The 2007-2008 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide now is available, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.
Coastal fishing continues to be slow because of the hot weather.
Georgia's State Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division is a finalist for the National Recreation and Park Association's "Gold Medal Excellence in Park & Recreation Management" award - the most prestigious award a recreation agency can achieve. Georgia shares the honor with state park systems from Utah and Tennessee.
The weather continues to stay hot, however, I believe our fishing season has started, judging from the fishing reports I have received this past week. The fishermen are catching bass, trout and flounder.
Recent improvements at Yeomans Bird Pond, one of East Liberty's showplaces, have brought more than just the desired visitors. Observers at the pond, home to a variety of coastal birds, have reported at least two alligators, which they suspect are being fed by visitors because of the fearless way they approach the boardwalk when people visit the area.
Alligators in Georgia currently have a population of more than 200,000, thanks to scientific wildlife management, according to the state DNR.
Women have three opportunities to improve various outdoor skills, including shooting (archery and firearms), fishing and camping, according to the Georgia DNR.
Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper will host a paddle down the Ogeechee River next Saturday.
The weather has been hot, and it has cut down on the fishing. It has been slow for several weeks.
Eighty-four year old Olner Nobles of Riceboro (sister of Riceboro City Councilman Henry Relaford) has fished for 60 years. She describes herself as a "free spirit." When she turned 65, she received an honorary fishing license.
Here are the results from the Liberty County Bass Club tournament held out of Clyo on the Savannah River on July 7:
With the improved weather our inshore and off shore fishing definitely improved this past weekend with plenty of catches to report from Ray Goodman at Yellow Bluff.
A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.
Ashley Arnold of Gum Branch bagged an 11-foot, 8-inch and 535-pound alligator last month at Middleton Lake.
Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has modified the entrance and recreation fees which aid the refuge in supporting the Visitor Services program. Beginning Oct. 1, the fees will be updated as follows:
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is set for Oct. 9-12, 2014, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.
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 a hunter to become a hunting-incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.
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, archery season is in full swing, and archers have another week to bring home deer.
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