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Nearly 150 gopher tortoises released in Georgia to help restore threatened reptile population

...fall line, or the elevation change that runs across the state from Columbus to Augusta.John Jensen, DNR senior wildlife biologist, said conservation projects such as Friday's tortoise release can help keep the gopher tortoise from inclusion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-05/nearly-150-gopher-tortoises-r
Georgia to have uniform, statewide deer season starting in the fall

...and its feeding habits disperse seeds and improve germination for plant communities.John Jensen, a senior DNR wildlife biologist, said restoration and compatible land management at Yuchi have improved the habitat at the 7,800-acre wildlife...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2015-06-06/georgia-have-u
Alligator snapper turtles slow to recover from heavy decline

...trapper who did the earlier survey for DNR estimated he averaged a turtle a night per trap in the 1970s.Senior wildlife biologist John Jensen, of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said restoring the species could take longer than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-03-28/alligator-snapper-turtle
School bus overturns on William Few Parkway

...Deer tend to migrate during the late summer and late winter months in search of food, Ira B. Parnell, a senior wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said recently. They are most active during the early morning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-12/school-bus-overturns-few-par
More dead deer found along roads last year

...deer recovered.Carcasses found along roads can be attributed to several factors, said Ira B. Parnell, a senior wildlife biologist with the Geor gia De part ment of Natural Re sources, including the population of deer in a given county, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-10/more-dead-deer-found-along-ro
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
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
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
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