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Deer Hunting

Wyatt Coleman Wins GON’s Youth Shoot-Out

Wyatt Coleman, 16, of Gay, collected a $3,000 shopping spree from Adventure Outdoors after winning GON’s Youth Big-Buck Contest Shoot-Out on July 29 at GON’s Outdoor Blast. In addition, Wyatt won a dream deer and hog hunting trip with Woods-N-Water outfitters in Wilkinson County. Wyatt and a parent get to stay at a remote lodge, enjoy some fun hunting and have…

Think Ducks, Grow Big Bucks

Rivers Cathey has taken five of the 10 largest bow bucks ever taken in Hart County, including two that qualified for the Pope & Young record buck. All came from the family’s 350-acre farm in Hartwell. You’re probably assuming that the farm has a magnificent wildlife management program, and you’d be right, but it’s not…

WMA Special

Once again GON has looked at all the hunt data from public lands and crunched them into easy-to-read tables and charts. In this year’s WMA Special, we have deer hunting stats on 91 pieces of public-land dirt. Top quota and non-quota hunts from last year are listed below. Jump in and do your research as…

WMA Youth Hunt Special

Deadlines are nearing to participate in a WRD youth hunt. First up is an Aug. 15 deadline to put your kid on a dove field. Of the 11 quota dove hunts that were offered for kids last season, eight of them required no priority points for a spot. Go to georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota to see which hunts…

Cherokee County Bow Buck Provides Travis Jackson With Rare Second Chance

By Travis Jackson I had been watching a buck for the past two years, having him pop up on camera on several properties where I hunt that are all relatively close to one other. I never had him show up consistently until the summer of 2020 when he started to be a frequent visitor to…

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Venison Recipes

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Wild In The Kitchen: Venison Bacon Burger Bombs

Venison Bacon Burger Bombs Here’s a new twist on that standard venison burger you’ve been serving. Your family and buddies will be telling everyone about this! 1 lb. ground venison 1 lb. ground Italian sausage 1 lb. thick sliced bacon 1 jar pickled Seranno peppers Montreal Steak Seasoning 1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce 2 large white…

Venison Backstrap Goat Cheese Sliders

No hindsight ip unit displayed. Venison Backstrap Goat Cheese SlidersTime to take your wild game chef skills in a new direction. 2 venison backstraps 1/2 lb. thick-sliced bacon 1 pack King’s Hawaiian rolls 8-oz. jar Sun-Dried tomatoes 2 large green tomatoes 3 ounce log goat cheese Olive oil Seasoning salt Black pepper Pre-heat oven to…

Wild In The Kitchen: Venison-Stuffed Shotgun Shells

Venison-Stuffed Shotgun Shells This recipe doesn’t involve shotgun shells, but the popular appetizer will have that appearance after you finish. 18 large Manicotti tubes 1-lb. ground venison 1-lb. thin bacon 8-oz. cream cheese Parmesan cheese Italian seasoning Olive oil Your favorite BBQ rub Brown the ground venison in a skillet, and set aside on paper…