Craig James' GON Blog


Great To Meet GON Readers At Outdoor Blast

If you weren’t at the GON Outdoor Blast in Emerson this year, I’ll sum it up quickly by saying you really missed out. Big bucks were scored, guns were won every hour on the hour, and vendors had enough discount goodies to fill 20 semi trailers. Oh yeah… and thanks to John Megel Chevrolet, we…

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Learning How To Cast

Rewind to the year 1995, on a sunny spring day, a younger… well much younger… version of myself was strutting out of a hardware store, proudly carrying a brand spanking new Quantum baitcasting combo. Now, that might not sound like that big a deal, but in my mind, I was headed straight to the Bassmaster…

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I Wish Grandpas Never Died

A stolen title for this blog from Riley Green’s hit song, “I wish Grandpas never died.” Such a simple line, but oh so true. Both of my grandpas have gone on to be with the Lord, and it’s hard not to miss them, especially right here around the holidays. They both managed to have an…

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For Love Of The Game, Not The Video Game

Yesterday while trout fishing down around Brunswick, I saw something that is becoming all to common, and for me, it’s down right disappointing. While working our way along a grass-lined bank, we eased past another boat. I watched the man fishing as we went past and couldn’t help but notice a child, maybe 9 or…

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Buck Shaming A Real Shame

Be warned, some of y’all ain’t gonna like this one, but what I’m gonna say needs to be said. What in the name of Fred Bear has happened to the hunting community? As I scroll through Facebook looking at deer pics enjoying everyone’s success, one trend is becoming more and more common, and it’s not a…

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You Must Be Present To Win

“Hunting is a contest that you must be present to win.” Wise words from Stacy Frazier, a local taxidermist in my hometown. As a matter of fact, being present is the only way to win. I went to check a trail camera the other day and discovered I had some pictures of a nice deer…

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Not Your Typical Blogger

Call me behind the times, old fashioned, or out of the technology loop, but blogging really isn’t my thing. It feels good to get that off my chest. Now I will admit, at 33 I’m kind of an anomaly in the fact that I don’t own a home computer, my house doesn’t have a lick…

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