Working With Wildlife For You
From Georgia’s Appalachian Mountains to her Golden Isles, our state is blessed with many magnificent natural resources. I am fully committed to protecting both our diverse resources, and the sportsmen and women who enjoy them each day in our great state. On behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, I want to thank our anglers for your support of Georgia’s wildlife and for your efforts in wildlife conservation.
Sportsmen and women are the original conservationists. Your license purchases, which fund wildlife conservation efforts, make you a partner in all the efforts of this agency. With each purchase of boat fuel or fishing equipment, you also contribute a percentage of your purchase to wildlife conservation.
I’m proud to say that Georgia has approximately 1 million acres of land available for public hunting and angling opportunities through our 102 wildlife management areas and other public lands. Our 1.29 million resident anglers have access to more than 4,000 miles of trout streams, 12,000 miles of warm water streams, and 500,000 acres of impoundments. We could not have gotten here without your help and support.
How else can you support wildlife? Give someone special a lifetime hunting and fishing license as a gift. Put a wildlife license plate on your car. Donate to the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation. Or, volunteer your time – there are great conservation groups with which to be involved. Thank you again for your continued support. I hope to see you at one of our sites soon!
Commissioner, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Report Fish Kills
Help protect our valuable fish resources. Report fish kills as quickly as possible.
- Poaching is the illegal fishing and hunting of wildlife.
- Poachers rob you of hunting opportunities.
- Poachers steal everyone’s wildlife.
- Poachers give ethical anglers and hunters a bad name.
- Rewards are paid if an arrest is made.
- Anonymity is respected.