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Gwinnett Citizen News

Dove hunters: Season changed for 2019-2020

Planning ahead for dove season? The 2019-2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations, which includes doves, were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources.

“ACTT”: 4 simple rules to remember for firearms safety

Hunting is one of the safest sports, with only a small fraction of participants ever involved in a hunting incident. Even with minor chances for issues, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) still encourages hunters to review the ‘Four Primary Rules of Firearms Safety’ before heading to the woods.

Free outdoor fun to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

Each year, we celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday of September. This year, on Sept. 22, everyone can enjoy any of the FREE scheduled celebratory events, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Win big by purchasing your first license in June or July

Picture this – you are drifting down the river in your kayak, casually paddling along. Nice, right? Know what would make it better? Adding in a fishing license for a great day of action-packed angling! Need extra incentive? All new license customers between June 1 and July 31 will be entered to win one of two amazing guided fishing trips that include gear and accommodations!

Need solutions to nuisance wildlife issues?

SOCIAL CIRCLE – Most wildlife has an inherent fear of people with no interest in coming close to us. However, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division animals such as deer, coyotes, bears, raccoons, foxes, and skunks often get labeled as a nuisance due to their sometimes intrusive and destructive habits in suburban settings. Why? It is most commonly because of easy access to “food.” 

Young wildlife does not need to be “rescued”

SOCIAL CIRCLE – During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly “orphaned” young wildlife and want to help – but it is best to leave them where you find them, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Georgia Angler Award Program celebrates your great catches!

Georgia Angler Award Program celebrates your great catches!

Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for outstanding catches. Anglers who catch a fish that meets or beats a specific weight or length limit for that species are eligible for a free Angler Award.