Senator Ossoff Supports Bipartisan Bill to Help At-Risk Wildlife

Contact: DeAnna Harris, Georgia Wildlife Federation, 770-787-7887, Lacey McCormick, National Wildlife Federation, 512-203-3016, ATLANTA (11/9/2021) — Senator Jon Ossoff has signed onto a bipartisan wildlife conservation bill, the...

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Wacky, Weird, and Wicked Wildlife

By: JT Pynne and Julia Yearout (GA DNR) Halloween season is a great time to dive into the spooky animals that exist in our very backyard. Glowing Animals Some animals have an almost supernatural ability to glow in the dark! Several biofluorescent and bioluminescent...

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Beat the Heat- Tips to Stay Cool from the Animal Kingdom

By: Ashlyn Halseth With the ocean taking up 71% of the Earth’s surface, only 57,308,738 square miles are left for the terrestrial creatures of the world. Grasslands, rainforests, temperate forests, evergreen forests, and more make up a small portion of the Earth’s...

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Hunting Fosters a Deep Connection Between You and Nature

An Academics Afield Coordinator Shares his Perspective By Davis Simmons, Academics Afield Coordinator, ABAC Human beings have hunted for thousands of years. It started as a necessary source of food and has continued throughout the ages as a way of life for all types...

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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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