Happening This Month - May 2013
Memorial Day weekend is approaching. Stay safe on the water this summer and be sure to review the new GA boating regulations!
It’s time to head outdoors and go bird watching. Stuck indoors? Check out our 24/7 live stream of Atlanta’s peregrine falcons!
Go Fish Georgia! May is the perfect time to take the family fishing, and our public fishing areas are excellent places to fish.
In the sporting opportunity of a lifetime, Georgians can win the right to hunt and fish for free for life statewide in a new contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.
Stay sober and know the laws when operating a boat this holiday weekend, urges the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. There were 118 boating accidents and 12 boating related fatalities in 2012 in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 180 boating under the influence arrests.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and TEAM Georgia, a safe and sober driving and boating coalition, are reminding people to refrain from or limit drinking alcohol while operating boats.
Quick boating safety quiz: Is it okay to jump the wake of another boat when you are less than 100 feet away or to use your personal watercraft to splash someone sitting on a dock?
The week of May 18-24 is recognized as National Safe Boating Week, and conservation rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division encourage those on the water to wear life jackets, file a float plan, stay sober and follow DNR regulations for safe boating.
The sea turtle nesting season in Georgia has begun! Kris Williams of the Caretta Research Project and a group of volunteers patrolling Wassaw Island's beach discovered the year’s first loggerhead nest Monday night.
Beginning June 1, sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts including all adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Two Georgia archery school teams were on the winner’s podium at the 2013 National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament over Mother’s Day weekend, with one school bringing home its second national championship.
Georgia natural resources leaders today announced the addition of more than 1,050 acres, known as the Howell Tract, to the Sheffield Wildlife Management Area in Paulding County. This newly unveiled tract promises to enhance Sheffield and the adjacently-located Paulding Forest WMA by increasing the available public land and the protection provided to an important ecological area.
Getting ready for a summer vacation on Georgia’s coast? Remember that while your family will be enjoying the beach, some popular coastal areas are important nesting habitat for protected birds.
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