Happening This Month - November 2014
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division along with officials from Seminole County today dedicated the Reynolds Landing Boat Ramp in Seminole County, giving boaters and anglers improved access to Lake Seminole and providing opportunity to host large-scale fishing tournaments, a known economic boost for local communities.
National recognition comes well-deserved forJohn W. Bowers, game management chief of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, who recently was recognized by The Wildlife Society (TWS) with the annual Special Recognition Service Award.
Cooling fall temperatures have whitetail deer on the move, giving deer hunters the perfect opportunity to participate in the Georgia Hunters For The Hungry program.
Make plans to attend an upcoming night of fun at the ‘Family Campfire’ event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. The evening, scheduled from 7-9 p.m., will offer music, a live animal presentation, skits and of course, s’mores!
Currently, trout streams are designated either seasonal or year-round. But, what if that designation were to change? Agency staff recently evaluated the effects of removing the “trout season” entirely and opening all trout waters to year-round fishing.
Two years’ worth of photographing and trapping raccoons, feral hogs and other predators at American oystercatcher nest sites is providing needed insight into how and when controlling predators can help these rare red-beaked shorebirds.
Are trout streams calling you to go fish Georgia? Beautiful weather and fantastic scenery await you in the northern part of the state and beginning on November 1, fishing on five delayed harvest trout streams will open, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for outstanding catches. Anglers who catch a fish that meets or beats a specific weight or length limit for that species are eligible for an Angler Award.
With the likelihood of a deer-car collision in Georgia estimated at one out of every 134 drivers, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division advises motorists to exercise caution on the roads this fall season – a time of peak deer activity.
For women who are curious to explore what the outdoors has to offer, but uncertain of how or where to begin, the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop series provides a practical introduction to a wide variety of outdoor recreational skills and activities.
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