Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) biologist Bobby Bond recently received the honor of Wildlife Manager of the Year by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).
This award, given by the Georgia Chapter of NWTF, is to recognize a WRD employee for their efforts at managing for wild turkey, raising public awareness of conservation and wildlife management issues, improving wildlife habitat, and increasing hunting opportunities.
“Because of Bobby’s knowledge and experience, he was the first wildlife biologist to take note of a wild turkey reproduction decline in the state,” said David Wamer, State Chapter President of National Wild Turkey Federation. “Thanks to his initial work, a multi-state research group was created to address this issue.”
Bobby Bond, a wildlife biologist, is assigned to six wildlife management areas in central west Georgia. He is committed to improving these areas for wildlife, hunters and other users. His work on these public lands as well as his extensive research will benefit the state for years to come.
“We feel that Bobby’s efforts in the wild turkey arena and his work on our public lands are the essence of the NWTF mission of ‘Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.’ We are proud to recognize his work,” said Wamer.
For more information about the Georgia Chapter of the NWTF, visit www.georgianwtf.org . For more information on turkey hunting in Georgia, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/regulations .