Happening This Month - September 2014
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.
As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 13.
Don’t forget to print a new deer harvest record and have it with you as you head to the woods on the opening day of deer season, reminds the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
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.
Deer archery season begins on Sat., Sept. 13 – do you need a hunter education class?
Make your plans! Waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations have been approved for the 2014-2015 season by the Board of Natural Resources.
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