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Georgia wildlife technician calls it quits

...was "the first to hatch a striped bass in Georgia." Wilkes County native Bunch, 61, is retiring May 1 as a wildlife technician III after 34 years with the department. "He's an extremely hard worker who could do just about anything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/18/oth_259344.shtml
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Woman killed in Thursday crash identified

...a 2007 GMC Sierra, driven by Seth Thompson, 31, of the 4000 block of Waylon Drive in Martinez.Thompson, a wildlife technician, hit the passenger side of Erkens' car. He was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be minor injures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-14/woman-killed-thursday-crash-i
Lab chronicles wetland avians

...There's an egret - no, two egrets," he said. "Now there are two ring bills. And a wood duck, too." The wildlife technician from Savannah River Ecology Lab spends one morning a week flying in circles above Phinizy Swamp and the nearby...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/16/met_300279.shtml
Metro
'Stumpy' questions are finally answered

...and for all. But it wasn't easy. "It took nine of us, and it was still hard to do," said Cris Hagen, a wildlife technician and herpetologist. The idea, he said, was to capture the big gator, named "Stumpy" for its missing front...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/15/pav_43733.shtml
Rob Pavey
Alligator found resting in north Georgia stream

...it to the gator," he said. "But once I got near him, he raised up out of the water and hissed at me." A wildlife technician arrived and snared the 3-foot gator with a choke stick and scooped it into a cooler. Because it's a native...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/19/met_422610.shtml
Metro
Across Georgia

...remain, officials said, making it crucial that boaters keep the legal 500-yard distance. Leigh Youngner, a wildlife technician with the state Department of Natural Resources, said she hoped the signs will discourage the growing number of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/07/met_30347.shtml
Metro
New study has dove enthusiasts finding salvation

...Management Area that straddles portions of McDuffie and Wilkes counties. Last week alone, Patterson and his partner, wildlife technician Mallory Granitz, trapped and banded about 30 birds, lured into wire mesh traps with cracked corn. Each bird...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/27/out_382329.shtml
Outdoors
Drug bust finds infant alligator

...center at the state's 6,000-acre Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area near Valdosta. Mark Day, a department wildlife technician, seized the reptile Saturday after Coffee County sheriff's deputies discovered it along with some marijuana...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/31/met_248853.shtml
Metro
Area alligators don't have that much bite

...population numbers from 100,000 to 200,000. Georgia's few recorded attacks include one involving a state wildlife technician, Ruckel said. The employee was discussing alligators with a troop of Boy Scouts on Ossabaw Island in 1994...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/21/pav_82293.shtml
Rob Pavey | Natural history and anthropology
Public to get chance to discuss deer plan

...HONORED: Georgia's Department of Natural Resources recently selected Burke County resident John Bearden, a wildlife technician at the Thomson regional office, as the 2004 recipient of the Danny Creel Citizenship Award. DNR annually recognizes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/02/pav_438817.shtml
Rob Pavey