Tue., March 19, 2013 4:41pm
Members of the Georgia House are expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would lower the legal blood alcohol limit for people behind the wheel of a boat or people hunting. The bill is named for 11-year-old Kile Glover as well as 9-year-old Jake and 13-year-old Griffin Prince. All three were killed in boating accidents on Lake Lanier in 2012. Prosecutors have charged the boater behind the Prince accident with boating under the influence.
Mon., January 7, 2013 1:00pm
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.
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.
Sun., September 2, 2012 10:00am
The Georgia Board of Natural Resources determines the seasons within rules of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Fri., March 30, 2012 3:00pm
Georgia wildlife officials want to convince more private landowners to lease their land to the state for hunting, fishing and recreation. The state is expecting nearly $1 million from the federal government to add 15,000 acres of wildlife management areas.
Tue., March 13, 2012 4:15pm
A State House committee heard testimony Tuesday supporting a bill that would lift the ban on hunting with a silencer. But some are questioning whether the proposed law would make it easier for people to commit a crime or poach animals without getting caught.
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.
Tue., December 27, 2011 2:44pm
Some wildlife advocates are expressing concerns about bear hunting in central Georgia, saying too many of the animals are being killed by hunting. Authorities say 34 bears were killed Nov. 12, half of them females, and all in an area near Tarversville in Twiggs County.
Mon., August 15, 2011 12:00am
The day opens squirrel hunting, but bird, deer and bear hunters are preparing for their seasons that follow in September and October.
Fri., May 6, 2011 11:42am
Described as using ‘science-based agricultural practices,’ the bill calls for an integrated system that would expand output, but also protect natural resources and preserve the land for future generations.