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Deer Hunting

Gas Station Bucks

Sitting alongside Highway 129 between Macon and Gray is an old Chevron station. I haven’t been there in years, and for all I know, the store might be closed now. Time changes things, but I can close my eyes and picture the inside of that gas station, still recalling the first time I walked in…

Report Ignites Unsubstantiated Fears Regarding CWD Transmission In Humans

A presentation earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology has unnecessarily reignited fear and uncertainty associated with human consumption of CWD-infected venison. Published in the journal, Neurology, the abstract stated, “The patient’s history, including a similar case in his social group, suggests a possible novel animal-to-human transmission of CWD.”…

Bottom of the Ninth… The Story of “Trespasser”

By David Hornback My heart pounded on this cold, rainy January day as I watched the buck I had been hunting for two seasons walk toward me. I am an avid bowhunter, and my story began two years ago when a special 3-year-old buck walked in front of my camera. He was beautiful—a perfect main-frame…

Public Input Meetings For New Deer Management Plan

GON was well represented at DNR’s public input meeting for Georgia’s next deer management plan that was held at the Civic Center in Gainesville yesterday, March 7. This meeting followed others in Statesboro and Jackson and was the final opportunity for in-person input on the next statewide deer management plan that will guide deer hunting…

Hunter Loses Ring Finger In Tree Stand Fall

  Jimmy Collins, of Hamilton, was climbing down from his Harris County deer stand on Dec. 13, 2003 when his wedding ring caught on a screw-in step above him. “I let loose with my right hand and was going for the next step,” said Jimmy. “When my ring hung, it threw me off balance, and…

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Venison Recipes

Wild In The Kitchen: Venison Sausage Jalapeno Shots

Venison Sausage Jalapeno Shots There are plenty of wild-game recipes out there, but very few for wild-game appetizers. This appetizer is guaranteed to be a hit at your next backyard cookout. Plan on making two or three per guest. • Venison rope sausage • 1 block cream cheese • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese •…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Ground Venison Shipwreck Casserole

Ground Venison Shipwreck Casserole 1 pound ground venison 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 28-oz. canned diced tomatoes Nonstick cooking spray 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp black pepper 30-oz. pack frozen hashbrowns 4 cups grated cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 400. Set the oven rack in center. Spray 9×13-inch baking…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Cajun-Style Venison Hindquarter

Cajun-Style Venison Hindquarter This easy recipe is great in the crock pot, and It makes a complete meal. • 1 debonded hindquarter • Louisiana Cajun seasoning • Vegetable Oil • McCormick Au jus Gravy Seasoning (1-oz. dry pack) • Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning (1-oz. dry pack) • 1 stick butter • 3 mild Pepperoncini pepper •…