The UGA student chapter of The Wildlife Society, made up of students in the Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, dominated at the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave last month at the University of Florida. The team took 1st place overall among the 17 Southeastern schools competing.
Contributing to the overall victory was the teams’ first place in the Wildlife Quiz Bowl competition and first place in the team field competition. In addition, the team took five other firsts, three seconds and one third place in the 14 individual events.
Now, true to his promise if the team won, Dean Richard Porterfield will sing the UGA alma mater this week at the School’s Annual Wildlife Supper on April 30th.
Club advisor and coach is Steven Castleberry, assistant professor of wildlife ecology. Below is a list of individual placings:
Team Field Competition — 1st Place – entire team
Quiz Bowl, 1st Place — Jay Scott, Ryan Whitelaw, Theron Menken, Mandi McElroy, and Jason Norman
Wildlife Art, 1st Place — Audrey Owens
Photography, 1st Place — Jay Scott
Non-game Wildlife Calling, 1st Place — Tom Luhring
Dendrology, 1st Place — Justin Tyson
Archery, 1st Place — John Guthrie
Radio telemetry, 2nd Place — David Duncan and Max Lang
Orienteering, 2nd Place — Amanda Newman and Tyler Clemons
Pistol Shooting, 2nd Place — Ryan Whitelaw
Obstacle Course, 3rd Place — Jason Keenan, Alton Owens, Daniel van Dijk, and Eric Saunders