Thu., September 27, 2012 10:01am
The state Board of Natural Resources Wednesday approved plans for Coral Hospitality to take control of Unicoi State Park near Helen and Amicalola Falls State Park near Dawsonville.
Mon., July 30, 2012 11:32am
Georgia wildlife officials say they're seeing a sea turtle baby boom on the state's beaches. More than 2,000 turtle nests have been counted this year along Georgia's 100-mile coast.
Fri., July 27, 2012 7:25am
The Department of Natural Resources' public fishing areas are normally open from sunrise to sunset. But on the first four Fridays in August, two designated fishing areas will be open at night.
Thu., July 26, 2012 2:21pm
The state Board of Natural Resources is set to take over regulation of saltwater fishing in Georgia. State lawmakers gave the board the authority to regulate saltwater fish the same way it does with freshwater species starting January 2013. Until now, the General Assembly has directly controlled rules about some saltwater species.
Wed., July 25, 2012 3:15pm
Georgia officials are fining a Tybee Island hotel CEO for moving a sand dune. Harry Spirides of the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort admits to hiring four men to shovel a dune at night starting in mid-February. The executive says, he wanted to make beach access easier for hotel guests. But moving a sand dune violates Georgia's Shore Protection Act.
Mon., June 4, 2012 10:00am
Wildlife officials in Georgia are now accepting online applications for quota hunts. The redesigned system allows hunters to apply for permission to hunt deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and other game.
Fri., May 25, 2012 12:00pm
New rules for dogs on St. Simons Island are drawing both cheers and jeers from dog lovers. On the one hand, Glynn County officials are banning dogs on the island's beach this summer when the sand is most popular, during the day. On the other hand, they're giving dog owners the discretion to unleash their dogs and let them roam free in the mornings and evenings.
Fri., May 25, 2012 6:46am
The state's Department of Natural Resources says Georgia's waters are will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp on May 30 at 6 a.m.
Fri., May 11, 2012 8:37am
Experts with the Department of Natural Resources say late spring and early summer vacation seasons overlap with the nesting seasons for protected birds such as American oystercatchers, Wilson's plovers and least terns. DNR is asking beachgoers to keep a lookout for protected birds and their nests.
Fri., May 11, 2012 8:36am
Georgia wildlife officials have opened a new outdoor shotgun range for sporting enthusiasts. It's one of 18 shooting ranges run on public land in Georgia.