Error in 2006-2007 popular hunting guide could mislead hog hunters

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (August 23, 2006) — An error in the Georgia 2006-2007 Hunting Seasons and Regulations popular guidebook may incorrectly lead hunters to believe that they can hunt feral hogs at night on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Dog and Cat Sterilization Program Re-instated Sept. 1

“Drive with a Buddy”

Georgia’s Dog and Cat Sterilization Program will once again provide spay/neuter subsidies to pet owners beginning Sept. 1, 2006, Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin announced this week.

Dove hunting dates and online hunter safety course

Georgia dove hunting season opens

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (August 17, 2006) — Georgia’s dove hunting season often is seen as the “kickoff” to the fall hunting season.

Beware movie download scam

Consumer Alert – August 23, 2006

Joe Doyle, administrator of The Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), is advising consumers to be aware of practices by California companies that promote movie downloads over the Internet.

Beware Spanish sweepstake claim

GeorgiaCares warns Georgians about Spanish sweepstake scam

ATLANTA (GA) – The GeorgiaCares Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) project wants to warn Georgia’s seniors and others to be aware of the El Gordo Spanish Sweepstake lottery scam which claims that the recipient has won money in an international lottery.

Drought poses danger to trees

Georgia’s ongoing drought is having negative effects on shade trees and has caused a decrease in timber production for the past growing season, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC). Both pine and hardwood have been impacted, due to a critical lack of water.

Product recalls for the week of July 31–Aug. 3

Blades on string trimmers sold at Lowe’s can detach

MTS Southwest is recalling Troy-Bilt 4-Cycle Gasoline String Trimmers sold nationwide at Lowe’s from January 2006 to March 2006.

Fayette County School System bus routes for the 2006-2007 school year

Click on the school's name to download a pdf of the bus routes for your child's school.

Braelinn Elementary

Let's go fishing -- here's how and where


SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (July 28, 2006) - Georgia boasts nine excellent public fishing areas (PFA) where families and friends can enjoy more than just fishing. These areas also provide a variety of outdoor fun and adventure. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) intensively manages PFAs for quality bass, bream, crappie and catfish and provides unique conservation education and kids’ fishing opportunities. Birdwatchers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy the diverse array of wildlife viewing opportunities.

Product recalls for week of July 23-27

American Suzuki ATVS may cause injuries

American Suzuki Motor Corp. is recalling 2006 Model Year Eiger ATVs sold nationwide from May 2006 to July 2006. The mounting brackets may not have been welded completely and could break off during riding.

Georgia launches new emergency and disaster Web site —

ATLANTA – Georgians have a new resource at their fingertips when they need information about a disaster or emergency, Governor Sonny Perdue announced July 18.

“Women in the outdoors” workshop teaches outdoor skills

Social Circle, Ga. (July 14, 2006) — More than ever, women are becoming involved in outdoor activities such as shooting sports, fishing and camping, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Enjoy August at Georgia's state parks

Below is the August 2006 Calendar from Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites. During 2006, Georgia State Parks will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with several commemorative events throughout the state. More information is available at or 1-800-864-7275.

Fayette waterways affected by habitat ruling on mussels

Hi all:

Yesterday, June 6, the US Fish and Wildlife Service published their draft Endangered and Threatened Species Critical Habitat for seven species of mussels. The title is much longer but if you are interested in reading and commenting on this issue, you will find it in the Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 108, pages 32745-32796.

Help Georgia’s Eastern bluebirds find a home

FORSYTH, Ga. — With bluebird nesting season in high gear, Georgian’s can help these brilliantly plumaged birds find the perfect home announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

'Vanished' chestnut trees discovered in nearby Roosevelt State Park

The Southernmost Known American Chestnut Trees in United States

 How Water Wise Is Your Home?

How does the average person metro area use water? Many people believe that industry is the major source of water consumption, but industry only accounts for 3 percent water usage and commercial use accounts for 21 percent.

Get a CD of Georgia's frogs calling

WRD offers “Calls of the Wild - Vocalizations of Georgia’s Frogs” compact disk

Have you ever wondered which animal produced the sounds of spring and summer you hear in your backyard or questioned the call that came bellowing from the bushes along a nearby pond?

Dogs welcome at many state parks' cottages

Georgia State Parks expand Fido-friendly policy: More cottages to allow dogs

After a successful year of testing its new dog-friendly policy, Georgia’s State Park System is expanding the number of cottages that will accommodate man’s best friend.

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