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Public can vote on wildlife tag designs
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To vote for Georgia’s new wildlife tags, go online by clicking here,  fill out the short survey and cast a vote for your favorite tag design. The deadline to vote is Sept. 15.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants the public’s help in selecting the designs for four new wildlife vehicle license plates.

Residents can vote for the new wildlife tags online at www.georgiawildlife.com. They will be asked to fill out a short survey before voting. The deadline to vote is Sept. 15.

A share of purchases and renewals of the new tag will go toward conservation and habitat restoration efforts for the nongame conservation section, the Bobwhite Quail Initiative and the Trout Restoration Program of the DNR’s fisheries management section.

Dan Forster, director of the DNR’s wildlife resources division, said in a statement that officals are “excited about the opportunity to allow Georgians to vote on their favorite tag design.”

“We have many beautiful wildlife designs to pick from and we hope that the switch to a full plate design will excite the public and they will want one on their vehicle,” he said.

The information collected through the voting process will be used to determine which tags will be produced and made available for purchase through the state Department of Motor Vehicle Services.

Potential designs for the new plates include:

• Nongame wildlife tags — Two designs will be chosen from among a blue heron in a shoals river scene; green tree frog; bald eagle soaring above Georgia pines; hummingbird with trumpet creeper; bald eagle with American flag; painted bunting; and North Atlantic right whale.

• Bobwhite Quail Initiative tags — Mother quail and chicks; flushing covey with a white-tailed deer; and turkey and a flushing quail with a white-tailed buck.

• Trout Unlimited tags — Brook trout; rainbow trout; trio including brook, rainbow and brown trout; and a brook trout chasing a fly.

The winning designs will then be announced and made available at local tag offices and for on-line renewals.  

Specialty plates cost $60 (plus ad-valorem taxes and other fees). There is an annual renewal of $35.