Covington, GA – Georgia Wildlife Federation’s College Learn-to-Hunt Program got off the ground January 2019 with support from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The program has taken off with our Campus R3 Coordinators (Parker Gerdes [ABAC] and Calvin Ellis [UGA]) introducing students that have never hunted before to squirrel, deer, and dove hunting.

Thanks to a partnership with Delta Waterfowl students at both schools will get the chance to try their hand a waterfowl hunting for the first time. Delta Waterfowl launched their University Hunting Program in August 2017 to educate natural resources students about the role hunting plays in North American wildlife management.

“We are really excited about this partnership. Delta’s University Hunting Program goals align perfectly with our College Learn-to-Hunt Program and their support will allow our Campus R3 Coordinators to expand the programming they are currently offering on campus to include waterfowl.” – Charles S. Evans (Georgia R3 Coordinator)

For more information on GWF’s College Learn-to-Hunt Program, visit or contact Charles Evans ( and to find out more about Delta’s University Hunting Program visit

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

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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.

Georgia Wildlife Federation, 11600 Hazelbrand Road, Covington, GA  30014

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