Georgia Pets & Animals


Ga. game wardens confiscate 157 illegally hunted doves

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia wildlife officials say game wardens confiscated 157 doves from an illegal hunt in the southeast part of the state. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Sunday that the doves had being hunted at an illegally baited field in Tattnall County. WMAZ-TV reports that it’s...
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Georgia Hunter Seizes Incredibly Rare Opportunity, Bags All-White 8-Point Buck

Hunters across the United States have begun readying themselves for deer season. While we Outsiders up north wait for the end of November to begin bagging deer and hunting trophies, Georgia kicked off archery season this past weekend. As some hunters wait all season, or many seasons, to bag their trophy buck, GA hunter Tara Jackson seized an incredibly rare opportunity. Just days after archery’s opening day, the woman snagged a once-in-a-lifetime, all-white, 8-point buck.
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Outdoor Life

Southwest Georgia Bowhunter Takes Rare Piebald Buck

Tara Jackson was fishing a pond with friend Bryan Spivey in June when she spotted an all-white buck crossing a nearby field. The duo had never seen such an unusual deer, and both hoped the buck would stay in the area until Georgia’s archery deer season opened Sept. 11, 2021, according to Georgia Outdoor News.

South Georgia Elephant Refuge To Welcome First Resident

The excitement is building at Elephant Refuge North America just outside the small South Georgia town of Attapulgus. The protected habitat will soon welcome its first full-time resident. Carol Buckley is the founder of the 850-acre refuge and the Elephant Aid International organization that oversees it. She also has a...

Dove Management in Georgia

A few weeks ago, the Georgia 2021-2022 dove season began. The first session runs September 4 – October 10, with second and third sessions from November 20-28 and December 19 – January 31. Hunters may take 15 doves per day, and need to have a Georgia hunting license and GA Migratory Bird Stamp to legally harvest their catch. This week, […]
Field & Stream

Georgia Angler Lands Record 1-Lb., 7.68-Oz. Bluegill

In southwest Georgia and everywhere else, bluegills are tasty and plentiful, but usually weigh about a half-pound at best. Even so, Wendell Mathis had been hoping to catch one that weighed a pound from his boat on Lake Seminole. Instead, in late August, he ended up catching a bluegill that...

Zoo Atlanta Gorillas Tested Positive for COVID-19

Zoo Atlanta in US state of Georgia had gotten several positive test results for COVID-19 among its troops of western lowland gorillas. After recently noticing coughing, nasal discharge, and other symptoms among the animals, the Gorilla Care Team members and Veterinary teams pursued to test the animals for possible SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Amazing Builds – Brasfield & Gorrie contains the sharks at Georgia Aquarium

Welcome to the world of sharks, on display at the Georgia Aquarium. Aquarium photos courtesy of Georgia Aquarium. Note: This is one of three “amazing builds” highlighted in the September 2021 issue of Business Alabama magazine. If you’re ever going to come face-to-face with a shark, Georgia Aquarium’s “Predators of the…

Georgia's Coastal Ecology Lab Welcomes 25 Alligator Hatchlings

The Coastal Ecology Lab and its project partners, Okefenokee Swamp Park, welcomed new life on Monday in the form of 25 alligator babies. Sally, the lab’s “supermom alligator” has been studied by the facility for the past four years. Her nest hatched on Sunday, Sept. 5. “This marks the first...