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Excise tax for hunting and fishing gear is beneficial to outdoorsmen

...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 Act. The idea was to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-12-12/excise-tax-hunting-and-f
Alligator had unusual taste

...movement in the Augusta region.According to a new interactive rut prediction tool offered online by Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division, the peak of whitetail movement in Richmond, Burke and most of the surrounding counties nearby will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-10-11/alligator-had-unusual-ta
Dove season days added in Georgia, South Carolina for this year

...both Georgia and South Carolina have decided to take advantage of the additional hunting opportunities.Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division has added days to the second and third season, spokeswoman Melissa Cummings said.The 2014-15 seasons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-08-23/dove-season-da
Search for native striper fish continues to be elusive

...a habitat issue ? always has been," said Tim Barrett, regional fisheries management supervisor for Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division.Stripers once reproduced prolifically in the Savannah, but began to disappear in the 1970s, when a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-08-02/search-native-stripers-c
New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam still wrapped in red tape

...that lures in storks from a radius of more than 50 miles.Equally encouraging was news last week from Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division that stork nesting numbers were up this year, with an estimated 2,932 nests in 22 colonies observed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-06-28/new-savannah-b
Patrick Eger sets bowfishing record with catch

...applicants," said John Bowers, Georgia's game management section chief.Once the deadline passes, Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division will select the winners by lottery.To apply, go to www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/quota. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-07-26/patrick-eger-sets-bowfis
Georgia drafts plan for deer management

...changed drastically over the past decade, and so has its deer herd and hunting population.That's why Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division is asking for comments on its newest Deer Management Plan that will guide decisions on seasons, bag limits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-08-16/georgia-drafts-plan-deer
Alligator season in Richmond County is in full swing

...harvest one gator that must be 48 inches or longer.The lottery drawn permits are popular, according to Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division. Last year, more than 11,000 people applied for tags.During the 2013 season, 246 gators were harvested...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-09-13/alligator-season-richmon
Efforts underway to preserve Revolutionary War battlefield

...management programs, such as timber harvesting.Lee Taylor, regional game management supervisor for Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division, said state officials are doing all they can to protect the resources at Tuckahoe, but will need a final...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-11/efforts-underway-preserve-rev
Georgia wildlife programs should expect a financial boost in 2014

...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 act in 1937, which specified...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-12-28/georgia-wildli