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We Love the Fellowship – A Squirrel Hunt Account

By Bailey Harrel, Academics Afield Coordinator, Georgia Southern On February 28th, I had the pleasure of taking Georgia Southern (GS) Academics Afield participants and GS student mentors on a small game hunt targeting the elusive gray squirrel. We set out for Tuckahoe...

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ABAC Students Hunt Small Game Hit Home Run

Covington, GA- Students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) tried their hand at squirrel hunting through Academics Afield. Davis Simons, the ABAC Student Coordinator, and his mentors took students with limited to no hunting experience to Alapaha River...

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Ocmulgee River Corridor Comment Period Open through March 26

February 16, 2021 The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a Special Resource Study of the Ocmulgee River Corridor between Macon and Hawkinsville, Georgia. The purpose of the study is to identify whether the Ocmulgee River Corridor meets specific criteria to be...

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Hunting, Fishing, and Habitat: Late Winter and Early Spring

“A brief discussion of some key opportunities to increase year-round wildlife habitat quality and maximize outdoor opportunities between deer season and turkey season.” By Evan Wheeler, GWF Private Lands Biologist 11 February 2021 White-tailed deer season has to come...

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2021 Legislative Update

January 25, 2021 Last year’s legislative session, with its split session due to the coronavirus pandemic, was one of the strangest of my career. This newest session promises to be just as unique. To date, the General Assembly has focused on new committee assignments...

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Georgia Water Coalition Holds Fall Meeting

The Georgia Water Coalition met virtually on November 19th for its annual fall membership meeting. This meeting is usually held at GWF’s Alcovy Conservation Center every November and includes an oyster roast and happy hour. Although these water advocates could not...

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Support Georgia Wildlife Federation with Target Circle

GWF is honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target's donation to us! Now through December 31, vote for us...

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The Wild Turkey- Almost the Nation’s Bird

By Ashlyn Halseth When proposing a national symbol for the United States, many of the founding fathers looked towards the Bald Eagle for their intimidatingly strong beaks and wings build for soaring; however, Benjamin Franklin had a different idea. Wild Turkey or...

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