Georgia is fortunate to have abundant wildlife. Birds, mammals, reptiles and insects provide beauty and interest for those who take the time to notice, and are also a source of recreation for many Georgians.

Managing wildlife can be a challenge for experts and homeowners. This is particularly true as population centers continue to expand and displace animals' native habitats. UGA Extension provides tips and information about coexisting peacefully with, protecting and managing wildlife, wherever it's found.

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Popular Publications
  • Deer-Tolerant Ornamental Plants (C 985) If deer are overabundant in your neighborhood, and deer herd reduction or management is not feasible, a good way to prevent deer browsing in landscapes is to plant ornamental plants that deer do not like to eat.
  • Tips for Creating a Hunting Lease Agreement (C 971) Leasing hunting land is one of several types of hunting enterprises that can be profitable for landowners, or can at least cover some of the costs of land ownership. This publication give you tips on creating an equitable lease agreement.
  • Natural History Series: Nine-Banded Armadillo (C 866-2) Scientists classify armadillos with anteaters and sloths. They have poorly developed teeth and limited mobility. Armadillos are considered both an exotic species and a pest.
  • Resolving Human-Nuisance Wildlife Conflicts (B 1248) When wildlife populate a place where they are unwanted or cause damage to valuable plants or structures, they become a nuisance. This publication discusses some basic principles for dealing humanely with nuisance wildlife.
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UGA-affiliated sites

Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study Fifteen states and the federal government cooperate to monitor and advise on wildlife diseases affecting domestic livestock and poultry. The cooperative accepts and diagnoses submitted wildlife, administers a graduate study program in conjunction with UGA and extern program for veterinary students and provides wildlife distribution maps, a quarterly newsletter, and links to federal and state agriculture, wildlife, and health agencies.

Impact Statements: Wildlife Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to wildlife.

UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Learn more about the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science Learn more about the animal and dairy science department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites

Georgia Wildlife Resources Division Offers resources for hunters, fishers, wildlife watchers, and boaters including education, certification, and regulatory information. Also addresses conservations issues and provides news updates and a calendar of events.

We're Here To Help Contact your local UGA Extension office to find out how our team of county agents can assist you.
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  • Dove Season Prep Prepare fields for dove season by planting crops like corn, sorghum or millet. Published: 07/04/17
  • Deer Antlers Made of fast-growing tissue, antlers develop in response to seasonal changes. Published: 06/06/17
  • Plant Destroyers Fences, pie pans and repellents are a few things that can deter deer. Published: 01/09/17
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