Days GON By – October 2017
Each month we turn back the clock to see what was being reported in the pages of GON, 30, 20 and 10 years ago. Here’s a look back at what appeared in GON.
30 Years Ago: October 1987
Deer Hunting in 1957: GON took a look back at the state of deer and deer hunting three decades earlier. The year was 1957, now 60 years ago. There was no Interstate 75, no Sunday football on TV, almost no air conditioning and very few deer.
30 Years Ago: October 1987: Story Appears About Harry Cannon’s Record Buck From Oglethorpe County
20 Years Ago: Colquitt County Sheds, Buck Would Made Record Book
10 Years Ago: October 2007: Irwin County Buck Has A Bad Day
If a tree falls in the woods and nobody’s around, does it make a noise? It probably did for one Irwin County 8-pointer that was pinned under a pine tree. Bucky Tyler, of Ocilla, found the dead deer.
“Me, daddy and one of our helpers saw a bunch of buzzards out there in the pines next to the fields,” said Bucky.
The dead buck was pinned under a pine tree that appeared to have some pine beetle damage.
“The tree probably fell during the night,” said Bucky. “The weather got really rough the week before we found it. Two or three times we had some strong thunderstorms come through. I guess he was bedded up. There was some briars, dog fennel and stuff.”