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Recent Press Releases

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00

If you are looking to stock up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available—your time is here!

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00

Hunting is one of the safest sports, with only a small fraction of participants ever involved in a hunting incident.

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 09:00

Every fall in Georgia, Mother Nature displays her most beautiful work, beckoning travelers from near and far to take in the scenery of the Peach State. From the crisp mountain air, the comforting...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 01:00

In early October, an angler reported catching a northern snakehead, an aquatic invasive species, in a pond located on private property in Gwinnett County, according to the Georgia Department of...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The recreational shellfish harvest area in Glynn County near the site of a capsized cargo ship will be closed until further notice beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2019, th...

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 09:00

Did you know that in addition to hiking trails, rivers, lakes and mountains, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites are home to several remnants of forts and earthworks that date back as early...

Claxton, GA
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 09:00

Almost open for business!

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 09:00

The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 12.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 09:00

Hunters are encouraged to review safety information before heading out to the woods on the opening day of primitive weapons deer hunting season on Oct. 12, according to the Georgia Department of...

Brunswick, GA
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:00

Approximately 26 short-finned pilot whales stranded on or near St. Catherines Island Wednesday, leaving 15 dead in Georgia’s second mass stranding of these hefty marine mammals this year.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing changes to state saltwater fishing regulations for two shark species.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

CoastFest, coastal Georgia’s premiere educational festival, will return to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The event is free to the public an...

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 09:00

“When will the leaves change?” That’s the most common question park rangers hear when autumn rolls around. Only Mother Nature knows, of course, but peak color in Georgia is usually at the end of...

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 09:00

Crimson reds, rustic oranges and saffron yellows mark the highly anticipated start of fall in Georgia’s State Parks. Opt outside to take in the kaleidoscopic scenery with family and friends atop...

Brunswick, Ga.
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Beach goers are advised not to swim or wade in the ocean on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island until more is known about the environmental impact of a cargo ship capsizing in the St. Simons Soun...

Brunswick, Ga.
Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is monitoring coastal environmental conditions following the capsizing of a commercial freight vessel in the St. Simons Sound early Sunday mornin...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:00

Deer, squirrel, turkey, quail, dove, or duck—all hunt-able species in Georgia. But, do you know how to hunt them?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announces the harvest of shellfish in state waters will close at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, and remain closed until further notice....

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 09:00

Georgia’s State Park System is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and preparing to host those sheltering from the storm. Evacuees and their pets are welcome in Georgia’s State Parks, including...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 09:00

The time is almost here!

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 09:00

Did you know that more than half of all hunting incidents that occur are due to falls or other safety issues with tree stands?

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00

Time to celebrate!

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 17:30
Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:30

The anticipation is building, where will you be on opening day?

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:30

Before dove season arrives, do you need to complete your hunter education course?

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, August 26, 2019

The Jekyll Creek courtesy dock next to the boat ramp off South Riverview Drive on Jekyll Island will intermittently close for maintenance beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27, until Saturday, Aug. 31.

SAVANNAH, GA
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:00

Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site managers were honored recently during a statewide conference held in Savannah. Nearly 300 representatives from the Georgia Department of Natural...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:30

Teachers and students across the state are invited to explore Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests through the 30th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

Mansfield, GA
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:00

Ladies, have you ever wanted to head out to go backpacking or fishing or shooting, but not sure where to start? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division can help...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:00

Outreach and involvement helped secure Game Warden Josh Cockrell of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Law Enforcement Division as the Hunter Education Instructor of the Year,...

Clarkesville, GA
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:00

For the first time in 70 plus years, the Lake Burton Trout Hatchery raceways are empty and dry, and the last of the trout has entered North Georgia streams or been transferred to other trout...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:00

Early teal season and early Canada goose hunting seasons are the first opportunity of the year for waterfowl hunters to get out in the field, according to the Georgia Department of Natural...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

 A Brunswick angler recently set a new men's state saltwater gamefish record for African Pompano caught Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new women's state saltwater gamefish record for Mutton Snapper (Lutjanus analis), landed A...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00

Deer, squirrel, turkey, quail, dove, or duck—all hunt-able species in Georgia. But, do you know how to hunt them?

Social Circle, GA
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00

Time to hit the woods in pursuit of Ole Bushytail!

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 09:00

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announced today the appointment of Ted Will to chief of game management.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 09:00

Now online and in print, the 2019–2020 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00

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

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00

Have you really and truly lived a good southern life if you haven’t spent a whole day fishing and then fried up a “mess” of catfish for dinner?

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00

If you are searching for a new place to fish, be sure to start with one of Georgia’s 10 available public fishing areas (PFA)!