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Legacy Wildlife Services is a division of Natural Resource Planning Services, Inc. (NRPS), a consulting forestry firm with over 30 years experience in the Southeastern United States. Specializing in wildlife consulting and hunting lease management, Legacy provides wildlife management-related services to a diverse clientele including small and large landowners, timber companies, hunting clubs, government agencies, and conservation groups. Currently, Legacy has over 500,000 acres under hunting lease management.

JEFF BEWSHER, Manager of Wildlife Services, Certified Wildlife Biologist
JEFF BEWSHER, Manager of Wildlife Services, Certified Wildlife Biologist

Jeff is responsible for managing the Legacy Wildlife Division, including the hunting lease management program, wildlife management services, and environmental consulting. Jeff comes from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with experience in white-tailed deer and black bear management. Jeff has a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology from Frostburg State University in Western Maryland. Jeff also brings considerable experience with on-the-ground wildlife management such as prescribed burning, food plots establishment and maintenance, wildlife population counts, and game species biology.
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Will McCrea, Wildlife Biologistt
Will McCrea, Wildlife Biologist

Will McCrea has joined the Legacy Wildlife Division of NRPS. Will recently earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida and began working for LWS out of the Lake City office in 2017. Will’s primary responsibilities will be supporting the oversight and marketing for over 500,000 acres of LWS-managed hunting leases in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana. He will also be working on various wildlife consulting projects.
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GUY F. “GATOR” BANKS, Timberland Security Manager
GUY F. “GATOR” BANKS, Timberland Security Manager

Born and raised in the St. Augustine, Florida area, Gator grew up in the forests and on the waters of pristine "old Florida” and began pursuing a career as a Wildlife Officer as soon as he was old enough to work in law enforcement. After a successful 30-year career, 25 of which as a Wildlife Officer, Gator retired from law enforcement and joined NRPS as Timberland Security Manager. In that role Gator oversees the field operations of Legacy’s hunting lease management program as well as provides timberland security consulting services to various clients.
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