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Spike Buck Attacks Ware County Woman

Donʼt gore the hand that feeds you—a lesson never learned by a Ware County spike buck that was living high on the hog, until Oct. 4. That Wednesday, Sandra Fuller, of Waycross, was heading for the pickup truck in her yard and then on to go shopping. She had seen the spike buck near the…

Drug Lab Busted On Ocmulgee WMA

A makeshift lab for producing methamphetamines was busted recently on Ocmulgee WMA. On Saturday, April 8, Ocmulgee WMA Area Manager Randy Wood noticed tire tracks leading to a gated road. He investigated and found that the cable blocking the road had been cut and then hung to look like the road leading to a food…

A Tribute To Charlie Elliott

On May 1, 2000, hunters and anglers everywhere lost a great friend, Mr. Charlie Elliott, of Covington, who was 94. Among his many accomplishments, Charlie Elliott was the author of more than 20 books, served as the southern editor for Outdoor Life magazine and was the first director of Georgia’s Game & Fish Commission. As…

Coyote Attacks Tractor

On April 11, 2000, Tony Ashley, of Carrollton, was plowing a Heard County field when he noticed a coyote standing at the edge of the field. As the tractor passed the coyote, it ran out and chased the plow, biting the discs. The coyote stopped after 20 yards, and Tony continued around the field where…

8-Deer Limit Bill Passes

The 2000 General Assembly wrapped up most of its legislative business on March 22, closing out what has been a busy session for sportsmen’s interests. Here’s a run-down of the bills that made it, the bills that failed, and other legislative news. • Deer Bag-Limit, H.B. 1465 The most significant bill this session for deer…

Tribute To A Ranger: The Rocky Wainwright Story

Editor’s Note: In August, DNR Law Enforcement Cpl. Rocky Wainwright was killed in an ATV accident in Twiggs County. The following article was written by a conservation ranger who worked with Rocky. It is with a deep sense of loss that we with the Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Section bring word of the tragic death…

Elk Shot In Cherokee County

Denver Hill has a freezer full of elk—and he saved the cost of a trip to Colorado—he shot the cow elk in Cherokee County last Saturday. Denver, who lives in the Macedonia community on Highway 20 east of Canton, was heading out Saturday morning about 10:30 a.m. to check the sights on his deer rifle…

Conservation Ranger Killed In ATV Accident

The Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section is reeling over the loss of one of their own. On Thursday, Aug. 19, a conservation ranger was killed in the line of duty. According to DNR, Conservation Cpl. Rocky Wainwright, 36, of Meansville in Pike County, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident around 10:30…

State May Intervene In Failed Cherokee County Elk Roundup

After nearly two months of effort to recapture them, seven of 10 escaped cow elk roaming free in Cherokee County are still on the loose, but state wildlife officials are taking steps to bring the elk roundup to an end. On April 29, 10 Rocky Mountain elk being held in a barn near Woodstock escaped…

1999 JAKES Day Event Includes Appearance By Charlie Elliott

Charlie Elliott passed away May 2, 2000 in Covington at the age of 93. The Outdoor Life columnist and outdoorsman, whose exploits were the inspiration for the comic strip character “Mark Trail,” is the namesake for the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center, a state-owned area along the Jasper and Newton county line that includes Clybel WMA…