Happening This Month - October 2013
With the likelihood of a deer-car collision in Georgia estimated at one out of every 134 drivers, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division advises motorists to exercise caution on the roads this fall season – a time of peak deer activity.
For women who are curious to explore what the outdoors has to offer, but uncertain of how or where to begin, the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop series provides a practical introduction to a wide variety of outdoor recreational skills and activities.
Tree stand use is popular with hunters during deer season. However, with falls or other incidents accounting for almost half of all hunting incidents, improper or unsafe use of a tree stand can cause you to become a hunting incident statistic. So, be smart and be safe when using a tree stand.
Keep your hummingbird feeders up as temperatures drop this fall and winter. That’s the suggestion of Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologists, who say some visiting hummers winter here and benefit from the nourishment feeders provide.
Boars. Wild hogs. Feral Pigs. No matter the term, hogs can be a big problem. Especially for landowners who depend on their property to supply crops that provide for their livelihood. Hunters Helping Farmers is a new program combining the efforts of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to help alleviate the agricultural and financial damage caused by these non-native invasive pests.
A Savannah teacher’s vision of creating an outdoor classroom for teaching wetland biodiversity has earned a $1,000 Teaching Conservation grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Educational and recreational improvements at Ohoopee Dunes Wildlife Management Area, one of Georgia’s most unique sites for natural communities, will be celebrated in an Oct. 14 ceremony at the WMA near Swainsboro.
Fall has officially arrived in Georgia, bringing with it shorter days, cooler temperatures and the start of the firearms deer hunting season.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division reminds all hunters to review the ‘Four Primary Rules of Firearms Safety’ before heading to the woods.
Although many Georgia hunters and anglers may not realize it, every time that they purchase a sporting license, hunting and fishing equipment or related items, they are participating in a subtle, yet successful, conservation program that has been at work for more than 75 years.
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