Happening This Month - June 2013
Apply for a quota hunt! Upcoming deadlines:
Alligator, July 31st
Dove, August 15th
Deer, September 1st
Evans County Public Fishing Area has re-opened and is ready for the public. Find a PFA near you and Go Fish Georgia!
Beach-bound? So are wildlife! Watch for nesting shorebirds (and give them their space). Also, info about Sea Turtle Nesting.
In the sporting opportunity of a lifetime, Georgians can win the right to hunt and fish for free for life statewide in a new contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.
The public shooting range located at West Point Wildlife Management Area will close for a short period of time beginning this coming Wednesday, June 19, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division announced today. And thanks to a new license plate process, the new, rich-colored images cover the entire plate – making an even bolder statement for supporting wildlife conservation. Georgians have cast their votes for the next generation of wildlife plates and the winning designs include the soaring bald eagle; the bobwhite quail, deer and wild turkey and the brook trout rising to a fly.
A new archery range at Victoria Bryant State Park, located near Royston and Franklin Springs, is now available for archers, bow hunters, youth groups and others interested in perfecting their target skills. It is one of 13 archery ranges currently available on public land in Georgia, and one of two ranges located at a State Park.
The public shooting range located at Chickasawhatchee Wildlife Management Area will close for a short period of time beginning this coming Monday, June 3, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Add “Bear-proof the garbage” to your spring cleaning list. It’s one of the first and most important things you can do to resolve human-bear conflicts.
The Canada goose is an adaptable bird and can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, any increase in the goose population, especially in urban areas, typically brings an increase in nuisance complaints.
The long wait is over for local anglers! The Evans County Public Fishing Area will re-open on June 1, 2013, after completion of a year's long project.
Introduce a child or a friend to fishing and you will reap the rewards for years to come. Research shows that most people are introduced to fishing by a family member, and most consider a family member to be their best fishing friend.
Boating and fishing are unmatched leisure activities that help make a true connection with family, friends and the natural environment. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages people of all ages to reconnect with their families during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-9, 2013.
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