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The annual winter fish kill is underway at Thurmond Lake

...fatal accidents were recorded, and also the first time there were no "shooter-victim" cases, said spokeswoman Melissa Cummings. "So, hopefully ? we are looking to set two records here this year," she said.So far, DNR has recorded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2015-01-31/annual-winter-
Dove season days added in Georgia, South Carolina for this year

...opportunities.Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division has added days to the second and third season, spokeswoman Melissa Cummings said.The 2014-15 seasons will be Sept. 6-21; Oct. 11 to Nov. 3; and Nov. 27 to Jan. 15, she said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-08-23/dove-season-da
Bass Pro Shops snub might be for the best

...this month if they fail to renew their boat decals on time.Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Melissa Cummings says boaters who don't renew expired registration decals before Oct. 24 will be charged a $10 late fee.Director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2013-10-05/bass-pro-shops
Tests good so far

...this month from the Columbia County Merchants Association Fall Fair seem to be in good health, according to tests. Melissa Cummings, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman, said results from most of the tests on the animals have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/24/met_153983.shtml
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Helicopter search finds little

...yielded few clues Thursday in the search for a missing hunter. "Basically, our efforts are over for today," said Melissa Cummings, a spokeswoman for Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division, whose officers used a State Patrol helicopter to search...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/02/met_399620.shtml
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Forest officer's death investigated after shooter says he mistook man for coyote

...federal wildlife authorities."At this point, charges, if any, have not been determined," said spokeswoman Melissa Cummings of the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division. "It is still under investigation, and we are working with the Forest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-03-08/forest-officers-death-investi
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Woman is stable after river boating accident

...22, was in a boat on Chigo Creek when it was struck by a friend's boat, knocking her into the water, said Melissa Cummings, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. She said drivers of the two boats were playing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/12/met_415351.shtml
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Fatal shooting of Ga. game officer under investigation

...federal wildlife authorities."At this point, charges, if any, have not been determined," said spokeswoman Melissa Cummings of the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division. "It is still under investigation and we are working with the Forest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-03-08/fatal-shooting-ga-game-offic
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Hunting accidents are on the decline thus far

...been just 26 reported mishaps so far, continuing a gradual decline since the 1970s, said department spokeswoman Melissa Cummings. The only fatal accident occurred Nov. 11, when Snellville, Ga., hunter Jeffrey Ray Robertson was found dead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/24/out_109804.shtml
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Budget revisions could save parks

...revised proposal has been presented to the Governor and to the Office of Planning and Budget," said DNR spokeswoman Melissa Cummings. "Cuts related to state parks and hatcheries are not in that current proposal, but as with anything that is not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/27/met_501745.shtml
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