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Happening This Month - April 2016

Fishing Reports updated weekly with news from all over the state. Check it out on our blog!

Turkey Hunters—NEW REQUIREMENTS! You will need a Harvest Record to record your turkey harvests.

Check out the updated 2016 fishing prospects for species specific info on 32 reservoirs and 18 rivers

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WAYCROSS, Ga. (May 6, 2016)

Two years ago, bait shops were quiet…eerily quiet. Why? Because the cricket bins were empty. That year marked one of the best fishing seasons ever on the Satilla and other South Georgia rivers. 2016 looks to rival that year for anglers seeking sunfish, so start stocking up on crickets now. 


SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (May 6, 2016)

Wildlife have an inherent fear of people with no interest in coming close to us. However, animals such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes and skunks often get labeled as a nuisance due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Why? Because of easy access to “food.” 


BRUNSWICK, Ga. (May 4, 2016)

The loggerhead sea turtle nesting season in Georgia has started on time and, as the last two years, on Cumberland Island.


SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 28, 2016)

More than 150 student archers from 13 Georgia elementary, middle and high schools recently participated in the second annual 2016 National Archery in the Schools ® International Bowhunters Organization Georgia 3D Challenge in Dublin, Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. 


ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 27, 2016)

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the 2016 grantees of its State Innovative R3 Program Grants.

 


MANSFIELD, Ga. (April 27, 2016)

Let your child explore their “wildness” learning about wildlife at a Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center summer camp. Camps accommodate ages 7-16 and offer everything from birding and wildlife activities, to shooting, to learning camping and survival skills.


SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 27, 2016)

Another Georgia Youth Birding Competition, another birding record. 


SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 22, 2016)

As the weather warms, sightings of multiple types of wildlife potentially increase. This could include black bears that might be seen in or around your neighborhood this spring and summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. 


SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (April 21, 2016)

More than 200 bald eagle nests have been documented in Georgia for the second straight year, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.


MANSFIELD, Ga. (April 19, 2016)

Join Glock, the leading global manufacturer of pistols, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ staff at a Women’s Handgun Class as part of the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman series. This workshop will take place June 24-26, 2016 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, Ga.



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