Beginning Of My First Turkey Season

By Erika Cochran | March 20, 2019

Turkey season opens this week. What better way to get ready than to do a little shooting and getting comfortable with the gun I would be using? Shooting in front of others definitely got me out of my comfort zone, as well as filming. Normally, I like to be behind the camera. However, things are…

February 19, 2019

Here Comes Turkey Season!

What better way to start off turkey season than by attending the 43rd Annual NWTF Sport Show in Nashville, Tenn. this past weekend. Let me start off with the road to get there was not as easy as planned. My weekend started off with me waking up a 4 a.m. to go to the Truck-Buck…

January 25, 2019

Slow It Down

This past weekend I took a weekend trip to Asheville. Driving through the curvy mountain roads gave me time to reflect on this past hunting season and what I wanted to accomplish this coming year. This past season I didn’t hunt as much as I wanted, due to work and school, as well as for…

January 10, 2019

The GON Parking Lot

Crazy thing happened to me over the holidays. I met GON freelance writer Donald Jarrett in the GON parking lot. That’s alone is not crazy, but the happenstance, circumstances and connections turned that random meeting into something very special. I also met his Donald’s son Devereaux. Still not getting it? If I didn’t walk out…

December 20, 2018

Just Kill A Deer Already

“Cochran, you just need to kill a deer.” Those were the words that Brad Gill spoke in our discussion about me not being sure if I was ever going to sit in my spacious blind again. It was difficult for me to come to terms that I injured a buck and was not able to…

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August 14, 2021

Lindile Safari Joins Blast Bargains

The Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast is excited to announce Lindile Safari is joining the 2021 Blast Bargains campaign and will be offering a discount on their Plains Game Package during the show. Lindile Safari is an  African outfitter offering hunters in Limpopo, Gauteng, Free-state, and North-West province. Blast Bargains is a special part of the three-day Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast…

August 12, 2021

Lamar’s Trail Stop Offering Multiple Blast Bargains

The Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast is excited to announce Lamar’s Trail Stop is joining the 2021 Blast Bargains campaign and will be offering discounts on Easton soft bow cases, Rage Xtreme Broadheads and Blob Archery Targets. Lamar’s Trail Stop is a full archery pro shop with a 70-yard outdoor range located in Rockmart, Georgia. Blast Bargains is…

August 9, 2021

Cooper Hunting Offers Blast Bargain

The Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast is excited to announce Cooper Hunting is joining the 2021 Blast Bargains campaign and will be offering a discount on their Bowmaster Treestand Blind. Cooper Hunting is a manufacturer of quality tree stands and blind covers. Blast Bargains is a special part of the three-day Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast — we’re bringing pre-season deals back…

November 27, 2019

5 Black Friday Outdoor Deals

Sitting home because your wife gave you a honey-do list while she cooks for the family? Take a look at these deals, and buy yourself something nice for all of your hard work. You might be that fisherman who wishes they could be on the water right now crossing the eyes on a few largemouth.…