Happening This Month - August 2014
Fall hunting seasons are almost here. Get ready for the season at a DNR firearms or archery range.
Hunters, remember to apply for quota hunts! Get your applications in before the appropriate deadline.
Ever wanted to have a fish's-eye view? Check out this underwater camera at Go Fish Eduction Center.
Have satellite, will travel and luckily, will provide data. Mottled ducks along the Georgia coast are being outfitted with satellite transmitters in a new, cooperative research project between the University of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
A snake disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.
September is rapidly approaching, do you know where you will be on opening day of dove season and who is headed out with you? The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Do you need a hunter education course before dove season arrives? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division offers three options to help make the most of your time: by classroom, CD-Rom or online.
The Georgia Bat Working Group’s first Bat Blitz is set for Sept. 4-7 at Black Rock Mountain State Park in Rabun County. Included is a Sept. 5 presentation for the public on bat conservation.
Migratory bird season is rapidly approaching – are you confident in your shooting skills on quick-moving targets? If you are looking for a little coaching, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division has a great 4-day workshop, “Improving Wing Shooting Proficiency,” scheduled at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley during September.
Hunters wishing to apply for a chance at a deer quota hunt need to get online soon! An online quota application must be in before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Congressman Sanford Bishop, Mark Williams, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Deron Davis, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, joined Garrison Commander Col. Michail Huerter and other officials from Fort Benning, representatives from Marion and Talbot counties and other partners recently at a ceremony to announce the opening of the Chattahoochee Fall Line Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This 10,800-acre tract spans north central Marion County and southern Talbot County near Columbus.
It’s another sporting opportunity of a lifetime! Georgians have the chance to win a lifetime hunting and fishing license in the next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation. Starting August 11, 2014, participants can fill out an entry form by visiting the Wildlife Resources Division Facebook page...
As the summer begins to fade, sportsmen begin to look for fall hunting opportunities, and luckily, dove season is right around the corner with opening day scheduled for noon on Sat. Sept. 6.
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