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POSTED: September 4, 2012 11:09 a.m.

SOCIAL CIRCLE — Four new wildlife vehicle license plates are coming to Georgia, and the Department of Natural Resources’ wildlife resources division wants the public to help select the tag design.
Georgians can vote for the new wildlife tags at www.georgiawildlife.com by clicking on the “Make Your Vote Count” link, filling out the short survey and voting for a design.
Potential designs include:
• Nongame wildlife tags, supporting the state’s nongame wildlife conservation fund — Two designs will be chosen including: 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, supporting the bobwhite quail initiative — Mother quail and chicks; flushing covey with a white-tailed deer; and turkey and a flushing quail with a white-tailed buck.
• Trout tags supporting the fisheries management section trout conservation program
• Brook trout; rainbow trout; trio including brook, rainbow and brown trout; and a brook trout chasing a fly.
The deadline to vote is Sept. 15.  The winning designs will be made available shortly afterward in local tag offices and for online renewals.  
Specialty plates cost $60 plus taxes and fees. There is an annual renewal of $35.

 

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