Happening This Month - January 2015
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is proposing changes to fishing regulations. The proposed changes would remove the ‘mountain’ trout season and open all trout water to year-round angling.
Coyote. The word can bring a multitude of reactions – curiosity, respect, fear, suspicion - depending on your level of interaction with this animal. A new multi-agency study, scheduled to begin in 2015, will help answer many coyote-related questions.
Here is to hoping you are ready for the new year with lots of planned fishing trips! Anglers can find the new 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Looking to begin or go beyond the basics relative to firearms shooting, but not sure where to start? The Family Day at the Range series provides a perfect opportunity, offering training courses for those that wish to learn or advance their knowledge of different types of firearms.
Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 hunting seasons.
Fishing, boating access and camping opportunities are activities available at the Morgan Lake tract, located adjacent to and managed as part of the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
The season’s first sighting of North Atlantic right whales on the Georgia coast underscores the fact that Georgia and north Florida are the only known calving grounds for these endangered whales.
Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. on January 1, 2015 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Shad season runs through midnight on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to honor Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests by participating in the 25th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.
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