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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
Georgia DNR considers admission fees

...voiced support for the proposed admission costs, said John Bowers, the Wildlife Resources Division assistant chief of game management."The comments have been supportive of the fee," Bowers said.Hunters and fishermen already pay $19 a year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-01-06/georgia-dnr-considers-admiss
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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
Lean budgets halt plan to expand Georgia WMAs

...cut, so we are having to move money around and see what we can do," said Alex Coley, Georgia's assistant chief of game management.The department's budget for leases, which totaled $902,032 for 2011, was reduced to $695,396 in fiscal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2012-05-05/lean-budgets-halt-plan-e
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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Dove hunters oppose altering season

...is the latest day allowed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service," said John Bowers, Georgia's assistant chief of game management. The proposal, which Bowers said was recommended through surveys with 790 dove hunters, would change the current...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/20/out_195691.shtml
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