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Gov. Kemp, Dnr Announce 2024 Forestry For Wildlife Partners

Gov. Brian and First Lady Marty Kemp and Georgia Department of Natural Resources leaders recognized four corporate forest landowners today for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting wildlife across the state. Forest Investment Associates, Georgia Power, Weyerhaeuser and PotlatchDeltic were named DNR’s 2024 Forestry for Wildlife partners. Coordinated by the agency’s Wildlife Resources Division,…

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Angler Wins Grand Prize For The 2023 Georgia Bass Slam

Anglers that succeed in earning a Georgia Bass Slam already have earned an accomplishment plus they get some fun rewards, but it’s even more exciting when you win the Grand Prize for the 2023 Bass Slam! Out of the 57 anglers that got a Georgia Bass Slam in 2023, the Grand Prize winner was Jason…

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Georgia DNR expands focus on accessible opportunities.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues to expand its focus on developing accessible opportunities. The agency hosted its third adaptive hunt since 2021 this month. Five hunters and a hunting buddy were paired with a guide for the agency’s two-day Hunt and Learn experience on private property in Newton County. The hunt, specifically…

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2024 Shad Season Opens January 1

Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2024, to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Shad season is scheduled to run through midnight on Mar. 31, 2024. “Similar to the 2022 season, the…

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Duck Season Opens November 18: Note Special Early Opportunity Hunt Available for Youth, Active Military and Veterans (Nov. 11-12)

Waterfowl hunters are ready to head to their favorite wetland location for the opening day of the Georgia duck hunting season when it opens on Sat., Nov. 18, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Youth, active military and veterans should take note of an early hunt opportunity Nov. 11-12.…

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Georgia DNR Opens application period for 2024 youth Career Academy

ATLANTA (Nov. 1, 2023) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting applications now through Nov. 30 for its 2024 Career Academy, a week-long summer camp for current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders interested in exploring careers in natural resources management. The academy will take place July 21-27, 2024, at the Charlie Elliott…

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Knowing Why to Be Watchful Helps Prevent Deer-Car Collisions

Social Circle, Ga. Thursday, October 26, 2023 – 10:00 Any time you are driving a vehicle, you need to be watchful. However, in the Fall, you need to be extra vigilant. Why? Because it is now peak deer activity season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “While the ultimate goal…

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DNR Announces Two New Deputy Commissioners

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the appointment of two new deputy commissioners: Thomas Barnard as Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Trevor Santos as Deputy Commissioner for Governmental and Public Affairs, Communications, and Grants. “I am pleased to congratulate Thomas and Trevor on their new roles with the DNR team,” said Commissioner…

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Be Bearwise: Late Summer Bear Sightings Still Possible

Monday, August 28, 2023 – 08:45 Even though the heat of summer is in full effect, hungry bears are packing on the pounds and female bears are teaching foraging skills to their cubs as they prepare for the winter. These efforts sometimes take bears outside of their home range so late summer sightings are still…

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