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Sweat-Equity Results In Oconee County Buck

By Andy Hodges I put in tons of sweat equity in the early spring and summer mow- ing 6-foot-wide shooting lanes in two separate, over-grown pastures with my walk-behind brush cutter known as the “Billy Goat.” The pastures had about five years of growth since the last time they were bush-hogged and were full of…

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Kids In Deer Camp, Great Buck For Jeremy

By Donnie Price On Nov. 3, 2016, my son Jeremy got off the school bus with a larger-than-normal smile on his face. He and his little brother Jesse were headed to deer camp on the Talbot/Harris county line for a weekend hunt with me and their PaPaw. My goal for the weekend was to get…

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Washington County Bow-Buck

By Rex Wallace First off, I didn’t even think I would be deer hunting opening weekend because my dad, uncle, cousin and I were on our annual bear hunt in north Georgia. However, after walking and scouting for several miles and several long hours around the mountain without seeing any sign, or bears, we went…

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Second Chance For Kelsey On Her First Buck

By Kelsey Flowers In the few years since I started hunting, I have learned that deer hunters seldom get second chances, but when I got a second chance to shoot my first buck, I did my best to not let history repeat itself. The first opportunity came on opening day in October 2016 when I…

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Brandy’s Buck

By Brandy Sanders My husband Nathan loves hunting. In 2015, he wanted me to go hunting with him, but with a broken foot, I could not go. As soon as the 2015 deer hunting season ended, my sweet husband started getting ready for the next hunting season. He worked hard building a two-person blind where…

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Hannahatchee WMA Repeat Buck Magic

By Robert Gossett My father Keith Gossett and I love hunting Hannahatchee WMA. We have one corner of the WMA we like to hunt and have just about always stayed in that area. My recent 10-pointer marks the fourth big buck taken from Hannahatchee between the two of us. The first came in 2002 when…

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6-Year-Old 8-Point For Cannon Klement

  By Sam Klement “Dad,” Cannon whispered. “What is it?” I asked. “That buck fever is coming on me again,” he said. About that time, the stand started to shake like an earthquake was just moments from happening. “Try to control it, son. The does are looking at us,” I said. With a deep breath of cold…

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Mady’s Quest For A Deer With Her Bow

By Mark Wiley My wife and I have been avid hunters for 15 years and knew our kids would have no choice but to follow in our footsteps. We have two children together, Madeline, 11, and Olivia, 9. Before they could even walk, the kids were in the woods hunting with their parents. Kids are…

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Annual Hunt For Friends And Their Families

By Sean Childers I along with Spence Price and Brian Cantel have enjoyed more than 20 years of friendship, and we all share a mutual love of the outdoors. As young hunters, we each spent countless hours with our dads and granddads hunting whitetail deer in the Georgia Piedmont. The time spent with family in our…

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Evelyn Pionessa’s 160-inch Colquitt County Buck

By Evelyn Pionessa It was a cold and windy December day, and there was fresh hog sign in one of the food plots. My husband, Jerry, wanted me to accompany him hunting in hopes of killing some of the hogs. To be perfectly honest, the thought of getting dressed for the cold and windy conditions…

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