1. Complete the Georgia Bass Slam
The Georgia Bass Slam recognizes anglers who catch five (5) different species of black bass in a variety of habitats across the state. The goal of the program is to get anglers fishing and to stimulate interest in the conservation and management of black bass and their habitats.
2. Catch a Trout
Our trout stocking programs provide excellent opportunities in North Georgia. Whether you cast a line in a cool mountain stream or way down yonder in the heart of Atlanta, if you haven’t chilled out with some cold-water catches, you don’t know what you’re missing!
Quota Hunts are managed hunts allowing a set number of hunters to participate. A quota is placed on a hunt to protect natural resources (wildlife and their habitats), provide a high-quality hunting experience and maintain a high level of safety.
4. Pass it On: Teach Someone How to Hunt/Fish
You are creating a bond that only becomes stronger through cold mornings in the stand or patient hours on the water. Spending time in the field learning from an experienced hunter or angler is invaluable to a beginner. Whatever you’re after, the one thing that always makes hunting/fishing more enjoyable is the camaraderie between friends and family.
5. Complete Chip’s Challenge at Clybel Shooting Range
Range Safety Officer Chip Madren at Clybel WMA challenges anyone thinking about learning a new skill to give it a shot! Chip is no stranger to taking on new challenges, and promises to get you started at Clybel’s ADA accessible range. All visitors (regardless of score) that participate in Chip’s Challenge will have their names entered in a drawing for 50 free clay targets. The drawing will take place the last day of the month, and the drawing winner can claim their prize at the Shotgun Range office.
6. Volunteer for WRD
Become a WRD Volunteer and give the most valuable gift: time. The services our volunteers provide help Georgia’s wildlife in more ways than one. WRD volunteers get a chance to work with wildlife, teach the next generation about stewardship, ethics and safety, maintain access to Georgia’s wild places, and help with outdoor events. It’s a way to get outside, get connected and get wild with unique experiences!
7. Attend CoastFest
Georgia’s largest celebration of our state’s coastal natural resources takes center stage each October. Hosted at Mary Ross Park in Brunswick, GA, you can learn about Georgia’s coast and have some fun at the same time.
8. Plant a Native Garden
Enjoy watching wildlife? There are many native plants that are both pleasing to the eye and provide critters with valuable sources of food long after the flowers themselves have withered and died.
9. Visit 5 Public Fishing Areas
Looking for a new fishing spot? You can start with one of Georgia’s 10 available public fishing areas (PFAs)!
10. Visit a Wildlife Management Area in each Region of Georgia
The primary purpose of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) is to support wildlife conservation in the state and allow public access to hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities. Georgia is one of the most ecologically-diverse states, and we have six different ecoregions that change what lives in each area. With over 100 WMAs across the state, if you’ve seen one WMA, you by no means seen them all!