Mon., January 7, 2013 4:00am
An 8-mile-long strip of land on South Georgia's Altamaha River soon could be open to the public. The Nature Conservancy has bought a 6,000 acre tract known as Boyles Island in Wayne County. The $8 million-dollar purchase from timber giant Rayonier is expected to become a $4 million sale to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Mon., December 3, 2012 1:00pm
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources reports that a boater off Hilton Head, S.C., photographed the first mother and calf right whales of the season on Nov. 27. The department has received other reports of right whale sightings off Georgia and Florida.
Fri., November 23, 2012 1:00pm
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has launched a mobile app to help outdoors enthusiasts. The app — called the Official Georgia Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Guide — launched earlier this month.
Wed., November 21, 2012 11:00am
Beginning in January anyone who wants to fish in salt water in Georgia will need to get an additional free permit. The permit is part of an effort by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to collect timely and accurate data from saltwater anglers for use in resource management.
Fri., November 2, 2012 12:00pm
Leaks will force a state-run fishing area near Hawkinsville to close for repairs. Officials at the Department of Natural Resources said they are planning to close the Ocmulgee fishing area Nov. 7 to make preparations for repair work.
Wed., October 31, 2012 12:00pm
Georgia wildlife officials plan to hold a deer hunt at Panola Mountain State Park to control deer population in and around the park. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the park will be closed during the quota hunt on Nov. 13 and 14.
Thu., October 25, 2012 11:30am
State officials are considering raising the fees for some riders on the ferry connecting the Georgia mainland with Sapelo Island. Officials say the increase is being considered partly to address increased operational costs.
Sun., October 14, 2012 10:00am
A new effort in Georgia aims to boost female participation in outdoor sports.
Wed., October 3, 2012 10:00am
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the designated deer season for primitive weapons starts Oct. 13. Hunters are allowed to harvest up to 10 deer without antlers and no more than two deer with antlers.
Sat., August 25, 2012 11:00am
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