Thu., June 13, 2013 4:54pm
Georgia drivers can show their support for the state’s wildlife conservation efforts in a new way. Governor Nathan Deal and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams unveiled three new license plate designs Thursday.
Wed., April 10, 2013 9:00am
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering shortening doe hunting season to stabilize the state's deer population. In a story April 8, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the department is considering shortening deer hunting season in general.
Wed., March 20, 2013 11:03am
A new study has found that the number of deer on Jekyll Island is far greater than what was estimated two years ago, and that some of the animals have health problems because of overpopulation.
Wed., October 17, 2012 8:20am
Georgia wildlife and public safety authorities want drivers to be on the lookout for deer now that fall is in full swing. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has issued a special warning to drivers in cities and suburbs.
Thu., October 11, 2012 12:00pm
Wildlife officials said hunters can take to the woods for firearm season starting Saturday, Oct. 20. The season runs through Jan. 1 in the northern part of the state and through Jan. 15 in the southern half of Georgia.
Mon., April 16, 2012 6:37am
An abundance of white-tailed deer on Jekyll Island has made the critters a sort of tourist attraction, but a recent survey suggests there may be too many on the island state park.
Tue., January 31, 2012 3:26pm
The Georgia Senate has approved legislation that would give a special hunting permit to children with terminal illnesses. Senate Bill 309, also known as Taylor's Law, was approved by a vote of 53-1.
Mon., March 7, 2011 4:53pm
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow hunting with bait. Right now, it's illegal to hunt deer and hogs within 200 yards of a supplemental food source. The bill’s opponents say baiting wildlife undermines sportsmanship.