The 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, offers a variety of activities and programs. This beautiful area is centrally located in the state in a beautiful wooded setting near Mansfield, Georgia, making it easily accessible from Atlanta, Athens and Macon.
Mansfield, Ga. 30055
I mentored undergrad and grad students my entire career and sought to share my wonder of all things natural, and my approach to understanding natural systems so that intelligent, science based management and conservation could be implemented. Pursuant to these goals, I conducted & directed research
for many years with endangered species (red-cockaded woodpeckers and alligators), game species (northern goshawk, ruffed grouse, American woodcock, northern bobwhite, white-tailed deer, black bear) and several "non game" critters (eastern bluebird, reddish egret, gray fox, spotted skunk, raccoon).
An avid hunter, fisher, birder with a global life bird list over 1783, I cherish my outdoor time and love to share experiences with folks new to such activity.
I especially like to share the "story" of hunting and attempt to familiarize non hunters with the very strong emotional ties that link my very being with the hunt. This is why I continue my association with CLfT: so that I can share a bit of what hunting is about with young professionals so they may begin to understand what drives some people to hunt.
He has attended the Tom Brown Tracker School, learned to make primitive longbows with John McPherson, is an avid hand loader of ammunition and has spent time as a primitive rendezvous/fur trade era, muzzle loader competitor. Taking the hunt to a deeper level of satisfaction, which includes butchering and caring for ones harvested game, is a year round pursuit.
As an Endowment member of the NRA, he has instructor ratings in pistol and shotgun. After retirement from UPS, he has started Vermont Advanced Shooting Sports (V.A.S.S.), a post hunter education school, to facilitate the new shooter with limited mentoring opportunity.
Michael and his wife, Molly Cook, live on 38 acres in the Northeast Kingdom in Brighton, VT. They spend their time managing their land to sustain wildlife, hunting, fishing, shooting and enjoying the gifts that nature provides. Wild game meat in the freezer is their preferred diet.