Georgia’s Greatest Whitetails Book Is Back

Duncan Dobie's timeless classic has been reprinted in a special softbound edition.

GON Staff | December 12, 2019

It’s back! The book Georgia’s Greatest Whitetails is returning.

For those of us who remember, it’s hard to believe it’s been almost 35 years since Duncan Dobie’s first-ever book came out in 1986. Sportsmen fell in love with the detailed deer-hunting stories, written to showcase the legendary bucks and the hunters in a style that’s now a mainstay in hunting publications like GON.

The hardback book sold out fairly quickly, and Dobie had plans to reprint, but so many new Boone & Crockett bucks began to show up in Georgia in the late 1980s and early ’90s that he decided against a reprint because the rankings were continually changing.

Demand for the original book never slowed down. Last July at the GON Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast, Duncan had so many requests for the old book that he decided to reprint an exact copy of the book in a softbound edition.

“Production was difficult,” said Duncan. “I had to re-scan all the photos, photoshop them and convert them.That was the easy part. Finding them was the hard part, but I located almost every one after all these 33 years. It was really a fun project going back and working on all the old photos. I just got the books in hand. They look great.”

The new printing of the 476-page book is now available in time for Christmas gifts.

Duncan is a regular contributor to GON, and he’s the author of many books including Dawn of American Deer Hunting, and Arthur Woody and the Legend of the Barefoot Ranger. For information on the new printing of Georgia’s Greatest Whitetails or any of Duncan’s books, contact him through Facebook, by emailing him at [email protected], or by phone at 770.973.8049.

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