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Waterfowl Management in Georgia

Preface & Acknowledgments

Wildlife biologists serving on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Waterfowl Committee prepared the information found here. It is intended to serve as a source of general information for those with a casual interest in waterfowl. It also serves as a more detailed guide for landowners and managers who want to improve the waterfowl habitat on their property. The committee hopes this information will serve to benefit the waterfowl resource in Georgia and help to ensure its well-being for generations to come. 

Land management assistance is available from Wildlife Resources Division biologists. For additional help, contact the nearest Game Management Section office.

Game Management Offices
 Region I Armuchee  (706) 295-6041
 Region II Gainesville  (770) 535-5700
 Region III Thomson  (706) 595-4222
 Region III Thomson (Augusta) (706) 667-4672
 Region IV Fort Valley  (478) 825-6354
 Region V Albany   (229) 430-4254
 Region VI Fitzgerald  (229) 426-5267
 Region VII Brunswick  (912) 262-3173
 * Headquarters  (770) 918-6416

We would like to express our appreciation to Carroll Allen and Dan Forster of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for providing editorial comments.


  • Greg Balkcom, Senior Wildlife Biologist
  • Ted Touchstone, Wildlife Biologist
  • Kent Kammermeyer, Senior Wildlife Biologist
  • Vic Vansant, Regional Wildlife Supervisor
  • Carmen Martin, Wildlife Biologist
  • Mike Van Brackle, Wildlife Biologist
  • George Steele, Wildlife Biologist
  • John Bowers, Senior Wildlife Biologist

The Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer and offers all persons the opportunity to compete and participate in areas of employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, or other non-merit factors.


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