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Winter is a Prime Time for Crappie Fishing

The brief Georgia winter provides a great opportunity to get excellent results for crappie fishing, and several reservoirs across the state offer rewards for anglers willing to brave the bitter…

Hunters Ready for 2012 Firearms Deer Season

Hunters Ready for 2012 Firearms Deer Season

While archery and primitive weapons season occur first, many hunters anxiously wait until the opening day of firearms season to get into the woods. That wait is almost over…

Tree Stand Safety

Hello, this is Ranger Barry Britt of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, wildlife resources division asking you to practice tree stand safety this hunting season. Please follow these safety…

Dawson County Coyotes

Dawson County Coyotes

About this time last year, I got in touch with my state senator (whose name I will not mention) to ask what could be done about the rising coyote population…

Keep a Hungry Bear from Ruining Your Camping Trip

Whether you’re roughing it in a tent or staying in a comfy cabin, camping in Georgia includes the possibility of encountering a black bear. With more than 75 campgrounds and…

Stay-cation Options Here in Forsyth County

Looking for ways to spend the remainder of your summer days, while staying close to home and saving on gas? The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department offers plenty of…

Bill Allowing Use of Silencers on Hunting Firearms Passes Senate

ATLANTA (January 31, 2012) – The Georgia Senate passed SB 301 today, which if enacted, would allow the use of a firearm silencer for hunting purposes. The bill passed on…

Governor Signs Proclamation for National Hunting and Fishing Day

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Sept. 15, 2011) -In celebration of the passion for the outdoors that you share with 64 million other Americans, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources…

DNR Board Approves Waterfowl Season Regulations

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (August 31, 2011) – The Board of Natural Resources recently approved the 2011-2012 waterfowl hunting regulations. “There are no changes to the 2011-2012 migratory bird and waterfowl…

More Georgia Snakes? No, Just More Encounters

FORSYTH, Ga. (May 31, 2012) – A warm winter and spring probably contributed to more snakes being seen this year, but there’s no evidence that Georgia snake populations are increasing.…