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, Quality Deer Management Association, and 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.
When I ask people why they choose to pursue deer each fall, there are always a variety of replies. Some even struggle with the answer because hunting has become so ingrained in their lifestyle. However, a common theme across responses is “for the meat. Read more here.
For the last three years, the Young Alumni Committee at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources has hosted the Alumni and Friends Sporting Clays Tournament. This event, held on a Friday in mid-April, is a perfect chance for students, faculty, alumni, and...read more
We just finished up the first annual ABAC Skeet Shooting Tournament. We did keep score and award a few prizes, but this event was much more about having a little fun while burning some powder and introducing new people to the sport. This tournament was part of our...read more