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Early Topwater Keys Clarks Hill BFL Win For Matt O’Connell

Georgian Matt O’Connell, of Brooks, caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on Clarks Hill. Hosted by Visit Columbia County, Georgia, the June 22 tournament was the fourth event of the season for the BFL South Carolina Division. O’Connell earned $6,805, including the…

Oddball Goose Spotted At Lake Oconee

A report about a goose with what looked at first like four “legs” being spotted at Lake Oconee’s Wallace Dam certainly raised some eyebrows. When at least three Georgia Power employees saw the oddball goose, and finally got a decent photo, it was time to ask GON about it. After speaking with WRD, this goose…

Hunting Permits Now Available For Corps Property At Lake Eufaula

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Walter F. George Lake announced that 2024 and 2025 season hunting permits are now available online at www.recreation.gov for $20. Applicants can access the permit website at https://www.recreation.gov/permits/5232323. Permits are required for all hunters 16 and older, and they must create an account on www.recreation.gov. Each account is…

2024 Gun-An-Hour Giveway Lineup Announced

A chance at a free gun every hour with no raffle entry fees, that’s a pretty nice bonus for just walking in the door to GON’s big outdoor weekend! The Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast, presented by Dallas Safari Club (DSC), returns again in 2024 to the more than 120,000 square feet inside the LakePoint Champions Center.…

Outdoors Beyond Barriers

For many sportsmen and women, pre-hunting season preparation might include simple tasks like getting a rifle sighted in before opening day or ensuring their application is submitted for a specific quota hunt. For adaptive hunters, there are significantly more factors and challenges to consider. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working to make…

Dragon Lizards In Georgia! Tegu Sightings Spike In Toombs, Tattnall Counties

If you thought wild tegus were no longer an issue in Tattnall and Toombs counties, think again. Four Argentine black and white tegus were recently reported, on both sides of the county line. Mendes resident Seth Edwards had a crew raking pine straw off I.S. Smith Road in eastern Toombs County when the leader called…

Good Year For Georgia Bald Eagle Nesting

Chalk up another solid season for bald eagles nesting in Georgia. Annual surveys by the state Department of Natural Resources rated nest success for the national bird above average in most areas checked, according to survey leader Dr. Bob Sargent. “The findings were even better than last year’s good results,” Sargent said. “That’s most encouraging…

Watch For Tagged Catfish On Satilla River

For the second year in a row, Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) researchers are conducting a blue catfish tagging project on the Satilla River and need your help. Fisheries managers hope this study will allow them to learn more about this non-native species and better assess its impact. “As a large…

DNR Seeks Red Snapper Carcasses For Data Project

  The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking help from recreational saltwater anglers in collecting data when recreational red snapper harvest is open on Friday, July 12. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is allowing the recreational harvest of one red snapper per person per day…

All Things Outdoor Blast

The 2024 Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast, presented by Dallas Safari Club (DSC), will take place July 26-28 at the LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson, north of Atlanta off I-75 at Exit 283. Below are highlights of what to expect. For more info, including a schedule of events, go to GON.com/outdoor-blast. BBQ Village: Get a belly-full of…

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