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Georgia Squirrel Season Opens Monday, August 15

Looking for a healthy, sustainable source of protein and a good woodland hike? Squirrel hunting season, which opens Aug. 15, can meet those goals, and get everyone excited about fall hunting seasons, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “Squirrel hunting season is a great introduction to hunting,” said Alan…

WMA Youth Hunt Special

Deadlines are nearing to participate in a WRD youth hunt. First up is an Aug. 15 deadline to put your kid on a dove field. Of the 11 quota dove hunts that were offered for kids last season, eight of them required no priority points for a spot. Go to georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota to see which hunts…

WMA Dove Fields

Hard to believe we’ve only got about a month to go before men, women, boys and girls will file into prepared dove fields in hopes of collecting a limit of 15 birds for the grill.  Thankfully, WRD does a really nice job of providing a list of places for hunters to shoot. To the right…

Finding Fence Funnels

A fence funnel is a place where a fence is down or cut. Both fence funnels that are mentioned below are where a tree fell on the fence and created an easy place for deer to casually step over.   Fence funnels are great for two reasons: No 1: They are great places to hang…

GON’s 2022 Pay Dove Shoots List

The phones have been ringing as folks await GON’s annual Pay Dove Shoots list. Well, here you go! Dial these phone numbers, reserve your spots and shoot straight. Keep in mind that we’re rolling into year No. 2 when dove hunting will legally begin one-half hour before sunrise on opening day, which happens to be…

Fishing

Tennessee Team Takes Lead In Bassmaster High School National Championship On Lake Hartwell

  ANDERSON, S.C. — Ty Trentham and Chase McCarter recovered from a slow start to catch 17-lbs., 15-ozs. to take the lead on Day 1 of the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Lake Hartwell. The Sevier County High School juniors hold a 2-oz. lead on Livingston…

Crappie Record Established For Chattahoochee River Below Buford Dam

That beautiful stretch of the Chattahoochee River in the north Atlanta suburbs below the Lake Lanier tailrace is best known for fantastic trout fishing, including for naturally producing brown trout that can grow to huge sizes. There is also good fishing for other species, especially in the lower end of this stretch of river in…

Emmanuel College Coach Pam Martin-Wells Embracing Faith And Fishing In Cancer Battle 

As the all-time leading money winner among female bass anglers, Pam Martin-Wells’ recent victory at a Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) event on Arkansas’ Bull Shoals Lake came as no surprise. Far more astonishing, however, Martin-Wells claimed victory with a Toyota sun buff covering her bald head, because just days earlier she had received her…

2022 Bassmaster High School National Championship Set For Hartwell

  Temperatures in South Carolina have heated up and so has the fishing on Lake Hartwell as young anglers from across the country prepare for the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. Featuring eight members of the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors and…

Ogeechee Warmouth Gives Glenn Settles Six River Records

  Glenn Settles lives on the Ogeechee River between Statesboro and Sylvania. His riverside home gives him the opportunity to fish several evenings a week. He loves the leisure of fishing for redbreast sunfish. What he rarely catches on the river is warmouth, but June 21 was different. “I was fishing for redbreast sunfish with…

News

Bill Could Threaten Wildlife Funding

Hunters are proud to brag that it is they and they alone who are responsible for the dramatic comeback of America’s wildlife. Species like white-tailed deer, wild turkey and ducks, not to mention non-game species like bald eagles, thrive because of agencies and programs funded by sportsmen. Now, the mechanism that funded that dramatic comeback…

2021 Georgia DNR Big Deer Contest Winners

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association and sponsors The Southern Company and Glock, announced the winners of the 2021 Georgia Big Deer Contest. The competition is the oldest continuous deer contest in the state, with the first awards being handed out in 1967. The contest is managed…

Brand New $1K Ultimate Shoot-Out!

The Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast returns this year with our traditional date the last weekend in July, and we are coming back to Emerson and the massive LakePoint Champions Center. The grand-prize finale for GON’s Truck-Buck contest will take place Sunday, July 31. We also now have the Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out on Friday. But…

Videos

Crappie Record Established For Chattahoochee River Below Buford Dam

That beautiful stretch of the Chattahoochee River in the north Atlanta suburbs below the Lake Lanier tailrace is best known for fantastic trout fishing, including for naturally producing brown trout that can grow to huge sizes. There is also good fishing for other species, especially in the lower end of this stretch of river in…

Brandon Key Catfishing Tournament Celebrates Life, Raises $50,000

Eric Kent and  Dustin Herndon, both of Gray, won first place and a check for $5,000 in the 100% payback Brandon Key Catfishing Tournament on Lake Sinclair June 11-12. The 7th annual fundraiser netted $50,485 for 30-30 Ministries, a 501c3 non-profit organization youth ministry whose mission is to use hunting and fishing as a platform…

Georgia Buck Believed To Have Rare Tumor

The search is on a for a particular deer in Forsyth County. You are probably wondering how it could be possible to pinpoint an exact deer in a county with so many deer. There is no mistaking this one. WRD State Deer Biologist Charlie Killmaster believes the deer is suffering from osteochondroma, a tumor that…

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August 2022 Issue of GON Magazine

In this issue:

Quick Guide To 2022-2023 Hunting Seasons

The Fab 40: Last Season’s Best Bucks

Union County Bucks

9th Annual Coyote Cull Winners

Wolf Pack Bass

Lanier Bass On Main-Lake Structure

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