Hunters can use phone app for information

Special to Rifle & Rod

Georgia hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts now have an app of their own, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The Official Georgia Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Guide, powered by “Pocket Ranger” technology, is the official app of the Georgia DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division. This free, mobile app gives both novice and seasoned sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts essential information in the palm of their hand.

Features include:

• Species profiles.

• Weather information.

• Georgia rules and regulations.

• Licensing information.

• Boat ramp locations.

• Maps of public wildlife areas.

Advanced GPS technology enhances any trek through the woods by allowing users to track friends’ locations, mark trails with photo waypoints and keep track of wildlife sightings. Sportsmen can even cache map tiles for offline use.

The Wildlife Resources Division manages nearly 1 million acres of public lands for wildlife and habitat in Georgia. These Wildlife Management Areas and Public Fishing Areas are featured on the app.

App updates are already in development and will include enhanced birding trails, expanded saltwater species list, a “Trophy Case” for posting photos and comments and universal formatting for horizontal and vertical viewing.

Download the free app now on your mobile device through the Apple App Store or the Android Market and search “GA Fish & Wildlife Guide.” Visit to learn more.

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