ATHENS, GA (October 24, 2017) – Brian Murphy, CEO of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), today joined other conservation leaders and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal for the signing of a proclamation naming October 24 “Ranger Hotline Day” in Georgia. The Ranger Hotline provides a way for citizens to report illegal hunting activity, anonymously if they choose. If the tip leads to an arrest, a reward is offered.
“QDMA is a long-standing supporter of the Ranger Hotline program because it helps protect Georgia’s precious wildlife resources from poachers who steal from honest, law-abiding hunters,” said Murphy. “Our participation in the Ranger Hotline program is a prime example of QDMA’s commitment to ethical hunting and wildlife stewardship, which are the very foundation of North America’s proud hunting heritage.”
QDMA is one of the longest serving groups among those that support the Ranger Hotline program, having assisted with the program for nearly 15 years and contributing financially to cover the cost of providing tip rewards.
Anyone in Georgia who witnesses illegal hunting activities can call the Ranger Hotline at 800-241-4113 or send an e-mail to RangerHotline@dnr.ga.gov.
“We join all Georgia hunters and anglers in thanking our dedicated, hard-working wildlife rangers for protecting our wildlife resources for all citizens to enjoy,” said Murphy.
Founded in 1988, QDMA is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization with 60,000 members in all 50 states and Canada, and several foreign countries. QDMA is dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage.