Wildlife Management Terms - G

Gambusia: mosquito fish

Game: species include any wild birds, fish, and mammals that are legally hunted, fished, or trapped by humans (harvested) for food or sport including: big game, small game, waterfowl, upland game birds, and fur bearers

Garfish: spotted fish, cigar-shaped, brown colored fish which reaches lengths of thirty inches with sharp, pointed teeth 

Garter snake: common reptile, non-poisonous snake with three body length parallel stripes

Geographic Information System (GIS): unique assemblage of hardware, software, and personnel that integrates digital databases, spatial technologies, and analytical methods in order to capture, store, edit, analyze, and display geographic data  

Geomorphology: study of the origin and evolution of topographic features created through physical, chemical, and biological processes on land and on the ocean floor 

Goal: general direction that provides purpose for taking action

Gobbler: mature adult male turkey

Grassed waterways: constructed graded channels that are seeded with grass or vegetation. The vegetation slows the water and the grassed waterway conveys the water to a stable outlet, reducing channel erosion 

Grasshopper: herbivorous (plant eating) insect with six legs and three body parts, the hind legs are adapted for leaping

Grasslands: area where vegetation is primarily perennial grasses 

Ground water: water which enters the soil, following rain (precipitation)

Guard hairs: long, coarse hairs that forms a protective coating over an animal’s under fur

Guide services: providing any of the following services to hunters: advice to on how and/or where to hunt, positioning decoys, meat preparation, portage of equipment and materials,  calling, stalking, pursuing, tracking, field dressing; carriage of hunters, hunter equipment, and/or animals harvested by the to which flesh of the gum covers a tooth

Grunt: low pitched vocal call made by a buck to indicate aggression toward another buck



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