 hunting seasons, and then make plans to offer...

Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 16:30

 

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 09:00

The arrival of spring heralds many things, including increased reports of black bear sightings and activity.