Happening This Month - September 2014
Black powder rifles, and bows and arrows. These are the weapons of choice during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season beginning Saturday, Oct. 11. Over 48,000 hunters participated in last year’s primitive weapons season, bringing in over 11,000 deer with black powder rifles.
Primitive weapons, like all firearms, should be handled with care. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, hunters participating in the upcoming primitive weapons deer hunting season, Oct. 11-17, should be aware of the specific safety precautions that are required when using primitive weapons, such as muzzleloaders.
Don’t worry football fans, we are not talking about a combination of a bulldog and a gamecock. But, what is a Carolina dog? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is pleased to have an upcoming educational session, scheduled for Oct. 4 to answer that question, and allow participants to see these fascinating dogs in the flesh!
Grab a cooler and some ice! The Go Fish Education Center is opening its fishing pond for the October Catfish Harvest one week early this year.
In addition to the current 480 acres of water open to fishing, Paradise Public Fishing Area (Berrien County) will re-open the 28-acre Horseshoe 5 lake at sunrise on October 1, 2014, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Promoting the vital role of controlled burning is on the agenda for the annual meeting of the Georgia Prescribed Fire Council. The meeting is Sept. 25 in Tifton.
Hunters, ever asked yourself “when does the rut happen in my part of the state?” If so, you are in luck. Staff with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently updated the statewide rut map (www.georgiawildlife.com/rut-map) with brand new information and it is ready for you!
A new underwater camera at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry is streaming video of some of Georgia’s most popular sport fishing species live and in high definition.
You will find fun events, plenty of activities and recognition geared for outdoor enthusiasts at one of the many FREE celebrations scheduled for National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Recent proposed changes to Georgia fishing regulations regarding bass length limits were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources and will become effective as of Sept. 17, 2014. Areas affected include Lake Oconee, the lower Ocmulgee River and upper Flint River.
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