Happening This Month - May 2015
As a hunter, angler or other outdoor enthusiast, you invest your time and your money in Georgia. Your purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and related equipment make it possible for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to manage public hunting and fishing locations, conduct research, plant food plots, raise and stock millions of fish and more.
Summertime is travel time, so if you are looking for a fun day trip for the family or if your travel plans have you driving on I-75, make plans to visit the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Georgia! The center will offer extended hours for the summer and you can even reserve a special group visit.
Fishing together with your child and family can build some powerful memories, so make this a summer to remember! Don’t know how to fish? No problem. There are plenty of on-site volunteers providing assistance at the many statewide kids fishing events scheduled this spring and summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Make time to re-connect with your family by fishing and boating on any of the available lakes, rivers and ponds found in Georgia. Need an excuse to get started? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages people of all ages to get outside during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 6-14, 2015.
Does your child have a little “wild” in them? Let them explore their wildness learning about wildlife at a Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center summer camp. Camps accommodate ages 5-16 and offer everything from birding and wildlife activities, to shooting, to learning camping and survival skills.
For the third consecutive year, two Georgia elementary archery teams placed in the top five in the nation at the National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, working with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, has reached a multi-agency agreement to provide continued funding for three federal fish hatcheries that annually supply more than one million trout for TVA dam tailwaters and reservoirs in Tennessee and Georgia.
Georgia’s beaches are not only vacation hotspots, in early spring and summer they’re top spots for nesting shorebirds.
A few fish floating in a lake as large as Oconee may not raise interest. However, when that turns into 1,000-1,500 dead fish, offices at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division – Fisheries Section start to get some calls. Fortunately, the recent die-off of common carp seen currently at Oconee appears to be a natural occurrence.
The loggerhead sea turtle nesting season in Georgia has started on time and, as last year, on Cumberland Island.
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