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Turkey Season Opens in Georgia on Saturday March 21, 2015

This is an owl. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Turkey season opens in Georgia on Saturday, March 21st 2015. No, you can’t shoot owls.  I didn’t have a turkey picture and I just took the shot of the owl on the right.  So I used the photograph of the owl and killed two birds with one stone.  Sort of. Have you been practicing your turkey […]

Fred Hays ~ 2014 DNR Law Enforcement Investigative Ranger of the Year

Ranger Fred Hayes ~ 2014 DNR Law Enforcement Investigative Ranger of the Year

Ranger First Class Fred Hays was named DNR Law Enforcement’s Investigative Ranger of the Year for 2014 by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division. Ranger Fred Hays is assigned to Jasper County. To catch poachers and other wildlife violators, Rangers require diligence, dedication all the way through lengthy criminal investigations.  Ranger Fred Hays does that and more. […]

Give the Gift of Lifetime Fishing Licenses. Seriously.

Free Ways to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

An old friend used to say, “Do your giving while you’re living.  Then you’re knowing where it’s going.”  It’s time for us to do our Christmas shopping, even if we forget the Reason for the Season.  We can get presents for our loved ones that we know will be returned as soon as they can […]

Georgia Hunters for the Hungry Deer Processors

Hunters for the Hungry

Our friends with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources offer deer hunters the perfect opportunity to participate in the Georgia Hunters For The Hungry program. GHFTH is a partnership between the Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division of DNR, and the Georgia Food Bank Association that provides sportsmen a way to donate harvested deer to […]

DNR Law Enforcement Reports (11-11-14)

DNR Law Enforcement Division ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The website of the Law Enforcement Division of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources is up and running once again. They appreciate the patience of all of us who look forward to their Law Enforcement Reports here at Thankfully, Rangers go into the forest to confront people who break our state’s hunting and fishing laws […]

Special Disabled Hunters Archery-Only Deer Hunt

Woods around Lake Allatoona ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

On Monday and Tuesday, December 8th and 9th, 2014, a limited number of disabled hunters who are permanently confined to a wheelchair will be allowed to an archery-only deer hunt at McKinney Campground, courtesy of the US Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Allatoona. Hunting blinds will be provided throughout McKinney Campground, but are by reservation […]

Deer Season Opens 10-18-14. Hunt Safely & Turn in Poachers

Turn in Poachers

Deer season for those who hunt with firearms opens in Georgia on October 18, 2014.  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division (LED)reminds hunters to always put safety first, use courtesy and to respect the property where you hunt. LED officials urge you to obey hunting laws because many more eyes may be watching […]

Deer Hunting Season for Archers Begins on 9-13-14

Deer that glow in the dark would make driving easier and hunting safer.

Fall begins on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014.  To some, that means cooler temperatures, shorter days and colorful leaves.  To hunters, autumn means it’s deer hunting season. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division says archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, September 13th. Last year, 118,238 archery hunters harvested […]

Free Fishing in Georgia on National Hunting and Fishing Day

Secret Trout Stream ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Residents of the great state of Georgia are eligible for free fishing on Saturday, September 27, 2014, even if they don’t have a fishing license.  Many other events and fun activities are scheduled to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. On this day, residents do NOT need a fishing license or a trout license to fish on […]

Big Brother is Watching Mottled Ducks

Could this satellite be tracking mottled ducks?

No, don’t worry.  That title is not some kind of code that will cause black helicopters to hover over your house.  (Probably.)  Researchers (think: tax dollars) are using satellites to track the movements of mottled ducks.  If you’re not a mottled duck, Big Brother isn’t watching you.  (Probably.) Mottled ducks along the Georgia coast are […]