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Youth Turkey Season Could Open In The Rain

Weather could play a factor in the first few hours of Georgia’s Youth Turkey season, which opens Saturday morning, March 25. According to the National Weather Service, a round of rain is scheduled to roll through Georgia during the first part of Saturday before clearing out for the afternoon. Smaller chances or rain return for…

The Story Of A Buck Named Mack

By Zach Bradley Heard County was known as one of the best spots in the state of Georgia to harvest a trophy white-tail buck in the late 80s and early 90s. Over the years, the development of many hunting clubs and the cutting of hardwood timber that now has been replanted under pine timber companies…

Crossbow Bucks Now Being Recognized By National Organization

If you are a crossbow hunter, Paul Burnside understands your pain. Your chances of ever taking a Boone & Crockett Record book buck are very slim. In fact, Georgia only has one registered B&C crossbow deer ever killed, the 173-inch Hall County buck killed by Levi Sullens during the 2022 season. Your chances of making…

Stephens County Gets New No. 1 Buck

Good things come to those who wait. That popular phrase from an old poem is centuries old, so it obviously isn’t about Toccoa’s Terry Dooley. But it sure could be because, boy, was he forced to wait. “I think I first got this buck on camera in 2016,” Terry said of his biggest buck ever…

Meet Mister B.O. Mock, 96-Year-Old Deer Hunter

The gnarled finger sweeps across a vista to instantly quicken the heartbeat of any south Georgia deer hunter: chest-high planted pines bordered by a pond, a field and a hardwood head, requisite creek trickling through. “There in those pines is where we got pictures of at least one really good 8-pointer, and the other one…


Never Too Early For Topwater Bass

Spring snuck up on us a little early this year. We were all excited to see unseasonably warm weather in the latter part of February and into early March. And then, as is often the case here in the Southeast, we retreated right back into the abyss of winter for a few weeks. But those…

Pinfish Sets New Georgia State Record

A Richmond Hill angler has set a new state saltwater game fish record for pinfish, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today. Spencer N. Schutte, 28, caught a pinfish (Lagodon rhombiodes) weighing 2-lbs., 3.2-ozs. and measuring 14 1/2 inches total length. The angler was fishing in Kilkenny Creek in Bryan County on March…

18.71 Pounds On Swimbaits Take Electric-Only Battle On Blue Ridge

Forty teams of Georgia’s top electric-only bass anglers took to Lake Blue Ridge in the north Georgia mountains on Feb. 25 to battle it out amongst the best of the Georgia Total Electric Championship’s 10 participating clubs from across the state. Vying for a record payout in excess of $20,000 in prizes, the tournament payout…

Two Records Established For Altamaha River Fish

With “Benchmark” minimum weights established two years ago, Georgia Lake & River Records continue to add new listings. Two new benchmark record fish have been certified and established for the Altamaha River, and one of them is for a species not often caught in the lower Altamaha near Jesup.  “After a really rough week at…

62-Pound Catfish Sets Lake Oconee Record

Rob Allgood and his dad Robbie decided to fish for catfish at Oconee on Saturday, March 11. Robbie has been fishing for Oconee catfish since the lake was impounded, and he and Rob fish the Middle Georgia Catfish Anglers tournament trail. That Saturday, he said they were “just messing around.” The day was slow, they…


Proposals Of Concern Appear Dead As 2023 Georgia Legislative Session Nears End

  Often, no news is good news. That’s particularly true when it comes to the Georgia legislative session in Atlanta where state representatives and senators convene to make new laws. As this article is being written on Monday morning, March 27, the 2023 Georgia legislative session is scheduled to end at midnight on Wednesday, March…

Etowah Wildlife Expo Set For March 25-26

The second annual Etowah Wildlife Expo outdoor event is set for March 25 and 26 at The Mill on Etowah in downtown Canton.  The two-day event will feature more than 100 vendors, a falconry show, bass fishing demonstrations, a reptile show and dock diving dogs. Other highlights include a 3D archery range, retriever exhibition and…

Heroes Hosted For Hunt

Sawblade Outfitters in middle Georgia recently hosted some of our military heroes from the Warrior Bonfire Program on a hunt. A letter from one of the participants explains how important and impactful these efforts can be: “My name is Jeremy Rawls, with the Warrior Bonfire Program. I served 11 years, four active in the Marine…


70 Pound Flathead On 6-lb. Test Sets New Clarks Hill Record

Michael Dollar, of Raysville, said that flathead catfish in the 70-lb. variety in Clarks Hill aren’t necessarily rare, but catching one on a rod and reel isn’t something you hear much about. Taking that one step further, boating one after an hour-long fight using an ultralight crappie fishing setup using just 6-lb. line may have…

Bass Fishing Shepherd Lake At Marben PFA

Lots of different styles of fishing are appealing, but for me, bass fishing a small lake in the early spring is hard to beat. Small lakes, in general, are my favorite, so don’t be surprised to see me biting the bullet and writing quite a few small lake profiles in upcoming issues of GON. Throw…

The Story Of Hank… And Hank Jr.

My wife, Taylor, killed her first buck in 2013 soon after our first son Charlie was born. Last year in December she was able to take an awesome buck that we had named “Ghost,” but that is a different story. This story is about a buck named “Hank.” The story of Hank begins with only…


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Crankbaits For Stacked Up Prespawn Bass

2023 Georgia Turkey Special

Finesee Bassin' From Start To Finish

Hunting Keeps 96-Year-Old Going

Chattahoochee Tailrace Fishing

Native Mountain Turkeys

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