Advertisement

News

Sportsmen Hope To Save Pine Log WMA

Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF) and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) are calling on hunters, anglers and all who enjoy the outdoors to voice strong opposition toward the proposed rezoning of the 19,000+ acre property. The proposed zoning conversion to an overlay district will completely eliminate or, at best, reduce the WMA footprint by more than…

Ground-Breaking Biologist Kent Kammermeyer Has Passed Away

Kent Kammermeyer, a wildlife biologist who was instrumental in leading Georgia into the modern age of deer management in the 1980s and 90s, has died at the age of 73. Kent, of Clermont, passed away on Jan. 13, 2023. After earning a graduate degree at the University of Georgia, Kent was a valuable member of…

Ring Trafficking Deadly Snakes Busted

On Jan. 12, 2023, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division (DNR LED) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) filed charges against eight individuals for the illegal trafficking of venomous and prohibited exotic snakes. The DNR LED has been receiving intelligence reports and complaints indicating that a black market existed for…

We’ve Lost Okefenokee Joe

In April 2022, I had a booth selling books at the Blue Ridge Trout Festival in Blue Ridge. The popular one-day event had been put off for a couple of years because of Covid, and I was excited to see it return. Lo and behold, while I was setting up my booth, a man in…

Deer Season Changes Proposed For Eight Southwest Georgia Counties

Changes in deer season dates could be coming to eight southwest Georgia counties. WRD Game Management will present a proposal to extend deer season in those counties as they begin the public-meeting process of drafting hunting regulations for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 hunting seasons. For a number of years, GON has heard from some hunters …

Village Creek Ramp At St. Simons Island Closed For Upgrades

The public boat ramp at Village Creek Landing on South Harrington Road on St. Simons Island will close for repairs today for approximately 75 days. Crews with JOC Construction are replacing the concrete boat ramp, placing large rocks for bank stabilization, and installing a new aluminum floating dock, according to the Georgia Department of Natural…

Georgia Natives Hancock And Simonton Medal In International Skeet

USA Shooting athletes earned a total of six medals at the 2022 ISSF President’s Cup in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, and two of those athletes are Georgia natives with ties to GON. Vincent Hancock, who is ranked No. 1 in the world for Men’s Skeet, earned bronze after competing in the semifinals…

WRD Seeks Public Comment For 2023-25 Hunt Regulations

By GON Staff In January, WRD Game Management will be seeking public comment from hunters as they begin the process of drafting up hunting regulation packages for the 2023-25 hunting seasons. During this process—which happens every other year—WRD usually comes to the table with changes they’d like to present for discussion to those who engage…

2022-2023 Truck-Buck Contest Scoring Dates & Details

To compete for weekly prizes and a spot in the Truck-Buck Shoot-Out, an entrant’s rack must be officially scored during one of two GON scoring events. Any hunter with a buck entered in this season’s contest is invited to have the rack officially scored either in Madison on Feb. 25 or in Tifton on March…

Featured Truck-Buck Entry: Tall-Tined 12

Deanna Davis with her Taylor County 12-pointer. View All Bucks

Become a GON subscriber and enjoy full access to ALL of our content.

New monthly payment option available!

Advertisement