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Pavey: The rut is on

...A record number of wood stork nests were counted during annual surveys and chick survival was very high," DNR wildlife biologist Christy Hand said. "A total of 2,501 stork nests were counted statewide. The previous record was 2,057...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-10-25/pavey-rut
SC turkey harvest down 15 percent

...For a fairly short-term trend, no, it's probably not anything to be too concerned about," said Hughes, a wildlife biologist. "Just one good spring can make a big difference, and the last couple springs have not been great. ... I'd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-14/sc-turkey-harvest-down-15-pe
Labor Day holiday signals end to sluggish sea turtle nesting season

...so this year doesn't change the fact that we feel like we're in a recovery period," said Mark Dodd, the wildlife biologist who heads the sea turtle recovery program for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. "It would take two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-06/labor-day-holiday-signals-end
Anglers' license to lie isn't a popular concept anymore

...midwestern U.S.At least eight species, varying from milk snakes to eastern racers, have been infected.Senior wildlife biologist John Jensen, a herpetologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, suggested that Snake Fungal Disease...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-08-30/anglers-licens
Alligator had unusual taste

...rut-map and offers county by county predictions compiled by the University of Georgia researchers and state wildlife biologists.The team analyzed data including deer-vehicle accidents, deer conception dates and GPS tracking of whitetails...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-10-11/alligator-had-unusual-ta
Snake fungal disease found in Georgia

...of the infected snakes died. The disease led to a 50 percent decline of timber rattlesnakes in New Hampshire.Wildlife biologist Jessica McGuire, of the Georgia DNR Nongame Conservation Section, said it's possible all of the state's snakes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-26/snake-fungal-disease-found-g
Wood storks head to Augusta no longer endangered

...Augusta.Last year, the birds reached a new population high of 3,000 nesting pairs in Georgia, said Tim Keyes, a wildlife biologist with the state Department of Natural Resources who specializes in nongame conservation.As a result, the U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-26/wood-storks-head-augusta-no-l
Georgia drafts plan for deer management

...six-month stage, after which their chances of survival are greatly increased.That figure, according to state wildlife biologists, has fallen 26 percent since 2001, which is a concern for wildlife managers.The rise in coyote populations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-08-16/georgia-drafts-plan-deer
Ga. coastal town drops windmill plan

...and endangered shore birds, including red knots and piping plovers. A Georgia Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist weighed in against the turbine's planned siting at a recent public meeting."If I look at the overall map of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-02-19/ga-coastal-town-drops-windmi
Army engineers turn used Christmas trees into Thurmond Lake fish habitat

...saving space in area landfills."Fish and other aquatic species need these areas for cover," said Ken Boyd, a wildlife biologist with the Thurmond Lake office. "Using recycled Christmas trees allows us to supplement our existing underwater...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-26/army-engineers-turn-used-chri