Most of us could use a little more wildlife, if you catch my drift.
Sometimes, when life gets a little too wild, the Wildlife Resources Division of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources has to step in and calm things down.
The DNR keeps track of such interventions and it’s good reading.
This week’s report includes:
- Hunting waterfowl after hours with unplugged guns and illegal ammunition – Tift County
- Self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg – Decatur County
- Citation violations – several counties
I know what you’re thinking: “Who knew you could get busted for not having your gun plugged in? Who has an extension cord long enough to go hunting?”
Relax, Citizen. Rangers are your friends. They’ll help you understand which guns can be unplugged. All you have to do is ask. We suggest, however, that you not inquire while holding a beer bottle.
The Law Enforcement Section of Wildlife Resources Division protects Georgia’s wildlife populations by enforcing laws, rules and regulations pertaining to game and nongame animals, threatened and endangered plants and animals, exotic animals, boating safety, litter and waste control, and other natural resource issues.
In addition, conservation rangers:
- administer the state’s hunter education and boating safety programs;
- investigate violations of wildlife laws as well as hunting and boating incidents; and
- conduct classes and programs to educate citizens about wildlife laws and safety practices.