GON’s Trophy Room – September 2022

Since Georgia Outdoor News magazine started in 1987, we have continuously enjoyed sharing the accomplishments of others. Some months we’ll receive hundreds of pictures of happy hunters and anglers every year who just want to share their accomplishments. We are truly blessed that so many loyal Georgians think enough of GON to share with us about what they’ve accomplished.…

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Georgia’s Best Bow Bucks For 2021-22

The 2021-22 deer season tallied up 83 record-book bow bucks, which continues a 4-year string of very impressive Georgia bow seasons with more than 80 record-book bucks in a season.  Last year at this time, the 2020-21 season was reporting 93 record-book bucks, but it’s since crawled up to 108 entries. Therefore, with future entries…

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2022 WMA Bow Special

Included in these three pages are last year’s bowhunting stats from Georgia WMAs, PFAs, State Parks and VPAs. It’s impressive the number of places someone can take a bow or crossbow and get after a deer this month. Every September we publish last year’s WMA bowhunting stats as a service to our readers. The amount…

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Outdoor Blast 2023 Date Set

The smoke is still settling on what was a smoldering-hot Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast last month at LakePoint Sports in Emerson. Hosted by the small staff that has been producing this monthly GON magazine since 1987, I say it without bragging, but we’ve been around long enough to learn what hunters want—and don’t want—at a…

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Wyatt Coleman Wins GON’s Youth Shoot-Out

Wyatt Coleman, 16, of Gay, collected a $3,000 shopping spree from Adventure Outdoors after winning GON’s Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out on July 29 at GON’s Outdoor Blast. In addition, Wyatt won a dream deer and hog hunting trip with Woods-N-Water outfitters in Wilkinson County. Wyatt and a parent get to stay at a remote lodge, enjoy some fun hunting and have…

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GON’s Trophy Room – August 2022

Since Georgia Outdoor News magazine started in 1987, we have continuously enjoyed sharing the accomplishments of others. Some months we’ll receive hundreds of pictures of happy hunters and anglers every year who just want to share their accomplishments. We are truly blessed that so many loyal Georgians think enough of GON to share with us…

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WMA Special

Once again GON has looked at all the hunt data from public lands and crunched them into easy-to-read tables and charts. In this year’s WMA Special, we have deer hunting stats on 91 pieces of public-land dirt. Top quota and non-quota hunts from last year are listed below. Jump in and do your research as…

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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…

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Letters To The Editor: August 2022

Jekyll Island Diamondbacks Changed My Perspective Dear GON, I  read the article in the GON June issue about the Eastern diamondback survey on Jekyll Island. I was really fascinated with the information. What surprised me most was the eating habits of the snakes. I have always thought snakes would eat anytime they got the opportunity.…

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Story Behind Last Month’s 1968 Butts County Buck

Last month GON published a photo of a buck killed in 1968 in Butts County by Bobby Schell. The deer had never been officially scored, and we had no clue where the buck ended up. Well, thanks to a strong and committed GON family, we got some answers. A phone call came in from Clifford…

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