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Georgia's Pocket Ranger app takes outdoors to the next level

Ranger Eric White, Georgia DNR Ranger Eric White, Georgia DNR
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

If you are looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors in Georgia, the Department of Natural Resources has an app for that.

It's called The Official Georgia Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Guide, and it has a number of tools to help people stay safe and have a good time while out exploring.

Features include:

  • Places to hunt and fish
  • Species profiles
  • Rules and regulations
  • License and permit information
  • Advanced GPS mapping features
  • Built-in compass to help users navigate
  • Record tracks, distance and time
  • Accuracy and distance indicator

It will also allow users to buy hunting and fishing licenses, as well as upload photos of your big catch or trophy.

The app even has the ability to cache map tiles for offline use or for areas of little to no cell signal.

"It's very well laid out, it doesn't take a lot to learn it, it's just a very neat tool to have on your smart phone. Anybody that's out here recreating or enjoying the outdoors, need to have that," said Ranger Eric White with Georgia DNR.

Download the app for free on iPhone and Android.

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