SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA – Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation designating October 17, 2015, opening day of firearms season for deer, as “Ranger Hotline Day.” Ranger Hotline provides an avenue for citizens to report, anonymously if they choose, illegal hunting activity. If their tip leads to an arrest, they are eligible for a reward, courtesy of the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation, a 501c3 organization.
“With the Ranger Hotline Program, we are enlisting all the citizens of Georgia to help stop illegal hunting activities,” said Col. Eddie Henderson, director of DNR’s Law Enforcement Division. “If someone sees a poacher, or anything they think is an illegal hunting activity, they should call the hotline number, 1-800-241-4113 or send an email to RangerHotline@dnr.state.ga.us and report it.”
Poaching is essentially stealing wildlife that belongs to all citizens and taking away their recreational opportunities, like hunting, fishing or wildlife watching.
If you see or learn of a violation, try to write down a description of the violator, a description of their vehicle, the location of the violation, and the type of violation. Then, simply call the Ranger Hotline. The program is housed in The Georgia Natural Resources Foundation and anyone who would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support this worthwhile program should visit http://gadnrle.org/node/2 or send an email to email@example.com.
“A Day in the Life”
On Saturday, GA DNR Law Enforcement’s social media event, "A Day in the Life" is back for 2015. Rangers from across the state will be sending pictures and information about what they encounter as a DNR Ranger on one of the busiest days of their year. They will also be reporting on how well hunters are faring in various parts of the state, and all of it will be posted on the Law Enforcement Division’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/gadnrle), and this year, to the Twitter (https://twitter.com/?lang=en) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/gadnrle) feeds as well. Different pictures and content will be posted to each account so everyone is encouraged to check them all out. Last year, “A Day in the Life” was one of the Division’s most popular events on Facebook and this year, with the addition of the other social media feeds, is expected be even bigger.