At the Show

Pete Griffin, Georgia DNR/WRD  A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Pete Griffin has been with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for 30 years. Currently, Pete works for Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in middle Georgia, although he spent 14 years in the middle of the Okefenokee Swamp and then in the North Georgia Mountains. Each one of those places has allowed him to work with wildlife.  This Birds of Prey program demonstrates the variety of native species throughout the state, and examines why some of these birds are looked on as both beautiful and even sometimes threatening.

Jason Clark, Southeastern Reptile Rescue  Jason is president of the Southeastern Reptile Rescue and a licensed nuisance wildlife control expert. Since his teen years, he has been confidently handling Georgia’s native reptiles, and today, his entertaining wildlife programs fascinate his audience while providing details on the importance of our state’s snakes, alligators and lizards.

Kids Kove  Kids of all ages will enjoy the fishing rodeo, BB range, FFA archery range, reptile display, face painting, and craft projects like bird house building and turkey call making.

Hunter Safety Course (Full Course) Participants register online at or at the show on Friday afternoon.  Course times are from 6PM – 8PM on Friday, August 18  and 9AM – 5PM on Saturday, August 19.  Participants must assemble at the North Gate ticket gate at 5:30PM on Friday. All students are required both days. Enrollment is limited to first 75 people.

GWF Deer Head Competition