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Georgia DNR: Department of Natural Resources: BUI, Hunting, Fishing laws

Gainesville GA lawyer discusses jurisdiction of GA DNR law enforcement officers.

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The GA Department of Natural Resources is commonly referred to as the DNR.

Georgia DNR law enforcement are Conservation Rangers, who are typically called Game Wardens.  They have jurisdiction throughout Georgia.  They are charged with enforcing Georgia’s hunting and fishing laws.

Obviously, animals and fish are a natural resource and there are regulations as to when and how they can and cannot be hunted and fished in Georgia.  Game Wardens enforce those regulations as well as GA Laws concerning wildlife conservation, the environment, boating and conducting educational presentations to the public.

Out on Georgia lakes, Game Wardens are one of  the main arms of law enforcement regarding boating regulations and boating under the influence (BUI).  The DNR has a lot of responsibility regarding recreation, hunting and fishing.

The DNR has a wide latitude as far as search and seizure.  They are allowed to go on to people’s lands regarding animal issues.

They may track a poacher and happen to come across an open field that is a methamphetamine lab or a marijuana grow operation.  They can contact law enforcement, such as the Sheriff’s Department to come in and take care of the found contraband from a criminal stand point.

At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney welcomes questions on Criminal Defense laws, Traffic Laws and Georgia DUI laws. Please Call or Email us with any questions.

About the attorney:  Anne Bishop is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various DUI / DWI, Marijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters.  The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), Jackson County  (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.

This article and/or video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.

Anne Bishop
A. Bishop Law, LLC
Attorney at Law
539 Green Street NW
Phone: (770) 783-5296