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Happening This Month - July 2014

Hunters, mark your calendars! It's time to apply for quota hunts. June 1 the application period opens.

Summer is a great time to visit a DNR firearms or archery range. Check in on Foursquare when you go.

Summer is here. Be safe when boating and fishing this season, and don't forget to Wear It Georgia!

News & Media
ATLANTA, Ga. (July 29, 2014)

Catching a big fish is awesome, how about if the first fish you catch that day is a new state record?   Chad Doughty, age 27, of Winder hooked and “battled” the new state record brown trout for about 45 minutes while kayak fishing on the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam on July 27.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (July 28, 2014)

Looking for a fishing day trip to round out your summer adventures?  Then plan a visit to one of Georgia’s public fishing areas (PFA). 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (July 28, 2014)

Anytime is a great time to go fishing, as most anglers already know.  However, fishing for catfish is a summertime tradition. Experienced angler, newbie or just the casual fisherman can find fantastic cat-fishing opportunities in Georgia. 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (July 25, 2014)

WRD is seeking to continue integrating public involvement by asking for your comments on the Draft of Georgia’s 10-year Deer Management Plan.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (July 23, 2014)

Hunting alligators may be an experience unlike any other adventure.  To participate, however, you need to get your online quota application in before midnight July 31.  

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (July 3, 2014)


The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is making clear their goals on the state waterways for the busy July 4th holiday weekend.  They plan to make no boating under the influence (BUI) arrests, work no drownings or boating incidents and plan to see that everyone enjoys themselves and goes home safely.  However, if their goals are to become a reality, boaters and swimmers must embrace the three C’s – Compliance, Caution and Common sense. 

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (June 26, 2014)

Surveys this spring by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division documented a new high for wood stork nests in the state.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (June 26, 2014)

Three proposed fishing regulation changes will be the topic of several upcoming public hearings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. 

WAYCROSS, Ga. (June 25, 2014)

Angler Jimmy Tucker knows that a day of fishing in Georgia can be well worth it, and next time he will be sure to have a net to make it a little easier!  Tucker, age 55, of Statenville hooked the new state record bowfin on the Suwannee River on June 21.  

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (June 25, 2014)

Easily accessible garbage is irresistible to a hungry black bear.  They like it so much that they will stay in areas where an easy supply of garbage “food” can be found.  What can you do?  One of the first and most important things to do is to stash your trash to resolve potential human-bear conflicts. 


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