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Excise tax for hunting and fishing gear is beneficial to outdoorsmen

...previous year's award by $4.7 million ? set another all-time record high, said Ted Will, assistant chief of game management for Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division.The program dates back to 1937, when Congress adopted the Pittman-Robertson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-12-12/excise-tax-hunting-and-f
DNR deer-management plan calls for maintaining herd size

...issue is the zone line: Why does Georgia have a southern zone and a northern zone line?" said John Bowers, chief of game management for the Department of Natural Resources.The zones allow different limits and seasons designed to reflect the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-28/dnr-deer-management-plan-cal
Online program will help farmers with feral hogs

...deer herd remains healthy and strong, with a harvest last season of about 365,000 deer, said John Bowers, chief of game management for the state's Wildlife Resources Division.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-10-18/online-program
Georgia wildlife programs should expect a financial boost in 2014

...sizable increase, and we're looking forward to the opportunities it will create," said Ted Will, assistant chief of game management for Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division.The excise tax was created by lawmakers who passed the Pittman-Robertson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-12-28/georgia-wildli
Proposal cuts back Ga. doe hunting season

...see a further decline in the deer population, which is not our goal," said John Bowers, DNR's assistant chief of game management. "Our goal is to stabilize the population around a million animals."Now that the extended hunting period has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-04-08/proposal-cuts-back-ga-de
Dove season kicks off in Georgia

...like Georgia has experienced this year, generally produce abundant natural foods," said John W. Bowers, chief of Game Management. "These conditions often contribute to an increase in deer quality, but can also make it a challenging year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-09-07/dove-season-ki
Gator hunters kill few

...extinction four decades ago to 200,000 today. "Sixty-four is not even a good dent," said Todd Holbrook, the chief of game management for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. "We'll have far more removal of alligators from nuisance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/18/met_397600.shtml
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Firearms deer season set to begin in Georgia

...hunting is the most cost effective and efficient means of managing the deer herd," says John Bowers, assistant chief of Game Management for the Wildlife Resources Division. "In fact, regulated deer hunting has successfully reduced the statewide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/18/out_552313.shtml
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Under-16 Georgians took advantage of early hunting season

...but anecdotally, we've gotten plenty of pictures and favorable comments," said John Bowers, assistant chief of game management for Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division.The idea, outlined in Senate Bill 474 that became law in 2010 and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2011-10-22/under-16-georg
Baiting change gets another shot

...private land. "On the surface, that's what it appears - something for QDM," said John Bowers, the assistant chief of game management for Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division. "But as we know, things aren't always as they appear." Shooting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/25/pav_121732.shtml
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