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Happening This Month - October 2014

Find the peak of the rut in your area with our new rut map! Deer firearms season opens Oct. 18.

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (October 30, 2014)

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.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (October 29, 2014)

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.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (October 29, 2014)

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. 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (October 24, 2014)

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.  

MANSFIELD, Ga. (October 16, 2014)

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.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (October 16, 2014)

Tree stand use is popular with hunters during deer season.   However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause you to become a hunting incident statistic.  So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.  

FORSYTH, Ga. (October 16, 2014)

Keep your hummingbird feeders up as temperatures drop this fall and winter. That’s the suggestion of Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologists, who say some visiting hummers winter here and benefit from the nourishment feeders provide.

ATLANTA, Ga. (October 14, 2014)

Boars. Wild hogs. Feral Pigs.  No matter the term, hogs can be a big problem. Especially for landowners who depend on their property to supply crops that provide for their livelihood.  Hunters Helping Farmers is a new program combining the efforts of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to help alleviate the agricultural and financial damage caused by these non-native invasive pests. 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (October 10, 2014)

A Savannah teacher’s vision of creating an outdoor classroom for teaching wetland biodiversity has earned a $1,000 Teaching Conservation grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

SWAINSBORO, Ga. (October 6, 2014)

Educational and recreational improvements at Ohoopee Dunes Wildlife Management Area, one of Georgia’s most unique sites for natural communities, will be celebrated in an Oct. 14 ceremony at the WMA near Swainsboro.


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