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Deer Season Changes Proposed For Eight Southwest Georgia Counties

Changes in deer season dates could be coming to eight southwest Georgia counties. WRD Game Management will present a proposal to extend deer season in those counties as they begin the public-meeting process of drafting hunting regulations for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 hunting seasons. For a number of years, GON has heard from some hunters …

Village Creek Ramp At St. Simons Island Closed For Upgrades

The public boat ramp at Village Creek Landing on South Harrington Road on St. Simons Island will close for repairs today for approximately 75 days. Crews with JOC Construction are replacing the concrete boat ramp, placing large rocks for bank stabilization, and installing a new aluminum floating dock, according to the Georgia Department of Natural…

Georgia Natives Hancock And Simonton Medal In International Skeet

USA Shooting athletes earned a total of six medals at the 2022 ISSF President’s Cup in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, and two of those athletes are Georgia natives with ties to GON. Vincent Hancock, who is ranked No. 1 in the world for Men’s Skeet, earned bronze after competing in the semifinals…

WRD Seeks Public Comment For 2023-25 Hunt Regulations

By GON Staff In January, WRD Game Management will be seeking public comment from hunters as they begin the process of drafting up hunting regulation packages for the 2023-25 hunting seasons. During this process—which happens every other year—WRD usually comes to the table with changes they’d like to present for discussion to those who engage…

2022-2023 Truck-Buck Contest Scoring Dates & Details

To compete for weekly prizes and a spot in the Truck-Buck Shoot-Out, an entrant’s rack must be officially scored during one of two GON scoring events. Any hunter with a buck entered in this season’s contest is invited to have the rack officially scored either in Madison on Feb. 25 or in Tifton on March…

Featured Truck-Buck Entry: Tall-Tined 12

Deanna Davis with her Taylor County 12-pointer. View All Bucks

Featured Truck-Buck Entry: Tift Co. 10-Point Giant

Jeremy Doss and his 10-pointer — hear the history with this buck that goes back to 2018.  View All Bucks

Avian Influenza Impacts Birds Across Georgia

For Jenkins County landowner Robert Jenkins, it was a ghoulish scene right out of the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds.” “They were logging on my property and they came to me and said that I had a lot of dead birds around my ponds,’” he said. “I went back there to see, and there were…

Flint River Ramp Improves Access In Meriwether County

Anticipating more than 5,000 users each year, state lawmakers and officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Meriwether County recently dedicated River Cove Landing, a renovated boat ramp giving boaters, paddlers and anglers improved access to the Flint River. This facility, located on River Cove Road, includes an 18-foot-wide concrete boat ramp. The…

Allatoona Tournament Benefits Families Of Slain Cobb Officers

A bass fishing tournament this Saturday, Oct. 29 at Lake Allatoona will provide proceeds and donations to benefit the families of two Cobb County deputies shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant on Sept. 8. The tournament will fish out of the Blockhouse Ramp and will begin at safe light until 3 p.m. The…