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First Time Hunter Takes Big Antlers

When Josh Bray, of Cumming, headed to the Forsyth County woods with his youngest son, Judah, 6, on the afternoon of Nov. 13 he had no idea of the events that would soon unfold. “Judah is my youngest of five children, and he’s always trying to keep up with his siblings. He was bound and…

Worth County Bow-Kill Grosses 178

Ragan Paramore, 21, punched a tag by taking down a Worth County brute on the evening of Nov. 15 with his bow. “This buck only showed up on cameras about a month ago,” said Ragan. “He was on the cameras heavy for about two weeks, but only at night.” The buck was never seen in…

Record-Class Jackson County Buck For Teen

My name is Bryson Edwards, better known as “Spanky.” I’m 16 years old and from Maysville, Georgia. I’ve been an avid fisherman and white-tail hunter my whole life. My Dad would take me with him when I was still in diapers. We have always hunted in Jackson County. After my first spike, each year afterwards,…

Hunt Advisor Reports From The Deer Woods For December 2022

GON’s team of Hunt Advisors is spread out across the state. That’s pretty important when you consider Georgia’s widely varying rut. Depending on what part of the state you’re hunting, you could be experiencing anything from the post-rut doldrums to pre-rut cruising.  Not to mention the secondary rut… Fingers are always crossed for that bonus…

Georgia’s Stolen Boone & Crockett

Have you seen this Pike County buck? We recently got a call from the hunter who shot him in November 1984. The gentleman’s name is Randy Cook, and he’d simply like to have his buck back if it’s floating around out there somewhere.  GON published an article in September 1994 called “Georgia’s Stolen Boone &…


Hartwell Offering One Final Chance At Bassmaster Classic

Final Classic Spot On The Line At Bassmaster Team Championship On Lake Hartwell ANDERSON, S.C. — Late fall/early winter is a fun time to fish Lake Hartwell, according to Bassmaster Elite Series pro Todd Auten of Lake Wylie, S.C. But anglers who want a chance at winning the 2022 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship—being held Dec. 7-10…

WRD Fisheries Lineside Stockings Total 3.4 Million Fish in 2022

Creating live creatures in a laboratory may seem like a dastardly scheme out of some B horror movie, but it’s a process that many Georgia fishermen live for. For many of those fishermen, the lineage of their biggest fish ever can’t be traced back to Mother Nature.Those fish got their beginnings in WRD Fisheries hatching…

The Way Jug Fishing Used To Be

I don’t think of cars when I see one. I don’t think of engines. I don’t think of anything to do with land. To this day, over 30 years later, I still see water when I look at a quart oil jug. I see the stained brown water of Lake Oconee. I see the 12-foot…

Winter Crappie Fishing On Coosa River Reservoirs

If you love to head to the woods this time of year to pursue white-tailed deer, Capt. Lee Pitts is right there with you. However, if you want to take a break from the deer stand and catch crappie on Weiss or Neely Henry reservoirs, Pitts is your man. “If you want to catch crappie…

Emmanuel College Pair Wins State College Title On Lanier

Parker Guy teamed up with Tyler Campbell to represent Emmanuel College in the Georgia Bass Nation state championship that was held on Lake Lanier Oct. 8.  They won with five bass weighing 17.58 pounds and had big fish with a 4.49-lb. spotted bass. Their weight beat out 17 other college teams, and the win earned them…


2022-2023 Truck-Buck Contest Scoring Dates & Details

To compete for weekly prizes and a spot in the Truck-Buck Shoot-Out, an entrant’s rack must be officially scored during one of two GON scoring events. Any hunter with a buck entered in this season’s contest is invited to have the rack officially scored either in Madison on Feb. 25 or in Tifton on March…

Featured Truck-Buck Entry: Tall-Tined 12

Deanna Davis with her Taylor County 12-pointer. View All Bucks

Featured Truck-Buck Entry: Tift Co. 10-Point Giant

Jeremy Doss and his 10-pointer — hear the history with this buck that goes back to 2018.  View All Bucks


Hiking Grinnell Glacier Trail At Glacier National Park

  It was moving day at Glacier National Park and I’d just claimed my first-come, first-served campsite at Many Glacier campground just outside of Babb, Montana. It’s a challenging morning when you are at GNP trying to get a campsite. I’ll get to my hike in a minute, but this is part of the story….

9-Point On Video For Teen’s First Bow-Kill

Fourteen-year-old Caden Cawthon set his bowhunting bar pretty high with his first deer even taken with his bow. Caden, from Martin, had seen six does feeding on acorns the evening of Oct. 20 when he heard another deer coming through a thicket. A 9-point came through an opening feeding slowly on the acorns, and Caden…

Buck Feeds On Corn Under The Water

Jeffrey Autrey and his associates leased a new patch of hunting land along the Altamaha River in Tattnall County this year and put out some game cameras to electronically scout the area. Jeffrey found a good deer but one acting in a peculiar way. Before setting up the cameras, Jeffrey, an electrician from Collins, spread…


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Time To Move For Late Season Deer

Satilla River Specs In December

1946 Buck Makes The Deer Records

Five Lures For Winter Bass

Statewide Deer Hunting Reports

Lineside Stocking In Georgia

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