Covington, GA – GWF hired a new Academics Afield Coordinator at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and will modify events to ensure they meet or exceed university COVID-19 safety standards.

“We have been working with faculty and staff at each university to identify the best way to continue to offer opportunities for students to get afield this semester. Our Academics Afield Coordinators will be implementing events in accordance with university safety standards, ensuring social distancing, face coverings, and disinfecting all equipment in between uses,” said Charles Evans, Georgia R3 Manager.

GWF hired Davis Simons to serve as the ABAC Academics Afield Coordinator. Davis is from the small town of Harlem, Georgia. He is currently pursuing a degree in Natural Resource Management and is an active member of the ABAC Chapter of The Wildlife Society. He grew up camping and exploring the woods, which he credits with giving him his love of the outdoors. As the Academics Afield Coordinator at ABAC, Davis is creating programs to introduce students to hunting and the shooting sports that have never had the opportunity to participate.

The Georgia R3 Initiative is a cooperative effort between Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quality Deer Management Association, and Safari Club International.

National Shooting Sports FoundationGeorgia R3 Initiative:
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About Georgia Wildlife Federation
Georgia Wildlife Federation was founded as a sportsman’s organization in 1936 and is Georgia’s oldest conservation organization. Today, members include hunters, anglers, bird watchers, hikers, educators, and all Georgians who are interested in preserving our natural resources and outdoor heritage.

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