The Top Stories From 2017

 

 

Coosawattee WMA Produces 178-inch Buck

Eric Stone, 20, of Calhoun, killed the buck of a lifetime last Friday, Dec. 16. Not only did the buck have an amazing rack, but to top that off, it was killed on Coosawattee Wildlife Management Area in northwest Georgia. Myself being a public-land hunter, I know first-hand that a public-land buck of this size doesn’t…

Gator Attacks Hog

I’m sure the actual attack was something similar to what you see on The Discovery Channel when a Nile crocodile glides smoothly just under the water toward a slurping gazelle as it enjoys a cool drink in the late-afternoon sun. As the animal drinks the moving river water, an explosion of white water and set of…

Glynn County Bow Record Smashed

Dustin Collins, of Brunswick, finally killed his dream buck, “Shady,” on Monday, Sept.18, 2017. Not only was it his dream buck, but it was his first bow buck, as well. This Glynn County buck will take the new bow record and most likely stand for a while. Shady is a main-frame 8-point with kickers, an…

Heart Attack: Danger In The Hunting Woods

My granddaddy’s name was William Howard Jones, and he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He had several self-imposed nicknames, his favorite being “Wataski.” He frequently and playfully referred to himself as this distinguished nickname since the time he bagged a huge 10-point buck and then soon after caught a 10-lb. bass. He was a…

The Legend Of Charlie Elliott

Legend? Surely; there can be no doubt about that well-earned status. Successful writer and author? Why, a man could plop down in an easy chair and stay lost for days on end in tales of hunting and fishing from over half a century of traipsing up and down a pair of continents. Raconteur and teller…

Winter Seatrout In Georgia’s Sounds

Winter to some saltwater anglers means putting away the fishing gear and waiting for the spring weather to show up. But there is no need to do that if you really want to fish. Granted you have to dress for the weather, and it may be a bit uncomfortable, but there are fish to be…

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