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WILD FACTS: Helping wildlife

POSTED: April 5, 2010 9:59 a.m.

Georgians can support nongame wildlife conservation, education and recreation projects by contributing to the Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund income tax check-off and buying a bald eagle or ruby-throated hummingbird license plate.

The "Give Wildlife a Chance" check-off has raised more than $6 million for Georgia’s Wildlife Conservation Fund. The check-off is line 27 on long income tax forms (Form 500) and line 10 on short forms (500EZ).

Contributions go to the Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund, which is dedicated to conserving nongame and endangered animals and plants statewide.

Sales of the wildlife license plates have accounted for more than 61 percent of the Wildlife Conservation Fund’s revenues since 1997. For more information, go to or call 770-761-3035.

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