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Meetings for Georgia hunters take up various subjects

...population in the state has definitely come down," said Don McGowan, regional operations manager for Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division, which organized the Wilkes County meeting and seven similar gatherings across the state last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2015-01-10/meetings-georg
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 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
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

Dove hunters on both sides of the Savannah River will enjoy longer seasons this year, due to amended guidelines at the federal level.

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
Efforts underway to preserve Revolutionary War battlefield

The Battle of Brier Creek unfolded March 3, 1779, in nearby Screven County, when a British force of 1,500 men led by Col. Marc Prevost circled back on Gen. John Ashe's encamped Patriot army, which included about 1,700 soldiers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-11/efforts-underway-preserve-rev
Pavey: Ice storm changes landscape at Yuchi Wildlife Management Area

Yuchi Wildlife Management Area will have a different look this spring as crews remove almost 1,250 acres of planted pines damaged or destroyed by the February ice storm.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-03-08/pavey-ice-storm-changes-
Turkey season is also a sign of spring

...private landowners, hunters, conservation organizations like the National Wild Turkey Federation and Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division. OPENING DAY BIRD WATCHERS: Opening day of turkey season will have thousands of camo-clad hunters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-03-15/turkey-season-also-sign-
New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam still wrapped in red tape

I've covered lots of slow-moving issues over three decades in Augusta, but nothing seems as stubbornly stagnant as New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-06-28/new-savannah-b