Recent Press Release dnr

Recent Press Releases

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 09:00

Trade shopping malls for waterfalls this Black Friday when you choose to #OptOutside. Created by outdoor retailer REI and celebrated by Georgia’s State Parks, the national movement encourages...

Social Circle, GA
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 01:00

With waterfowl hunting season opening Sat., Nov. 23, duck hunters should make note of some changes in this year’s hunting regulations, according to experts with the Georgia Department of Natural...

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

The recreational shellfish harvest area in Glynn County south of Downing Musgrove Causeway between Jekyll Island and Brunswick will re-open to the public at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

Social Circle, GA
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 01:00

The Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) is a brand-new program dedicated to assisting hunt clubs and landowners with deer management on private lands, according to the Georgia Department...

Brunswick, GA
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00

Waterfowl hunters at Altamaha WMA need to review ongoing repairs and plan ahead.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00

Watch out for deer on and near roads during the fall season.

Perry, GA
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00

Be sure to encourage your young artist(s) to enter the annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art contest.

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for projects...

ATLANTA, GA
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 09:00

This holiday season, wow friends and family with the gift of the great outdoors. Choose from the below eight ideas and watch a simple present turn into a new infatuation with Mother Nature.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking to change the state’s Saltwater Fishing Regulations to provide for shellfish mariculture in estuarine waters and to comp...

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, October 21, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers they can participate in the ...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00

Great news for Georgia boaters! A partnership between the state Department of Driver Services (DDS) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is making it easier for boaters to show they...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00

If you are looking to stock up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available—your time is here!

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00

Hunting is one of the safest sports, with only a small fraction of participants ever involved in a hunting incident.

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 09:00

Every fall in Georgia, Mother Nature displays her most beautiful work, beckoning travelers from near and far to take in the scenery of the Peach State. From the crisp mountain air, the comforting...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 01:00

In early October, an angler reported catching a northern snakehead, an aquatic invasive species, in a pond located on private property in Gwinnett County, according to the Georgia Department of...

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The recreational shellfish harvest area in Glynn County near the site of a capsized cargo ship will be closed until further notice beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2019, th...

ATLANTA, GA
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 09:00

Did you know that in addition to hiking trails, rivers, lakes and mountains, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites are home to several remnants of forts and earthworks that date back as early...

Claxton, GA
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 09:00

Almost open for business!

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 09:00

The week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 12.

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 09:00

Hunters are encouraged to review safety information before heading out to the woods on the opening day of primitive weapons deer hunting season on Oct. 12, according to the Georgia Department of...

Brunswick, GA
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:00

Approximately 26 short-finned pilot whales stranded on or near St. Catherines Island Wednesday, leaving 15 dead in Georgia’s second mass stranding of these hefty marine mammals this year.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing changes to state saltwater fishing regulations for two shark species.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

CoastFest, coastal Georgia’s premiere educational festival, will return to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The event is free to the public an...

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 09:00

“When will the leaves change?” That’s the most common question park rangers hear when autumn rolls around. Only Mother Nature knows, of course, but peak color in Georgia is usually at the end of...

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 09:00

Crimson reds, rustic oranges and saffron yellows mark the highly anticipated start of fall in Georgia’s State Parks. Opt outside to take in the kaleidoscopic scenery with family and friends atop...

Brunswick, Ga.
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Beach goers are advised not to swim or wade in the ocean on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island until more is known about the environmental impact of a cargo ship capsizing in the St. Simons Soun...

Brunswick, Ga.
Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is monitoring coastal environmental conditions following the capsizing of a commercial freight vessel in the St. Simons Sound early Sunday mornin...

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:00

Deer, squirrel, turkey, quail, dove, or duck—all hunt-able species in Georgia. But, do you know how to hunt them?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announces the harvest of shellfish in state waters will close at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, and remain closed until further notice....

ATLANTA, GA
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 09:00

Georgia’s State Park System is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and preparing to host those sheltering from the storm. Evacuees and their pets are welcome in Georgia’s State Parks, including...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 09:00

The time is almost here!

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 09:00

Did you know that more than half of all hunting incidents that occur are due to falls or other safety issues with tree stands?

Social Circle, GA
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00

Time to celebrate!

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 17:30
Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:30

The anticipation is building, where will you be on opening day?

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:30

Before dove season arrives, do you need to complete your hunter education course?

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, August 26, 2019

The Jekyll Creek courtesy dock next to the boat ramp off South Riverview Drive on Jekyll Island will intermittently close for maintenance beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27, until Saturday, Aug. 31.

SAVANNAH, GA
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:00

Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site managers were honored recently during a statewide conference held in Savannah. Nearly 300 representatives from the Georgia Department of Natural...

Social Circle, GA
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:30

Teachers and students across the state are invited to explore Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests through the 30th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

Mansfield, GA
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:00

Ladies, have you ever wanted to head out to go backpacking or fishing or shooting, but not sure where to start? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division can help...

Social Circle, GA
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:00

Outreach and involvement helped secure Game Warden Josh Cockrell of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Law Enforcement Division as the Hunter Education Instructor of the Year,...