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Floyd County


The Darden Dove Shoot, Like Christmas On Labor Day

Opening day of dove season has come and gone again. It was a good opening day at the annual shoot held each year at Darden’s Farm south of Washington, Ga. in Taliaferro County. Some things this year were the same, some things were different, as they always are. Some things could not have been better,…

Small Food Plot On Travel Route Pays Off With Madison County Buck

Braxton Legg heard stories of a large buck making the rounds of several farms in the part of Madison County where his family’s farm is located. Braxton’s problem was that he needed for the big buck to visit his small 75-acre farm, and he needed to be ready with his bow when it did. “I…

Missing The Point

“Only 23 days until bow season. I am literally counting down the days. Maybe this year I will get my first Pope and Young buck.”  The year was 2000. This was the beginning of my first journal entry for my tenth-grade English assignment. My mind was on deer hunting as I daydreamed of shooting a…

Harris County 14-Pointer Wasn’t Hunter’s Opening-Day Target Buck

Clay Johnson is thankful that his deer hunting buddies are there when he needs them, but he sure was glad that they were a little slow in answering his text last Saturday. Clay, of Dallas, was hunting a Harris County farm that belongs to friends on Saturday when he suspected that the buck he was…

Poor Acorn Crop In North Georgia Mountains

Hunters utilizing any of the 21 WMAs in north Georgia during the 2022-23 season will be greeted with one of the poorest mast crops in recent years, according to the just-released WRD Mast Crop Survey of those WMAs. Overall, the 21 WMAs rated poor for white oaks, red oaks, chestnut oaks and on the total…


Chatham County Fishing Derby Draws 80 Kids

By Bryce Davidson The Alee Angler Kids Fishing Derby in Savannah at Lake Mayer was a huge success! We had about 80 kids come out and fish with their families on Saturday morning, Sept. 10. The weather showed sunshine and no clouds. We opened registration at 9 a.m. and had people already lined up ready…

Ocmuglee River Flathead A State-Record Class Fish

When someone drops a tempting live bait into any Georgia waters, one never knows what might pull on the line. Blake McCann, of Hahira, and his crew headed to the Ocmulgee River to do a little camping. His girlfriend, Reece Erin Holtzclaw, and their friends, Hunter Guay and his wife Kayla, wanted to catch some…

Fishing Holes Of Long Ago

I was young when I figured out a certain fishing technique. No one taught me this one, and I would not be surprised if there are numerous other methods that trump mine. However, I figured out how to put white bass in my boat. The white bass is a fish I feel is often overlooked….

New Oconee River Blue Catfish Record Spools Angler On Light Tackle

Brandon Watts and his family went to the Oconee River on July 9 with plans to catch a few small catfish that could feed the family. They only caught one fish, but it was big enough to not only feed his family, but many of his neighbors, too. The blue catfish caught on the stretch…

Another Etowah River Record Catfish Caught, Certified And Released

On Aug. 4, 2022, Greg Mitchell and Reggie Terhune, both from Rome, decided to to hit the Etowah River and fish a few of their favorite fishing holes. Striped bass was their target fish, but Greg said their main goal was to enjoy an afternoon fishing and relive past adventures they each have had on…


Georgia Recognizes Top Game Wardens

Game Warden First Class Brock Hoyt, who is assigned to Fulton County, was named the 2022 Game Warden of the Year by the DNR Law Enforcement Division (LED). Cpl. Dean Gibson from Talbot County received the James R. Darnell Award as the runner-up to Game Warden of the Year. “These officers have proven themselves as…

Yonah Invitational Grand National Qualifier Sends Two To Nashville

Just as the Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast seems to have found a home at the Lakepoint Sports Complex in Emerson, it also seems to have found a new permanent attraction. The Yonah Invitational Grand National Qualifier turkey calling contest returned for the second year and was again a huge hit. Sanctioned by the National Wildlife Turkey…

Emanuel College Team Places Fourth In BASS College National Championship

Three years ago, Parker Guy was a junior at Irwin County High School and was named a BASS High School All American. He was featured in the June 2020 GON Map of the Month article on Eufaula and was on the cover with a pretty 7-pounder he caught there. After his stellar high-school fishing accomplishments,…


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…

2022 Truck-Buck Shoot-Out Results

Each time a Truck-Buck winner drives out of the Shoot-Out Arena in a brand new pick-up truck it is special. This year’s drive was more than a quarter century in the making. Twenty-seven years to be exact. Wendell Duncan’s road to winning it all began way back at the beginning of the 1994 Georgia deer…

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…


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Bow Season Scouting Reports

Georgia’s Best Bow-Bucks

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Lake Eufaula September Bass Mapped

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