Happening This Month - August 2015
More than 2,290 loggerhead sea turtle nests have been reported in Georgia this summer, the most since comprehensive surveys began in 1989 and the latest in a string of strong nesting seasons that point toward a recovery for the state's primary nesting marine turtle.
The Georgia Prescribed Fire Council has set a high goal for its annual meeting in Tifton Sept. 29: Promote the vital role of prescribed burning for generations to come.
No matter if you spend a lot of time outdoors or are brand new to such recreational activities, you will most certainly enjoy any of the many FREE celebratory events scheduled for National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
What field will you be at on the opening day of dove season? Who will be with you? The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. What field will you be at on the opening day of dove season? Who will be with you? The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.
Do you need a hunter education course before dove season arrives? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division offers three options to help make the most of your time: by classroom, CD-Rom or online.
Looking to participate in a deer quota hunt this fall? Be sure to get online soon! An online quota application must be received before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
If you describe yourself as an adventure, research or educational tree climber or interested in land-management/recreation – make plans to attend the Southeastern Tree Climbing Workshop scheduled for Sept. 10-13, 2015 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
The National Bobwhite Technical Committee, at their annual conference on August 5th 2015 in Galloway New Jersey, presented a Group Achievement Award and a Legacy Landscape Recognition to Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy (TTRS) and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and attendees of ICAST (International Convention of Sportfishing Trades) recently turned out in support of the Georgia Outdoor Industry Coalition partnership between public and private industry.
Georgians can now explore, within seconds, the range and more of our most rare animals and plants using a web portal that blends the state wildlife agency's data with interactive maps to document the in-state ranges of more than 1,250 species.
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