The Department of Natural Resources has posted new online guides to Georgia's waterways that include weather forecasts and information on what fish species can be found in each of the state's waterways. The guide also includes technique tips and a boat ramp locator.
Georgia wildlife officials are seeking public comment on the state's hunting rules. The Department of Natural Resources will hold a meeting Tuesday at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming. It's one of eight sessions being held across Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.