Ted Will appointed as Chief of Game Management by Wildlife Resources Division

Published 6:59 pm Friday, August 9, 2019

SOCIAL CIRCLE – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announced earlier this week the appointment of Ted Will to chief of game management. 

Will is a longtime employee of the division, most recently serving as assistant chief of the fisheries management section and having served previously as assistant chief of game management.

As chief, Will’s responsibilities will include coordinating and managing the statewide wildlife program, development of game management budget and supervision of Georgia’s wildlife management areas. 

Additionally, he will oversee the drafting of hunting regulations statewide.

“I look forward to Ted’s contributions as he assumes this new role as chief of game management,” said Wildlife Resources Division Director, Rusty Garrison. “His 19 years of service within the agency across both game management and fisheries management uniquely qualify him for this role and make him an invaluable asset to the division. I am confident in his ability to accomplish great things as we move forward.”

Will holds a master’s in wildlife ecology from Mississippi State University, though he is a Georgia Bulldog at heart, having earned his bachelor’s degree in forest resources from the University of Georgia. Will is an avid hunter and angler and currently resides in Bogart with his wife and two children.

For more information on Georgia hunting seasons and regulations, visit Georgiawildlife.com/hunting/regulations or contact a local Wildlife Resources Division office.