Georgia R3 Initiative


The Georgia Wildlife Federation is working to secure the future of wildlife conservation and our hunting heritage by recruiting, retaining, and reactivating (R3) hunters. The Georgia R3 Initiative is a cooperative effort between Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Georgia Chapter of Safari Club International. The goals of this initiative are to 1) to increase participation in hunting and shooting sports as they relate to hunting and 2) to increase societal acceptance and support of hunting and shooting sports. The suggested strategies and actions to accomplish these goals are defined in the Georgia Hunting Action Plan.

Albany State University’s Busy Spring Semester

The beginning of 2024 was a busy time for the Academics Afield students at Albany State University. After finishing the first week of school, students with the Academics Afield program went out on a learn-to-hunt deer hunt. We visited the Mike Commander Shooting Range...

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A Tale of Rabbits and Students

Statesboro students recently went out on their third hunting trip in their Academics Afield programming. The 2023-2024 SY cohort, funded by the Georgia State Chapter of NWTF, had two previous hunts where the intended game species was not successfully harvested. During...

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