Happening This Month - July 2015
As a hunter, angler or other outdoor enthusiast, you invest your time and your money in Georgia. Your purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and related equipment make it possible for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to manage public hunting and fishing locations, conduct research, plant food plots, raise and stock millions of fish and more.
Georgia DNR's Nongame Conservation Section is offering a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private school teacher in Georgia who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences.
Although nest totals fell slightly from last year’s record high, Georgia Department of Natural Resources surveys documented strong wood stork nesting this spring and summer.
Don’t wait! If you want to get a chance at a Georgia gator, you have got to get your quota application in by July 31. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, 1,000 applicants will be selected for the 2015 alligator hunting season which begins Aug. 14 at sunset and ends Oct. 5 at sunrise.
Land is valuable – whether you own land, manage land or recreate on land. It can provide benefits for the landowner by way of yielding crops and timber, benefit wildlife by providing habitat and a food source and benefit those that recreate by providing a fulfilling outdoors experience. You can make that land even more valuable.
For women 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. One of these workshops, hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, is scheduled to take place Nov. 6-8 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
Garbage is irresistible to a hungry black bear. Bears will change their normal movement patterns and “hang out” in areas where there is an abundant supply of garbage, bird seed pet foods, and other non-natural food sources. 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.
The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of habitats, with many locations in close proximity to people, such as open farmland, rural reservoirs, suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. This ability to thrive sometimes leads to summertime frustration for landowners or land managers who may discover large areas of goose feathers and feces.
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