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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GON August 2022 Issue

August 2022: Vol. 36, No. 8 August Feature Articles Union County Bucks From Days Gone By A 1969 buck was finally officially measured, and it’s the new No. 1 buck of all-time for this mountain county. Wolf Pack Bass Target schools of bass that move back shallow in August.  Quick Guide To 2022-2023 Hunting Seasons Season…

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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…

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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…

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Students Poach Deer And Dump It At High School

The Conservation LE Corner is designed to highlight the efforts of Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division (LED) officers who, among their many duties, protect Georgia’s wildlife, sportsmen and natural resources from game-law violators. The following account is provided from DNR LED.  Harris County: On Jan. 10, 2021, Game Warden Gregory Castelli received a complaint that…

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Truck-Buck 34!

The Truck-Buck contest is back for the 34th year! Hard to believe. However, just because this is the 34th year of Truck-Buck, hunters should not take this amazing contest for granted. Instead, please take a few minutes to thank the Truck-Buck sponsors. And when you do business, do so with the folks who support us…

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Clarks Hill Fishing Report – August 2022

Clarks Hill: Level: 1 foot below 330. Temp: Mid to upper 80s. Clarity: Clear mid-lake down, stained in the rivers. Bass: Tournament angler Trad Whaley reports, “Summer has us in a stranglehold. If you can dodge the storms, night fishing is a great option to stay cool and catch some of the better fish. Also,…

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West Point Lake Fishing Report – August 2022

West Point: Level: 0.5 feet below 635. Temp: Mid 80s. Clarity: Some stain up the lake and in the creek, but clear toward the dam. Bass: Fair: Guide Keith Hudson reports, “August is usually a tough month for bass fishing on most lakes. There are a few patterns that can still produce. Try pitching jigs…

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Lake Chatuge Fishing Report – August 2022

Chatuge: Level: Full pool. Temp: 83-86 degrees. Clarity: Clear Bass: Guide Eric Welch, of Welch’s Guide Service, reports, “Fishing has been good. We’ve been catching some quality fish and having some trips with good numbers. There has been a topwater bite happening at first light, and you will also see some good schools of fishing breaking…

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