Covington, GA – GWF is expanding our Academics Afield program to Georgia Southern University thanks to continued support from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

“Georgia Southern is a perfect fit for Academics Afield with the Shooting Sports Education Center being right there on campus. Matt Horst, Director of the center, has been extremely supportive during the process of getting the program on campus and we look forward to working with him to introduce students to hunting and shooting,” said Charles S. Evans, Georgia R3 Manager.

GWF hired Bailey Harrell to serve as the Academics Afield Coordinator at Georgia Southern. Bailey is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and he is on the school trap and skeet team. In his spare time, he enjoys competing with his Labrador retriever in hunt tests and spending time with friends and family in the outdoors. When we asked him why he was interested in the position his response was, “I love wing shooting, archery hunting, and teaching others to enjoy and respect the sport I love.” As the Academics Afield Coordinator at Georgia Southern, Bailey will be 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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