Realtree Kids: June 2023

Reader Contributed | May 30, 2023

Taylor Steck, 13, of Forsyth, killed her first buck during the October 2021 season on her granddad’s property in Pike County. She was thrilled and is now a hunter for life!

Sawyer Steck, 7, of Royston, killed his first two deer in November 2021 on his granddad’s property in Pike County.

Sam McElreath Jr., 10, of Athens, with his first deer, a 10-point buck, taken in Treutlen County on Dec. 26.

It was all smiles for Kye Gainous, 10, of Cairo, when he shot his first deer, a 10-point in Decatur County on Dec. 4, while hunting with his dad, Dustin.

Kendyl Walton, 9, was hunting with her dad when she shot this Jasper County 8-point on Nov. 12.

Kaylee Deyton, 15, with a Union County buck she took on Dec. 6.

Jeb Jenkins, 5, of Roopville, killed his first deer in south Fulton County.

Jackson Steck, 11, of Royston, killed his first buck in December 2021 on his granddad’s property in Pike County.

Ben Hinson caught this perch in a pond near Omega. It was 14 7/8 inches long.

Patrick Carnes, 15, with his 9-lb. pb caught in Dexter on April 4.

Eight-year-old Noah Franatovich caught his first largemouth bass while fishing with his Uncle Raymond on Lake Marie in Forsyth.

Kaius Fields, 5, of Dallas, caught this bass in a Polk County pond.

Archer Tomlinson teamed up with his dad to call in this turkey.

Jase Padilla, 8, of Winterville, used a wacky-rigged Senko to catch this bass in Oglethorpe County on April 23.

Antwon Glass, 6, of Peachtree City, with a bass he caught in Lake McIntosh in June 2019.

Cashton Griswell, 2, of Gibson, with a nice catfish caught in Papa’s McDuffie County pond on April 16.

George Etterman, 11, of Luthersville, with a channel catfish from a private pond in Meriwether County.

Brandon Daugherty Jr., 10, and John David Daugherty, 8, of Rocky Face, caught this 25-lb. catfish while jug fishing the Coosa River on May 6.

Vince Cirincione, 10, of Clarkesville, with a big rainbow caught in a Habersham County stream on Dec. 17.

Blaze Brock, 7, with a great day of fishing on the Soque River.

Mason Williams, 12, of Madison, caught his biggest fish and killed his first turkey all in the same day. The striper came from Lake Oconee and the afternoon gobbler was taken in Morgan County.

Harris Robinson, 7, of Lexington, was on spring break with his dad at Clarks Hill when he caught this hybrid on April 6.

Elijah Clark, 9, of Dalton, killed this squirrel in Spalding County with a .22-caliber pistol while hunting with his pop.

Sawyer Steck, 8, of Royston, has some of the quickest hands around. He grabbed these two giant bullfrogs from a private pond in Madison County in April.

John Austin, 14, and his brother Jackson, 12, of Newnan, with some fishing success in Jasper County.

George Ann Wiley, 6, with her first deer. She killed the 6-point in Emanuel County.

Gage Foster, 14, of Tifton, with a Carroll County buck taken Dec. 16.

Carson Mack Greene, 13, of Lakeland, Fla., with a deer taken on Dec. 4 in Jeff Davis County.

Caleb Warren, 15, of Fort Valley, with a Crawford County buck from Oct. 25.

Braxton Vaughn, 12, in Butts County with his first deer, a doe, and a deer his dad Bragg took on Jan. 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Kindle Tessanne (left), 11, of Claxton, and Dakota Schearback, 11, of Daisy, doubled up on these toms in Bulloch County on the morning of March 25.

Layla Garrett, 9, of Blairsville, took her first deer, a 6-point buck, in Union County on Dec. 21 with a New England .243.

Ryan Bodine, 14, of Appling, with a Christmas buck taken the evening of Dec. 25 in Columbia County. The 10-point was Ryan’s first harvest of any animal. He had been watching this deer on a small, 5-acre tract for a month, and he shot him with a 12-gauge slug.

Steven Goodroe, 6, with a Pulaski County gobbler he tagged out on. It had a 11.25-inch beard.

Kazz Orr, 12, of Valona, with a swamp turkey from McIntosh County.

Kaylin Lindsey, 14, of Cumming, killed this gobbler on March 25 in Wilkes County.


Cooper Cadenhead, of LaGrange, with a Troup County bird killed April 4.

This Haralson County 10-point was killed by Colton King, 9, while hunting with his Papa Greg on Nov. 8.

Here’s a 15-lb. Savannah River blue catfish caught on Dove soap near Ebenezer Landing in Rincon on April 22. The young angler was 4-year-old Mason Smith.

Chandon Fryer, 9, of Juniper, made his first cast into a Talbot County pond and caught this bass. He was fishing with 5-year-old Brylan Fryer.

Kinsley Thomas, 9, of Lyons, got her first turkey on March 25 in Toombs County.

Lane Harris, 9, of Dallas, with his first turkey. It was taken March 25 at 9:04 a.m. in Paulding County.

Landon Lewis, 8, took his first turkey on March 26 in Cherokee County while hunting with his dad, Jason.

Kintzing Bounds, 14, of Dallas, with a turkey killed with a .410 in Paulding County on April 16.

Levi Clement, 14, of Snellville, with a Putnam County gobbler from April 1 that had two beards.

Mallory Webster, 11 at the time, of Sparta, killed her first turkey in Hancock County on May 7, 2022.

Nathan Norris, 10, of Albany, killed this bird on April 5 in Terrell County.

Logan Hamer and his dad Seth, of LaGrange, with the 7-year-old’s first turkey taken on April 2 in Troup County.

Eight-year-old Wyatt Harkins, of Guyton, with his first turkey, killed in Effingham County.

Weston Wheelus, 6, of Good Hope, with his first turkey. He was hunting in Elbert County in the pouring rain on March 25 when this big gobbler came across a field from 300 yards away with five hens.

Tucker Goodman, 9, of Quitman, with a Lowndes County tom from April 6.

Sophia Pye, 8, of Vidalia, took her first turkey in Emanuel County on March 25.

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