Hunters might see some difference when they take to dove fields around northwest Georgia in two weeks. Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist David Gregory who says that next year might be even more difficult in the wake of the ongoing state budget crisis.
Gregory says that the DNR is doing as much as it can to to aid hunters, but they’re experiencing the same budget problems everyone else in state government is experiencing. That translates to less planting and management of dove fields and wildlife food plots across the entire Ridge ands Valley region. Gregory even says that use of prescribed burning as a management tool is limited by Atlanta’s ozone problems.